Category Archives: Boxed

Wacky Wednesdays – Smith Sisters!

Though I’ve largely retired it as a semi-regular column, I recently had reason to bring back Wacky Wednesdays – at least for today’s post on the 1974 parody sticker classic, Smith Sisters!

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A History of Willy Wonka’s Valentine’s Gobstopper Heartbreakers!

With Valentine’s Day arriving tomorrow, I thought it was the perfect time to dig into the history of a seasonal spin-off that has become a holiday classic: Willy Wonka’s (Gobstopper) Heartbreakers!  Make the jump to check it out.

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Celebrating Four Years of CollectingCandy.com with Four Fun Discoveries!

Today marks the fourth anniversary since the February 6th, 2012 launch of CollectingCandy.com and as such I wanted to select four amazing (and previously unseen) pieces from my archives to share in order to mark the occasion.  Make the jump … Continue reading

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New Moon Pie Bites! Plus Some History on the Full Cookie Dough Bites Lineup!

The folks who produce Cookie Dough Bites are rolling out their latest creation across the country; a “Bites” version of the classic treat, Moon Pies!  Today I’m going to be covering those as well as the entire Cookie Dough Bites … Continue reading

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400 Halloween Candy Images in Four Minutes!

As part of the ongoing Kickstarter campaign for Zombie Mouth Bubblegum, today I created a video incorporating over 400 Halloween candy images from the CollectingCandy.com archives that display in a seizure-inducing, Technicolor rapid-fire period of four minutes.  Make the jump … Continue reading

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Russell Stover’s Billion Dollar Halloween Bars!

There are certain seasonal candy items you see on store shelves year after year and as they become linked to the holiday, encountering them can become celebratory and comforting, like seeing an old friend.   For the Halloween holiday season, Reese’s … Continue reading

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New for 2015: Just Born Serves up a Trio of Awesome Halloween Boxes!

Over the last several years, Just Born has been on a roll, introducing refreshed versions of their main line packaging across-the-board.  And where these updates have really shined has been in their seasonal offerings. This year, they’ve outdone themselves with … Continue reading

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Kicking off our Countdown To Halloween with Zombie Mouth Bubblegum!

Today kicks off our official Countdown to Halloween coverage for 2015, and we’ve got a lot to show you this year.  It should be noted that this first seasonal post is a different kind of entry for CollectingCandy.com as, rather … Continue reading

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1989’s “Now Plumper” Nerds! Plus: Hot and Cool Nerds Revisited!!

Hi all!  Going to be kicking off our Halloween programming at the half-way point of October this year rather than our traditional month-long coverage.  I’ll explain more on that tomorrow (Spoiler: We’re trying to launch a new bubblegum!) but today … Continue reading

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Good And Plenty’s Groovy 1960’s Day-Glo Posters!

Candy-related premiums are not a big part of my focus or area of interest though I do find myself enamored with one from time to time, especially when they turn out to be more than just a cheap tchotchke with … Continue reading

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