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Tag Archives: 1980’s candy
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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