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A Quick Trip to Trader Joe’s Colorful Candy Isle!

I am not a regular Trader Joe’s customer so it’s quite an adventure and a treat when I get to visit one of their stores.  My lack of regular trips should not reflect any shortage of affection I have for … Continue reading

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Walgreens’ Delightfully “Nice!” Candy Packaging!

Back in August of last year, I received a call from my mother asking if I’d seen or picked up the new Walgreens “Nice!” branded candy.  At the time I hadn’t, but a few months later while back in Nebraska … Continue reading

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Ode to Woolworth’s – The magical isle of my candy youth.

I grew up in Nebraska in the 1970’s, and in the town where I grew up, we had a Woolworth’s store.   Without a doubt it had the best selection of candy and gum in town and because of that, I … Continue reading

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Easter Flashback! A Woolworth’s Offering from 1968.

Just a few days left before Easter, so make sure to get your goodies while you can. Certainly one of the biggest days for candy, and for candy packaging, Easter is one we’re excited to celebrate here on the site. … Continue reading

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Stale Old Candy – It’s Not Trash – It’s Treasure!

I am a vintage candy packaging collector, but beyond that, I’ve also long been buying and collecting current candy packaging, too.  It’s all a part of putting the older pieces into historical perspective.  In five years all of the stuff … Continue reading

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Brachs Rocks! – It’s Rocky D. in ’93!

Rock candy has always been a fun concept, though the crystallized-sugar-on-a-string style is not the only kind out there.  I think I first saw jelly bean-like confections designed to look like rocks, all the way back in the 1970’s, during … Continue reading

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