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Category Archives: Gum
The confectionery world is one that is never too shy to jump on a trend or fad, and that was certainly the case with the Leaf company. They were skilled at re-branding their standard gumball assortments into products that reflected … Continue reading
As a candy collector, I’m often asked whether I save actual edible candy or just the packaging. My answer usually goes that I’m technically a candy packaging collector, so I always try to separate a wrapper or box from the … 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
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
While coming up with a vintage Halloween candy item to cover today, I recalled a fun piece of Topps bubble gum packaging that I picked up recently known as a “door-knobber”. In the process of researching the origins of that … Continue reading
Count Chocula: he’s one of the edgy rock stars of the cereal mascot world and because of that I thought he was also the perfect spokesman to feature for a Countdown To Halloween post. And just to be clear; I’m … Continue reading
During the initial two days of Cinnamon Hot Week I looked at unusual items from the 1960′s and the 1990′s – so today I’m hitting the 1970′s with a dynamite-yet-mysterious release from Topps Chewing Gum: Bazooka Hot Bubble Gum!
Wanted to post up a fun pop-culture piece for today and I think I’ve got the perfect one. Back in 1983 the UK’s Barratt company released “The A-Team Super Stringy Bubble Gum” in a grape flavor.
As I’ll often find when researching vintage confectionery, “Googling it” regularly turns up nothing – zip, zilch, and nada. The history of candy packaging, especially for short-lived products, is seemingly lost and the internet can provide little help. So when … Continue reading
For today’s entry in our Countdown to Easter I wanted to share a pair of groovy trade ads from 1970, featuring the Easter candy line-up for the year from Leaf. It’s a lot of great stuff, some of which you’ll … Continue reading