Tag Archives: 1980’s

Out of Retirement: Big League Chew Cotton Candy and Strawberry are Back!

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

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Plucked from the 80’s: Brach’s Coconut Hula Chews!

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

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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part Two of Two!

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

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From the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!

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

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Easter Week 2014: Easter Nerds Through the Years – Featuring Doc Hinkles Nerds Shrinkles!

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

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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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Stark’s Bone-Chilling Halloween Treats from 1985!

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!

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Willy Wonka’s Halloween Bag Line Brochure from 1984!

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

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A Fun One For Friday – Barratt’s A-Team Bubblegum from the UK!

Wanted to post up a fun pop-culture piece for today and I think I’ve got the perfect one.  Back in 1983 the UK’s Barratt company released “The A-Team Super Stringy Bubble Gum” in a grape flavor.

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Willy Wonka’s Squids – A Forgotten 80’s Gummy!

Here at CollectingCandy.com I tend to throw around the adjectives “lost” and “forgotten”  from time-to-time and I don’t think I’m being overly dramatic when I do. In the realm of vintage candy countless products have come and gone, seemingly in … Continue reading

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