Tag Archives: holiday

Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from CollectingCandy!!

Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States and for so many of us that means a mix of family, food, football, and friends.  Where branded candy is concerned, Thanksgiving tends to be one of the overlooked holidays but over … Continue reading

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Kicking off our 5th Annual Countdown to Halloween with a New Banner!

We are back today after an extended hiatus to kick off our 5th annual participation in the CountdownToHalloween blogging event.  Since it’s our fifth annual countdown romp, we’ve tweaked our Halloween-themed masthead and today we’ll be sharing the details, so … Continue reading

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A History of Willy Wonka’s Valentine’s Gobstopper Heartbreakers!

With Valentine’s Day arriving tomorrow, I thought it was the perfect time to dig into the history of a seasonal spin-off that has become a holiday classic: Willy Wonka’s (Gobstopper) Heartbreakers!  Make the jump to check it out.

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Happy Hanukkah With Paskesz Kosher Candy and More!

Hanukkah began on Sunday night earlier this week and it is a holiday I’ve been wanting to acknowledge here on CollectingCandy.com for some time.  I’ve finally gathered up enough fun Hanukkah-related candy items to share, so make the jump to … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: M&M’s 2012 Holiday Packs!

Back in 2011-2012, M&M/Mars expanded their seasonal M&M’s offerings by adding holiday releases in standard-sized packs.  Since that time, I’ve covered their Candy Corn M&M’s, M&M’s Holiday Mints, and even an array of twelve different Easter packages. While Candy Corn M&M’s have … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Early 90’s Hershey Bar Holiday Wrappers!

Hershey bars are probably the most consistent confectionery offering to come out of the United States, especially with regard to their wrapper design.  For nearly a century, a Hershey bar meant a brown paper wrapper with a silver block letter logo.  And that’s still … Continue reading

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Vintage-Style Just Born Candy Box Holiday Ornaments – New for 2014!

After a day of holiday travel, I’m back to my native midwestern home of Nebraska and spending time with family and loved ones.  While I’m here, I want to continue to share some of the neat Christmas candy goodness I’ve got … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: New Nestle Crunch Peanuts for 2014!

Kicking off our Christmas Countdown today, I’ll be showcasing the return of the Peanuts gang to some mainstream confectionery holiday offerings. I should mention that the Peanuts characters have already been featured on a series of seasonal releases from Russell … Continue reading

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Uncovering Thanksgiving’s Forgotten Confectionery Past!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you’re all enjoying the day with loved ones, great food and good times. In spite of the fact that Thanksgiving isn’t known for its confections, I’ve hunted far and wide to come up with a … Continue reading

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New for 2014: Whitman’s Halloween Peanuts Chocolate Bars!

With assortments that first arrived in stores just last Christmas, Whitman’s has been releasing licensed Peanuts holiday-themed chocolate bars in fun, illustrated boxes.  I first covered them for Christmas 2013 and followed that up with a piece on their Valentine’s … Continue reading

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