Category Archives: Gummies

Marilyn Monroe-inspired Candy Bars (and more) from It’Sugar!

Earlier this month on June 1st, Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 88th birthday.  While Monroe passed away over a half a century ago in 1962, her influence and impact on our popular culture remains as strong as ever.  One … 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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From out of the 1990′s – Trolli’s Gummi Trolls!

Troll dolls were invented by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam in 1959.  Dam created his first Trolls as a way to provide affordable playthings for his daughter and once her friends saw them, word spread.  Within a few years, Trolls became … 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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Candy, Count Chocula and Halloween (Oh My!)

Count Chocula: he’s one of the edgy rock stars of the cereal mascot world and because of that I thought he was also the perfect spokesman to feature for a Countdown To Halloween post.  And just to be clear; I’m … Continue reading

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New for 2013: Black Forest Halloween Gummy Bears (and Vampires and Werewolves, too!)

Today I’d like to share a few items from Black Forest, a company best known for their classic Gummy Bears.  Black Forest released a fun new boxed Halloween edition of their Gummy Bears for 2013 and I’ll take a look … Continue reading

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New for 2013: Halloween Ring Pop Minis and More!

This year Topps/Bazooka introduced a new product extension for the season, Halloween Ring Pop Minis!  Today I’ll be looking at those as well as the other Halloween Ring Pop goodies that I’ve picked up these last few years.

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New for 2013: Trolli’s Evil Twins Minis – A Wicked Halloween Box!

Trolli’s Evil Twins are a recent introduction into the world of candy and for their first Halloween they really knocked it out of the park with an unexpectedly wicked offering for Halloween.

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A Trio of Super Mario Bros 3 Chocolate Bars from 1990!

The characters from Super Mario Brothers have received a number of licensed confectionery treatments over the years.  I had the pleasure of covering one of the earliest back in May when I discussed Candy USA’s Super Mario Bros. bar from … Continue reading

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Sugarpova! And the wild U.S. Open marketing stunt that almost was.

Maria Sharapova is currently one of the most successful and popular tennis players in the world and she’s used that on-court success to branch out into other areas — one of which being confection with her Sugarpova candy brand.   Today … Continue reading

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