Tag Archives: vintage candy wrapper

When Packaging was a Toy – Junior Mints and their 1975 Circus Animal Series!

Though it is a much more unusual occurrence today, there was a time when companies routinely built more tactile fun into their packaging, especially when it was for a product aimed at kids.  They were often producing packages that could … Continue reading

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Plucked from the 80’s: Brach’s Coconut Hula Chews!

As the weather turns colder, I thought it would be fun to cover a near-forgotten treat from the 1980’s that will inspire warmer climates.  This is one that first hit stores way back in 1982 and I’m excited to share … Continue reading

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When Gremlins and Candy Met – A History of Gremlins Confections from the 1950’s to Today!

Today I’ll be looking at the confectionery connections to Gremlins, both the 1984 Joe Dante-directed film classic as well as the Brown and Haley treat of the same name that preceded it – along with the time when the two … Continue reading

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Special Delivery UK: Rowntree Halloween Editions for 2014!

Happy Halloween, everyone!  It’s hard to believe that it’s already October 31st and the end of all the Halloween fun I’ve been having.  Lots of non-site stuff to do still today, so this entry is going to be brief.  And … Continue reading

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50-Years of Brach’s Candy Corn Evolution – from 1953 to Today!

Today is October 30th, which is National Candy Corn Day – so I thought it would be the perfect time to bring together an extensive look back at how Brach’s Candy Corn packaging has changed over the decades. This year … Continue reading

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New for 2014: Twizzlers Caramel Apple!

Though I’d invoked the Twizzlers brand earlier for our Countdown month with my Twizzlers Frankenstein packaging post – I thought their new seasonal flavor warranted the repeat.  So make the jump to check-out Twizzlers limited edition Halloween release for 2014 … Continue reading

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Halloween Peeps from the 1950’s! or The Oldest Witchmallows Ever!

During 2013’s CountdownToHalloween, I dedicated a post to the Halloween-seasonal marshmallow Peeps known as Witchmallows.  The packaging I featured was from the 1970’s and I had assumed that was about as far back as Witchmallows went.  But recently I discovered … Continue reading

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Necco’s Mummy Hearts – A Halloween Conversation Heart!

Today’s post is a direct follow-up to last year’s CountdownToHalloween entry where I covered Necco’s super-cool Batwing Wafers.  You see, in 2013 not only did Necco introduce of that fun seasonal product but they also wowed with the premiere of … Continue reading

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2004’s Blood Orange Halloween Kit Kat!

Traditionally, the United States gets the bulk of Halloween-themed candy, but in recent years the popularity of Halloween has grown around the world.  That’s led to some pretty cool Halloween confectionery releases originating in spots outside of the good old … Continue reading

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New for 2014: Caramel Apple Laffy Taffy!!

Caramel apple seems to be the trending limited edition candy flavor this season with a number of brands offering their version of the classic mix.  One example that’s new this year is from Nestle’s Wonka brand – so make the … Continue reading

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