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Category Archives: Hard Candy
Since acquiring the files of a former Brach’s salesman earlier this year, I’ve been working to document and preserve everything he saved. Previously I’ve posted the contents of a 1971 Brach’s Halloween sales packet as well as materials related to … Continue reading
Today is the first entry in our CountdownToHalloween vintage coverage and boy it’s a good one. In fact, out of all the things I have planned for the Countdown, this might be the post I’m most excited to share. Now, … Continue reading
Early last year I published a piece on the souvenir candy packaging that is often available at Disney theme parks. It was a lot of fun showcasing the pieces I had for that and it reminded me that there has … Continue reading
One of the more clever uses of cellophane in candy packaging had to be when confectioners started utilizing the protective wrapping as a kind of catch-all canvas for lollipops. By printing up a custom cellophane wrap, they could turn that … Continue reading
I’m often delighted by the surprises that my interest in confection brings. From learning about vintage products that I never knew existed to looking on a current store shelf and being shocked at what I’m seeing. It was a wonderful … Continue reading
Breaker Confections is a name that you might not know, although you’ll certainly recognize some of their more successful creations like Bottle Caps, Tart N Tinys and Everlasting Gobstoppers. The company name was retired when it became a part of … Continue reading
While traveling in 2009, I found myself in the candy section of an airport shop when I spotted a box of Wild Ape Grape flavor Krystal Roks. I’d never come across Krystal Roks before, so I grabbed up the wonderfully-illustrated … Continue reading
Back in August of last year, I received a call from my mother asking if I’d seen or picked up the new Walgreens “Nice!” branded candy. At the time I hadn’t, but a few months later while back in Nebraska … Continue reading
With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching I’ve decided to dedicate the next few days’ posts to Valentine’s-related candy. Today, I’ll be sharing the contents of a neat little sales brochure covering LifeSavers’ 1994 Valentine’s offerings!