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Category Archives: Hard Candy
I’ll often talk about how much I enjoy branded candy packaging that comes from unusual sources like private label or “store brands”. These aren’t your typical Hershey or Mars offerings in that you can only find them at specific retail … Continue reading
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