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UK Nestle’s Jungle Book Characters Wrappers – My Near-Complete Set!

These days, the idea of a short-run licensed candy bar or candy bar tie-in with a film or television show is not all that uncommon.   In the 1970′s it was all-but-unheard of, at least in this country.  In the UK … 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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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 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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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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1983′s Dungeons and Dragons Candy!!

I’ve been a bit out of commission since late last week due to an accidental eye injury, and I’m slowly getting caught up on the many things I wasn’t able to do while patched-up with only one good eye.  I’m … 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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Bip Bip (Beep Beep) – The lost Road Runner candy from 1970′s Mexico.

One of the more unusual pieces of vintage confectionery packaging to come out of the L.M. Kallok Collection (a wonderful collection I’ve talked about here before, and that I recently acquired) was something I’d never encountered or even heard of:  … Continue reading

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GORP!

GORP might sound like the name of some invertebrate globular alien Star Trek character, or an odd comic book sound-effect, but it’s not – at least that’s not all that it is.  Gorp was a confectionery brand name – an … Continue reading

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