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Marilyn Monroe-inspired Candy Bars (and more) from It’Sugar!

Earlier this month on June 1st, Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 88th birthday.  While Monroe passed away over a half a century ago in 1962, her influence and impact on our popular culture remains as strong as ever.  One … Continue reading

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May the 4th Be With You – Star Wars M&M’s Packs!

Today is May 4th or as it is currently known, Star Wars Day!  To mark this fun holiday, I’m dedicating today’s post to the Star Wars-themed M&M’s candy package wrappers that came out in 2005. [Note: For some earlier Star … Continue reading

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Happy 15th Anniversary SB! Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Candy!

This year, Spongebob Squarepants will be celebrating his 15th Anniversary on Nickelodeon.  In fact, the very first season of Spongebob premiered on May 1st, 1999 – so we’re only a few days away from the exact anniversary date. The Spongebob … Continue reading

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American Candy’s 1970’s Disney Hard Candy Lineup!

Early last year I published a piece on the souvenir candy packaging that is often available at Disney theme parks.  It was a lot of fun showcasing the pieces I had for that and it reminded me that there has … Continue reading

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From out of the 1990’s – Trolli’s Gummi Trolls!

Troll dolls were invented by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam in 1959.  Dam created his first Trolls as a way to provide affordable playthings for his daughter and once her friends saw them, word spread.  Within a few years, Trolls became … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Whitman’s new Peanuts Christmas Chocolate Bars!

Every year Whitman’s releases their standard chocolate bars with all kinds of holiday-themed package designs.  Occasionally, they’ll utilize licensed characters or content for those designs and for 2013 they tapped the Peanuts holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, as their … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Jelly Belly’s Disney Christmas Packs!

Over the last couple of years Jelly Belly has made an entry into the checkout isle size packaged candy market with 1.2 oz jelly bean packs – including holiday releases.  I first took note of them with their 2013 Halloween … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who – with Jelly Babies and More!

Today the BBC celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the classic television show Doctor Who.  Like countless others around the globe, I’ll be sitting down the join the Doctor(s) for what I hope will be one of his greatest adventures yet.  … Continue reading

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A Trio of Super Mario Bros 3 Chocolate Bars from 1990!

The characters from Super Mario Brothers have received a number of licensed confectionery treatments over the years.  I had the pleasure of covering one of the earliest back in May when I discussed Candy USA’s Super Mario Bros. bar from … Continue reading

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Sugarpova! And the wild U.S. Open marketing stunt that almost was.

Maria Sharapova is currently one of the most successful and popular tennis players in the world and she’s used that on-court success to branch out into other areas — one of which being confection with her Sugarpova candy brand.   Today … Continue reading

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