Category Archives: Christmas

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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Twelve Days of Christmas: Uncovering Wonka’s 1991 Christmas Boxes!

I’ve often pointed out that where candy packaging is concerned sometimes tracking down a specific piece can be much like archaeology. Oftentimes you start without any hard evidence that a piece existed at all. Sometimes that first evidence is a … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Hershey’s New Candy Cane Bar!

Every year there are always new candy packages and products released for the Christmas holiday season.  One brand new item that I found particularly striking from the packaging standpoint was Hershey’s Candy Cane bar.

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Jelly Belly’s Disney Christmas Packs!

Over the last couple of years Jelly Belly has made an entry into the checkout isle size packaged candy market with 1.2 oz jelly bean packs – including holiday releases.  I first took note of them with their 2013 Halloween … Continue reading

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