Monthly Archives: August 2013

7-Eleven’s Exclusive New Laffy Taffy Flavor!

Sometimes a store exclusive candy offering is easy to spot – as it will be talked about in the trade press or have a large graphic on the package indicating it as special.  But with this new release of Strawberry-Banana … Continue reading

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Mysterious Candy Maker from Checkerboard Square – Found!

There are countless mysteries and forgotten favorites in the world of candy and I’ve had the pleasure of documenting many of them right here on this site.   It’s always a thrill to discover these lost treats and fun to … Continue reading

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Bubblicious Bubblegum Packs from Japan!

On February 7th of 2012 (only the second day of publication for this site) I wrote a short post about Bubblicious gum that mentioned my colorful collection of nine different Japanese Bubblicious packs. Since then my collection has nearly doubled … Continue reading

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A Fun One For Friday – Barratt’s A-Team Bubblegum from the UK!

Wanted to post up a fun pop-culture piece for today and I think I’ve got the perfect one.  Back in 1983 the UK’s Barratt company released “The A-Team Super Stringy Bubble Gum” in a grape flavor.

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Willy Wonka’s Squids – A Forgotten 80’s Gummy!

Here at CollectingCandy.com I tend to throw around the adjectives “lost” and “forgotten”  from time-to-time and I don’t think I’m being overly dramatic when I do. In the realm of vintage candy countless products have come and gone, seemingly in … Continue reading

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70’s Flashback with Licorice Snaps!

During a recent candy hunt to a dollar store, I came across a box for “Original Snaps”, a classic treat from the American Licorice Company.  I realized that this was the same company that had been making Snaps for decades … Continue reading

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