Monthly Archives: January 2013

From the Darkside to the Tropics – New on Shelves this Week!

Much of my work here on CollectingCandy.com is related to uncovering and celebrating the histories of candy packaging and marketing, but that still leaves room to eyeball the current crop of confectionery goodies and cheer lead them as well.   Since … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Atomic Fur Ball!

Welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  This week, we’ll be looking at one of my favorite parodies from the recently released Wacky Packages Old School series 4 – Atomic Fur Ball.

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Bananas for Tootsie!

[Warning:  Today's post is a little bananas.] Pablo Picasso had his “Blue Period” and Burt Convy’s Tatletales game show had its Banana Section, so perhaps it was destiny that the Tootise company would one day have a “Banana Period” of … Continue reading

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Heide’s Mexican Hats!

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from a CollectingCandy.com reader named Jeff, asking me about a candy box that he’d remembered from the early 1990’s but couldn’t find any information for online.  He believed that what he was remembering was a … Continue reading

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Boyer – From Mallo Cup to Fluffernutter and Everything In-Between!

For today’s post, I’m going to share my collection of vintage wrappers from Boyer, a company best-known for their classic Mallo Cup.  I’ve got a great range of historical Mallo Cup wrappers to show you as well as a few … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Now & Never!

Welcome back for this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays!  For today I’ve selected another offering from the recently-released Wacky Packages Old School series 4 – Now & Never.  Now & Never is a parody of the 1970’s package for Now … Continue reading

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Angry Birds Fruit Gummies!

Rovio released its signature game Angry Birds on December 11th 2009 and in just over three years since then it has become a marketing behemoth.  With multiple sequels dominating the charts, Angry Birds also led to a deluge of licensed … Continue reading

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Disneyland and Walt Disney World Souvenir Candy Wrappers and Boxes!

If you’ve ever visited a theme park, you know that souvenirs are everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes.  That’s certainly true for the Disney Parks and over the years they’ve released all manner of park-exclusive confections, with colorful … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Nastee Crush!

Welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  For this week’s post, I’ll be looking at a “lost Wacky” that was originally intended for release in 1973’s Wacky Packages series 5 but was pulled before the series was released.  … Continue reading

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Cadbury of Canada’s Pokémon Candy – Gotta Collect Them All!

I wanted to follow-up yesterday’s Digimon post with Cadbury of Canada’s companion release from 2000; their series of Pokémon bars.    Just like the Digimon, these were a licensed release that re-sized and re-branded Cadbury’s standard Caramilk bar, this time with … Continue reading

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