Tag Archives: 1990’s

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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Easter Week 2014: The Return of Mike and Ike Easter Treats! Plus: A Little History and a Lotta Jellybeans!

Back in the early 2000’s Just Born released a special Easter edition of their Mike and Ike candies called Mike and Ike Easter Treats.  I wrote about that release here last year and always thought it was a pretty cool … Continue reading

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From out of the 1990’s – Trolli’s Gummi Trolls!

Troll dolls were invented by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam in 1959.  Dam created his first Trolls as a way to provide affordable playthings for his daughter and once her friends saw them, word spread.  Within a few years, Trolls became … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Original 1990’s Slurpee Liquid-Filled Bubblegum!

After posting about 7-Eleven’s name brand candy offerings yesterday, I thought it would be fun to follow-up with a showcase of the groovy Slurpee-branded gum products that were on shelves a little over a decade ago.  Returning from a successful … Continue reading

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A Trio of Super Mario Bros 3 Chocolate Bars from 1990!

The characters from Super Mario Brothers have received a number of licensed confectionery treatments over the years.  I had the pleasure of covering one of the earliest back in May when I discussed Candy USA’s Super Mario Bros. bar from … Continue reading

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Easter Week Countdown – Sunmark’s New Easter Treats for 1996!

Kicking off my week of Easter candy coverage is today’s post on Sunmark’s “New Easter Treats” for 1996.  For those that aren’t familiar with the name, before Nestle acquired them, Sunmark was the company best-known for the Willy Wonka candy … Continue reading

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Gummy Worms in a Chocolate Bar? Meet Cadbury’s Wriggler!

I’m sure it’s been done elsewhere, but this is the only time I’ve come across a wrapper for this particular confectionery combination.  Yes, from out of the 1990’s and Cadbury’s New Zealand branch, this treat served up an ordinary chocolate … Continue reading

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Our Big Rolo Roundup! 75 Years of Rolo!

Today is unofficially my 100th article for CollectingCandy.com, so I wanted to make it a big one.   [Note: This is actually post 105, but several of those were directing readers to other things, so this would be my 100th … Continue reading

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Wonka Nerds from Around the World!

Nerds have been a confectionery favorite since they were first introduced back in 1982.   Yep, they’re celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, and I’ll be delving into their history in more detail, later this summer.  Today, however, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Avengers (candy) Assemble!

Unless you’ve been living under a pop-culture rock, you are probably aware that Marvel Comics’ much-anticipated film, The Avengers, premieres today.  I won’t be seeing it today, but I’ll likely take in the flick before the end of the weekend. … Continue reading

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