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Category Archives: 1970’s
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
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
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
Today I’ll be looking at the confectionery connections to Gremlins, both the 1984 Joe Dante-directed film classic as well as the Brown and Haley treat of the same name that preceded it – along with the time when the two … Continue reading
Today is October 30th, which is National Candy Corn Day – so I thought it would be the perfect time to bring together an extensive look back at how Brach’s Candy Corn packaging has changed over the decades. This year … Continue reading
During 2013’s CountdownToHalloween, I dedicated a post to the Halloween-seasonal marshmallow Peeps known as Witchmallows. The packaging I featured was from the 1970’s and I had assumed that was about as far back as Witchmallows went. But recently I discovered … Continue reading
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
Yesterday, as part of a two-part flashback recap, I presented a collection of my favorite CountdownToHalloween entries from past years. Those posts showcased items that were largely contemporary in nature, so today I’ll be following that up by putting a … Continue reading
For today’s post in our month-long CountdownToHalloween, I thought I’d pull a few of my more monsterrific bubblegum vending machine insert cards to showcase. At least one of them might come off a bit more silly than spooky, but I … Continue reading