Tag Archives: 1980’s candy

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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Heide’s Mexican Hats!

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from a CollectingCandy.com reader named Jeff, asking me about a candy box that he’d remembered from the early 1990’s but couldn’t find any information for online.  He believed that what he was remembering was a … Continue reading

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A Fun one for Friday: Rowntree’s 1970’s TEX bar!

Back in March of last year, I wrote about Rowntree UK’s nostalgic 70’s favorite, the Texan bar.  What I didn’t know at the time was that around that same period in Rowntree’s history, their South African branch produced a different … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Hershey’s 1982 Holiday Gift Catalog!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!  It’s December 25th – Christmas Day – so I wanted to share something a bit different and hopefully a bit special with you. For today’s topic, I picked my Hershey Holiday Gift catalog from … Continue reading

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Sour Patch Kids’ New Packaging! Plus a little history…

Today I’m taking a crack at a big-time favorite among many of my readers – Sour Patch Kids.  I’d previously touched upon Sour Patch for my Halloween post on Sour Patch Zombie Kids (awesome bit of packaging there).  My reason … Continue reading

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A Candy Bar for Cowboys: Goetze’s Outlaw!

Today I’m going to take a look at a bar from Goetze’s, a company best-known for their Caramel Creams and Cow Tales.  It’s one you probably aren’t familiar with as it only had a brief run in the mid-1980’s: It’s … Continue reading

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Anyone Remember Alligator Eggs?

Here’s one I didn’t really recall, even though I must have certainly seen it when it was out.  Clark’s Alligator Eggs were on shelves in the early 1980’s, and today I will share a look at a box for these … Continue reading

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Mr. T Gold Chain Bubble Gum!

Ah, Mr. T and his Gold Chain bubble gum.  I don’t have much to say about this that hasn’t already been said.  But having recently acquired a pack, I thought it warranted a dedicated post.

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A Big League Pair and Six Months of CollectingCandy!

Today I want to share my latest Big League Chew-related discovery, and it seems only appropriate that I do so while also marking the six-month anniversary of CollectingCandy.com’s launch.

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