Category Archives: Bubble Gum

Leaf’s Easter Candy Sales Brochure For 1974!

Following the lead from yesterday’s Leaf Gravel Gum post, we’re going to point toward the upcoming holiday with a look back at a sales brochure for Leaf’s Easter candy lineup from 1974.  Make the jump to check it out!

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Leaf’s “Groovy” Gravel Bubblegum from the 1970’s!

Following up on yesterday’s Mad Rocks post, I thought it would be fun to feature another one of the pebble-style bubblegum products to come out of the 1970’s; Leaf’s Gravel Gum.  Make the jump to check it out!

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Mad Rocks Bubblegum!

Following in the footsteps of products like Topps/Bazooka’s Gold Rush and Leaf’s Gravel bubblegum, Mad Rocks was a late 1970’s bubblegum product that, up until a few months ago, I’d never heard of.   Make the jump to check it out!

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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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Flashback with Leaf’s 1973 Halloween Candy Sales Brochure!

Today I’m pleased to share a wonderful piece of candy history that you won’t see anywhere else.  It’s a sales brochure from 1973 that was sent out to candy salesmen to help them sell Leaf brand product to their retail … Continue reading

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Kicking off our Countdown To Halloween with Zombie Mouth Bubblegum!

Today kicks off our official Countdown to Halloween coverage for 2015, and we’ve got a lot to show you this year.  It should be noted that this first seasonal post is a different kind of entry for CollectingCandy.com as, rather … Continue reading

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The Colorful Characters of Shari Candies!

I’ve written before about my appreciation of private label or store brand candy packaging and how it offers all manner of variety in what could otherwise be a fairly repetitive category.  Oftentimes, private label candy packaging is simply the name … Continue reading

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An Array of New Soda-Flavored Confections! Plus Some History on the Love of Cola Candy!

I’ve always enjoyed when confection crosses over with another category of product and even when the mix doesn’t quite work, it can still be a notable experience.   This is definitely true when soft drinks lend their flavors and branding to … Continue reading

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Photo Hunt 1980: A Detroit Candy Man.

I’m excited to finally be back after an extended (and somewhat unexpected) hiatus, so I thought I’d kick-off my return with a tasty confectionery photo hunt from 1980. I last tackled a photo hunt way back in 2012 when I … Continue reading

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Donruss’ Mouth Full Bubble Gum and that Iconic Smiley Face!

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

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