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Tag Archives: mascots
Over the last two days I’ve covered the topics of 7-Eleven’s recent name brand private label releases as well as their launch of Slurpee-branded gum in the late 1990′s. Today I’m rounding out the 7-Eleven theme by presenting a great … Continue reading
[Warning: Today's post is a little bananas.] Pablo Picasso had his “Blue Period” and Burt Convy’s Tatletales game show had its Banana Section, so perhaps it was destiny that the Tootise company would one day have a “Banana Period” of … Continue reading
This year Wrigley introduced two new soda pop-flavored Hubba Bubba flavors with one of them, Hubba Bubba Dr Pepper, serving as a bubblegum-soda-flavor-comeback of sorts.
Earlier this month, I pointed out how M&M’s had finally started doing holiday-thematic packaging in standard-sized packs, with their Candy Corn M&M’s lineup. Today, I’m going to share a pair of their new Halloween-themed 3.4oz boxes as well as a … Continue reading
Today I’m going to cover a wonderful little product that was produced by the Beech-Nut company from the mid-1960′s likely until the early 80′s: Sour Bites.
Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a piece of candy packaging history you can’t see or read about anywhere else on the internet – it’s a CollectingCandy.com exclusive world premier. I don’t remember this product from my own youth, … Continue reading
In 1982, the Willy Wonka company unveiled Nerds candies and they soon took the candy world by storm. In 1985 Topps attempted to tap into that popularity by releasing a Nerds-like bubblegum product called Zooks (from Ba-zook-a).
A few years ago, I created and posted a 1970′s Hot Tamales Kid themed holiday message on Flickr, and on that little graphic, I imagined cinnamon-and-apple-flavored Hot Tamales candies. It was a fanciful idea that I thought I invented. But … Continue reading
It’s not always easy to say what drives a collector to collect, or once collecting, what drives them to chase after the specific items they do. With candy, my collecting always starts with nostalgia, but branches out into an appreciation … Continue reading
I’ve spoken before about Amurol, the division of Wrigley responsible for things like Big League Chew and Bubble Tape among many other fun products. Though they started as a sugarless gum company, they ended up becoming the novelty arm of … Continue reading