Category Archives: Timeline

My Year in Collecting: 2017!

While most folks do their 2017 “year in review” type editorials in December or January, mine tend to slip to February and in the case of this year and last, the month of March.  Even so, I’m wonderfully-excited to share … Continue reading

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My Year in Collecting: 2016!

Though it arrives a little later than I’d planned, today I’m excited to present my 2016 “Year in Collecting” retrospective graphical collage.  This is the eighth year in a row that I’ve put one of these together and it’s fun … Continue reading

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CollectingCandy.com’s 5th Anniversary!! Plus the World Premier of the Lost Big League Chew Flavor: Cola!

Today marks five years exactly since CollectingCandy.com was launched (way back on February 6th, 2012) with a feature retrospective on the Big League Chew brand.   Since then, I’ve penned another 632 articles including the publication of over 6,000 images (many … Continue reading

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A Century of History for Ghirardelli’s (and Tjerrild’s) Chocolate Flicks!

Flicks chocolate wafer candies are a treat that should be well-known to those who grew up on the West Coast of the United States but for people outside of that part of the country they probably won’t be so familiar. … Continue reading

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A Frappé For Friday – Welch’s Frappé, That Is!

Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of e-mails quizzing me about the identity of some nearly forgotten candy or requesting images of a fondly missed favorite chocolate bar.  It’s a fun challenge and incredibly satisfying when I’ve been able … Continue reading

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Origins of the Sprint Bar – Mars’ Original take on the Kit Kat!

Early last year, I unearthed the story of M&M/Mars 1970’s take on their competitor’s Kit Kat – a chocolate wafer bar dubbed the Snik Snak.  But what I didn’t realize at the time was that Mars’ history with a Kit … Continue reading

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Just Born’s History of Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales Vending Insert Cards!

Getting candy from a vending machine is a profoundly different experience from getting it out of a box or package – it’s meant to be bought and eaten right there.  Oftentimes vending machines are filled with nameless, brandless offerings or … Continue reading

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The Rich History of the Snickers Munch Bar – Revised and Revisited!

Just under a year ago here on CollectingCandy.com, I posted my first look back at the Snickers Munch bar.  At the time I had uncovered six unique wrapper designs across the four decade lifetime of the brand, but I was … Continue reading

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An Angry Birds Fruit Gummies Timeline/Checklist!

After these last couple days of Angry Birds related coverage, I wanted to bring it all together for a fun checklist/timeline.   That’s why I’m following up my Angry Birds Star Wars post with a second post on the same day. … Continue reading

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