50-Years of Brach’s Candy Corn Evolution – from 1953 to Today!

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Today is October 30th, which is National Candy Corn Day – so I thought it would be the perfect time to bring together an extensive look back at how Brach’s Candy Corn packaging has changed over the decades.

This year the Brach’s line also received a complete packaging design overhaul and refresh, which I’ll also be touching upon.  There’s a lot of ground to cover (and over fifty images to share), so let’s get to today’s 50-year Brach’s Candy Corn Evolution!

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New for 2014: Twizzlers Caramel Apple!

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Though I’d invoked the Twizzlers brand earlier for our Countdown month with my Twizzlers Frankenstein packaging post – I thought their new seasonal flavor warranted the repeat.  So make the jump to check-out Twizzlers limited edition Halloween release for 2014 – Caramel Apple!

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Halloween Peeps from the 1950’s! or The Oldest Witchmallows Ever!

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During 2013’s CountdownToHalloween, I dedicated a post to the Halloween-seasonal marshmallow Peeps known as Witchmallows.  The packaging I featured was from the 1970’s and I had assumed that was about as far back as Witchmallows went.  But recently I discovered an even older example dating back to the 1950’s.  So make the jump to check out the oldest, spookiest Peeps yet!

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Necco’s Mummy Hearts – A Halloween Conversation Heart!

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Today’s post is a direct follow-up to last year’s CountdownToHalloween entry where I covered Necco’s super-cool Batwing Wafers.  You see, in 2013 not only did Necco introduce of that fun seasonal product but they also wowed with the premiere of their Mummy Hearts, a Sweethearts-branded conversation heart just for Halloween!

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2004’s Blood Orange Halloween Kit Kat!

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Traditionally, the United States gets the bulk of Halloween-themed candy, but in recent years the popularity of Halloween has grown around the world.  That’s led to some pretty cool Halloween confectionery releases originating in spots outside of the good old U.S.A.  One of them I’m excited to share is a Halloween release Blood Orange Kit Kat from Germany.

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New for 2014: Caramel Apple Laffy Taffy!!

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Caramel apple seems to be the trending limited edition candy flavor this season with a number of brands offering their version of the classic mix.  One example that’s new this year is from Nestle’s Wonka brand – so make the jump to check out 2014’s new Laffy Taffy Caramel Apple!

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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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