Monthly Archives: April 2013

Lunchables with Candy!

As a candy collector people often ask me what that means, exactly?  Do I collect the physical candy as well as the packages? Do I collect all candy-related ephemera?  My answer is that I mainly focus on actual candy packaging … Continue reading

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Stop! Candy Time!

Just a one-off for today, folks.  This one comes from mid-60’s Canada and the Neilson candy company.  It’s Neilson’s Candy Time bar.

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Maximum Marathon Part 3: Original 1970’s TV Prop Marathon Bars Discovered!

At the end of yesterday’s post, we premiered a never-before-seen Marathon John television commercial.  Today we’re going to share how that spot came to be and how some of the props created for the original 1970’s Marathon TV commercials were … Continue reading

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Maximum Marathon Part 2: The Commercials! Plus a World Premiere Video!

Welcome back to part two in our three day Maximum Marathon coverage!  Today we’re going to focus our gaze upon the clever series of 1970’s television commercials that were created to promote the Marathon bar as well as the square-jawed … Continue reading

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Maximum Marathon Part 1: The Wrappers!

This week I’m returning to one of my favorite brands with a series of three posts dedicated to the topic of the 1970’s classic Mars Marathon bar.  Today we’re going to take a look at the various evolutions of Marathon’s … Continue reading

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Walgreens Nice! Candy Packaging – Now in Box Form!

It was just a month ago that I talked about the delightful Walgreens store-brand Nice! candy packaging, and today I get to follow-up on that coverage. Starting this month, Walgreens has expanded the Nice! candy range beyond peg packs to … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Hounds!

For this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, I finally wrap up my coverage of the Wacky Packages Halloween 2012 Postcard set, with a parody of the Peter Paul Mounds bar – the delightful Hounds!

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The Sidekick and the Fast Break – A Dual-Identity Bar!

Though “the Sidekick and the Fast Break” may sound like the title of a 1980’s buddy film, it actually represents  the two names under which a single bar was launched just over a decade ago.

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Topps’ Weird-and-Wild Wazoo Bars!

Back in 2008, the Topps company ventured out of their traditional areas of confection,  producing a pair of weird and wacky colorful candy bars called Wazoo.   Make the jump to check out these unusual offerings.

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A Mystery for Friday: Carvel’s (and Dugan’s) Absotively Nutty Bar!

Today I’ve got a fun wrapper to share that’s also a bit of a mystery.  It appears to have been a joint product from Carvel, the famous ice cream maker, and Dugan’s – a now-defunct bakery that was once one … Continue reading

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