Tag Archives: 70’s candy

Easter Week 2014: Brach’s 1972 Easter Promotion!

I grew up with Brach’s candy and as long as I can remember, it’s always been around.  The brand and its products have found ways to thrive through countless changes in the confectionery world, which is a testament to how … Continue reading

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Pangburn’s Trog-Lo-Dytes Action Packs – The MAD Fold-In of Candy Packaging!

In the 1970’s, the Pangburn Company of Fort Worth Texas created a novel bit of pop art paper craft when they came up with the cardboard packaging for their Trog-Lo-Dytes chocolates.   There’s never been anything quite like it in the … Continue reading

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American Candy’s 1970’s Disney Hard Candy Lineup!

Early last year I published a piece on the souvenir candy packaging that is often available at Disney theme parks.  It was a lot of fun showcasing the pieces I had for that and it reminded me that there has … Continue reading

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Mentos – Then-and-Now and Around-the-World!

The Mentos brand falls along the outer edge of the core confectionery category that I usually cover here on the site.  In most cases it’s more mint than candy, though sometimes it is a fruit-flavored chew and hence more typically … Continue reading

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Heath’s 1970’s Super Crunch with NFL Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus!

Today we’re looking back at a bar first released in 1971 under the Heath brand and whose initial marketing push became intimately tied to fierce linebacker and NFL legend, Dick Butkus.  Let’s take a look at the Heath Super Crunch!

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Meet Mark Sweet: The Real-Life Willy Wonka!

Today marks CollectingCandy.com’s second anniversary (launched on February 6th, 2012 with our Retrospective of Big League Chew) – and it’s also our 450th post!  With so much to celebrate, we wanted to bring you a great feature as well as … Continue reading

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A Trio of Classic 1970’s Candy Commercials not seen in 35 Years!

As a candy marketing enthusiast, one of the fun things for me to look back on are the old TV commercials for candy products.  There’s no shortage of these wonderful commercials on spots like YouTube – a place where I’ve … Continue reading

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Breaker Confections’ Great Goliath and his Giant Jawbreaker!

Today’s post is an especially fun one as I get to premiere the only known images and information for a candy product that would otherwise be forgotten to time.  Not only is it something you’ve never seen before, but it … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who – with Jelly Babies and More!

Today the BBC celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the classic television show Doctor Who.  Like countless others around the globe, I’ll be sitting down the join the Doctor(s) for what I hope will be one of his greatest adventures yet.  … Continue reading

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Halloween Smarties from the 80’s!

Smarties (the pressed dextrose candies found in the USA) are a classic treat that countless people have fond memories of.   Because of their small, individually-wrapped size, they’ve always been a perfect treat to give out for Halloween.  With that in … Continue reading

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