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Category Archives: Mars
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
Back in 1993, M&M/Mars built a seasonal promotion around a group of animated characters from a television special called The Last Halloween. Today I thought it would be fun to take a look at that brochure and maybe a little … Continue reading
Always good for fun holiday releases, M&M’s doesn’t disappoint this year as they’ve brought out a brand new flavor for the Halloween season: Pumpkin Spice!
Paul Rousso is an artist and gentleman. He’s also a madman and an evil genius who has transformed some of the pieces from my collection into an amazing giant work of art entitled “November 1st” — currently in consideration for … Continue reading
Back in the early 1970′s, the M&M/Mars company took a stab at replicating some of the new found success of rival Hershey’s Kit Kat bar by introducing something that looked and sounded pretty familiar, the Snik Snak. Since first discovering … Continue reading
We’re back with a new edition of Wacky Wednesdays and today we’ll be looking at a sticker from the recently-released Wacky Packages All-New Series 10 – 3-Racketeers.
Hi, everybody! I’d like to apologize for being absent this past week. I’ve been very busy with non-candy-related work, all the while battling allergies that turned into a hard-to-shake cold. So my normal candy time was spent sleeping. I’m finally … Continue reading
At the end of yesterday’s post, we premiered a never-before-seen Marathon John television commercial. Today we’re going to share how that spot came to be and how some of the props created for the original 1970′s Marathon TV commercials were … Continue reading
Welcome back to part two in our three day Maximum Marathon coverage! Today we’re going to focus our gaze upon the clever series of 1970′s television commercials that were created to promote the Marathon bar as well as the square-jawed … Continue reading