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Celebrating our One-Millionth Pageview with Pangburn’s Millionaires!

Two nights ago while I slept, CollectingCandy.com’s page view counter ticked over past one million.  It’s such a big round number and one I’m excited to see the site hit.  As such, I thought the perfect way to mark the … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: The Return of Life Savers Stick-O-Pep!

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

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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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Milk Duds – 86 Years and 40 different packages!

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

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The Brief Run of America’s Curly Wurly!

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

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Leaf’s Hip Bubble Gum – It’s Psychedlic!

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

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Wonka Weekend Wrap-Up – Oompas and Skrunch Timelines!

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

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Feeling the Fahrenheit and the Mr. Freeze Flavor Line-Up From 1970.

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

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Wacky Wednesdays – Gadzooka Sugarmess!

Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays covers another entry from 1975′s Wacky Packages Series 14 – Gadzooka Sugarmess Bubble Gum.

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Mighty Malts – A 1970′s Malted Milk Ball Superhero and a Confectionery Classic!

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

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