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Monthly Archives: March 2014
In the 1970’s, the Pangburn Company of Fort Worth Texas created a novel bit of pop art paper craft when they came up with the cardboard packaging for their Trog-Lo-Dytes chocolates. There’s never been anything quite like it in the … Continue reading
Mixing bubblegum and taffy might seem like a bit of a redundant concept – they’re both a chewable confection, after all. But back in 1986, novelty bubblegum manufacturer Amurol did just that when they introduced Baffy, the “taffy that turns … Continue reading
Early last year I published a piece on the souvenir candy packaging that is often available at Disney theme parks. It was a lot of fun showcasing the pieces I had for that and it reminded me that there has … Continue reading
Troll dolls were invented by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam in 1959. Dam created his first Trolls as a way to provide affordable playthings for his daughter and once her friends saw them, word spread. Within a few years, Trolls became … Continue reading
Back in the 1970’s the Deran Confectionery Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts had a line of flavored caramels sold under the name Wilds. Deran’s Wilds disappeared from store shelves decades ago but today I’m happy to be presenting CollectingCandy.com’s exclusive coverage … Continue reading
Since launching back in early 2012, we’ve never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day here on CollectingCandy.com. The reason is pretty simple in that St. Patrick’s isn’t a holiday that has much of an association with candy – it’s mostly associated with … Continue reading
Back in January I devoted a three part series to the history of branded confectionery offerings from 7-Eleven stores here in the United States. I made special note of the two versions of Slurpee gum lines that were released in … Continue reading
The Mentos brand falls along the outer edge of the core confectionery category that I usually cover here on the site. In most cases it’s more mint than candy, though sometimes it is a fruit-flavored chew and hence more typically … Continue reading
Today I’m taking a look at a series of wrappers released by Cadbury UK in the early-1970’s which featured characters from the classic children’s television show, The Wombles.
Today we’re looking back at a bar first released in 1971 under the Heath brand and whose initial marketing push became intimately tied to fierce linebacker and NFL legend, Dick Butkus. Let’s take a look at the Heath Super Crunch!