Category Archives: Gummies

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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Willy Wonka’s Squids – A Forgotten 80′s Gummy!

Here at CollectingCandy.com I tend to throw around the adjectives “lost” and “forgotten”  from time-to-time and I don’t think I’m being overly dramatic when I do. In the realm of vintage candy countless products have come and gone, seemingly in … Continue reading

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Walgreens’ Delightfully “Nice!” Candy Packaging!

Back in August of last year, I received a call from my mother asking if I’d seen or picked up the new Walgreens “Nice!” branded candy.  At the time I hadn’t, but a few months later while back in Nebraska … Continue reading

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