Tag Archives: Mars

A Variety of Valentine Wrapper Redesigns for 2014!

Over the course of time almost all candy packaging designs change and evolve – some subtly and some dramatically.  Those changes are a big part of what makes collecting them and discussing them here so much fun.   And just as … Continue reading

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Snik Snak – M&M/Mars’ 1970′s Answer to Kit Kat!

Back in the early 1970′s, the M&M/Mars company took a stab at replicating some of the new found success of rival Hershey’s Kit Kat bar by introducing something that looked and sounded pretty familiar, the Snik Snak.  Since first discovering … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – 3 Racketeers!

We’re back with a new edition of Wacky Wednesdays and today we’ll be looking at a sticker from the recently-released Wacky Packages All-New Series 10 – 3-Racketeers.

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Maximum Marathon Part 1: The Wrappers!

This week I’m returning to one of my favorite brands with a series of three posts dedicated to the topic of the 1970′s classic Mars Marathon bar.  Today we’re going to take a look at the various evolutions of Marathon’s … Continue reading

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The Rich History of the Snickers Munch Bar – Revised and Revisited!

Just under a year ago here on CollectingCandy.com, I posted my first look back at the Snickers Munch bar.  At the time I had uncovered six unique wrapper designs across the four decade lifetime of the brand, but I was … Continue reading

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When Snickers got Charged! (with caffeine)

Since the explosion in popularity of energy drinks, manufacturers have sought to market all kinds of caffeinated food, even infusing it into candy and chocolate bars.  I’ll certainly admit that there have been times in my own life that I’ve … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Petrified Mummy’s!

It’s been a few weeks since our last installment of Wacky Wednesdays as there were a few other priorities that made in into the Wednesday slot recently.  So I’d like to welcome the column back with an offering from Wacky … Continue reading

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This Year’s Valentine’s M&M’s Packs – a full-set of 12!

Continuing our candy countdown to Valentine’s Day, today I’ll be sharing the set of twelve standard-sized Valentine M&M’s packs.  First released during Valentine’s season in 2012, these are back for a second year and they’re a great set of M&M’s … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Stickers!

A year ago today, on February 6th 2012, CollectingCandy.com was launched.  I didn’t want to go by today without mentioning that, but that’s all I’m going to say about it just now.  I do plan to mark the occasion in … Continue reading

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M&M/Mars’ 1980 Star Trek Action Fleet!

Today I’m going to continue the Star Trek theme by going back to the decade before The Next Generation. In 1979, Paramount Pictures released Star Trek: The Motion Picture to movie theaters.  Quite a lot of Star Trek licensing and … Continue reading

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