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Category Archives: Chocolate
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
Two nights ago while I slept, CollectingCandy.com’s page view counter ticked over past one million. It’s such a big round number and one I’m excited to see the site hit. As such, I thought the perfect way to mark the … Continue reading
Earlier this month on June 1st, Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 88th birthday. While Monroe passed away over a half a century ago in 1962, her influence and impact on our popular culture remains as strong as ever. One … Continue reading
Today is Mother’s Day and I’m happy to be able to mark the holiday with a few properly-themed candy wrappers. While a lot of candy is probably given out on Mother’s Day, it is near-impossible to find any of it … Continue reading
By the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, marketers had become well aware of the importance of the growing Hispanic population in the United States. One of the ways the confectionery business began flirting with this market was by incorporating traditionally … Continue reading
I grew up with Brach’s candy and as long as I can remember, it’s always been around. The brand and its products have found ways to thrive through countless changes in the confectionery world, which is a testament to how … Continue reading
For today’s entry in our Easter Week coverage, I wanted to continue our CollectingCandy.com tradition and look at the full variety of Russell Stover’s seasonal offerings. In the last year I’ve had great fun featuring Russell Stover’s Halloween Pumpkins, Christmas … Continue reading
We’re kicking off our week of Easter coverage with a fun look at all the flavorful variations of Hershey’s Eggs currently available on shelves as well a glimpse into packaging for the same, going back to the 1980’s. So make … Continue reading
Today we’re going to look at some of the weirdest and most unexpected flavors and brand extensions from classic candies you know and love. These are some of my favorite things to track down and uncover in the world of … Continue reading
In the 1970’s, the Pangburn Company of Fort Worth Texas created a novel bit of pop art paper craft when they came up with the cardboard packaging for their Trog-Lo-Dytes chocolates. There’s never been anything quite like it in the … Continue reading