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Category Archives: Mars
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
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
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
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
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