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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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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – CollectingCandy-style!

I somehow missed that yesterday was the 30th Anniversary of the original release of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – a classic film that contains a classic candy tie-in.  That tie-in being Reese’s Pieces.  A day late it might be, but … Continue reading

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A Gem of a Middle Eastern M&M’s pack.

As a candy collector, I’m routinely surprised by the things I find that I never knew existed.  Typically this involves items that were made twenty and thirty years ago, sometimes even further back.  But occasionally something comes to me that … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Jerkyfruits!

In today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we take on the 1974’s Wacky Packages parody of Jujyfruits — Jerkyfruits.

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Our Big Rolo Roundup! 75 Years of Rolo!

Today is unofficially my 100th article for CollectingCandy.com, so I wanted to make it a big one.   [Note: This is actually post 105, but several of those were directing readers to other things, so this would be my 100th … Continue reading

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A 1950’s Peter Paul Wrapper with a Giggle-Worthy Name.

I’m going to be swamped today with non-candy-related commitments, but I wanted to share something quick and light with everyone today.

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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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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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Wacky Wednesdays – Bum Bums!

For this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we turn our attention to 1974’s Wacky Packages Series 6, and Bum Bums, the parody of Nabisco Confections’ Pom Poms.

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