Tag Archives: Wonka candy

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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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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Sweetart Hearts and other Wonka Valentine’s Goodies!

Yesterday’s Valentine’s post was all about Sweethearts, but I have confess to unconsciously dropping the “h” and “e” and typing SweeTARTS instead, several times when drafting it.  Guess I was just excited about today’s post which is dedicated to Sweetarts … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Willy Wonka’s Halloween Ghostopper and More!

Every once in a while I come across something that blows my candy historian-and-collector mind.  Such was the case with a trio of digital files that recently landed in my inbox; files that reveal unused designs for a series of … 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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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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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 Friday Favorite for Summer – Willy Wonka’s Watermelon!

As we head into the summer months, thoughts of going to the beach, the pool or the park (or just about anywhere outside) fill my head.   When I think back to the candy I picked up during some of my … Continue reading

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