Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wacky Wednesdays – Paydough

For today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays we’re going to delve back to 1974 and the original Wacky Packages series 12 for the parody of Hollywood’s Payday candy bar, Paydough.

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A topic for a Tuesday – Take 5 from Hershey.

First released in 2005, Hershey’s Take 5 bar was quite a different bar for Hershey.  Incorporating a great mix of ingredients, most notably a pretzel base, it’s been a favorite of mine ever since. Relatively young in terms of collecting … Continue reading

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Amurol Innovation – Nutty Novelty Gum from 1995

I’ve spoken before about Amurol, the division of Wrigley responsible for things like Big League Chew and Bubble Tape among many other fun products.  Though they started as a sugarless gum company, they ended up becoming the novelty arm of … Continue reading

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When Mikes and Ikes get competitive. A fun new Just Born Promotion!

Though I mostly focus on all-things-vintage with regard to candy, I still do collect and celebrate current candy packaging and at their related promotions.  Yesterday, my brother informed me that he had found a fun new promotion on the packages … Continue reading

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A favorite from the archives – Cadbury’s Amazin’ Raisin Bar.

It’s a short post today, as I’m dedicating most of my time this weekend to reorganizing my unfiled wrappers and boxes.  Since launching last month, I’ve been reminded of the areas of my archive that need some administrative attention.  With … Continue reading

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Phoenix Candy Company’s Candy-and-a-Toy – Flash Gordon

The Phoenix Candy Company is best known for their product Now & Later, but during the 1960’s and 1970’s, Phoenix also sold quite a few series of Candy-and-a-Toy boxed candy.  Today I’ll be covering their 1978 release, based on the … Continue reading

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A few new CurlyWurly bits.

Today I’d like to update my coverage of Cadbury’s CurlyWurly, based on a pair of new acquisitions and a deep search into my own files that turned up a wrapper I hadn’t found when I did my previous CurlyWurly article.

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Wacky Wednesdays – Rotsa Root

This week I’m once again having my Tuesday column lead into Wacky Wednesdays.  I don’t think that’s going to become a habit, but sometimes it is going to make sense and when it does, I’ll go with it.

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Topps’ Lotsa Loot – Money, Money, Money, Money – Candy-Money!

I’m not sure about everyone else, but when I was a kid it was always fun playing with pretend money.  Be it Monopoly or play money or the occasional odd foreign coin that would find their way into my hands, … Continue reading

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Butterfingers and Bart – Nestle’s Affair with The Simpsons

The Simpsons and the Butterfinger – the connection may not be as obvious as it once was, but during the early days and in fact the first decade of their existence, The Simpsons were inexorably tied to the crispity, crunchety, … Continue reading

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