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- The Wombles! Cadbury’s Groovy 1970′s Chocolate Bars!
- Heath’s 1970′s Super Crunch with NFL Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus!
- The Return of A&W and Hawaiian Punch gum! Plus: The Secret History of Hawaiian Punch Candy!
- Now in Stores: Orange Creamsicle-Flavored Skittles & Mike and Ikes!
- Happy Valentine’s Day with Necco’s “Hot Hearts vs. Cool Hearts” and More!
- A Variety of Valentine Wrapper Redesigns for 2014!
- Russell Stover’s Rich Variety of Valentine’s Hearts!
- New Valentine’s Mike and Ike & Hot Tamales for 2014!
Category Archives: Boxed
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
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
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
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
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
This year the Just Born company has introduced a pair of brand-new designs for their holiday editions of Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales. They’re both fun designs so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to review a few … Continue reading
October 30th is National Candy Corn Day — well, at least that’s what Alton Brown told me when I saw him on the Food Network last week. Alton’s alert prompted me to do a little Google search to read up … Continue reading
New for Halloween this year, Wrigley has released a cool trick-or-treat-friendly big bag of little boxes of Hubba Bubba bubble gum. So today we’re going to take a look at that as well as a few fun earlier Hubba Bubba … Continue reading
Today we’re going back to the 1980′s and taking a look at the contents of a Halloween candy trade ad from the Howard B. Stark company. We’ll also be catching a glimpse of some seriously spooky decades-old unopened Stark candy!
During the Halloween season each year I (along with my recruited friends and family) scour store shelves to see what special packaging has been designed for the holiday. There are many instances of seasonal items never showing up in the … Continue reading