Tag Archives: Australia

Australia’s 7-Eleven Rocks with Slurpee Shocks!

Back in January I devoted a three part series to the history of branded confectionery offerings from 7-Eleven stores here in the United States.  I made special note of the two versions of Slurpee gum lines that were released in … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka’s Xploders — From Around the Globe!

Back in 1998, Nestle UK introduced the Wonka Xploder bar to the world – at least the United Kingdom part of it.  A chocolate bar infused with carbonated popping candy (ala Pop Rocks) – it seemed like a perfect kind … Continue reading

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Australia’s Awesome New Wonka Bars for 2013!

Wonka is one of my favorite brands so I take notice even when they release something really neat on the other side of the planet.  Such was the case when the Australia-New Zealand arm of Nestle released a quartet of … Continue reading

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New Zombie Candy from New Zealand!

I returned to New York last night after spending nearly three weeks away visiting friends and family for the holidays.  While away I had planned to post regularly to this site, but I have to admit that it was tough … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Cadbury’s Santa’s Workshop Dairy Milk – From New Zealand!

It’s Christmas Eve and here at my mother’s house that means we are preparing things in anticipation of our big Christmas Eve dinner.   I’ve temporarily cleared a place at the dinner table to write today’s post before everyone arrives, … Continue reading

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Catching Up With CurlyWurly!

Over the last two posts I’ve focused entirely on Curly Wurly – first with the CurlyWurly Club Kit and then on the saga of the American CurlyWurly.  Today I’ll be wrapping up my CurlyWurly coverage by catching up with the … Continue reading

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1970′s UK Cadbury Monster Bar Wrappers – My Complete Series 1 and 2!

Today I get to share one of my favorite releases that came out of 1970′s Cadbury in the UK – Cadbury’s Monster Bars!   Monster Bars were an imaginative and wonderfully-illustrated series of chocolate bar wrappers that received two different six-wrapper … Continue reading

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Candy Care Package from Australia! And what are those coconuts covering?

As a candy collector, traveling out of the country is a great opportunity to find fun and foreign versions of candy packaging.  Of course, if you’re not a regular globetrotter, it helps to have friends pitch in for the hunt. … Continue reading

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From the Oddball Files – Australia’s LifeSavers Musk flavor.

Ah, flavor… it’s a funny thing, especially where candy is concerned.   What one person finds delicious, another finds awful.   I don’t spend too much time discussing the flavors of candy, as that’s not what the focus on this site … Continue reading

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Attack of the Zombie Candy – Australia’s Zombie Chews!

Ah… Zombies… what’s not to love? I’ve been a fan of zombies as long as I can remember.  I think my first exposure to them was through the pages of Starlog magazine (or maybe it was Fangoria) and their coverage … Continue reading

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