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Out of Retirement: Big League Chew Cotton Candy and Strawberry are Back!

Big League Chew bubblegum first hit the market back in 1980 and at the time, came in only a single flavor.  Since then, quite a number of flavor extensions have been released with a few of them becoming part of … Continue reading

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Halloween Bubble Yum from the 1970’s!!

For today’s post I’ve selected a spectacular and unusual vintage item to showcase — an unopened Halloween multi-package of Tropical Punch Bubble Yum bubblegum from the 1970’s!  Make the jump to check it out.

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When Amurol’s Whammo Bubblegum Went Blammo!

Back in the 1970’s the Amurol company, known at the time for their sugarless gum and confectionery products, released a kid-targeted sugarless bubblegum called Whammo.  The gum’s name didn’t stick and within a few years Whammo became Blammo.   Today we’re … Continue reading

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When Bubblegum met Taffy, Things Got Baffy!

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

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The Return of A&W and Hawaiian Punch gum! Plus: The Secret History of Hawaiian Punch Candy!

Starting just over a year ago, Wrigley began introducing new beverage-inspired flavors to it’s Hubba Bubba lineup.   The first two to land in stores were Hubba Bubba Dr. Pepper and Hubba Bubba Orange Crush.  Now arriving early in 2014 are … Continue reading

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Bubble Yum Packs of the 1970’s!

Continuing this week with fun posts acknowledging CollectingCandy.com’s two-year anniversary, today we’re presenting a photo spread of unopened Bubble Yum bubblegum packs from the 1970’s!  Unlike yesterday, today’s post will be light on historical facts as this is a topic … Continue reading

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A Bazooka Bubblegum-Flavored Chocolate Bar?!? It’s Real!

As an enthusiast of confectionery brand-oddities, I love finding flavor spinoffs and unusual food crossovers.  I recently became aware of one I never thought I’d see, a Bazooka bubblegum-flavored chocolate bar.  Well, to be clear this is a Bazooka bubblegum-flavored … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Slurpee-Infused Gum Lineup from 2003!

Over the last two days I’ve covered the topics of 7-Eleven’s recent name brand private label releases as well as their launch of Slurpee-branded gum in the late 1990’s.  Today I’m rounding out the 7-Eleven theme by presenting a great … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Original 1990’s Slurpee Liquid-Filled Bubblegum!

After posting about 7-Eleven’s name brand candy offerings yesterday, I thought it would be fun to follow-up with a showcase of the groovy Slurpee-branded gum products that were on shelves a little over a decade ago.  Returning from a successful … Continue reading

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Leaf’s 1978 Star Wars-Inspired Bubble Gum – Space Wars!

The confectionery world is one that is never too shy to jump on a trend or fad, and that was certainly the case with the Leaf company.  They were skilled at re-branding their standard gumball assortments into products that reflected … Continue reading

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