Tag Archives: Willy Wonka

Nerds Hot and Cool – Discovered!! A CollectingCandy.com World Premiere!!

It’s been a busy few weeks of research here at CollectingCandy.com HQ and today I’m excited to bring a groovy confectionery discovery (and new CollectingCandy.com exclusive) to light:  the only known image of a Nerds Hot and Cool candy box!

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Easter Week 2014: Easter Nerds Through the Years – Featuring Doc Hinkles Nerds Shrinkles!

Willy Wonka’s Nerds are one of my all-time favorites and that certainly includes their holiday releases.  In recent years Easter-themed Nerds have taken on the moniker of “Hoppin’” Nerds but that wasn’t always the case.  Today we’re going to look … Continue reading

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Meet Mark Sweet: The Real-Life Willy Wonka!

Today marks CollectingCandy.com’s second anniversary (launched on February 6th, 2012 with our Retrospective of Big League Chew) – and it’s also our 450th post!  With so much to celebrate, we wanted to bring you a great feature as well as … Continue reading

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Breaker Confections’ Great Goliath and his Giant Jawbreaker!

Today’s post is an especially fun one as I get to premiere the only known images and information for a candy product that would otherwise be forgotten to time.  Not only is it something you’ve never seen before, but it … Continue reading

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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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Twelve Days of Christmas: Uncovering Wonka’s 1991 Christmas Boxes!

I’ve often pointed out that where candy packaging is concerned sometimes tracking down a specific piece can be much like archaeology. Oftentimes you start without any hard evidence that a piece existed at all. Sometimes that first evidence is a … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka’s Halloween Bag Line Brochure from 1984!

Willy Wonka is a huge brand name in the candy business today but it might be the 1980′s when the brand experienced its first golden age of success with new introductions like Nerds.  The 80′s are also when non-Wonka products … Continue reading

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Hot Week: The Search for Nerds Hot N’ Cold!

For today’s Cinnamon Hot Week entry I’m going to do something a little different and discuss a product I’ve yet to find much information on and one that remains a delicious and elusive mystery; Nerds Hot N’ Cold!

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Hot Week: Willy Wonka’s Everlasting Hot Gobstoppers!!

Welcome back to the second day of our Cinnamon Hot Week!  Today we’ll be shining a delicious light on a treat from the early 1990′s; Willy Wonka’s Everlasting HOT Gobstoppers!

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A Forgotten Wonka Treat – Tangy Bloops!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last pulled something from the 1970′s archives to share, so today I’m presenting a Wonka treat you’ve likely never seen before:  Tangy Bloops Super Sour Candy!

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