Category Archives: Gum

The Colorful Characters of Shari Candies!

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

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An Array of New Soda-Flavored Confections! Plus Some History on the Love of Cola Candy!

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

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Photo Hunt 1980: A Detroit Candy Man.

I’m excited to finally be back after an extended (and somewhat unexpected) hiatus, so I thought I’d kick-off my return with a tasty confectionery photo hunt from 1980. I last tackled a photo hunt way back in 2012 when I … Continue reading

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The Surprising Candy of Howard Johnson’s!

I’ll often talk about how much I enjoy branded candy packaging that comes from unusual sources like private label or “store brands”.  These aren’t your typical Hershey or Mars offerings in that you can only find them at specific retail … Continue reading

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Donruss’ Mouth Full Bubble Gum and that Iconic Smiley Face!

Back in the late 1960’s, the Donruss company of Memphis, Tennessee offered up a “slab bubble gum” product to consumers.  Although competitors like Fleer and Topps had similar products on the market, I consider Donruss’ offering notable for its use … Continue reading

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Out of Retirement: Big League Chew Cotton Candy and Strawberry are Back!

Big League Chew bubblegum first hit the market back in 1980 and at the time, came in only a single flavor.  Since then, quite a number of flavor extensions have been released with a few of them becoming part of … Continue reading

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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part Two of Two!

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

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A Trio of Spooky Vintage Bubblegum Vending Insert Cards!

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

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Target’s Halloween Private Label Goodies for 2014!

Target stores have been building out impressive Halloween seasonal sections for as long as I can recall and this year is certainly no exception.  A big part of those annual seasonal offerings is their private label or store brand product … Continue reading

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Special Fleer Dubble Bubble Halloween Pack from 1976!

Floating out of the groovy 1970’s today is a ghostly example of vintage Halloween confectionery packaging.  So make the jump and check out this special Fleer Dubble Bubble Bubblegum Halloween pack from 1976!

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