Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Rich History of the Snickers Munch Bar – Revised and Revisited!

Just under a year ago here on CollectingCandy.com, I posted my first look back at the Snickers Munch bar.  At the time I had uncovered six unique wrapper designs across the four decade lifetime of the brand, but I was … Continue reading

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Top Secret! When Hershey of Canada let Consumers Name a Bar!

Checking my files and my memories of various candy promotions, I can’t recall any instance of a major candy company letting consumers vie for a chance to name a bar.  But sometime around the year 2000, that’s just what Hershey … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Slayday!

It’s time for another edition of Wacky Wednesdays, and once again I’m going to tap Topps’ most recent Halloween Postcard release for today’s subject.  We’re going to be taking a look at Slayday, one of the bonus parody offerings from … Continue reading

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Walgreens’ Delightfully “Nice!” Candy Packaging!

Back in August of last year, I received a call from my mother asking if I’d seen or picked up the new Walgreens “Nice!” branded candy.  At the time I hadn’t, but a few months later while back in Nebraska … Continue reading

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Heide’s Red Hot Dollars!

Back in January I covered the Heide confectionery classic Mexican Hats, and today I’d like to share a similar look back at another Heide favorite, and one that can still be found today; Red Hot Dollars!

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When Snickers got Charged! (with caffeine)

Since the explosion in popularity of energy drinks, manufacturers have sought to market all kinds of caffeinated food, even infusing it into candy and chocolate bars.  I’ll certainly admit that there have been times in my own life that I’ve … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day From CollectingCandy.com!

Today is March 14th or 3/14, so it’s International Pi Day!  Pi Day is the celebration of mathematics (or 3.14… the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter).   But here at CollectingCandy.com, we figured we could best mark the day … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Bit-O-Hairy!

We’re bringing a bit of Halloween Wacky fun here in March with today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays; from Wacky Packages Postcards 2012-Halloween Edition, it’s Bit-O-Hairy!

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Annabelle’s Big Hunk!

Today I’d like to talk about a bar that’s been around at least 40 years.   It’s a classic treat with a name that will certainly be familiar to those of you who grew up on the West Coast; Annabelle’s Big … Continue reading

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A Superhero for Sunday – Cadbury’s P.B. Jammer!

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in New York City.  Though it was snowing just two days ago, today it feels like Spring is on its way.   So I wanted to share something fun today, and something you can’t see … Continue reading

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