Japan’s Appetizing and Adorable Every Burger!

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The folks making candy in Japan have long had a special talent for the unusual, exotic, and downright adorable.  After all, this is the confectionery culture that brought us chocolate-covered tree stumps and over 100 different flavors of Kit Kat.  Along the way, they also created a now-classic treat known the world over; the sweetly miniaturized confectionery sandwich from the Bourbon candy company known as Every Burger.  Make the jump to check it out!

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Full Set Friday: Contemporary Bubblicious Bubblegum Wrappers!

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Today’s Full Set Friday is a more typical example of setting out to “collect ’em all”, in that it is a classic brand and a broad assortment of currently-available flavors.  When I committed to putting together a set of current Bubblicious bubblegum wrappers a few years ago, it took a while to even suss out just how many there were as there was no list online or otherwise to refer to, but I eventually did figure it out and assembled the full set presented today.  Make the jump to check it out.

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Full Set Friday: World Market’s Adventurous Filled Chocolate Bars!

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Back for our second edition of Full Set Friday, today we’ll be looking at the delightful assortment of Cost Plus World Market’s Adventurous Filled Chocolate bars!  They feature a gorgeous array of unusual wrappers so make the jump to check them out!

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Spangler Elected Two Dum Dums in 2008!

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In honor of our historic 2016 US Presidential Election Day currently in progress, I’ve decided to offer up a bonus post showcasing Spangler’s own 2008 Election for two Dum Dums (Pops).  Make the jump to check it out!

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M&M’s 2016 New Peanut Flavor Vote!

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As promised in yesterday’s post, today I’m marking the United States Presidential Election by covering M&M’s 2016 New Peanut Flavor Vote promotion.  Make the jump to check it out!

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M&M’s 2010 Favorite Character Election Promotion!

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With the US Presidential Election happening tomorrow, I wanted to reach back into the archives to present a voting scenario that was far more lighthearted than the one currently playing out.  So make the jump to check out M&M’s 2010 “Favorite Character” election promotion!

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Full Set Friday: Hershey’s 1982 “Now Larger” Promotion!

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Way back in 1982, the Hershey company held a Summer promotion where they upped the size of each of their standard bars and alerted consumers to it with a bright on-pack call-out.  I call it the “Hershey’s Now Larger” promotion and you can check it out after the break.

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The Rest Of the Best Of 2016’s New Halloween Candy!

cc_halloween-2016-rest-of-best-of-title-plateEach year, candy manufacturers roll out fresh seasonal offerings and packaging for the Halloween holiday and during this year’s Countdown I’ve managed to cover a number of awesome examples.  But with our 2016 Countdown To Halloween coming to a close, I wanted to praise a few awesome new pieces that I didn’t have a chance to cover already.  So make the jump to check out the rest of the best of 2016’s newest Halloween candy!

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Fleer’s 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy (with Halloween Finger Puppets)!

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Back in the early 1980’s, the Fleer company merged classic stick candy with rubber Halloween finger puppets to create a unique and outstanding confectionery offering called Goblin Stix.  Make the jump to check them out!

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Kit Kat’s Awesome Halloween Cat Mascot Packs! Plus Kit Kat Darkness!

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Around this time last year, Hershey started to upgrade their snack size packaging with a series of new seasonal mascots.  But it wasn’t until 2016 that the “Kit Kat Cat” arrived and for the Halloween season they’ve really outdone themselves with a number of packages featuring this fun new character.  Make the jump to check out Kit Kat’s awesome new Halloween Cat mascot packs!

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