Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Countdown: New Nestle Crunch Peanuts for 2014!

Kicking off our Christmas Countdown today, I’ll be showcasing the return of the Peanuts gang to some mainstream confectionery holiday offerings. I should mention that the Peanuts characters have already been featured on a series of seasonal releases from Russell … Continue reading

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Brach’s Beautiful Fall Chocolate Promotion Packet from 1972!

Since acquiring the files of a former Brach’s salesman earlier this year, I’ve been working to document and preserve everything he saved.   Previously I’ve posted the contents of a 1971 Brach’s Halloween sales packet as well as materials related to … Continue reading

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Happy 15th Anniversary SB! Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Candy!

This year, Spongebob Squarepants will be celebrating his 15th Anniversary on Nickelodeon.  In fact, the very first season of Spongebob premiered on May 1st, 1999 – so we’re only a few days away from the exact anniversary date. The Spongebob … Continue reading

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My Year in Collecting: 2013!

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

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Twelve Days of Christmas: The Festive Variety of Russell Stover Santas (and Snowmen, too!)

It’s Christmas Day and the final post in CollectingCandy.com’s Twelve Days of Christmas series for this year. Before I get to today’s content, a brief personal message:  I’m spending my holiday safe, warm and surrounded by family and friends that … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: The Return of Life Savers Stick-O-Pep!

I’m often delighted by the surprises that my interest in confection brings.  From learning about vintage products that I never knew existed to looking on a current store shelf and being shocked at what I’m seeing.  It was a wonderful … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: A Trio of Christmas Tootise Pop Drops Packs!

Last week I mentioned my discovery of the Tootsie Roll Christmas Two-Packs, but an equally exciting discovery I made this season was finding this trio of holiday-themed Tootsie Pop Drops packs!

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Spangler’s Holiday Dum-Dum Pops!!

I’ve often talked about how I love oddball or specialty flavor spin-offs of classic brands.  From fruit-flavored Milk Duds to cinnamon hot Dots, there’s something I find particularly compelling about these releases, and I’m always pleased when new ones come … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Whitman’s new Peanuts Christmas Chocolate Bars!

Every year Whitman’s releases their standard chocolate bars with all kinds of holiday-themed package designs.  Occasionally, they’ll utilize licensed characters or content for those designs and for 2013 they tapped the Peanuts holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, as their … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: M&M’s Christmas Theater Boxes!

Always an enjoyable topic to address are the holiday releases for M&M’s.  Just a few days ago I mentioned the new holiday flavor release of M&M’s Gingerbread and today I’d like to showcase the new Christmas-themed theater-sized boxes for a pair of … Continue reading

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