Tag Archives: licensed

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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Google’s Android Teams-Up with Kit Kat for a Tasty Marketing Tie-In!

Yesterday, Google announced that the next version of their Android mobile operating system will be named KitKat!   With previous versions of their OS sporting nicknames like Cupcake, Jellybean and Ice Cream Sandwich, it should come as no surprise that they … Continue reading

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A Fun One For Friday – Barratt’s A-Team Bubblegum from the UK!

Wanted to post up a fun pop-culture piece for today and I think I’ve got the perfect one.  Back in 1983 the UK’s Barratt company released “The A-Team Super Stringy Bubble Gum” in a grape flavor.

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WWF Superstars Wrappers from 1991!

Long before it became the WWE, the World Wrestling Federation seemed to be the only wrestling game in town.  And it was big, really really big.  The WWF was so big that back in 1991, the world was even presented … Continue reading

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