Category Archives: Gum
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
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
Today’s Full Set Friday is a more typical example of setting out to “collect ’em all”, in that it is a classic brand and a broad assortment of currently-available flavors. When I committed to putting together a set of current … 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!
Today I’m pleased to share a wonderful piece of candy history that you won’t see anywhere else. It’s a sales brochure from 1973 that was sent out to candy salesmen to help them sell Leaf brand product to their retail … Continue reading
Today kicks off our official Countdown to Halloween coverage for 2015, and we’ve got a lot to show you this year. It should be noted that this first seasonal post is a different kind of entry for CollectingCandy.com as, rather … Continue reading
I’ve written before about my appreciation of private label or store brand candy packaging and how it offers all manner of variety in what could otherwise be a fairly repetitive category. Oftentimes, private label candy packaging is simply the name … Continue reading
I’ve always enjoyed when confection crosses over with another category of product and even when the mix doesn’t quite work, it can still be a notable experience. This is definitely true when soft drinks lend their flavors and branding to … Continue reading