Tag Archives: 70’s

Fleer’s 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy (with Halloween Finger Puppets)!

Back in the early 1980’s, the Fleer company merged classic stick candy with rubber Halloween finger puppets to create a unique and outstanding confectionery offering called Goblin Stix.  Make the jump to check them out!

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The Curtiss Candy Company’s 1973 Halloween Sales Brochure!

Climbing out of the deep archives again for today’s entry into the Countdown, we’re going to reach back over four decades.   Taking a look at a 1973 Halloween candy sales brochure from the Curtiss Candy Company, best known for … Continue reading

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Breaker Confections 1978 Meet ‘n Treat Halloween Line Brochure!

Today I’ll be sharing an amazing piece from the late 1970’s that details a trio of treat-size Halloween offerings from Breaker Confections – Breaker being one early part of the Wonka brand family.  Make the jump to check out Breaker … Continue reading

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Mad Rocks Bubblegum!

Following in the footsteps of products like Topps/Bazooka’s Gold Rush and Leaf’s Gravel bubblegum, Mad Rocks was a late 1970’s bubblegum product that, up until a few months ago, I’d never heard of.   Make the jump to check it out!

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Nestle’s 1970’s Halloween Treats Newspaper Ads!

Jumping back to the mid-1970’s for today’s Countdown-to-Halloween post, I wanted to share a pair of vintage ads promoting Halloween treats from Nestle.  Make the jump to check them out!

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Flashback with Leaf’s 1973 Halloween Candy Sales Brochure!

Today I’m pleased to share a wonderful piece of candy history that you won’t see anywhere else.  It’s a sales brochure from 1973 that was sent out to candy salesmen to help them sell Leaf brand product to their retail … Continue reading

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Brach’s 1972 “Share a Little Love” Valentine’s Day Promotion!

For today’s pre-Valentine’s Day post, I’ll be sharing a Brach’s candy salesman promotional packet created in support of their 1972 “Share a Little Love” campaign.  It’s a terrific and unique look into our confectionery past and it follows up a … Continue reading

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The Surprising Candy of Howard Johnson’s!

I’ll often talk about how much I enjoy branded candy packaging that comes from unusual sources like private label or “store brands”.  These aren’t your typical Hershey or Mars offerings in that you can only find them at specific retail … Continue reading

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From 1974 – Clark’s Catchy Clarconut Bar!

Forty years ago the D.L. Clark company launched what was at the time, their latest version of a chocolate-coated coconut bar.  While the bar itself might not have been revolutionary, mixing the title of their flagship brand with the bar’s … Continue reading

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A Peter Paul Halloween Newspaper Coupon from 1978!

Today I’m coming at the idea of Halloween candy and candy marketing a little sideways.   Rather than feature vintage packaging created specifically for the holiday, I’m going to showcase how Halloween has been used to promote all-year round versions of … Continue reading

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