Category Archives: Mars

M&M’s Dulce de Leche Caramel!

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

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May the 4th Be With You – Star Wars M&M’s Packs!

Today is May 4th or as it is currently known, Star Wars Day!  To mark this fun holiday, I’m dedicating today’s post to the Star Wars-themed M&M’s candy package wrappers that came out in 2005. [Note: For some earlier Star … Continue reading

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Easter Week 2014: Starburst Jellybeans! (They’ve been around longer than you think!)

If Halloween is the season of candy corn than Easter must certainly be the season of the jellybean.  It no doubt has to do with how well the colorful confections complement the look of traditionally dyed Easter Eggs.  These days, … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from CollectingCandy.com!

Since launching back in early 2012, we’ve never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day here on CollectingCandy.com.  The reason is pretty simple in that St. Patrick’s isn’t a holiday that has much of an association with candy – it’s mostly associated with … Continue reading

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Now in Stores: Orange Creamsicle-Flavored Skittles & Mike and Ikes!

Vanilla ice cream mixed with orange sherbet (or Creamsicle as it’s popularly known) is one of my all-time favorite frozen treats.  I have fond memories from the summer of 1989, cooling off with Schwan’s version of Creamsicle called Summer’s Dream … Continue reading

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A Variety of Valentine Wrapper Redesigns for 2014!

Over the course of time almost all candy packaging designs change and evolve – some subtly and some dramatically.  Those changes are a big part of what makes collecting them and discussing them here so much fun.   And just as … Continue reading

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My Year in Collecting: 2013!

Though it arrives a few weeks later than I’d planned this year, I still wanted to squeeze in my annual “Year in Collecting” post.  This year-in-review is something I started doing back in 2009 over on Flickr while continuing the … Continue reading

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A Trio of Classic 1970’s Candy Commercials not seen in 35 Years!

As a candy marketing enthusiast, one of the fun things for me to look back on are the old TV commercials for candy products.  There’s no shortage of these wonderful commercials on spots like YouTube – a place where I’ve … Continue reading

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Super Bowl 2014 with Snickers’ NFL Team Minis! Plus: Skittles Seattle Mix?!?!

Once again it’s Super Bowl Sunday and today, February 2nd, 2014 – millions of football fans are waiting to see who comes away with the championship win between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.   Here on CollectingCandy.com we’ll be … Continue reading

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Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014! The Year of the Horse!

Today is January 31st, 2014 – so here on CollectingCandy.com we want to recognize the celebration of the Chinese New Year!  For those that don’t know, in the 12-year cycle of animals that make up the Chinese Zodiac, today marks … Continue reading

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