Tag Archives: confections
FYE and Astor Chocolate’s Food Fight! – Featuring the first chocolate bar that tastes like a McDonald’s french fry!!!
You may not know the name Astor Chocolate but you’ve almost certainly seen their products. They’ll often produce private label chocolate bars for cities and tourist locations – I featured a pair of their lovely Times Square Toys R Us … Continue reading
Back in 1958, the Mars company introduced a product to the USA market that might sound familiar: It was a roll of caramel-filled drum-shaped chocolate candies, wrapped in gold foil. Mars called this new offering Marsettes, and while their time … Continue reading
Though it arrives a little later than I’d planned, today I’m excited to present my 2016 “Year in Collecting” retrospective graphical collage. This is the eighth year in a row that I’ve put one of these together and it’s fun … Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! While there was a lot of great new Valentine’s seasonal offerings this year, I’ve only time for one post. I’m choosing to dedicate today’s feature on the six new-for-2017 Just Born boxed Valentine’s seasonal offerings – … Continue reading
Years before I launched CollectingCandy.com, I mounted an effort to create an online archive of vintage Christmas catalogs, like the old Sears Wishbooks. That vintage Christmas catalog website was and is WishbookWeb.com and this week and I relaunched WishbookWeb with … Continue reading
CollectingCandy.com’s 5th Anniversary!! Plus the World Premier of the Lost Big League Chew Flavor: Cola!
Today marks five years exactly since CollectingCandy.com was launched (way back on February 6th, 2012) with a feature retrospective on the Big League Chew brand. Since then, I’ve penned another 632 articles including the publication of over 6,000 images (many … Continue reading
It’s once again Super Bowl Sunday, and once again I’ll be marking the day with some NFL tie-in candy wrappers! This year I’ll be featuring Mars’ play on their successful “You’re Not Yourself When You’re Hungry” Snickers trait bar promotion, … Continue reading
When researching the history of candy, I sometimes come across things I’ve never seen before or didn’t previously know existed. It often happens when I’m lucky enough to find a vintage store photo showing a candy display or aisle. Today … Continue reading
Reese’s Pieces have been around since the late 1970’s, and over the years the brand has received limited run extensions in the form of Reese’s Pieces with the addition of Peanuts. They did so just last year, but I was … Continue reading
Between 1976 and 1985, red M&M’s were banished from the world due to a Russian “red scare” having to due with a food dye additive. It is a story that has been told before, but newly discovered evidence reveals an … Continue reading