Category Archives: Novelty

Japan’s Appetizing and Adorable Every Burger!

The folks making candy in Japan have long had a special talent for the unusual, exotic, and downright adorable.  After all, this is the confectionery culture that brought us chocolate-covered tree stumps and over 100 different flavors of Kit Kat.  … Continue reading

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Fleer’s 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy (with Halloween Finger Puppets)!

Back in the early 1980’s, the Fleer company merged classic stick candy with rubber Halloween finger puppets to create a unique and outstanding confectionery offering called Goblin Stix.  Make the jump to check them out!

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New for 2015: A New Halloween Ring Pop Package Design!

Happy Halloween!! One of the candy brands that tends to always provide specialty seasonal releases is Topps/Bazooka’s Ring Pop.  This year is no different, with the added bonus of an entirely new look for their Halloween Ring Pop big multi-bag … Continue reading

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400 Halloween Candy Images in Four Minutes!

As part of the ongoing Kickstarter campaign for Zombie Mouth Bubblegum, today I created a video incorporating over 400 Halloween candy images from the CollectingCandy.com archives that display in a seizure-inducing, Technicolor rapid-fire period of four minutes.  Make the jump … Continue reading

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When Packaging was a Toy – Junior Mints and their 1975 Circus Animal Series!

Though it is a much more unusual occurrence today, there was a time when companies routinely built more tactile fun into their packaging, especially when it was for a product aimed at kids.  They were often producing packages that could … Continue reading

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From 2007: Willy Wonka’s Halloween Nerds Monster Potions!

For today’s vintage CountdownToHalloween entry, we’re jumping back to the the most recent decade to pass us by.  And while the journey back in time may not be as long as some others that we’ve taken this month, I think … Continue reading

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Pangburn’s Trog-Lo-Dytes Action Packs – The MAD Fold-In of Candy Packaging!

In the 1970’s, the Pangburn Company of Fort Worth Texas created a novel bit of pop art paper craft when they came up with the cardboard packaging for their Trog-Lo-Dytes chocolates.   There’s never been anything quite like it in the … Continue reading

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When Bubblegum met Taffy, Things Got Baffy!

Mixing bubblegum and taffy might seem like a bit of a redundant concept – they’re both a chewable confection, after all.  But back in 1986, novelty bubblegum manufacturer Amurol did just that when they introduced Baffy, the “taffy that turns … Continue reading

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New for 2013: Hubba Bubba Bubblegum Halloween Boxes and More!

New for Halloween this year, Wrigley has released a cool trick-or-treat-friendly big bag of little boxes of Hubba Bubba bubble gum.  So today we’re going to take a look at that as well as a few fun earlier Hubba Bubba … Continue reading

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Ferrara Pan’s 1975 Atomic Fire Ball Candy Engine!

Back in 1975, Ferrara Pan took a pair of its mainstay offerings and presented them in novelty boxes, each shaped like a fun vehicle.   Of the two, I’ve managed to find the Atomic Fire Ball Candy (Fire) Engine and … Continue reading

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