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Today I’ll be looking at the confectionery connections to Gremlins, both the 1984 Joe Dante-directed film classic as well as the Brown and Haley treat of the same name that preceded it – along with the time when the two … Continue reading
Healthy Food Brands, or The HFB Candy Company as they’re now called, are the folks who have been behind the Angry Birds gummies line since its introduction in 2012. Earlier this year, HFB followed up their success with the Angry … Continue reading
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
Since it’s Friday, I thought it would be alliteratively appropriate to feature one of my favorite frightening fellows: Frankenstein. And it just so happens that Twizzlers created a fantastic bit of Frankenstein’s Monster-laden packaging this year just for the Halloween … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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