Tag Archives: 1980’s

1989’s “Now Plumper” Nerds! Plus: Hot and Cool Nerds Revisited!!

Hi all!  Going to be kicking off our Halloween programming at the half-way point of October this year rather than our traditional month-long coverage.  I’ll explain more on that tomorrow (Spoiler: We’re trying to launch a new bubblegum!) but today … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka’s DinaSour Eggs – A Classic 80’s Treat!

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

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Photo Hunt 1980: A Detroit Candy Man.

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

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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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