Category Archives: M&M’s

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014! The Year of the Horse!

Today is January 31st, 2014 – so here on CollectingCandy.com we want to recognize the celebration of the Chinese New Year!  For those that don’t know, in the 12-year cycle of animals that make up the Chinese Zodiac, today marks … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: M&M’s Christmas Theater Boxes!

Always an enjoyable topic to address are the holiday releases for M&M’s.  Just a few days ago I mentioned the new holiday flavor release of M&M’s Gingerbread and today I’d like to showcase the new Christmas-themed theater-sized boxes for a pair of … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingerbread for 2013!

Today we’re kicking off our 2013 Twelve Days of Christmas series with a look at some new gingerbread-flavored candy. Today’s post will showcase the great new limited edition releases of 2013 that all bring gingerbread flavoring into the mix.  Including … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into Halloween Candy Retail of 1953!

During last year’s CountdownToHalloween I posted a series of images of Halloween retail store displays from 1969.  I didn’t expect that post to generate as much positive buzz as it did, but that response reinforced to me just how unusual … Continue reading

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Vintage Halloween Candy Newspaper Ad Circulars from the 80′s and 90′s!

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

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M&M/Mars’ 1993 Halloween Stars Promotional Brochure – And The Last Halloween TV special!

Back in 1993, M&M/Mars built a seasonal promotion around a group of animated characters from a television special called The Last Halloween.  Today I thought it would be fun to take a look at that brochure and maybe a little … Continue reading

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New for 2013: M&M’s Pumpkin Spice!

Always good for fun holiday releases, M&M’s doesn’t disappoint this year as they’ve brought out a brand new flavor for the Halloween season:  Pumpkin Spice!

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Artist Paul Rousso Transforms my Collection into Giant Art!

Paul Rousso is an artist and gentleman.  He’s also a madman and an evil genius who has transformed some of the pieces from my collection into an amazing giant work of art entitled “November 1st” — currently in consideration for … Continue reading

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The Exotic Creature that is M&M’s White Chocolate!

Hi, everybody!  I’d like to apologize for being absent this past week.  I’ve been very busy with non-candy-related work, all the while battling allergies that turned into a hard-to-shake cold.  So my normal candy time was spent sleeping. I’m finally … Continue reading

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Easter Week Countdown – M&M’s Easter Packs – Collect All Twelve!

Starting with the 2011 Christmas season, Mars has been releasing sets of holiday-themed standard-sized M&M’s packages.  Though they’d been producing large-size packs with holiday themes and graphics for years, these standard-size holiday packs were new.  Since their introduction, we’ve seen … Continue reading

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