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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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Stop The Presses!! A Wonka-Weekend Rewind!

I’ve said many times that what I love about candy history is that there are always surprises in store, even when you think you’ve got something all figured out.  Well, last night was no different. A few hours after getting … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka’s Outstanding Oompas!

Willy Wonka’s Oompas stand as one of my all-time favorite candy treats.  I loved them as a kid, and I’ve really enjoyed digging into the history of them as a collector.

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Evolution of the Skrunch! Willy Wonka’s Super Skrunch, that is.

As I teased yesterday, today’s article is the first half of a two-day span of coverage for the original two Wonka candy treats. Today, we’ll be talking about Willy Wonka’s Super Skrunch.  It might sound like an odd name, but … Continue reading

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Wonka Weekend Preview! – Super Skrunch and Oompas!

This Friday and Saturday, CollectingCandy.com will feature back-to-back posts on the two original offerings of the Wonka candy brand.   Included will be several never-before-seen wrappers that should serve as fun surprises. I’m excited to bring these important pieces of Wonka … 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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