Tag Archives: 70’s candy

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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1975’s Monster Tears – A Strange and Unusual Drinkable Treat!

Years before drink boxes were to be found in children’s school backpacks, the Flexible Packaging division of the H.R. Nicholson company was producing what might be the clearest predecessor to them. In 1975 they created a monster-themed version of their … Continue reading

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Candy-Alert!! — Hershey’s Rally Bar Returns!

I’m excited to announce that Hershey’s classic 1970’s Rally bar has returned to shelves across the nation!  Because of this unexpected-and-groovy news, I’m preempting the start of our Halloween Countdown coverage today to look back at the history of the … Continue reading

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Hot Week: Willy Wonka’s Everlasting Hot Gobstoppers!!

Welcome back to the second day of our Cinnamon Hot Week!  Today we’ll be shining a delicious light on a treat from the early 1990’s; Willy Wonka’s Everlasting HOT Gobstoppers!

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A Forgotten Wonka Treat – Tangy Bloops!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last pulled something from the 1970’s archives to share, so today I’m presenting a Wonka treat you’ve likely never seen before:  Tangy Bloops Super Sour Candy!

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