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Category Archives: 1970’s
Years before I launched CollectingCandy.com, I mounted an effort to create an online archive of vintage Christmas catalogs, like the old Sears Wishbooks. That vintage Christmas catalog website was and is WishbookWeb.com and this week and I relaunched WishbookWeb with … Continue reading
When researching the history of candy, I sometimes come across things I’ve never seen before or didn’t previously know existed. It often happens when I’m lucky enough to find a vintage store photo showing a candy display or aisle. Today … Continue reading
Between 1976 and 1985, red M&M’s were banished from the world due to a Russian “red scare” having to due with a food dye additive. It is a story that has been told before, but newly discovered evidence reveals an … Continue reading
Back in the early 1980’s, the Fleer company merged classic stick candy with rubber Halloween finger puppets to create a unique and outstanding confectionery offering called Goblin Stix. Make the jump to check them out!
Climbing out of the deep archives again for today’s entry into the Countdown, we’re going to reach back over four decades. Taking a look at a 1973 Halloween candy sales brochure from the Curtiss Candy Company, best known for … Continue reading
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
Following the lead from yesterday’s Leaf Gravel Gum post, we’re going to point toward the upcoming holiday with a look back at a sales brochure for Leaf’s Easter candy lineup from 1974. Make the jump to check it out!
Following up on yesterday’s Mad Rocks post, I thought it would be fun to feature another one of the pebble-style bubblegum products to come out of the 1970’s; Leaf’s Gravel Gum. Make the jump to check it out!
Following in the footsteps of products like Topps/Bazooka’s Gold Rush and Leaf’s Gravel bubblegum, Mad Rocks was a late 1970’s bubblegum product that, up until a few months ago, I’d never heard of. Make the jump to check it out!
Though I’ve largely retired it as a semi-regular column, I recently had reason to bring back Wacky Wednesdays – at least for today’s post on the 1974 parody sticker classic, Smith Sisters!