Tag Archives: 1980’s candy

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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When Bubblegum met Taffy, Things Got Baffy!

Mixing bubblegum and taffy might seem like a bit of a redundant concept – they’re both a chewable confection, after all.  But back in 1986, novelty bubblegum manufacturer Amurol did just that when they introduced Baffy, the “taffy that turns … Continue reading

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Vintage Halloween Candy Newspaper Ad Circulars from the 80’s and 90’s!

It might be surprising to learn that, outside of the packaging itself, one of the best places to learn about historical confectionery products and marketing is through the promotional circulars published in weekend newspapers.  Today, I’m going to take a … Continue reading

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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 Forgotten Wonka Treat – Tangy Bloops!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last pulled something from the 1970’s archives to share, so today I’m presenting a Wonka treat you’ve likely never seen before:  Tangy Bloops Super Sour Candy!

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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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Woolworth’s Branded Chocolate Bars from Canada!

Several times here on this site I’ve reminisced about visiting my hometown Woolworth’s store while growing up and how those are some of my most vivid childhood candy memories.  I even dedicated a post to my love of Woolworth’s and … Continue reading

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A Fun One for Friday: 1989’s Super Mario Bros Bar!

I’m back in Nebraska this weekend helping celebrate my Niece’s High School Graduation so I’ve just got a short post for today.  But it’s a fun one as we look at a flashy Super Mario Brothers bar wrapper from way … Continue reading

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A Fun One For Friday – Willy Wonka’s Rinky Dinks from 1986!

In the wake of the huge success that was Nerds, the Willy Wonka company attempted a number of similar follow-ups.  One such treat was Willy Wonka’s Rinky Dinks, tiny jawbreakers with printed faces served up in a three-flavor, compartmentalized box.

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Annabelle’s Big Hunk!

Today I’d like to talk about a bar that’s been around at least 40 years.   It’s a classic treat with a name that will certainly be familiar to those of you who grew up on the West Coast; Annabelle’s Big … Continue reading

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