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Category Archives: M&M’s
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
From 2011-12 the Mars company celebrated 20 years of selling their products in Russia by releasing bars with special commemorative wrappers. I recently acquired a variety of these and thought they’d be fun to discuss, while also sharing some personal … Continue reading
It’s been a few weeks since our last installment of Wacky Wednesdays as there were a few other priorities that made in into the Wednesday slot recently. So I’d like to welcome the column back with an offering from Wacky … Continue reading