Category Archives: Gum

When Amurol’s Whammo Bubblegum Went Blammo!

Back in the 1970’s the Amurol company, known at the time for their sugarless gum and confectionery products, released a kid-targeted sugarless bubblegum called Whammo.  The gum’s name didn’t stick and within a few years Whammo became Blammo.   Today we’re … Continue reading

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Top-Ten Weirdest Flavors of Candies You Love!

Today we’re going to look at some of the weirdest and most unexpected flavors and brand extensions from classic candies you know and love.  These are some of my favorite things to track down and uncover in the world of … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from CollectingCandy.com!

Since launching back in early 2012, we’ve never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day here on CollectingCandy.com.  The reason is pretty simple in that St. Patrick’s isn’t a holiday that has much of an association with candy – it’s mostly associated with … Continue reading

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The Return of A&W and Hawaiian Punch gum! Plus: The Secret History of Hawaiian Punch Candy!

Starting just over a year ago, Wrigley began introducing new beverage-inspired flavors to it’s Hubba Bubba lineup.   The first two to land in stores were Hubba Bubba Dr. Pepper and Hubba Bubba Orange Crush.  Now arriving early in 2014 are … Continue reading

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Now in Stores: Orange Creamsicle-Flavored Skittles & Mike and Ikes!

Vanilla ice cream mixed with orange sherbet (or Creamsicle as it’s popularly known) is one of my all-time favorite frozen treats.  I have fond memories from the summer of 1989, cooling off with Schwan’s version of Creamsicle called Summer’s Dream … Continue reading

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My Year in Collecting: 2013!

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

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Bubble Yum Packs of the 1970’s!

Continuing this week with fun posts acknowledging CollectingCandy.com’s two-year anniversary, today we’re presenting a photo spread of unopened Bubble Yum bubblegum packs from the 1970’s!  Unlike yesterday, today’s post will be light on historical facts as this is a topic … Continue reading

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A Bazooka Bubblegum-Flavored Chocolate Bar?!? It’s Real!

As an enthusiast of confectionery brand-oddities, I love finding flavor spinoffs and unusual food crossovers.  I recently became aware of one I never thought I’d see, a Bazooka bubblegum-flavored chocolate bar.  Well, to be clear this is a Bazooka bubblegum-flavored … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Slurpee-Infused Gum Lineup from 2003!

Over the last two days I’ve covered the topics of 7-Eleven’s recent name brand private label releases as well as their launch of Slurpee-branded gum in the late 1990’s.  Today I’m rounding out the 7-Eleven theme by presenting a great … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Original 1990’s Slurpee Liquid-Filled Bubblegum!

After posting about 7-Eleven’s name brand candy offerings yesterday, I thought it would be fun to follow-up with a showcase of the groovy Slurpee-branded gum products that were on shelves a little over a decade ago.  Returning from a successful … Continue reading

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