Category Archives: Wonka
My Year in Collecting: 2017!
While most folks do their 2017 “year in review” type editorials in December or January, mine tend to slip to February and in the case of this year and last, the month of March. Even so, I’m wonderfully-excited to share … Continue reading
My Year in Collecting: 2016!
Though it arrives a little later than I’d planned, today I’m excited to present my 2016 “Year in Collecting” retrospective graphical collage. This is the eighth year in a row that I’ve put one of these together and it’s fun … Continue reading
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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