Category Archives: Hershey

The Pre-Hershey History of Kit Kat USA: Discovered and Uncovered!

Kit Kat’s earliest days are well-recorded.  Created in the United Kingdom by the Rowntree company all the way back in 1935 as Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp (officially branded as Kit Kat in 1937), it would eventually grow to become a worldwide … Continue reading

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Avengers Candy Assemble (again)!

This weekend Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is hitting theaters in the United States, so I thought it was the perfect time to revisit some Avengers-related candy pieces from my collection.  Make the jump to check them out!

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The Return (and History) of Reese’s Crunchy!!

This year the Hershey company has given the confectionery world a tasty flashback with their latest revival of Reese’s Crunchy!  It’s exciting news and prompted me to look back over the history of Crunchy’s various revivals as well as its … Continue reading

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Photo Hunt 1980: A Detroit Candy Man.

I’m excited to finally be back after an extended (and somewhat unexpected) hiatus, so I thought I’d kick-off my return with a tasty confectionery photo hunt from 1980. I last tackled a photo hunt way back in 2012 when I … Continue reading

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For Snowpocalypse 2015 – Snowman Wrappers!

Yesterday, the northeast United States braced for what threatened to be an unprecedented belting of snow and wind.  Here in New York City traffic was halted, mass transit was suspended, schools were closed and grocery stores were raided by consumers … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Early 90’s Hershey Bar Holiday Wrappers!

Hershey bars are probably the most consistent confectionery offering to come out of the United States, especially with regard to their wrapper design.  For nearly a century, a Hershey bar meant a brown paper wrapper with a silver block letter logo.  And that’s still … Continue reading

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New for 2014: Twizzlers Caramel Apple!

Though I’d invoked the Twizzlers brand earlier for our Countdown month with my Twizzlers Frankenstein packaging post – I thought their new seasonal flavor warranted the repeat.  So make the jump to check-out Twizzlers limited edition Halloween release for 2014 … Continue reading

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2004’s Blood Orange Halloween Kit Kat!

Traditionally, the United States gets the bulk of Halloween-themed candy, but in recent years the popularity of Halloween has grown around the world.  That’s led to some pretty cool Halloween confectionery releases originating in spots outside of the good old … Continue reading

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A Peter Paul Halloween Newspaper Coupon from 1978!

Today I’m coming at the idea of Halloween candy and candy marketing a little sideways.   Rather than feature vintage packaging created specifically for the holiday, I’m going to showcase how Halloween has been used to promote all-year round versions of … Continue reading

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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part One of Two!

Getting just past the midpoint on our month-long CountdownToHalloween, I’ve decided to offer up something a little different – a two-part recap of some of my favorite posts from our previous years’ Halloween coverage. Now, I could sell this two-parter … Continue reading

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