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Category Archives: Novelty
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.
Today’s post marks the 200th entry for CollectingCandy.com, so I thought it was appropriate to share something a bit expansive. With that thought, today I’ll be presenting a very cool promotional brochure Topps provided to buyers picturing their 1974 product … Continue reading