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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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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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