Category Archives: Chocolate

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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From 1974 – Clark’s Catchy Clarconut Bar!

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

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The Fun & Sophisticated Flavors (and cool packaging) of Chuao Chocolatier!

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

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When Packaging was a Toy – Junior Mints and their 1975 Circus Animal Series!

Though it is a much more unusual occurrence today, there was a time when companies routinely built more tactile fun into their packaging, especially when it was for a product aimed at kids.  They were often producing packages that could … Continue reading

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Plucked from the 80’s: Brach’s Coconut Hula Chews!

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

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When Gremlins and Candy Met – A History of Gremlins Confections from the 1950’s to Today!

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

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2004’s Blood Orange Halloween Kit Kat!

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

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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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