Tag Archives: 1970′s

Celebrating our One-Millionth Pageview with Pangburn’s Millionaires!

Two nights ago while I slept, CollectingCandy.com’s page view counter ticked over past one million.  It’s such a big round number and one I’m excited to see the site hit.  As such, I thought the perfect way to mark the … Continue reading

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Easter Week 2014: Brach’s 1972 Easter Promotion!

I grew up with Brach’s candy and as long as I can remember, it’s always been around.  The brand and its products have found ways to thrive through countless changes in the confectionery world, which is a testament to how … Continue reading

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Easter Week 2014: Twenty Fun Flavors of Russell Stover’s Chocolate Eggs!

For today’s entry in our Easter Week coverage, I wanted to continue our CollectingCandy.com tradition and look at the full variety of Russell Stover’s seasonal offerings.  In the last year I’ve had great fun featuring Russell Stover’s Halloween Pumpkins, Christmas … Continue reading

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Meet Mark Sweet: The Real-Life Willy Wonka!

Today marks CollectingCandy.com’s second anniversary (launched on February 6th, 2012 with our Retrospective of Big League Chew) – and it’s also our 450th post!  With so much to celebrate, we wanted to bring you a great feature as well as … Continue reading

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A Trio of Classic 1970′s Candy Commercials not seen in 35 Years!

As a candy marketing enthusiast, one of the fun things for me to look back on are the old TV commercials for candy products.  There’s no shortage of these wonderful commercials on spots like YouTube – a place where I’ve … Continue reading

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Bubble Yum Packs of the 1970′s!

Continuing this week with fun posts acknowledging CollectingCandy.com’s two-year anniversary, today we’re presenting a photo spread of unopened Bubble Yum bubblegum packs from the 1970′s!  Unlike yesterday, today’s post will be light on historical facts as this is a topic … 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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New for 2013: Starburst Candy Corn and Brach’s New Look! Plus a Big Dose of Candy Corn History!

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day — well, at least that’s what Alton Brown told me when I saw him on the Food Network last week.  Alton’s alert prompted me to do a little Google search to read up … Continue reading

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From 1972: Topps’ 250-Piece Bubble Gum Haunted House “Door-Knobber” Halloween Package!

While coming up with a vintage Halloween candy item to cover today, I recalled a fun piece of Topps bubble gum packaging that I picked up recently known as a “door-knobber”.  In the process of researching the origins of that … Continue reading

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Hot Week: Bazooka Hot Bubble Gum from 1973!

During the initial two days of Cinnamon Hot Week I looked at unusual items from the 1960′s and the 1990′s – so today I’m hitting the 1970′s with a dynamite-yet-mysterious release from Topps Chewing Gum:  Bazooka Hot Bubble Gum!

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