Monthly Archives: July 2012
In 1982, the Willy Wonka company unveiled Nerds candies and they soon took the candy world by storm. In 1985 Topps attempted to tap into that popularity by releasing a Nerds-like bubblegum product called Zooks (from Ba-zook-a).
This weekend marks the premiere of the third (and final) Batman movie from Christopher Nolan; Batman – The Dark Knight Rises. In order to celebrate the film’s release, I’ll be marking it by sharing an offering from 1992, and out … Continue reading
Some days I have trouble coming up with a topic for CollectingCandy, and some days it’s like the pieces just fall into place. For today’s column, I was really drawing a blank. So, as I sometimes do, I took my … Continue reading
For today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we’ll be going back to 1974 and the Wacky Packages Series 12 sticker, Martian Hats.
Collecting candy oftentimes starts like many collectible hobbies in that it can begin with a search for some kind of personal nostalgia – that’s what first prompted me to start hunting down old candy packaging. In my case, I was … Continue reading
Today marks the end of another San Diego Comic Con, and while I couldn’t attend this year, I did endeavor to follow the fun online. To tip my hat to this year’s event, I wanted to write up something from … Continue reading
Cadbury released a variety of special brands and sets of wrappers containing dairy milk bars in the 1970’s. They were always the same chocolate bar inside, but they differentiated themselves by the wrapper’s concept and theme. Cadbury’s Laughs was … Continue reading
I only recently posted my extensive review of Whoppers history, so bringing up the brand again so soon might be a bit premature. But this new addition to the collection deserves mention – a 1982 Ralston Waffelos box that features … Continue reading
On today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays we’ll be looking at Bleeds, a parody of Reed’s Butterscotch candy from Wacky Packages Series 16. Released in 1976, Series 16 is notable as it was the last of the original 1970’s Wacky Packages … Continue reading
To my knowledge, Nickelodeon never licensed its Green Slime property to the confectionery business. But wouldn’t it have been a great idea if they did? Even though Nickelodeon never produced an official Green Slime bar, the folks at Australia/New Zealand’s … Continue reading