Tag Archives: Canadian

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014! The Year of the Horse!

Today is January 31st, 2014 – so here on CollectingCandy.com we want to recognize the celebration of the Chinese New Year!  For those that don’t know, in the 12-year cycle of animals that make up the Chinese Zodiac, today marks … Continue reading

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Woolworth’s Branded Chocolate Bars from Canada!

Several times here on this site I’ve reminisced about visiting my hometown Woolworth’s store while growing up and how those are some of my most vivid childhood candy memories.  I even dedicated a post to my love of Woolworth’s and … Continue reading

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Stop! Candy Time!

Just a one-off for today, folks.  This one comes from mid-60′s Canada and the Neilson candy company.  It’s Neilson’s Candy Time bar.

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The Sidekick and the Fast Break – A Dual-Identity Bar!

Though “the Sidekick and the Fast Break” may sound like the title of a 1980′s buddy film, it actually represents  the two names under which a single bar was launched just over a decade ago.

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Top Secret! When Hershey of Canada let Consumers Name a Bar!

Checking my files and my memories of various candy promotions, I can’t recall any instance of a major candy company letting consumers vie for a chance to name a bar.  But sometime around the year 2000, that’s just what Hershey … Continue reading

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A Superhero for Sunday – Cadbury’s P.B. Jammer!

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in New York City.  Though it was snowing just two days ago, today it feels like Spring is on its way.   So I wanted to share something fun today, and something you can’t see … Continue reading

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Cadbury of Canada’s Pokémon Candy – Gotta Collect Them All!

I wanted to follow-up yesterday’s Digimon post with Cadbury of Canada’s companion release from 2000; their series of Pokémon bars.    Just like the Digimon, these were a licensed release that re-sized and re-branded Cadbury’s standard Caramilk bar, this time with … Continue reading

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Cadbury of Canada’s Digimon Candy!

Back in 2000-2001, Cadbury of Canada released a set of Digimon-themed Caramilk bars, featuring twelve different wrappers.  Though barely a decade old, I could find no reference to this release or images of these wrappers online.  Time to remedy that, … Continue reading

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Cadbury’s Bat Eggs and Screme Eggs Goopocalypse!

Egg-shaped candy is normally the purview of Easter, but confectionery creativity has brought eggs into Halloween, too.   Today I’d like to cover two of Cadbury’s Halloween egg offerings; their Bat Eggs from the late 1980′s and their newly-released Screme Eggs, … Continue reading

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The Goonies had a candy bar?!?

One of the fun things about candy history, and about product packaging more broadly, is that it’s something that isn’t very well documented.  For me, that means I get to become a bit of a pop-culture archeologist, hunting for things … Continue reading

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