Category Archives: 1970’s

Vintage-Style Just Born Candy Box Holiday Ornaments – New for 2014!

After a day of holiday travel, I’m back to my native midwestern home of Nebraska and spending time with family and loved ones.  While I’m here, I want to continue to share some of the neat Christmas candy goodness I’ve got … Continue reading

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A Frappé For Friday – Welch’s Frappé, That Is!

Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of e-mails quizzing me about the identity of some nearly forgotten candy or requesting images of a fondly missed favorite chocolate bar.  It’s a fun challenge and incredibly satisfying when I’ve been able … Continue reading

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Origins of the Sprint Bar – Mars’ Original take on the Kit Kat!

Early last year, I unearthed the story of M&M/Mars 1970’s take on their competitor’s Kit Kat – a chocolate wafer bar dubbed the Snik Snak.  But what I didn’t realize at the time was that Mars’ history with a Kit … Continue reading

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Cold War Russia’s Soviet Uniform Wrappers!

I don’t typically cover non-USA material here on CollectingCandy.com.  It’s not that I find foreign wrappers unappealing in any way.  In fact, they are often some of the most ornate designs I encounter.  It’s simply that it is more challenging … Continue reading

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Donruss’ Mouth Full Bubble Gum and that Iconic Smiley Face!

Back in the late 1960’s, the Donruss company of Memphis, Tennessee offered up a “slab bubble gum” product to consumers.  Although competitors like Fleer and Topps had similar products on the market, I consider Donruss’ offering notable for its use … Continue reading

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Uncovering Thanksgiving’s Forgotten Confectionery Past!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you’re all enjoying the day with loved ones, great food and good times. In spite of the fact that Thanksgiving isn’t known for its confections, I’ve hunted far and wide to come up with a … Continue reading

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Brach’s Beautiful Fall Chocolate Promotion Packet from 1972!

Since acquiring the files of a former Brach’s salesman earlier this year, I’ve been working to document and preserve everything he saved.   Previously I’ve posted the contents of a 1971 Brach’s Halloween sales packet as well as materials related to … Continue reading

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IGA Grocery Stores’ Private Label Confectionery Offerings!

Over the past couple years I’ve touched upon my growing fascination with private label or “store branded” candy offerings, first with Walgreens’ Nice line and later on with 7-Eleven’s own “Select” confectionery products. Store brand packaging is the kind of … Continue reading

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A Groovy 1970’s Flashback: Ghirardelli’s Mother Nature Line!

Over the last decade, the business of artisanal and organic chocolate has exploded.  With small manufacturers sourcing their own cocoa and adding all sorts of unusual and exotic ingredients to their bars, it’s a great time to be a chocolate … Continue reading

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From 1974 – Clark’s Catchy Clarconut Bar!

Forty years ago the D.L. Clark company launched what was at the time, their latest version of a chocolate-coated coconut bar.  While the bar itself might not have been revolutionary, mixing the title of their flagship brand with the bar’s … Continue reading

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