Category Archives: 1980’s

Out of Retirement: Big League Chew Cotton Candy and Strawberry are Back!

Big League Chew bubblegum first hit the market back in 1980 and at the time, came in only a single flavor.  Since then, quite a number of flavor extensions have been released with a few of them becoming part of … Continue reading

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When Packaging was a Toy – Junior Mints and their 1975 Circus Animal Series!

Though it is a much more unusual occurrence today, there was a time when companies routinely built more tactile fun into their packaging, especially when it was for a product aimed at kids.  They were often producing packages that could … Continue reading

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Plucked from the 80’s: Brach’s Coconut Hula Chews!

As the weather turns colder, I thought it would be fun to cover a near-forgotten treat from the 1980’s that will inspire warmer climates.  This is one that first hit stores way back in 1982 and I’m excited to share … Continue reading

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When Gremlins and Candy Met – A History of Gremlins Confections from the 1950’s to Today!

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

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50-Years of Brach’s Candy Corn Evolution – from 1953 to Today!

Today is October 30th, which is National Candy Corn Day – so I thought it would be the perfect time to bring together an extensive look back at how Brach’s Candy Corn packaging has changed over the decades. This year … Continue reading

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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part Two of Two!

Yesterday, as part of a two-part flashback recap, I presented a collection of my favorite CountdownToHalloween entries from past years.  Those posts showcased items that were largely contemporary in nature, so today I’ll be following that up by putting a … Continue reading

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From the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!

During our Countdown To Halloween last year, I covered Stark’s Bone Chilling Treats from 1985 and when I did, I mentioned how much I would have liked to add a Gummi Ghosts package to my collection.   Since that time I’ve … Continue reading

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A Little M&M’s Halloween Historical Packaging Evolution!

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

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Celebrating our One-Millionth Pageview with Pangburn’s Millionaires!

Two nights ago while I slept, CollectingCandy.com’s page view counter ticked over past one million.  It’s such a big round number and one I’m excited to see the site hit.  As such, I thought the perfect way to mark the … Continue reading

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Nerds Hot and Cool – Discovered!! A CollectingCandy.com World Premiere!!

It’s been a busy few weeks of research here at CollectingCandy.com HQ and today I’m excited to bring a groovy confectionery discovery (and new CollectingCandy.com exclusive) to light:  the only known image of a Nerds Hot and Cool candy box!

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