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A Look Back at a Discontinued Classic – Tom’s Full Dinner!

The history of confection is rich with brands that have had the briefest flashes of life and others that have withstood the test of time.  But even some stalwarts of the candy isle that stuck around for generations eventually fade … Continue reading

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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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Stale Old Candy – It’s Not Trash – It’s Treasure!

I am a vintage candy packaging collector, but beyond that, I’ve also long been buying and collecting current candy packaging, too.  It’s all a part of putting the older pieces into historical perspective.  In five years all of the stuff … Continue reading

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The Snickers Peanut Munch Bar – From the 1970′s to today.

[Note: CollectingCandy.com posted a significant update to this article in March of 2013.] I will admit to coming around to the goodness of the Munch bar a bit later in life.  As a kid, it wasn’t my thing.  If I … Continue reading

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Zotz – Where the fizz still is.

I have clear memories of Zotz candy from when I was a kid, both the packaging and the confectionery experience it contained.  The Zotz name and logo was like a comic book sound effect, and it accurately described the exclamation … Continue reading

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Mars Mixes it Up – A Tricky Trinity of Timeless Brands: Part Two

A quick recap on yesterday’s Part One: For decades, Snickers bars were sold as Marathon bars over in the United Kingdom, while the US had a its own different Marathon through the 1970′s.  But in the early 1990′s the UK … Continue reading

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Big League Chew – Retrospective of an American Original

PREFACE When I set out to launch CollectingCandy.com, my mission was clear: celebrate the history of candy packaging, its marketing, and the people behind it.  Sure, the title was Collecting Candy, but I felt that you didn’t need to be … Continue reading

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