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Monthly Archives: March 2012
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
[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
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
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
Whistle Pops, as they were called when I first encountered them, were introduced to United States consumers in 1975.
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
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
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
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
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.