Monthly Archives: October 2012

My Mid-70’s Halloween Photos – All That Great Candy!

I started my Countdown To Halloween thirty days ago with a personal recollection and a photo from my earliest Halloween.    I’d like to close out my month-long celebration in much the same way – with something fun and personal from … Continue reading

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A Few Spooky Kit Kat Goodies!

As we rapidly approach Halloween (it’s here tomorrow!), I realize that it’s been a pretty packed month on the site but it’s gone really fast.  I thought I would have trouble filling 31 posts with nothing but Halloween candy content, … Continue reading

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CollectingCandy.com on Good Day Sacramento!

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure to appear on the Good Day Sacramento show for a short segment on Halloween candy where they took a look at CollectingCandy.com and interviewed me about it.

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More Halloween Fun From M&M’s!

Earlier this month, I pointed out how M&M’s had finally started doing holiday-thematic packaging in standard-sized packs, with their Candy Corn M&M’s lineup.  Today, I’m going to share a pair of their new Halloween-themed 3.4oz boxes as well as a … Continue reading

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Fleer’s 1993 Halloween Offerings – Starring Mr. Bones!

Back in the summer of 1993, the Fleer company was owned by Marvel Comics, and they were promoting their upcoming Halloween lineup.   For today’s post, I’ve selected a fun Fleer Halloween trade ad from that year and I’m going to … Continue reading

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Vintage Candy Industry Halloween Trade Ads!

As a candy packaging historian, a resource I’ve found to be invaluable are vintage candy industry trade periodicals.  With names like National Candy Wholesaler and Candy Marketer, these magazines were subscribed to by people who worked inside the candy business … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Willy Wonka’s Halloween Ghostopper and More!

Every once in a while I come across something that blows my candy historian-and-collector mind.  Such was the case with a trio of digital files that recently landed in my inbox; files that reveal unused designs for a series of … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays Double-Feature – PLOTS & BOTS!

Welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!   Since we’re exactly one week away from Halloween, I put together a special double-feature for today’s entry. I’m reaching back to 2009 to pull a piece from the first set of … Continue reading

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A Pair of my Favorite New Halloween Offerings for 2012!

Every year, candy companies release versions of their products in Halloween-themed packaging.  Sometimes those designs return year after year and become seasonal classics, while other times the designs get refreshed each year.  When a company does a Halloween-themed version of … Continue reading

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A Peek Into Halloween’s Past: Store Displays from 1969!

Today I’m going to step sideways a bit, and rather than looking at a specific piece of Halloween packaging or marketing, I’m going to share a series of photos of Halloween retail store displays in 1969.  I’m posting this to … Continue reading

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