Category Archives: Hard Candy

American Candy’s 1970′s Disney Hard Candy Lineup!

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

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Spangler’s 1970′s Zodiac Pops, Super Pops & Big Suckers!

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

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Twelve Days of Christmas: The Return of Life Savers Stick-O-Pep!

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

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Breaker Confections’ 5-Cent Window Boxes from 1963!!

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

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Krystal Roks From Dryden & Palmer!

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

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Walgreens’ Delightfully “Nice!” Candy Packaging!

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

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LifeSavers’ 1994 Valentine’s Treats Brochure!

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!

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CollectingCandy.com’s Anniversary Celebration – 15 Of My Favorite Posts!

As I mentioned yesterday, on February 6th 2012, CollectingCandy.com officially launched.   To celebrate this first birthday, I’ve gone back over the site’s 293 entries posted so far and have selected fifteen of my favorites to highlight and discuss.   Let’s get … Continue reading

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Ferrara Pan’s 1975 Atomic Fire Ball Candy Engine!

Back in 1975, Ferrara Pan took a pair of its mainstay offerings and presented them in novelty boxes, each shaped like a fun vehicle.   Of the two, I’ve managed to find the Atomic Fire Ball Candy (Fire) Engine and … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Atomic Fur Ball!

Welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  This week, we’ll be looking at one of my favorite parodies from the recently released Wacky Packages Old School series 4 – Atomic Fur Ball.

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