Tag Archives: British

The Wombles! Cadbury’s Groovy 1970′s Chocolate Bars!

Today I’m taking a look at a series of wrappers released by Cadbury UK in the early-1970′s which featured characters from the classic children’s television show, The Wombles.

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A Fun One For Friday – Barratt’s A-Team Bubblegum from the UK!

Wanted to post up a fun pop-culture piece for today and I think I’ve got the perfect one.  Back in 1983 the UK’s Barratt company released “The A-Team Super Stringy Bubble Gum” in a grape flavor.

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The Unusual Flavor Spinoffs of Rolo!

Like most major candy brands, Rolo is a mainstay that has occasionally been the recipient of an oddball flavor spin-off.  I documented a pair of these kinds of Rolo wrappers last year, but since then I’ve come across a few … Continue reading

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Candy Care Package from Germany!

As a candy collector, it’s fun to pick up the things you can’t get locally, and it’s especially fun when those things come from overseas. Though there is a rich and wonderful world of international confections to sample and consume, … 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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From the UK: Trebor’s Mummies and their Tales from the Tomb!

Released in the United Kingdom around 1979 or 1980, Trebor’s Mummies were a roll candy of sorts with a cool series of “Tales of the Tomb” wrappers that encouraged kids to collect them all!

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The Original 1937 Rolo!

Just over two months ago, I wrote about the history of Rolo.  At the time, the earliest wrapper I had to show you was from 1952, but today I get to reveal what the very first Rolo wrapper from 1937 … Continue reading

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Unexpected Saturday Adventure: How a broken elbow led me to the London Candy Company!

It was an overcast, occasionally-rainy Saturday in New York City this weekend.  You might say it was very London-like.  Due to this, my girlfriend and I decided to stay in, check out the Olympics for a while, watch a bad … Continue reading

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Wonka Nerds from Around the World!

Nerds have been a confectionery favorite since they were first introduced back in 1982.   Yep, they’re celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, and I’ll be delving into their history in more detail, later this summer.  Today, however, I’d like to … Continue reading

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A favorite from the archives – Cadbury’s Amazin’ Raisin Bar.

It’s a short post today, as I’m dedicating most of my time this weekend to reorganizing my unfiled wrappers and boxes.  Since launching last month, I’ve been reminded of the areas of my archive that need some administrative attention.  With … Continue reading

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