Tag Archives: Sunmark

Meet Mark Sweet: The Real-Life Willy Wonka!

Today marks CollectingCandy.com’s second anniversary (launched on February 6th, 2012 with our Retrospective of Big League Chew) – and it’s also our 450th post!  With so much to celebrate, we wanted to bring you a great feature as well as … Continue reading

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Breaker Confections’ Great Goliath and his Giant Jawbreaker!

Today’s post is an especially fun one as I get to premiere the only known images and information for a candy product that would otherwise be forgotten to time.  Not only is it something you’ve never seen before, but it … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Uncovering Wonka’s 1991 Christmas Boxes!

I’ve often pointed out that where candy packaging is concerned sometimes tracking down a specific piece can be much like archaeology. Oftentimes you start without any hard evidence that a piece existed at all. Sometimes that first evidence is a … Continue reading

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Easter Week Countdown – Sunmark’s New Easter Treats for 1996!

Kicking off my week of Easter candy coverage is today’s post on Sunmark’s “New Easter Treats” for 1996.  For those that aren’t familiar with the name, before Nestle acquired them, Sunmark was the company best-known for the Willy Wonka candy … Continue reading

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A Pair of Halloween Candy Dips!

It’s been a whirlwind of comic book-related fun for me this weekend at New York Comic Con 2012, and today I’m enjoying winding down from that.   So for this Sunday post, I’m going to cover two different dipping candies that … Continue reading

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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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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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