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Category Archives: Mars
Early last year, I unearthed the story of M&M/Mars 1970’s take on their competitor’s Kit Kat – a chocolate wafer bar dubbed the Snik Snak. But what I didn’t realize at the time was that Mars’ history with a Kit … Continue reading
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
One of the Halloween confectionery releases I’ve come to be keenly interested in each year are Snickers Pumpkins. This is partially due to them being a holiday release of a classic popular brand, but it’s also due to their receiving … Continue reading
While going through my archives for the CountdownToHalloween this month, I realized I had a few older Halloween seasonal M&M’s packages I never covered before. So I gathered them together for today’s post which I think presents a nice look … 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
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