Tag Archives: 80’s candy
As Jurassic World continues its weeks-long Summer box office domination, I thought it would be fun to revisit some dinosaur-themed confectionery treats from the past. Most kids delight in dinosaurs and many (myself included) even go through a phase of … Continue reading
As the weather turns colder, I thought it would be fun to cover a near-forgotten treat from the 1980’s that will inspire warmer climates. This is one that first hit stores way back in 1982 and I’m excited to share … Continue reading
It’s been a busy few weeks of research here at CollectingCandy.com HQ and today I’m excited to bring a groovy confectionery discovery (and new CollectingCandy.com exclusive) to light: the only known image of a Nerds Hot and Cool candy box!
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
Mixing bubblegum and taffy might seem like a bit of a redundant concept – they’re both a chewable confection, after all. But back in 1986, novelty bubblegum manufacturer Amurol did just that when they introduced Baffy, the “taffy that turns … Continue reading
It might be surprising to learn that, outside of the packaging itself, one of the best places to learn about historical confectionery products and marketing is through the promotional circulars published in weekend newspapers. Today, I’m going to take a … Continue reading
Willy Wonka is a huge brand name in the candy business today but it might be the 1980’s when the brand experienced its first golden age of success with new introductions like Nerds. The 80’s are also when non-Wonka products … Continue reading
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
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!
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!