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I’m often delighted by the surprises that my interest in confection brings. From learning about vintage products that I never knew existed to looking on a current store shelf and being shocked at what I’m seeing. It was a wonderful … Continue reading
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
Milk Duds is a confectionery classic that was first sold in 1926 by the Holloway company of Chicago. It’s a pretty simple bit of candy as so many classics are; a chewy nugget of caramel surrounded by a tasty chocolatey … Continue reading
Cadbury’s Curly Wurly has been a staple of British confectionery since its introduction in 1970. But few people know that it was given a couple early shots at success here in the United States as well. Today, I’m going to … Continue reading
Yesterday’s post on vending machine insert cards had me looking over some of my cool retail bubble gum pieces. One I recently added to my collection is a 1970′s Hip bubble gum cello pack wrapper from Leaf. Referred to as … Continue reading
After two big posts on Friday and Saturday, I intended to wrap-up my Wonka Weekend with visual timelines on Sunday, but had to stop the presses for last-minute new material. So the timelines are being delivered today, just a day … Continue reading
It’s been brutally hot here on the East Coast the last couple of days, so I thought I’d share this icy-cool trade ad from 1970, featuring the full flavor line-up for Mr. Freeze at the time. These all sound awfully … Continue reading
Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays covers another entry from 1975′s Wacky Packages Series 14 – Gadzooka Sugarmess Bubble Gum.
Most of you have probably never heard of Mighty Malt, and might not even be familiar with the candy he briefly reigned as the mascot for: Mighty Malts malted milk balls. While Mighty Malt himself has long-since faded into retirement, … Continue reading
These days, the idea of a short-run licensed candy bar or candy bar tie-in with a film or television show is not all that uncommon. In the 1970′s it was all-but-unheard of, at least in this country. In the UK … Continue reading