Monthly Archives: June 2012

When a Tennis Great Became a Chocolatey Treat – The Bjorn Borg candy bar!

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

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The $100,000 Bar – A 100 Grand History.

[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

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CollectingCandy.com’s 100,000th View!

  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

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Wacky Wednesdays – Nothing! – The Wacky Package that Almost Wasn’t.

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

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A Walk Through Whoppers Packaging History!

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

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Out Now – Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Cookie Candy Bars!

Though I spend the bulk of my time researching and hunting down candy packaging from the past, I still do like to pick up contemporary releases, especially new or odd things.   While finding the vintage stuff is hard, it might … Continue reading

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Feeling the Fahrenheit and the Mr. Freeze Flavor Line-Up From 1970.

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

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A Quick Taste of Counter-Culture Candy — Or When Social Movements Become Tasty Treats!

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

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Wacky Wednesdays – Gadzooka Sugarmess!

Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays covers another entry from 1975′s Wacky Packages Series 14 – Gadzooka Sugarmess Bubble Gum.

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Mighty Malts – A 1970′s Malted Milk Ball Superhero and a Confectionery Classic!

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

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