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Fleer’s 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy (with Halloween Finger Puppets)!

Back in the early 1980’s, the Fleer company merged classic stick candy with rubber Halloween finger puppets to create a unique and outstanding confectionery offering called Goblin Stix.  Make the jump to check them out!

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Brach’s 1953 Fall & Christmas Candy Catalog!

Now that our Halloween coverage for 2015 has ended (so very sad), it’s time to kick into the Fall!  And while I like to hold most of my dedicated Christmas coverage until December, I thought today’s content was a perfect … Continue reading

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More Halloween Fun From M&M’s!

Earlier this month, I pointed out how M&M’s had finally started doing holiday-thematic packaging in standard-sized packs, with their Candy Corn M&M’s lineup.  Today, I’m going to share a pair of their new Halloween-themed 3.4oz boxes as well as a … Continue reading

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A Quick Taste of Counter-Culture Candy — Or When Social Movements Become Tasty Treats!

I wanted to share something quick and fun today, so I came up with two pieces that reflect the counter-culture movement of the 60’s and 70’s, albeit in a small way. Hippies – what can I say?  I grew up … Continue reading

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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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Cinnamon Apple Hot Tamales — Say What!?!

A few years ago, I created and posted a 1970’s Hot Tamales Kid themed holiday message on Flickr, and on that little graphic, I imagined cinnamon-and-apple-flavored Hot Tamales candies.  It was a fanciful idea that I thought I invented.  But … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Wrecko!

I have yet to commit much coverage to the Necco brand here on CollectingCandy.com, but it’s not for lack of desire.   Necco is an important American brand, so when I get there, I want to do it right.  Until then, … Continue reading

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The Real Chocolate of 1977’s Ludens, and How I Collected Them!

It’s not always easy to say what drives a collector to collect, or once collecting, what drives them to chase after the specific items they do.  With candy, my collecting always starts with nostalgia, but branches out into an appreciation … Continue reading

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