Category Archives: Boxed

Texas Souvenir Candy Discovered During a Dallas Layover!

Howdy, everyone.  I’ve been doing a bit of traveling the past couple months which has kept me away from CollectingCandy.com more than I’d prefer.  But on the plus side, a lot of that travel has led to uncovering great historical … Continue reading

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Celebrating our One-Millionth Pageview with Pangburn’s Millionaires!

Two nights ago while I slept, CollectingCandy.com’s page view counter ticked over past one million.  It’s such a big round number and one I’m excited to see the site hit.  As such, I thought the perfect way to mark the … Continue reading

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Happy 15th Anniversary SB! Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Candy!

This year, Spongebob Squarepants will be celebrating his 15th Anniversary on Nickelodeon.  In fact, the very first season of Spongebob premiered on May 1st, 1999 – so we’re only a few days away from the exact anniversary date. The Spongebob … Continue reading

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Easter Week 2014: Necco’s New Sweethearts Pop Eggs in Color-Your-Own Boxes!

Easter may be a few days behind us but in all the flurry (and fluffy) of the week leading up to the holiday, I somehow forgot to cover one of my favorite new candy releases of the season.  So I’d … Continue reading

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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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