Monthly Archives: March 2012

Stale Old Candy – It’s Not Trash – It’s Treasure!

I am a vintage candy packaging collector, but beyond that, I’ve also long been buying and collecting current candy packaging, too.  It’s all a part of putting the older pieces into historical perspective.  In five years all of the stuff … Continue reading

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The Snickers Peanut Munch Bar – From the 1970′s to today.

[Note: CollectingCandy.com posted a significant update to this article in March of 2013.] I will admit to coming around to the goodness of the Munch bar a bit later in life.  As a kid, it wasn’t my thing.  If I … Continue reading

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Brachs Rocks! – It’s Rocky D. in ’93!

Rock candy has always been a fun concept, though the crystallized-sugar-on-a-string style is not the only kind out there.  I think I first saw jelly bean-like confections designed to look like rocks, all the way back in the 1970′s, during … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Milk Muds!

For this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, I’m going to cover the original Wacky Packages parody for Milk Duds – Milk Muds.  This has long-been one of my favorite Wackys, and I think that goes back to when I first … Continue reading

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Behind the Music…Whistle Pops!

Whistle Pops, as they were called when I first encountered them, were introduced to United States consumers in 1975.

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After years of hunting – Willy Wonka’s Daredevils – Discovered!

Collecting candy is a crazy kind of hobby.  Sometimes you can spend years hunting for any trace of a brand or piece of packaging, and never find one.  But it’s not always so tough – typically there is a photo … Continue reading

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Star Wars pendants! In 1979 Nestle wrappers had The Force.

Back in 1979, Star Wars-mania was in full-effect and everyone was excited about the sequel they knew was on the horizon.  I was ten-years-old, and I was certainly a part of that very enthusiastic group of fans whose eyes lit … Continue reading

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Nestle Quik in bar form – Drink up some 1990′s chocolaty goodness.

I grew up loving Nestle Quik chocolate milk – the kind you made yourself with powder.  The commercials featuring the Quik Bunny were tied into that experience and, just like the kids in those commercials, I could put away a … Continue reading

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The Six Million Dollar Man Bionic Bar – Nuff said.

Today will be a light post as I present a fantastic wrapper without much comment.   Coming from mid-1970′s is the wrapper for a bar that was meant to be more health-bar than candy bar.  It’s the Bionic Bar, or more … Continue reading

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Pop Bottle Candy – a Topps classic from my Woolworth’s youth.

Since I launched CollectingCandy.com, there are a few topics that I’ve been especially excited to talk about and share pieces of – and Pop Bottle Candy is definitely one of them.

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