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M&M’s Dulce de Leche Caramel!

By the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, marketers had become well aware of the importance of the growing Hispanic population in the United States.  One of the ways the confectionery business began flirting with this market was by incorporating traditionally … Continue reading

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Pangburn’s Trog-Lo-Dytes Action Packs – The MAD Fold-In of Candy Packaging!

In the 1970’s, the Pangburn Company of Fort Worth Texas created a novel bit of pop art paper craft when they came up with the cardboard packaging for their Trog-Lo-Dytes chocolates.   There’s never been anything quite like it in the … Continue reading

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McCormick’s World of Flavors – Featuring a Red Velvet Cake Bar!

McCormick is a brand name those of us in the United States will immediately recognize for their association with the spice isle in most grocery stores.  But recently McCormick has dipped its toes into the packaged confectionery pool with a … Continue reading

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Maximum Marathon Part 1: The Wrappers!

This week I’m returning to one of my favorite brands with a series of three posts dedicated to the topic of the 1970’s classic Mars Marathon bar.  Today we’re going to take a look at the various evolutions of Marathon’s … Continue reading

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Beich’s Distinctive Dipsy Doodle Bar – From 1972!

Today I’m jumping all the way back to 1972 and an offering from Beich’s [Say "Bikes"], a company best known for their seasonal offerings and of course their taffy.   Now let’s take a look at their distinctive Dipsy Doodle bar.

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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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Wacky Wednesdays – Not Goodie!

It’s been a month since our last Wacky Wednesdays column, so I’m excited to bring you our first installment for 2013.  From the just-released Wacky Packages Old School series 4 comes a parody of the classic Pearson’s Nut Goodie – … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Clunky!

Howdy everybody and welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  Today’s entry comes from 1974’s Wacky Packages series 10 and is a parody of the Chunky bar called Clunky.

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Mars’ 2-to-Go and 4-to-Go — Mighty Big Wrappers!

Today I’ll be covering a group of currently-available wrappers from the Mars company; the 2-to-Go selections. As I’ve shared in the past, though I focus most of my efforts on vintage candy packaging, I do like to keep up with … Continue reading

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Gummy Worms in a Chocolate Bar? Meet Cadbury’s Wriggler!

I’m sure it’s been done elsewhere, but this is the only time I’ve come across a wrapper for this particular confectionery combination.  Yes, from out of the 1990’s and Cadbury’s New Zealand branch, this treat served up an ordinary chocolate … Continue reading

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