Target’s Halloween Private Label Goodies for 2014!

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Target stores have been building out impressive Halloween seasonal sections for as long as I can recall and this year is certainly no exception.  A big part of those annual seasonal offerings is their private label or store brand product which inevitably contains an array of confectionery gems.  With that in mind, today I’m excited to showcase Target’s private label Halloween goodies for 2014!

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From the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!

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During our Countdown To Halloween last year, I covered Stark’s Bone Chilling Treats from 1985 and when I did, I mentioned how much I would have liked to add a Gummi Ghosts package to my collection.   Since that time I’ve been lucky enough to track one down and today I’m excited to feature this Halloween treat from out of the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!

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From the United Kingdom – Sour Patch Kids Heads and Bodies! A Creepy Halloween Limited Edition!

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For today’s contemporary entry in our confectionery Countdown to Halloween, I’m excited to present a piece I picked up last year, and one I had to go to some lengths to acquire.  You see, this wasn’t something I was able to pick up at one of my local retailers.  In fact, I had to order these from a UK store, have them delivered to a friend in England, and then have that friend mail them to me here.

Today, I’m excited to present the decidedly-gruesome UK Limited Edition Halloween release from Maynards: Sour Patch Kids – Heads & Bodies!!!

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Special Fleer Dubble Bubble Halloween Pack from 1976!

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Floating out of the groovy 1970’s today is a ghostly example of vintage Halloween confectionery packaging.  So make the jump and check out this special Fleer Dubble Bubble Bubblegum Halloween pack from 1976!

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New for 2014: Whitman’s Halloween Peanuts Chocolate Bars!

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With assortments that first arrived in stores just last Christmas, Whitman’s has been releasing licensed Peanuts holiday-themed chocolate bars in fun, illustrated boxes.  I first covered them for Christmas 2013 and followed that up with a piece on their Valentine’s assortment earlier this Spring.  Today I’m excited to share their fun new trio of Halloween-themed Peanuts chocolate bars for 2014!

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Halloween Bubble Yum from the 1970’s!!

CC_1970's Halloween Bubble Yum - TITLE PLATEbFor today’s post I’ve selected a spectacular and unusual vintage item to showcase — an unopened Halloween multi-package of Tropical Punch Bubble Yum bubblegum from the 1970’s!  Make the jump to check it out.

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Jelly Belly’s Disney Vile Villains Return and Evolve for 2014!

CC_Vile Villains In 2014 TITLE PLATEbLast year, Jelly Belly introduced a new seasonal Halloween product in the form of Disney’s Vile Villains jelly beans.  The Vile Villains have returned this year, but with some notable changes and tweaks.  Make the jump to check them out and see all that’s changed since last year!

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A Little M&M’s Halloween Historical Packaging Evolution!

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While going through my archives for the CountdownToHalloween this month, I realized I had a few older Halloween seasonal M&M’s packages I never covered before.  So I gathered them together for today’s post which I think presents a nice look at how M&M’s Halloween packaging has evolved over time.

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Hershey’s Candy Corn Bars – New for Halloween 2014!

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Back in December I covered Hershey’s fun new holiday seasonal offering; the candy cane-flavored Hershey bar.  I thought that bar featured an elegant and appealing wrapper design as well as being a pretty tasty offering to boot.  For Halloween this year, they’re offering another bar with another unusual holiday-themed flavor featuring the same packaging style.  This time it’s Hershey’s Candy Corn!

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Topps’ 1960’s Bazooka Halloween Mask Bubblegum Box!

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Make the jump and enjoy Topps’ 1960’s Bazooka Halloween Mask bubblegum box!

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