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The History and Triumphant Return of Crispy M&M’s!

After vanishing from American store shelves for the last decade, Mars has brought Crispy M&M’s back from the grave.  I first spotted their newly-minted bright green packages a month ago and by now they should be available across the country. … 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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Origins of the Sprint Bar – Mars’ Original take on the Kit Kat!

Early last year, I unearthed the story of M&M/Mars 1970’s take on their competitor’s Kit Kat – a chocolate wafer bar dubbed the Snik Snak.  But what I didn’t realize at the time was that Mars’ history with a Kit … Continue reading

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Snickers’ Ever-Evolving Halloween Pumpkins!

One of the Halloween confectionery releases I’ve come to be keenly interested in each year are Snickers Pumpkins.  This is partially due to them being a holiday release of a classic popular brand, but it’s also due to their receiving … Continue reading

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A Little M&M’s Halloween Historical Packaging Evolution!

While going through my archives for the CountdownToHalloween this month, I realized I had a few older Halloween seasonal M&M’s packages I never covered before.  So I gathered them together for today’s post which I think presents a nice look … Continue reading

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M&M’s Dulce de Leche Caramel!

By the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, marketers had become well aware of the importance of the growing Hispanic population in the United States.  One of the ways the confectionery business began flirting with this market was by incorporating traditionally … 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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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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