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Category Archives: 1980’s
Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States and for so many of us that means a mix of family, food, football, and friends. Where branded candy is concerned, Thanksgiving tends to be one of the overlooked holidays but over … Continue reading
Way back in 1982, the Hershey company held a Summer promotion where they upped the size of each of their standard bars and alerted consumers to it with a bright on-pack call-out. I call it the “Hershey’s Now Larger” promotion … Continue reading
Back in the early 1980’s, the Fleer company merged classic stick candy with rubber Halloween finger puppets to create a unique and outstanding confectionery offering called Goblin Stix. Make the jump to check them out!
Following in the footsteps of products like Topps/Bazooka’s Gold Rush and Leaf’s Gravel bubblegum, Mad Rocks was a late 1970’s bubblegum product that, up until a few months ago, I’d never heard of. Make the jump to check it out!
As I have for the past six years, today I will be taking a look back at the past twelve months of my hobby life, bringing together some of my favorite additions to the CollectingCandy.com archives. So make the jump … Continue reading
With Valentine’s Day arriving tomorrow, I thought it was the perfect time to dig into the history of a seasonal spin-off that has become a holiday classic: Willy Wonka’s (Gobstopper) Heartbreakers! Make the jump to check it out.
Today marks the fourth anniversary since the February 6th, 2012 launch of CollectingCandy.com and as such I wanted to select four amazing (and previously unseen) pieces from my archives to share in order to mark the occasion. Make the jump … Continue reading
As part of the ongoing Kickstarter campaign for Zombie Mouth Bubblegum, today I created a video incorporating over 400 Halloween candy images from the CollectingCandy.com archives that display in a seizure-inducing, Technicolor rapid-fire period of four minutes. Make the jump … Continue reading
Hi all! Going to be kicking off our Halloween programming at the half-way point of October this year rather than our traditional month-long coverage. I’ll explain more on that tomorrow (Spoiler: We’re trying to launch a new bubblegum!) but today … Continue reading
Flicks chocolate wafer candies are a treat that should be well-known to those who grew up on the West Coast of the United States but for people outside of that part of the country they probably won’t be so familiar. … Continue reading