Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Special Delivery UK: Rowntree Halloween Editions for 2014!

Happy Halloween, everyone!  It’s hard to believe that it’s already October 31st and the end of all the Halloween fun I’ve been having.  Lots of non-site stuff to do still today, so this entry is going to be brief.  And … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka UK’s Halloween Screams from 1999!

Across the pond and just before the turn of the Millennium, Nestle UK created a brief but fun seasonal release with their Wonka Screams.  Make the jump to check out these chocolate-covered raspberry Halloween treats!

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From the United Kingdom – Sour Patch Kids Heads and Bodies! A Creepy Halloween Limited Edition!

For today’s contemporary entry in our confectionery Countdown to Halloween, I’m excited to present a piece I picked up last year, and one I had to go to some lengths to acquire.  You see, this wasn’t something I was able … Continue reading

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The Wombles! Cadbury’s Groovy 1970’s Chocolate Bars!

Today I’m taking a look at a series of wrappers released by Cadbury UK in the early-1970’s which featured characters from the classic children’s television show, The Wombles.

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Willy Wonka’s Xploders — From Around the Globe!

Back in 1998, Nestle UK introduced the Wonka Xploder bar to the world – at least the United Kingdom part of it.  A chocolate bar infused with carbonated popping candy (ala Pop Rocks) – it seemed like a perfect kind … Continue reading

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The Unusual Flavor Spinoffs of Rolo!

Like most major candy brands, Rolo is a mainstay that has occasionally been the recipient of an oddball flavor spin-off.  I documented a pair of these kinds of Rolo wrappers last year, but since then I’ve come across a few … Continue reading

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Candy Care Package from Germany!

As a candy collector, it’s fun to pick up the things you can’t get locally, and it’s especially fun when those things come from overseas. Though there is a rich and wonderful world of international confections to sample and consume, … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Rowntree’s Christmas Dairy Box from the 1950’s

Hello, everyone!  I’d intended to start my Christmas Countdown on Monday when I’d first arrived back in Nebraska for the holidays, but I didn’t.  As things go, I’ve been entirely caught up with spending time with family.  Which I think … Continue reading

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Catching Up With CurlyWurly!

Over the last two posts I’ve focused entirely on Curly Wurly – first with the CurlyWurly Club Kit and then on the saga of the American CurlyWurly.  Today I’ll be wrapping up my CurlyWurly coverage by catching up with the … Continue reading

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Cadbury’s CurlyWurly Club Kit from 1982!

As a kid, and even as an adult, I’ve always appreciated a good fan club kit.  I fondly recall getting my Star Wars Fan Club Kit back in 1978 with all the goodies that came along with that first package.  … Continue reading

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