Tag Archives: Necco

Easter Week 2014: Necco’s New Sweethearts Pop Eggs in Color-Your-Own Boxes!

Easter may be a few days behind us but in all the flurry (and fluffy) of the week leading up to the holiday, I somehow forgot to cover one of my favorite new candy releases of the season.  So I’d … Continue reading

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From out of the 70′s – Deran’s Caramel Wilds!

Back in the 1970′s the Deran Confectionery Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts had a line of flavored caramels sold under the name Wilds.   Deran’s Wilds disappeared from store shelves decades ago but today I’m happy to be presenting CollectingCandy.com’s exclusive coverage … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day with Necco’s “Hot Hearts vs. Cool Hearts” and More!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I’m featuring a pair of Valentine’s releases from Necco that are all-new this year.  The first is a groovy take on their classic Sweethearts conversation hearts candies:  Sweethearts Hot Hearts vs Cool Hearts.  In addition to … Continue reading

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Stark’s Bone-Chilling Halloween Treats from 1985!

Today we’re going back to the 1980′s and taking a look at the contents of a Halloween candy trade ad from the Howard B. Stark company.  We’ll also be catching a glimpse of some seriously spooky decades-old unopened Stark candy!

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New for 2013: Necco’s Red Hot Cinnamon Batwing Wafers!

The last couple years I’ve been impressed with Necco’s seasonal offerings.  For a company that’s been around over a century, they’re finding ways to bring cool contemporary products to market .  In 2012 they blew me away with their Skybar … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Candy Classic: Sweethearts Conversation Hearts!

Today I’m going to share a bit of the packaging history of that most classic of Valentine’s treat, the conversation heart.  More specifically I’m going to cover the best-known brand of conversation hearts, Necco’s Sweethearts.

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From the Darkside to the Tropics – New on Shelves this Week!

Much of my work here on CollectingCandy.com is related to uncovering and celebrating the histories of candy packaging and marketing, but that still leaves room to eyeball the current crop of confectionery goodies and cheer lead them as well.   Since … Continue reading

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Heide’s Chocolate Babies – A Look Back at a Forgotten Favorite!

Today I’d like to look at an old-fashioned treat that’s not easy to find these days, but one that’s had some groovy packaging along the way:  Heide’s Chocolate Babies.

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Celebrating Canada Day with Smarties and Necco Canada Mints!

Canada Day was yesterday, though most Canadians have the day off of work today due to the holiday, so this is for my Canadian friends on their extra day-off – I hope you’re having a great one!   While I’m getting … Continue reading

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Mighty Malts – A 1970′s Malted Milk Ball Superhero and a Confectionery Classic!

Most of you have probably never heard of Mighty Malt, and might not even be familiar with the candy he briefly reigned as the mascot for: Mighty Malts malted milk balls.   While Mighty Malt himself has long-since faded into retirement, … Continue reading

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