Category Archives: 1960′s

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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The Return of A&W and Hawaiian Punch gum! Plus: The Secret History of Hawaiian Punch Candy!

Starting just over a year ago, Wrigley began introducing new beverage-inspired flavors to it’s Hubba Bubba lineup.   The first two to land in stores were Hubba Bubba Dr. Pepper and Hubba Bubba Orange Crush.  Now arriving early in 2014 are … 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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50 Years of Nestle’s 100 Grand Bar History!

Today is the beginning of our week-long two-year anniversary celebration for CollectingCandy.com – where each day we hope to share an extra-special post – culminating on Thursday, February 6th – when the site turns two. Kicking off our celebratory week … Continue reading

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A Look Back at a Discontinued Classic – Tom’s Full Dinner!

The history of confection is rich with brands that have had the briefest flashes of life and others that have withstood the test of time.  But even some stalwarts of the candy isle that stuck around for generations eventually fade … 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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Kicking off 2014 with Nabisco’s Wild One from 1969!!!

Happy New Year everyone!  It’s my pleasure to kick off CollectingCandy.com’s 2014 coverage with the world premier of a wrapper that has not only been on my want list for a long time but is also one that I’m confident … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: The Return of Life Savers Stick-O-Pep!

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

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New for 2013: Starburst Candy Corn and Brach’s New Look! Plus a Big Dose of Candy Corn History!

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

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Brach’s Halloween Ads from the 1960′s!

Today we’re going to jump back in time to take a look at a trio of neat 1960′s Halloween magazine ads for Brach’s candies.

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