Hooray for College Football! Russell Stover’s Many Collegiate Chocolate Bar Boxes!

CC_Russell STover Collegiate TITLE PLATEAcross the country, the College Football season kicks off this weekend and as a Nebraska alum and fan, I’m pretty excited about it.  I’ve written about my college football enthusiasm before, when I covered the unwrapping of a 30-year-old Cornhuskers chocolate bar back in 2012.

Today is all about celebrating the return of everyone’s own favorite teams and in order to do that, I’ll be showcasing packaging for the fifty-two different collegiate bars I was able to pick up from the Russell Stover website.  Without further ado, check out Russell Stover’s many collegiate chocolate bar boxes.

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Texas Souvenir Candy Discovered During a Dallas Layover!

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Howdy, everyone.  I’ve been doing a bit of traveling the past couple months which has kept me away from CollectingCandy.com more than I’d prefer.  But on the plus side, a lot of that travel has led to uncovering great historical confectionery information while also allowing me to shop for candy in locations I don’t normally get to, including the Dallas airport terminal.  Today I’d like to share a few pieces I picked up while on a layover last month – check out my Texas souvenir candy!

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Happy 4th of July with Patriotic Blow Pop Minis boxes!

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Coming in under the wire for Independence Day, I wanted to feature a fun set of patriotic candy packaging I picked up last year.  Clearly designed to mark the 4th of July holiday, today I want to share a set of five different Charms Blow Pop Minis boxes!

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Celebrating our One-Millionth Pageview with Pangburn’s Millionaires!

CC_Pangburn's Millionaires TITLE PLATETwo nights ago while I slept, CollectingCandy.com’s page view counter ticked over past one million.  It’s such a big round number and one I’m excited to see the site hit.  As such, I thought the perfect way to mark the occasion would be to look back at an appropriately-named treat that’s still around today: Pangburn’s Millionaires!

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Marilyn Monroe-inspired Candy Bars (and more) from It’Sugar!

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Earlier this month on June 1st, Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 88th birthday.  While Monroe passed away over a half a century ago in 1962, her influence and impact on our popular culture remains as strong as ever.  One doesn’t have to look far to understand that she is a timeless superstar who still captivates and inspires.  Not only that, Marilyn Monroe continues to be able to successfully promote and sell products all over the world – even candy.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the confectionery offerings from It’Sugar that utilize Monroe’s image but also take aim to celebrate her unique spirit.

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Nerds Hot and Cool – Discovered!! A CollectingCandy.com World Premiere!!

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It’s been a busy few weeks of research here at CollectingCandy.com HQ and today I’m excited to bring a groovy confectionery discovery (and new CollectingCandy.com exclusive) to light:  the only known image of a Nerds Hot and Cool candy box!

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Mother’s Day Candy Wrappers from Whitman’s and Russell Stover!


Today is Mother’s Day and I’m happy to be able to mark the holiday with a few properly-themed candy wrappers.  While a lot of candy is probably given out on Mother’s Day, it is near-impossible to find any of it specifically packaged for the holiday.  But in recent years Russell Stover has released special Mother’s Day overwraps for their assorted boxed chocolates and Whitman-branded Samplers.   Let’s take a look.

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M&M’s Dulce de Leche Caramel!

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By the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, marketers had become well aware of the importance of the growing Hispanic population in the United States.  One of the ways the confectionery business began flirting with this market was by incorporating traditionally Hispanic flavors into their products.   I previously covered the Mango with Chili Fun Dip flavor that Wonka developed but never produced.  Today I’m excited to feature an M&M’s product released in 2002 which embraced a traditionally Mexican and South American treat flavor – Dulce de Leche Caramel M&M’s!

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May the 4th Be With You – Star Wars M&M’s Packs!

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Today is May 4th or as it is currently known, Star Wars Day!  To mark this fun holiday, I’m dedicating today’s post to the Star Wars-themed M&M’s candy package wrappers that came out in 2005.

[Note: For some earlier Star Wars candy coverage, check out CollectingCandy.com's post on Nestle's 1979 Star Wars Pendant mail-away offer.]

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Happy 15th Anniversary SB! Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Candy!

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This year, Spongebob Squarepants will be celebrating his 15th Anniversary on Nickelodeon.  In fact, the very first season of Spongebob premiered on May 1st, 1999 – so we’re only a few days away from the exact anniversary date.

The Spongebob Squarepants cartoon quickly became a popular phenomenon which led to countless examples of licensed merchandise over the years and through on to today.  One of the licensed products that has proven to be popular in its own right are the Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties candies.  Make the jump to check them out!

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