Monthly Archives: November 2012

Catching Up With CurlyWurly!

Over the last two posts I’ve focused entirely on Curly Wurly – first with the CurlyWurly Club Kit and then on the saga of the American CurlyWurly.  Today I’ll be wrapping up my CurlyWurly coverage by catching up with the … Continue reading

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The Brief Run of America’s Curly Wurly!

Cadbury’s Curly Wurly has been a staple of British confectionery since its introduction in 1970.  But few people know that it was given a couple early shots at success here in the United States as well.  Today, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Cadbury’s CurlyWurly Club Kit from 1982!

As a kid, and even as an adult, I’ve always appreciated a good fan club kit.  I fondly recall getting my Star Wars Fan Club Kit back in 1978 with all the goodies that came along with that first package.  … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Um&Um’s!

After a week off, we’re back with another edition of Wacky Wednesdays!  For today’s edition, we’ll be looking at an entry from last year’s Wacky Packages Old Schoool Series 3 – a parody of M&M’s – Um&Um’s.

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It’s Election Day Tomorrow – So Today It’s Votes for Dogs!

Tomorrow here in the United States we celebrate one of the foundations of our democracy – Election Day.  I thought I’d mark this momentous occasion with a wonderfully-unusual candy wrapper from the UK.  It’s a chocolate bar designed for dogs … Continue reading

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Hershey’s Answer to M&M’s – Hershey-ets!

It’s always fun for me to discover some piece of candy history that I was never aware of before – and such was the case with Hershey’s M&M’s-like product, Hershey-ets.

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The Day After Halloween – and My CountdownToHalloween 2012 Review!

It’s November 1st and the time for talk of Halloween must be put away until next year.  Well, almost! It was such a big month for the site, I really wanted to take today to reflect on how it went, … Continue reading

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