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Tag Archives: 1990’s
Back during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the Beich’s candy company was going through some rapid corporate transformations, but along the way they played around with Halloween seasonal releases of their most enduring product; Laffy Taffy. Make the jump … Continue reading
Hershey bars are probably the most consistent confectionery offering to come out of the United States, especially with regard to their wrapper design. For nearly a century, a Hershey bar meant a brown paper wrapper with a silver block letter logo. And that’s still … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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