Author Archives: Jason Liebig

About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+

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

Across 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 … Continue reading

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Texas Souvenir Candy Discovered During a Dallas Layover!

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

Two 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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M&M’s Dulce de Leche Caramel!

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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