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Category Archives: Halloween
Though it arrives a few weeks later than I’d planned this year, I still wanted to squeeze in my annual “Year in Collecting” post. This year-in-review is something I started doing back in 2009 over on Flickr while continuing the … Continue reading
It’s always great to find a new holiday edition package for a classic brand, and I’m pretty sure I’d never seen any kind of Christmas package for Tootsie Roll two-packs before this year. So today I’m going to take a … Continue reading
Yesterday we celebrated Halloween 2013 and today it becomes yet another day from our past, relegated to what one hopes is fond memory. Here on this site, we celebrated the lead-up to the spooky holiday all month long by looking … Continue reading
Happy Halloween everyone! Yep, it’s October 31st and the finale of our second annual participation in the Countdown to Halloween. It’s been quite a fun month, where we posted 27 new entries dedicated to Halloween candy packaging and marketing. [Note: … Continue reading
October 30th is National Candy Corn Day — well, at least that’s what Alton Brown told me when I saw him on the Food Network last week. Alton’s alert prompted me to do a little Google search to read up … Continue reading
During last year’s CountdownToHalloween I posted a series of images of Halloween retail store displays from 1969. I didn’t expect that post to generate as much positive buzz as it did, but that response reinforced to me just how unusual … Continue reading
New for Halloween this year, Wrigley has released a cool trick-or-treat-friendly big bag of little boxes of Hubba Bubba bubble gum. So today we’re going to take a look at that as well as a few fun earlier Hubba Bubba … Continue reading
Today we’re going back to the 1980′s and taking a look at the contents of a Halloween candy trade ad from the Howard B. Stark company. We’ll also be catching a glimpse of some seriously spooky decades-old unopened Stark candy!
For today’s “New for 2013″ post, we’re jumping to the other side of the globe to check out Nestle-Japan’s limited edition Kit Kat flavor for the 2013 Halloween season: Pumpkin Pudding!
It might be surprising to learn that, outside of the packaging itself, one of the best places to learn about historical confectionery products and marketing is through the promotional circulars published in weekend newspapers. Today, I’m going to take a … Continue reading