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Category Archives: 1960’s
Kit Kat’s earliest days are well-recorded. Created in the United Kingdom by the Rowntree company all the way back in 1935 as Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp (officially branded as Kit Kat in 1937), it would eventually grow to become a worldwide … Continue reading
For the past five years, I’ve made it an annual tradition to gather together some of my favorite “collector acquisitions” from the previous twelve months in the form of a visual collage. While it is by no means a comprehensive … Continue reading
I’ll often talk about how much I enjoy branded candy packaging that comes from unusual sources like private label or “store brands”. These aren’t your typical Hershey or Mars offerings in that you can only find them at specific retail … Continue reading
It’s been an exciting month in the world of candy already and the fun keeps on rolling as today I get to share the news that Mike and Ike Cotton Candy and Root Beer Float flavors are returning! Not seen … Continue reading
For those out there that celebrate it; Merry Christmas! And for everyone else, Happy Holidays and end-of-year wishes from CollectingCandy.com! My main priority this week has been my friends and family so I haven’t had much time to devote to … Continue reading
After a day of holiday travel, I’m back to my native midwestern home of Nebraska and spending time with family and loved ones. While I’m here, I want to continue to share some of the neat Christmas candy goodness I’ve got … Continue reading
Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of e-mails quizzing me about the identity of some nearly forgotten candy or requesting images of a fondly missed favorite chocolate bar. It’s a fun challenge and incredibly satisfying when I’ve been able … Continue reading
Early last year, I unearthed the story of M&M/Mars 1970’s take on their competitor’s Kit Kat – a chocolate wafer bar dubbed the Snik Snak. But what I didn’t realize at the time was that Mars’ history with a Kit … Continue reading
Back in the late 1960’s, the Donruss company of Memphis, Tennessee offered up a “slab bubble gum” product to consumers. Although competitors like Fleer and Topps had similar products on the market, I consider Donruss’ offering notable for its use … Continue reading
Over the past couple years I’ve touched upon my growing fascination with private label or “store branded” candy offerings, first with Walgreens’ Nice line and later on with 7-Eleven’s own “Select” confectionery products. Store brand packaging is the kind of … Continue reading