Category Archives: 1960’s

My Year in Collecting: 2016!

Though it arrives a little later than I’d planned, today I’m excited to present my 2016 “Year in Collecting” retrospective graphical collage.  This is the eighth year in a row that I’ve put one of these together and it’s fun … Continue reading

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The Sears Candy Shop! Plus: The Return of WishbookWeb.com!

Years before I launched CollectingCandy.com, I mounted an effort to create an online archive of vintage Christmas catalogs, like the old Sears Wishbooks.  That vintage Christmas catalog website was and is WishbookWeb.com and this week and I relaunched WishbookWeb with … Continue reading

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The Search for the 1970’s Blow Pop “Squarepack” and Charms Blow Pop’s Earliest Origins!

When researching the history of candy, I sometimes come across things I’ve never seen before or didn’t previously know existed.  It often happens when I’m lucky enough to find a vintage store photo showing a candy display or aisle. Today … Continue reading

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How a 1970’s Russian “Red Scare” Set M&M’s Mascots Back Twenty Years!

Between 1976 and 1985, red M&M’s were banished from the world due to a Russian “red scare” having to due with a food dye additive.  It is a story that has been told before, but newly discovered evidence reveals an … Continue reading

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Nestle’s Long Forgotten Bonanza Bar and A Tale of Two Product Launches!

Today’s post is one I am especially excited to publish as the Bonanza bar has been on my list of lost-to-history brands I’ve long sought to uncover evidence on.  Until today, there have never been images or references to the … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Vintage Halloween Heide Witch Wrapper!

Back in 2013, I kicked off our Countdown to Halloween with what was, at the time, my favorite vintage Halloween wrapper; one for a Brach’s Chocolate Covered Witch.  Today, that Brach’s Witch wrapper is getting some serious competition as I … Continue reading

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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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Brach’s 1953 Fall & Christmas Candy Catalog!

Now that our Halloween coverage for 2015 has ended (so very sad), it’s time to kick into the Fall!  And while I like to hold most of my dedicated Christmas coverage until December, I thought today’s content was a perfect … 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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Halloween Candy Then-and-Now: Sweetarts Skulls n’ Bones!

Sweetarts have been a Halloween staple since the 1960’s and at least as early as the 1990’s the brand has delivered a special seasonal Skulls & Bones edition.  Make the jump to see how they looked then and how they … Continue reading

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