Tag Archives: Nerds

1989’s “Now Plumper” Nerds! Plus: Hot and Cool Nerds Revisited!!

Hi all!  Going to be kicking off our Halloween programming at the half-way point of October this year rather than our traditional month-long coverage.  I’ll explain more on that tomorrow (Spoiler: We’re trying to launch a new bubblegum!) but today … Continue reading

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From 2007: Willy Wonka’s Halloween Nerds Monster Potions!

For today’s vintage CountdownToHalloween entry, we’re jumping back to the the most recent decade to pass us by.  And while the journey back in time may not be as long as some others that we’ve taken this month, I think … Continue reading

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Nerds Hot and Cool – Discovered!! A CollectingCandy.com World Premiere!!

It’s been a busy few weeks of research here at CollectingCandy.com HQ and today I’m excited to bring a groovy confectionery discovery (and new CollectingCandy.com exclusive) to light:  the only known image of a Nerds Hot and Cool candy box!

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Easter Week 2014: Easter Nerds Through the Years – Featuring Doc Hinkles Nerds Shrinkles!

Willy Wonka’s Nerds are one of my all-time favorites and that certainly includes their holiday releases.  In recent years Easter-themed Nerds have taken on the moniker of “Hoppin’” Nerds but that wasn’t always the case.  Today we’re going to look … Continue reading

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Hot Week: The Search for Nerds Hot N’ Cold!

For today’s Cinnamon Hot Week entry I’m going to do something a little different and discuss a product I’ve yet to find much information on and one that remains a delicious and elusive mystery; Nerds Hot N’ Cold!

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For The Love Of Nerds – A 2013 Wonka Redesign!

For a candy collector the redesign of a major brand tends to be a big deal and that’s especially true for a confectionery classic like Wonka Nerds.  While visiting my family for my niece’s High School graduation last week, I … Continue reading

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Topps’ Answer to Nerds: Bazooka Zooks!

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).

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Wonka Nerds from Around the World!

Nerds have been a confectionery favorite since they were first introduced back in 1982.   Yep, they’re celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, and I’ll be delving into their history in more detail, later this summer.  Today, however, I’d like to … Continue reading

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