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Category Archives: Novelty
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
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
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
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
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
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
Monster candy boxes; they’ve been around for what seems like forever, and because of that they’ve become a sort of candy mystery-in-plain-sight.
Zombies have been a pop culture staple since the 1960’s, but in the last decade they’ve exploded in popularity. Just last night I enjoyed the season premiere of the breakout hit series, The Walking Dead. So, it should come as … Continue reading
Today I’d like to turn my Halloween-focused lens onto a Fleer offering that for many years was a perennial favorite – Fleer’s Pumpkin-Face Bubble Gum. Not only that, I’ll showcase a pair of similar Fleer products that made their … Continue reading
Here’s a quick post about a funky bubble gum from nearly twenty years ago.