Category Archives: Boxed

Easter Week 2014: Easter Nerds Through the Years – Featuring Doc Hinkles Nerds Shrinkles!

Willy Wonka’s Nerds are one of my all-time favorites and that certainly includes their holiday releases.  In recent years Easter-themed Nerds have taken on the moniker of “Hoppin’” Nerds but that wasn’t always the case.  Today we’re going to look … Continue reading

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Easter Week 2014: The Return of Mike and Ike Easter Treats! Plus: A Little History and a Lotta Jellybeans!

Back in the early 2000′s Just Born released a special Easter edition of their Mike and Ike candies called Mike and Ike Easter Treats.  I wrote about that release here last year and always thought it was a pretty cool … Continue reading

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Easter Week 2014: Starburst Jellybeans! (They’ve been around longer than you think!)

If Halloween is the season of candy corn than Easter must certainly be the season of the jellybean.  It no doubt has to do with how well the colorful confections complement the look of traditionally dyed Easter Eggs.  These days, … Continue reading

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Top-Ten Weirdest Flavors of Candies You Love!

Today we’re going to look at some of the weirdest and most unexpected flavors and brand extensions from classic candies you know and love.  These are some of my favorite things to track down and uncover in the world of … Continue reading

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Oddball Flavor Spinoffs Uncovered! Orange Milk Duds and Sweet & Spicy Fun Dip!! [April 1st Warning.]

I’ve often stated that one of my favorite things to uncover and learn about are the little-known extensions and flavor spinoffs from the well-known candy brands we love.  Today, I get to reveal a pair of them that you almost … Continue reading

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Now in Stores: Orange Creamsicle-Flavored Skittles & Mike and Ikes!

Vanilla ice cream mixed with orange sherbet (or Creamsicle as it’s popularly known) is one of my all-time favorite frozen treats.  I have fond memories from the summer of 1989, cooling off with Schwan’s version of Creamsicle called Summer’s Dream … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day with Necco’s “Hot Hearts vs. Cool Hearts” and More!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I’m featuring a pair of Valentine’s releases from Necco that are all-new this year.  The first is a groovy take on their classic Sweethearts conversation hearts candies:  Sweethearts Hot Hearts vs Cool Hearts.  In addition to … Continue reading

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My Year in Collecting: 2013!

Though it arrives a few weeks later than I’d planned this year, I still wanted to squeeze in my annual “Year in Collecting” post.  This year-in-review is something I started doing back in 2009 over on Flickr while continuing the … Continue reading

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From the Kraft Candy Kitchens of 1962 – Treat Boxes!

I recently had the opportunity to take possession of a really neat group of unused vintage product packaging, all from the 1962-1963 period.  Originally saved by a salesman from the Marathon printing company, they were used to showcase the kinds … 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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