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Category Archives: Mars
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
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
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
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
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
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
Always an enjoyable topic to address are the holiday releases for M&M’s. Just a few days ago I mentioned the new holiday flavor release of M&M’s Gingerbread and today I’d like to showcase the new Christmas-themed theater-sized boxes for a pair of … Continue reading
During last year’s CountdownToHalloween I posted a series of images of Halloween retail store displays from 1969. I didn’t expect that post to generate as much positive buzz as it did, but that response reinforced to me just how unusual … Continue reading
It might be surprising to learn that, outside of the packaging itself, one of the best places to learn about historical confectionery products and marketing is through the promotional circulars published in weekend newspapers. Today, I’m going to take a … Continue reading