Category Archives: Wonka

Beich’s Halloween Laffy Taffy of the early 1990’s!

Back during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the Beich’s candy company was going through some rapid corporate transformations, but along the way they played around with Halloween seasonal releases of their most enduring product; Laffy Taffy.   Make the jump … Continue reading

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Breaker Confections 1978 Meet ‘n Treat Halloween Line Brochure!

Today I’ll be sharing an amazing piece from the late 1970’s that details a trio of treat-size Halloween offerings from Breaker Confections – Breaker being one early part of the Wonka brand family.  Make the jump to check out Breaker … Continue reading

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My Year in Collecting: 2015!

As I have for the past six years, today I will be taking a look back at the past twelve months of my hobby life, bringing together some of my favorite additions to the CollectingCandy.com archives.  So make the jump … Continue reading

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A History of Willy Wonka’s Valentine’s Gobstopper Heartbreakers!

With Valentine’s Day arriving tomorrow, I thought it was the perfect time to dig into the history of a seasonal spin-off that has become a holiday classic: Willy Wonka’s (Gobstopper) Heartbreakers!  Make the jump to check it out.

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Celebrating Four Years of CollectingCandy.com with Four Fun Discoveries!

Today marks the fourth anniversary since the February 6th, 2012 launch of CollectingCandy.com and as such I wanted to select four amazing (and previously unseen) pieces from my archives to share in order to mark the occasion.  Make the jump … 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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Halloween Candy Then-and-Now: Sweetarts Skulls n’ Bones!

Sweetarts have been a Halloween staple since the 1960’s and at least as early as the 1990’s the brand has delivered a special seasonal Skulls & Bones edition.  Make the jump to see how they looked then and how they … Continue reading

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1989’s “Now Plumper” Nerds! Plus: Hot and Cool Nerds Revisited!!

Hi all!  Going to be kicking off our Halloween programming at the half-way point of October this year rather than our traditional month-long coverage.  I’ll explain more on that tomorrow (Spoiler: We’re trying to launch a new bubblegum!) but today … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka’s DinaSour Eggs – A Classic 80’s Treat!

As Jurassic World continues its weeks-long Summer box office domination, I thought it would be fun to revisit some dinosaur-themed confectionery treats from the past.   Most kids delight in dinosaurs and many (myself included) even go through a phase of … Continue reading

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Sweetarts Easter Candy and More From the 1990’s!

Happy Easter, everyone!  To mark today’s holiday, I’ve opened my archives and dug back to the 1990’s for a wonderful set of Sweetarts Easter promotional sales materials.  These feature a surprisingly diverse and delightful array of Easter product under the Sweetarts … Continue reading

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