Monthly Archives: January 2014

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014! The Year of the Horse!

Today is January 31st, 2014 – so here on CollectingCandy.com we want to recognize the celebration of the Chinese New Year!  For those that don’t know, in the 12-year cycle of animals that make up the Chinese Zodiac, today marks … Continue reading

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Spangler’s 1970’s Zodiac Pops, Super Pops & Big Suckers!

One of the more clever uses of cellophane in candy packaging had to be when confectioners started utilizing the protective wrapping as a kind of catch-all canvas for lollipops.  By printing up a custom cellophane wrap, they could turn that … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Whatchamakillit!

I thought it would be fun to present another Wacky Wednesdays post, this time focusing on a contemporary candy bar offering.  So I called upon the most recent Wacky Packages series and found a great title that is a parody … Continue reading

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Breaker Confections’ Great Goliath and his Giant Jawbreaker!

Today’s post is an especially fun one as I get to premiere the only known images and information for a candy product that would otherwise be forgotten to time.  Not only is it something you’ve never seen before, but it … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka’s Xploders — From Around the Globe!

Back in 1998, Nestle UK introduced the Wonka Xploder bar to the world – at least the United Kingdom part of it.  A chocolate bar infused with carbonated popping candy (ala Pop Rocks) – it seemed like a perfect kind … Continue reading

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A Bazooka Bubblegum-Flavored Chocolate Bar?!? It’s Real!

As an enthusiast of confectionery brand-oddities, I love finding flavor spinoffs and unusual food crossovers.  I recently became aware of one I never thought I’d see, a Bazooka bubblegum-flavored chocolate bar.  Well, to be clear this is a Bazooka bubblegum-flavored … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Slurpee-Infused Gum Lineup from 2003!

Over the last two days I’ve covered the topics of 7-Eleven’s recent name brand private label releases as well as their launch of Slurpee-branded gum in the late 1990’s.  Today I’m rounding out the 7-Eleven theme by presenting a great … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Original 1990’s Slurpee Liquid-Filled Bubblegum!

After posting about 7-Eleven’s name brand candy offerings yesterday, I thought it would be fun to follow-up with a showcase of the groovy Slurpee-branded gum products that were on shelves a little over a decade ago.  Returning from a successful … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Name Brand 7-Select Candy!

Store brands or “private label” candy offerings are typically generic treats like jelly beans and gummy bears but sometimes they’re repackaged name brand candies.  7-Select, the private label brand from 7-Eleven recently offered up a few name brands within their … Continue reading

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A Look Back at a Discontinued Classic – Tom’s Full Dinner!

The history of confection is rich with brands that have had the briefest flashes of life and others that have withstood the test of time.  But even some stalwarts of the candy isle that stuck around for generations eventually fade … Continue reading

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