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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You’ve Been Booed! Praim’s History of Fun Halloween Chocolate Bars!

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For today’s entry in our Countdown To Halloween, I’m going to look at a selection of offerings from Praim Confections.  It’s a company you probably haven’t heard of, but you’ve almost certainly seen their seasonal bars and appreciated their strong design or humor.   Make the jump to check them out!

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Unreal Candy’s Awesome “Supernatural” Halloween Offerings!

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For those that aren’t familiar with the name, Unreal Candy is marketed as an organic and affordable alternative to some of the big brand mainstays of the candy isle.  On the packaging design side of things, they launched with a remarkably bold look which I wrote about back in 2012.  In 2013 they made visual adjustments, bringing an appearance to their product that was more accessible while still being edgier than those that they were differentiating themselves from.  I haven’t had cause to post about them again until this week when I came across their awesome new line of Halloween/Day of the Dead-themed offerings.  Make the jump to check them out!

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3 Musketeers’ Spooky Red Halloween Fun Size 2016 Evolution!

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When documenting the history of candy, you can find yourself spending a lot of time tracking the ever changing landscape of the presently on-sale products and how they change.  Sometimes it’s a dramatic redesign or reformulation, but other times it can be a subtle tweak that nonetheless makes an impact.  With that in mind, today I’m going to cover 3 Musketeers Halloween “Muskefears” fun size and its 2016 evolution.  Make the jump to check it out!

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