A Peter Paul Halloween Newspaper Coupon from 1978!

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Today I’m coming at the idea of Halloween candy and candy marketing a little sideways.   Rather than feature vintage packaging created specifically for the holiday, I’m going to showcase how Halloween has been used to promote all-year round versions of popular treats, which also allows me to feature those treats and a specific slice of our shared confectionery-past.

So make the jump to see what I’ve assembled around a Peter Paul Halloween newspaper coupon from 1978!

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New for 2014: Candy Crush Halloween Color Bombs!

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Healthy Food Brands, or The HFB Candy Company as they’re now called, are the folks who have been behind the Angry Birds gummies line since its introduction in 2012.  Earlier this year, HFB followed up their success with the Angry Birds license by releasing the first confectionery products based on the hit mobile game Candy Crush.  And for Halloween 2014, the Candy Crush candy line gets its first seasonal special release with Candy Crush Halloween Color Bombs!

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Willy Wonka UK’s Halloween Screams from 1999!

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Across the pond and just before the turn of the Millennium, Nestle UK created a brief but fun seasonal release with their Wonka Screams.  Make the jump to check out these chocolate-covered raspberry Halloween treats!

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Snickers’ Ever-Evolving Halloween Pumpkins!

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One of the Halloween confectionery releases I’ve come to be keenly interested in each year are Snickers Pumpkins.  This is partially due to them being a holiday release of a classic popular brand, but it’s also due to their receiving rapidly evolving packaging designs in the last few years.  So make the jump to check out Snickers’ ever-evolving Halloween Pumpkins!

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Charms Halloween Pumpkin Pops from the 1950’s and Today!

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We’re going all the way back to the 1950’s for today’s post and a look at a Halloween treat that has been enjoyed by generations of kids.  So make the jump to check out Charms Halloween Pumpkin Pops from the 1950’s and today!

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Trolli’s Halloween Sour Brite Crawlers and Mummies Gummi Candy!

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Getting back to our CountdownToHalloween coverage proper today, we’ll be looking at a current offering from the Trolli brand I grabbed last month as well as one I picked up a couple of years ago.   Make the jump and check out Trolli’s Halloween-themed Sour Brite Crawlers and Mummies Gummi Candy!

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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part Two of Two!

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Yesterday, as part of a two-part flashback recap, I presented a collection of my favorite CountdownToHalloween entries from past years.  Those posts showcased items that were largely contemporary in nature, so today I’ll be following that up by putting a spotlight on past year’s posts where the focus was vintage goodies.

So make the jump for the second part of our two-part CountdownToHalloween flashback recap – vintage-style!

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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part One of Two!

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Getting just past the midpoint on our month-long CountdownToHalloween, I’ve decided to offer up something a little different – a two-part recap of some of my favorite posts from our previous years’ Halloween coverage.

Now, I could sell this two-parter as a special feature (which it most certainly is) but the reality is that I’m attending back-to-back weddings this weekend and needed a couple quick and easy posts to catch my breath.  I figure since I’ve been keeping up my one-post-per-day goal for the month thus far, these two “flashback episode” posts can be forgiven and enjoyed as a fun detour.  So make the jump to check out part one of my two-part CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap!

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A Trio of Spooky Vintage Bubblegum Vending Insert Cards!

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For today’s post in our month-long CountdownToHalloween, I thought I’d pull a few of my more monsterrific bubblegum vending machine insert cards to showcase.  At least one of them might come off a bit more silly than spooky, but I still think they’re appropriate for a Halloween post.  So make the jump and get an eyeful of this fun trio of spooky vintage bubblegum vending insert cards from the 60’s and 70’s!

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New for Halloween 2014: Reese’s White Chocolate Pumpkins!

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One of the many new confectionery products to arrive for the Halloween season this year is a variation on a beloved classic.  But what’s most surprising about this one is that it’s never been done before – because I’d just assumed that these would have been a thing in previous years – but apparently not.  So let’s take a look at this surprising new release for 2014 – Reese’s Pumpkins in white chocolate!

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