Category Archives: 1990’s

CollectingCandy.com’s 5th Anniversary!! Plus the World Premier of the Lost Big League Chew Flavor: Cola!

Today marks five years exactly since CollectingCandy.com was launched (way back on February 6th, 2012) with a feature retrospective on the Big League Chew brand.   Since then, I’ve penned another 632 articles including the publication of over 6,000 images (many … Continue reading

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The Search for the 1970’s Blow Pop “Squarepack” and Charms Blow Pop’s Earliest Origins!

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

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How a 1970’s Russian “Red Scare” Set M&M’s Mascots Back Twenty Years!

Between 1976 and 1985, red M&M’s were banished from the world due to a Russian “red scare” having to due with a food dye additive.  It is a story that has been told before, but newly discovered evidence reveals an … Continue reading

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FYE’s Exclusive WWE Wrestling Chocolate Bars!

Earlier this year, the FYE chain of stores released an exclusive line of deluxe chocolate bars featuring a line-up of current WWE Wrestling favorites.  Make the jump to check them out!

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from CollectingCandy!!

Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States and for so many of us that means a mix of family, food, football, and friends.  Where branded candy is concerned, Thanksgiving tends to be one of the overlooked holidays but over … Continue reading

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Beich’s Halloween Laffy Taffy of the early 1990’s!

Back during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the Beich’s candy company was going through some rapid corporate transformations, but along the way they played around with Halloween seasonal releases of their most enduring product; Laffy Taffy.   Make the jump … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day 2016 with Patriotic M&M’s Through the Years!

It’s the 4th of July and that means that it is Independence Day for the USA.  To mark this fun summer holiday I’ve decided to look back at a number of patriotic-themed M&M’s packs released through the years.  Make the … Continue reading

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Twenty-Three Years of Starbucks Chocolate and Candy and M&M’s — Oh My!

Starbucks Coffee has a long history of offering their own branded confections – in fact it goes back much farther than I expected.  Today, I’ve got an array of Starbucks confectionery product packaging spanning twenty-three years that I’m excited to … Continue reading

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My Year in Collecting: 2015!

As I have for the past six years, today I will be taking a look back at the past twelve months of my hobby life, bringing together some of my favorite additions to the CollectingCandy.com archives.  So make the jump … Continue reading

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A History of Willy Wonka’s Valentine’s Gobstopper Heartbreakers!

With Valentine’s Day arriving tomorrow, I thought it was the perfect time to dig into the history of a seasonal spin-off that has become a holiday classic: Willy Wonka’s (Gobstopper) Heartbreakers!  Make the jump to check it out.

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