Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Return of Dr. Pepper Bubble Gum and More!

This year Wrigley introduced two new soda pop-flavored Hubba Bubba flavors with one of them, Hubba Bubba Dr Pepper, serving as a bubblegum-soda-flavor-comeback of sorts.

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Christmas Countdown: Hershey’s 1982 Holiday Gift Catalog!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!  It’s December 25th – Christmas Day – so I wanted to share something a bit different and hopefully a bit special with you. For today’s topic, I picked my Hershey Holiday Gift catalog from … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Cadbury’s Santa’s Workshop Dairy Milk – From New Zealand!

It’s Christmas Eve and here at my mother’s house that means we are preparing things in anticipation of our big Christmas Eve dinner.   I’ve temporarily cleared a place at the dinner table to write today’s post before everyone arrives, … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Beich’s Classic Santa Claus Candy and More!

For decades the company Beich’s, also known as Bike’s, was one of the larger confectioners on the candy landscape.  Among many long-running products, they produced Laffy Taffy, which is still produced today by the Nestle company under their Wonka brand. … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Cadbury Canada’s Fun Bar Christmas wrapper!

Today it’s a fun one for Friday.   This wrapper comes from Canada and I’m pretty sure the 1980’s.  It’s a Cadbury “Fun Bar” which was their sub-brand of fundraising bars at the time.   This is one of my … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Topps’ 1969 Christmas Lineup!

Here at my family’s place in Nebraska last night we had a nice helping of snow heaped upon us.  It put me in quite the Christmas mood, as did scooping my mother’s driveway and sidewalks this morning (I’m taking a … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Rowntree’s Christmas Dairy Box from the 1950’s

Hello, everyone!  I’d intended to start my Christmas Countdown on Monday when I’d first arrived back in Nebraska for the holidays, but I didn’t.  As things go, I’ve been entirely caught up with spending time with family.  Which I think … Continue reading

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Once Again I’m Traveling! Stuff found at the D.C. Airport!

Hi, everyone! I’m traveling today for the holidays and am currently enjoying a 3 1/2 hour layover in Washington D.C.’s Reagan Airport. So of course I did some candy hunting.

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Milk Duds’ Exotic Brand Extensions – Saga of the Fruit-Flavored Duds and More!

Yesterday I covered a pretty big swath of Milk Duds history through the lens of the vintage packaging in my collection.  Today, I’m going to look at a very specific niche of Milk Duds history – the exotic and little-known … Continue reading

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Milk Duds – 86 Years and 40 different packages!

Milk Duds is a confectionery classic that was first sold in 1926 by the Holloway company of Chicago.  It’s a pretty simple bit of candy as so many classics are; a chewy nugget of caramel surrounded by a tasty chocolatey … Continue reading

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