Tag Archives: United Kingdom

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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It’s Election Day Tomorrow – So Today It’s Votes for Dogs!

Tomorrow here in the United States we celebrate one of the foundations of our democracy – Election Day.  I thought I’d mark this momentous occasion with a wonderfully-unusual candy wrapper from the UK.  It’s a chocolate bar designed for dogs … Continue reading

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From the UK: Trebor’s Mummies and their Tales from the Tomb!

Released in the United Kingdom around 1979 or 1980, Trebor’s Mummies were a roll candy of sorts with a cool series of “Tales of the Tomb” wrappers that encouraged kids to collect them all!

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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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