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Category Archives: Chocolate
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
Over the last decade, the business of artisanal and organic chocolate has exploded. With small manufacturers sourcing their own cocoa and adding all sorts of unusual and exotic ingredients to their bars, it’s a great time to be a chocolate … Continue reading
Forty years ago the D.L. Clark company launched what was at the time, their latest version of a chocolate-coated coconut bar. While the bar itself might not have been revolutionary, mixing the title of their flagship brand with the bar’s … Continue reading
Though the focus of CollectingCandy.com tends to be mainstream brands and candy history, I still put an effort to keep up with the new stuff from smaller manufacturers. Every so often one of those products really catches my eye and … Continue reading
As the weather turns colder, I thought it would be fun to cover a near-forgotten treat from the 1980’s that will inspire warmer climates. This is one that first hit stores way back in 1982 and I’m excited to share … Continue reading
Today I’ll be looking at the confectionery connections to Gremlins, both the 1984 Joe Dante-directed film classic as well as the Brown and Haley treat of the same name that preceded it – along with the time when the two … Continue reading
Traditionally, the United States gets the bulk of Halloween-themed candy, but in recent years the popularity of Halloween has grown around the world. That’s led to some pretty cool Halloween confectionery releases originating in spots outside of the good old … Continue reading
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