Category Archives: Chocolate

Christmas Countdown: Early 90’s Hershey Bar Holiday Wrappers!

Hershey bars are probably the most consistent confectionery offering to come out of the United States, especially with regard to their wrapper design.  For nearly a century, a Hershey bar meant a brown paper wrapper with a silver block letter logo.  And that’s still … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: New Nestle Crunch Peanuts for 2014!

Kicking off our Christmas Countdown today, I’ll be showcasing the return of the Peanuts gang to some mainstream confectionery holiday offerings. I should mention that the Peanuts characters have already been featured on a series of seasonal releases from Russell … Continue reading

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A Frappé For Friday – Welch’s Frappé, That Is!

Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of e-mails quizzing me about the identity of some nearly forgotten candy or requesting images of a fondly missed favorite chocolate bar.  It’s a fun challenge and incredibly satisfying when I’ve been able … Continue reading

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Origins of the Sprint Bar – Mars’ Original take on the Kit Kat!

Early last year, I unearthed the story of M&M/Mars 1970’s take on their competitor’s Kit Kat – a chocolate wafer bar dubbed the Snik Snak.  But what I didn’t realize at the time was that Mars’ history with a Kit … Continue reading

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Cold War Russia’s Soviet Uniform Wrappers!

I don’t typically cover non-USA material here on CollectingCandy.com.  It’s not that I find foreign wrappers unappealing in any way.  In fact, they are often some of the most ornate designs I encounter.  It’s simply that it is more challenging … Continue reading

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It’s So Nice! A Walgreens Private Label Candy Update!

Today I’m going to revisit a topic I first covered back in March of 2013 – the candy products from Walgreens’ Nice! private label line. Not long after that initial post, I followed it up with a piece on Walgreens’ … Continue reading

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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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IGA Grocery Stores’ Private Label Confectionery Offerings!

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

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A Groovy 1970’s Flashback: Ghirardelli’s Mother Nature Line!

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

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