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When Amurol’s Whammo Bubblegum Went Blammo!

Back in the 1970′s the Amurol company, known at the time for their sugarless gum and confectionery products, released a kid-targeted sugarless bubblegum called Whammo.  The gum’s name didn’t stick and within a few years Whammo became Blammo.   Today we’re … Continue reading

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Australia’s 7-Eleven Rocks with Slurpee Shocks!

Back in January I devoted a three part series to the history of branded confectionery offerings from 7-Eleven stores here in the United States.  I made special note of the two versions of Slurpee gum lines that were released in … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: A Trio of Christmas Tootise Pop Drops Packs!

Last week I mentioned my discovery of the Tootsie Roll Christmas Two-Packs, but an equally exciting discovery I made this season was finding this trio of holiday-themed Tootsie Pop Drops packs!

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Spangler’s Holiday Dum-Dum Pops!!

I’ve often talked about how I love oddball or specialty flavor spin-offs of classic brands.  From fruit-flavored Milk Duds to cinnamon hot Dots, there’s something I find particularly compelling about these releases, and I’m always pleased when new ones come … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingerbread for 2013!

Today we’re kicking off our 2013 Twelve Days of Christmas series with a look at some new gingerbread-flavored candy. Today’s post will showcase the great new limited edition releases of 2013 that all bring gingerbread flavoring into the mix.  Including … Continue reading

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Kicking off Cinnamon Hot Week!

Although we’re rapidly coming up on October when our second annual participation in CountdownToHalloween will be going on, I wanted to squeeze in something I’d been planning since June – a Hot Week, or more specifically a Cinnamon Hot Week. … Continue reading

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When Snickers got Charged! (with caffeine)

Since the explosion in popularity of energy drinks, manufacturers have sought to market all kinds of caffeinated food, even infusing it into candy and chocolate bars.  I’ll certainly admit that there have been times in my own life that I’ve … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Candy Classic: Sweethearts Conversation Hearts!

Today I’m going to share a bit of the packaging history of that most classic of Valentine’s treat, the conversation heart.  More specifically I’m going to cover the best-known brand of conversation hearts, Necco’s Sweethearts.

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Happy New Year 2013!! Our First CollectingCandy.com Video!

It’s New Year’s Eve and I thought it was a good time to mix it up a bit with a video greeting.  I hope to incorporate video content to the site in 2013, where it will allow me to present … Continue reading

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Fleer’s 1993 Halloween Offerings – Starring Mr. Bones!

Back in the summer of 1993, the Fleer company was owned by Marvel Comics, and they were promoting their upcoming Halloween lineup.   For today’s post, I’ve selected a fun Fleer Halloween trade ad from that year and I’m going to … Continue reading

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