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As Jurassic World continues its weeks-long Summer box office domination, I thought it would be fun to revisit some dinosaur-themed confectionery treats from the past. Most kids delight in dinosaurs and many (myself included) even go through a phase of … Continue reading
I’m excited to finally be back after an extended (and somewhat unexpected) hiatus, so I thought I’d kick-off my return with a tasty confectionery photo hunt from 1980. I last tackled a photo hunt way back in 2012 when I … Continue reading
Big League Chew bubblegum first hit the market back in 1980 and at the time, came in only a single flavor. Since then, quite a number of flavor extensions have been released with a few of them becoming part of … Continue reading
As the weather turns colder, I thought it would be fun to cover a near-forgotten treat from the 1980’s that will inspire warmer climates. This is one that first hit stores way back in 1982 and I’m excited to share … Continue reading
Yesterday, as part of a two-part flashback recap, I presented a collection of my favorite CountdownToHalloween entries from past years. Those posts showcased items that were largely contemporary in nature, so today I’ll be following that up by putting a … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Willy Wonka’s Nerds are one of my all-time favorites and that certainly includes their holiday releases. In recent years Easter-themed Nerds have taken on the moniker of “Hoppin’” Nerds but that wasn’t always the case. Today we’re going to look … Continue reading
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
Today we’re going back to the 1980’s and taking a look at the contents of a Halloween candy trade ad from the Howard B. Stark company. We’ll also be catching a glimpse of some seriously spooky decades-old unopened Stark candy!
Willy Wonka is a huge brand name in the candy business today but it might be the 1980’s when the brand experienced its first golden age of success with new introductions like Nerds. The 80’s are also when non-Wonka products … Continue reading