Tag Archives: retro

Wacky Wednesdays – Spazzles!

When Wacky Packages Old School first launched back in 2010, I was pretty excited about it.  A new series parodying the products of the 1970’s that the original Wacky Packages series never covered – how could I not love it? … Continue reading

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1983’s Dungeons and Dragons Candy!!

I’ve been a bit out of commission since late last week due to an accidental eye injury, and I’m slowly getting caught up on the many things I wasn’t able to do while patched-up with only one good eye.  I’m … Continue reading

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Big League Plug – The Mythical, Chocolatey Cousin of Big League Chew!

Today’s piece is a short tale of finding a collectible “Holy Grail” and how much fun it can be to track down something you thought you might never see. I initially learned about the Big League Plug chocolate candy bar … Continue reading

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Avengers (candy) Assemble!

Unless you’ve been living under a pop-culture rock, you are probably aware that Marvel Comics’ much-anticipated film, The Avengers, premieres today.  I won’t be seeing it today, but I’ll likely take in the flick before the end of the weekend. … Continue reading

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Freeze’em & Eat’em – A Historical Sampler of Cool Confections

It’s May, and we are slowly working our way to the hot summer months.  And really, after an afternoon of frolicking outdoors, who doesn’t enjoy a fresh-from-the-fridge Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, or something similar? Throwing candy bars in the freezer … Continue reading

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Attack of the Zombie Candy – Australia’s Zombie Chews!

Ah… Zombies… what’s not to love? I’ve been a fan of zombies as long as I can remember.  I think my first exposure to them was through the pages of Starlog magazine (or maybe it was Fangoria) and their coverage … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Scary Jane!

Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays is from 1974’s Wacky Packages series 10 – Scary Jane.

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Fun Dip and Lik-M-Aid – A powdery-sugar-filled retrospective.

I am excited to finally be getting to today’s post, as I’ve wanted to cover the subject of Fun Dip for a long time.  It’s good that I waited, as the last couple of months have provided key pieces of … Continue reading

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