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It’s Our 300th Post – Hooray! And a Behind-the-Scenes Video!

Hi, everyone! Today is a special one for me as it marks the 300th post for CollectingCandy.com.   When I launched this site just over a year ago, I wasn’t really thinking of getting to 300 – I was just hoping … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Pieces!

After yesterday’s article on the 30th Anniversary of E.T., and the subsequent coverage of Reese’s Pieces, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to cover one of the most prescient Wacky Packages stickers ever; a parody of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups … Continue reading

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The Brief American Release of Nestle’s Aero Bar – Revealed!

The Aero bar is a well-known treat in the UK as well as in Canada, but here in the United States, it remains relatively unknown.  But that almost wasn’t the case, back in the late 1980’s.  [Edit: The US release … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Wrecko!

I have yet to commit much coverage to the Necco brand here on CollectingCandy.com, but it’s not for lack of desire.   Necco is an important American brand, so when I get there, I want to do it right.  Until then, … Continue reading

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The Real Chocolate of 1977’s Ludens, and How I Collected Them!

It’s not always easy to say what drives a collector to collect, or once collecting, what drives them to chase after the specific items they do.  With candy, my collecting always starts with nostalgia, but branches out into an appreciation … Continue reading

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Hershey’s Desert and Tropical Bars – In Honor of Memorial Day

Just returned from a whirlwind three-day trip to see family and attend related events back in my home state of Nebraska.  I hope to get back up to speed fast, and deliver some great bits of CollectingCandy.com fun this week.  … 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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The Famous Clark Bars of the 70’s (that you might not remember.)

The Clark bar and Clark’s Zagnut have been around for decades.  During the late 1970’s, the D.L. Clark company rolled out a few bars in wonderfully-designed wrappers, along with an ad campaign to support them. Since first seeing images of … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Pounds!

Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays will showcase a sticker from Wacky Packages original 1970’s run.  Specifically, the Mounds parody, Pounds, from 1973’s Wacky Packages series 5.

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