Category Archives: 1950′s

Celebrating our One-Millionth Pageview with Pangburn’s Millionaires!

Two nights ago while I slept, CollectingCandy.com’s page view counter ticked over past one million.  It’s such a big round number and one I’m excited to see the site hit.  As such, I thought the perfect way to mark the … 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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A Look Back at a Discontinued Classic – Tom’s Full Dinner!

The history of confection is rich with brands that have had the briefest flashes of life and others that have withstood the test of time.  But even some stalwarts of the candy isle that stuck around for generations eventually fade … 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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New for 2013: Starburst Candy Corn and Brach’s New Look! Plus a Big Dose of Candy Corn History!

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day — well, at least that’s what Alton Brown told me when I saw him on the Food Network last week.  Alton’s alert prompted me to do a little Google search to read up … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into Halloween Candy Retail of 1953!

During last year’s CountdownToHalloween I posted a series of images of Halloween retail store displays from 1969.  I didn’t expect that post to generate as much positive buzz as it did, but that response reinforced to me just how unusual … Continue reading

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Artist Paul Rousso Transforms my Collection into Giant Art!

Paul Rousso is an artist and gentleman.  He’s also a madman and an evil genius who has transformed some of the pieces from my collection into an amazing giant work of art entitled “November 1st” — currently in consideration for … Continue reading

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Easter Week Countdown – A Look Back At Peeps 50th Birthday!

This year in 2013, JustBorn’s Peeps are celebrating their 60th Anniversary, but back in 2003 they marked half-a-century with a big 50th Birthday celebration.  One of the neat Peeps items in my collection from this period is a 50th Anniversary … Continue reading

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Heide’s Red Hot Dollars!

Back in January I covered the Heide confectionery classic Mexican Hats, and today I’d like to share a similar look back at another Heide favorite, and one that can still be found today; Red Hot Dollars!

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CollectingCandy.com’s Anniversary Celebration – 15 Of My Favorite Posts!

As I mentioned yesterday, on February 6th 2012, CollectingCandy.com officially launched.   To celebrate this first birthday, I’ve gone back over the site’s 293 entries posted so far and have selected fifteen of my favorites to highlight and discuss.   Let’s get … Continue reading

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