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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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Pangburn’s Trog-Lo-Dytes Action Packs – The MAD Fold-In of Candy Packaging!

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

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American Candy’s 1970′s Disney Hard Candy Lineup!

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

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Mentos – Then-and-Now and Around-the-World!

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

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The Wombles! Cadbury’s Groovy 1970′s Chocolate Bars!

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.

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Heath’s 1970′s Super Crunch with NFL Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus!

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!

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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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Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who – with Jelly Babies and More!

Today the BBC celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the classic television show Doctor Who.  Like countless others around the globe, I’ll be sitting down the join the Doctor(s) for what I hope will be one of his greatest adventures yet.  … Continue reading

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