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Monthly Archives: June 2012
When your focus is the history of candy packaging and marketing, it’s not easy to create posts that would be considered topical. Yet I do often look for things that I can share that are connected to the news-of-the-day. Sometimes … Continue reading
[Note: For an updated look back at Nestle's 100 Grand history, check out "50 Years of Nestle's 100 Grand Bar History!"] According to my research, Nestle filed the trademark for the $100,000 bar way back in 1964, though some accounts … Continue reading
Earlier this week, more specifically at 11am on Monday, CollectingCandy.com received its 100,000th page view. Hooray! CollectingCandy.com officially launched on February 6th with our Big League Chew Retrospective. Since then, it’s been 120 posts and just under five months … Continue reading
Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays is a bit of a departure from the previous entries, as I was personally involved in shaping the final look of this sticker. From 2012’s Wacky Packages Old School Series 3 is a sticker I … Continue reading
Whoppers malted milk balls – they’re a candy classic that’s been around in one form or another since 1939. Because they’ve been around so long, they’re a daunting topic to tackle – and the task to cover them proved to … Continue reading
It’s been brutally hot here on the East Coast the last couple of days, so I thought I’d share this icy-cool trade ad from 1970, featuring the full flavor line-up for Mr. Freeze at the time. These all sound awfully … Continue reading
I wanted to share something quick and fun today, so I came up with two pieces that reflect the counter-culture movement of the 60’s and 70’s, albeit in a small way. Hippies – what can I say? I grew up … Continue reading
Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays covers another entry from 1975’s Wacky Packages Series 14 – Gadzooka Sugarmess Bubble Gum.
Most of you have probably never heard of Mighty Malt, and might not even be familiar with the candy he briefly reigned as the mascot for: Mighty Malts malted milk balls. While Mighty Malt himself has long-since faded into retirement, … Continue reading