Category Archives: Chocolate

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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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part One of Two!

Getting just past the midpoint on our month-long CountdownToHalloween, I’ve decided to offer up something a little different – a two-part recap of some of my favorite posts from our previous years’ Halloween coverage. Now, I could sell this two-parter … Continue reading

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New for Halloween 2014: Reese’s White Chocolate Pumpkins!

One of the many new confectionery products to arrive for the Halloween season this year is a variation on a beloved classic.  But what’s most surprising about this one is that it’s never been done before – because I’d just … Continue reading

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New for 2014: Whitman’s Halloween Peanuts Chocolate Bars!

With assortments that first arrived in stores just last Christmas, Whitman’s has been releasing licensed Peanuts holiday-themed chocolate bars in fun, illustrated boxes.  I first covered them for Christmas 2013 and followed that up with a piece on their Valentine’s … Continue reading

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A Little M&M’s Halloween Historical Packaging Evolution!

While going through my archives for the CountdownToHalloween this month, I realized I had a few older Halloween seasonal M&M’s packages I never covered before.  So I gathered them together for today’s post which I think presents a nice look … Continue reading

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Hershey’s Candy Corn Bars – New for Halloween 2014!

Back in December I covered Hershey’s fun new holiday seasonal offering; the candy cane-flavored Hershey bar.  I thought that bar featured an elegant and appealing wrapper design as well as being a pretty tasty offering to boot.  For Halloween this … Continue reading

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Hooray for College Football! Russell Stover’s Many Collegiate Chocolate Bar Boxes!

Across the country, the College Football season kicks off this weekend and as a Nebraska alum and fan, I’m pretty excited about it.  I’ve written about my college football enthusiasm before, when I covered the unwrapping of a 30-year-old Cornhuskers … Continue reading

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