Category Archives: Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from CollectingCandy!!

Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States and for so many of us that means a mix of family, food, football, and friends.  Where branded candy is concerned, Thanksgiving tends to be one of the overlooked holidays but over … Continue reading

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The Rest Of the Best Of 2016’s New Halloween Candy!

Each year, candy manufacturers roll out fresh seasonal offerings and packaging for the Halloween holiday and during this year’s Countdown I’ve managed to cover a number of awesome examples.  But with our 2016 Countdown To Halloween coming to a close, … Continue reading

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Fleer’s 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy (with Halloween Finger Puppets)!

Back in the early 1980’s, the Fleer company merged classic stick candy with rubber Halloween finger puppets to create a unique and outstanding confectionery offering called Goblin Stix.  Make the jump to check them out!

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Kit Kat’s Awesome Halloween Cat Mascot Packs! Plus Kit Kat Darkness!

Around this time last year, Hershey started to upgrade their snack size packaging with a series of new seasonal mascots.  But it wasn’t until 2016 that the “Kit Kat Cat” arrived and for the Halloween season they’ve really outdone themselves … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Booed! Praim’s History of Fun Halloween Chocolate Bars!

For today’s entry in our Countdown To Halloween, I’m going to look at a selection of offerings from Praim Confections.  It’s a company you probably haven’t heard of, but you’ve almost certainly seen their seasonal bars and appreciated their strong … Continue reading

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Unreal Candy’s Awesome “Supernatural” Halloween Offerings!

For those that aren’t familiar with the name, Unreal Candy is marketed as an organic and affordable alternative to some of the big brand mainstays of the candy isle.  On the packaging design side of things, they launched with a … Continue reading

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3 Musketeers’ Spooky Red Halloween Fun Size 2016 Evolution!

When documenting the history of candy, you can find yourself spending a lot of time tracking the ever changing landscape of the presently on-sale products and how they change.  Sometimes it’s a dramatic redesign or reformulation, but other times it … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Halloween Private Label Evolution!

I first became fascinated with 7-Eleven’s private label brand back in 2014 when I noticed they were including well-known confectionery products and logos on some of their 7-Select brand packages.  Since then, I’ve been keen to keep up with all … Continue reading

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New for Halloween 2016: Hershey’s Spooky Kisses!

While Hershey’s has long provided consumers with specialty Fall and Halloween flavors for their Hershey’s Kisses line, this year they’ve taken a delightfully graphical approach and packaged up their classic milk chocolate variety in an assortment of awesome seasonally-themed wrappers … Continue reading

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The Curtiss Candy Company’s 1973 Halloween Sales Brochure!

Climbing out of the deep archives again for today’s entry into the Countdown, we’re going to reach back over four decades.   Taking a look at a 1973 Halloween candy sales brochure from the Curtiss Candy Company, best known for … Continue reading

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