Category Archives: Holiday

Uncovering Thanksgiving’s Forgotten Confectionery Past!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you’re all enjoying the day with loved ones, great food and good times. In spite of the fact that Thanksgiving isn’t known for its confections, I’ve hunted far and wide to come up with a … Continue reading

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Brach’s Beautiful Fall Chocolate Promotion Packet from 1972!

Since acquiring the files of a former Brach’s salesman earlier this year, I’ve been working to document and preserve everything he saved.   Previously I’ve posted the contents of a 1971 Brach’s Halloween sales packet as well as materials related to … Continue reading

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50-Years of Brach’s Candy Corn Evolution – from 1953 to Today!

Today is October 30th, which is National Candy Corn Day – so I thought it would be the perfect time to bring together an extensive look back at how Brach’s Candy Corn packaging has changed over the decades. This year … Continue reading

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New for 2014: Twizzlers Caramel Apple!

Though I’d invoked the Twizzlers brand earlier for our Countdown month with my Twizzlers Frankenstein packaging post – I thought their new seasonal flavor warranted the repeat.  So make the jump to check-out Twizzlers limited edition Halloween release for 2014 … Continue reading

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Necco’s Mummy Hearts – A Halloween Conversation Heart!

Today’s post is a direct follow-up to last year’s CountdownToHalloween entry where I covered Necco’s super-cool Batwing Wafers.  You see, in 2013 not only did Necco introduce of that fun seasonal product but they also wowed with the premiere of … Continue reading

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New for 2014: Caramel Apple Laffy Taffy!!

Caramel apple seems to be the trending limited edition candy flavor this season with a number of brands offering their version of the classic mix.  One example that’s new this year is from Nestle’s Wonka brand – so make the … Continue reading

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A Peter Paul Halloween Newspaper Coupon from 1978!

Today I’m coming at the idea of Halloween candy and candy marketing a little sideways.   Rather than feature vintage packaging created specifically for the holiday, I’m going to showcase how Halloween has been used to promote all-year round versions of … Continue reading

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New for 2014: Candy Crush Halloween Color Bombs!

Healthy Food Brands, or The HFB Candy Company as they’re now called, are the folks who have been behind the Angry Birds gummies line since its introduction in 2012.  Earlier this year, HFB followed up their success with the Angry … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka UK’s Halloween Screams from 1999!

Across the pond and just before the turn of the Millennium, Nestle UK created a brief but fun seasonal release with their Wonka Screams.  Make the jump to check out these chocolate-covered raspberry Halloween treats!

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Snickers’ Ever-Evolving Halloween Pumpkins!

One of the Halloween confectionery releases I’ve come to be keenly interested in each year are Snickers Pumpkins.  This is partially due to them being a holiday release of a classic popular brand, but it’s also due to their receiving … Continue reading

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