Category Archives: British

Willy Wonka UK’s Halloween Screams from 1999!

Across the pond and just before the turn of the Millennium, Nestle UK created a brief but fun seasonal release with their Wonka Screams.  Make the jump to check out these chocolate-covered raspberry Halloween treats!

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From the United Kingdom – Sour Patch Kids Heads and Bodies! A Creepy Halloween Limited Edition!

For today’s contemporary entry in our confectionery Countdown to Halloween, I’m excited to present a piece I picked up last year, and one I had to go to some lengths to acquire.  You see, this wasn’t something I was able … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from CollectingCandy.com!

Since launching back in early 2012, we’ve never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day here on CollectingCandy.com.  The reason is pretty simple in that St. Patrick’s isn’t a holiday that has much of an association with candy – it’s mostly associated with … Continue reading

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The Wombles! Cadbury’s Groovy 1970’s Chocolate Bars!

Today I’m taking a look at a series of wrappers released by Cadbury UK in the early-1970’s which featured characters from the classic children’s television show, The Wombles.

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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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Willy Wonka’s Xploders — From Around the Globe!

Back in 1998, Nestle UK introduced the Wonka Xploder bar to the world – at least the United Kingdom part of it.  A chocolate bar infused with carbonated popping candy (ala Pop Rocks) – it seemed like a perfect kind … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who – with Jelly Babies and More!

Today the BBC celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the classic television show Doctor Who.  Like countless others around the globe, I’ll be sitting down the join the Doctor(s) for what I hope will be one of his greatest adventures yet.  … Continue reading

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A Fun One For Friday – Barratt’s A-Team Bubblegum from the UK!

Wanted to post up a fun pop-culture piece for today and I think I’ve got the perfect one.  Back in 1983 the UK’s Barratt company released “The A-Team Super Stringy Bubble Gum” in a grape flavor.

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The Unusual Flavor Spinoffs of Rolo!

Like most major candy brands, Rolo is a mainstay that has occasionally been the recipient of an oddball flavor spin-off.  I documented a pair of these kinds of Rolo wrappers last year, but since then I’ve come across a few … Continue reading

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Whoa…a blizzard. Preparing for Mr. Snow!

So there’s this giant blizzard heading my way, and they’ve dubbed it Nemo. I don’t recall blizzards ever getting names in the past.

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