Tag Archives: 60′s

Vintage Leaf Vending Promo Photos!

Today I’m going to share a collection of nineteen promotional images created for the Leaf company’s vending trade, likely during the early 1970′s. I mentioned these in my 300th post behind-the-scenes video and as I stated there, these were probably … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Beich’s Classic Santa Claus Candy and More!

For decades the company Beich’s, also known as Bike’s, was one of the larger confectioners on the candy landscape.  Among many long-running products, they produced Laffy Taffy, which is still produced today by the Nestle company under their Wonka brand. … Continue reading

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UK Nestle’s Jungle Book Characters Wrappers – My Near-Complete Set!

These days, the idea of a short-run licensed candy bar or candy bar tie-in with a film or television show is not all that uncommon.   In the 1970′s it was all-but-unheard of, at least in this country.  In the UK … 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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Fun Dip and Lik-M-Aid – A powdery-sugar-filled retrospective.

I am excited to finally be getting to today’s post, as I’ve wanted to cover the subject of Fun Dip for a long time.  It’s good that I waited, as the last couple of months have provided key pieces of … Continue reading

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Ode to Woolworth’s – The magical isle of my candy youth.

I grew up in Nebraska in the 1970′s, and in the town where I grew up, we had a Woolworth’s store.   Without a doubt it had the best selection of candy and gum in town and because of that, I … Continue reading

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Happy Easter from CollectingCandy.com!

Easter is another big candy holiday, and it’s been one as long as I can remember.   Let’s face it, for candy, there’s Halloween, Christmas, and Easter – so it’s one of the Big-3. Today, I’m going to showcase an assortment … Continue reading

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Easter Flashback! A Woolworth’s Offering from 1968.

Just a few days left before Easter, so make sure to get your goodies while you can. Certainly one of the biggest days for candy, and for candy packaging, Easter is one we’re excited to celebrate here on the site. … Continue reading

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All About Razzles – First it’s a candy, then it’s a gum!

What can you say about Razzles?  As it turns out, quite a lot. I don’t recall what my earliest memory of Razzles was, only that they seemed to be ever present in the tapestry of my confectionery youth.

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From the Mystery Files: Ringers – The Adult Bubble Gum.

I’ve previously pointed out that the history of candy and gum packaging is largely unknown.  It’s a bit like a fossil record in that for every piece you’ve seen, there are likely ten more that you haven’t.  For me that’s … Continue reading

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