Tag Archives: wrappers

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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Wacky Wednesdays – Baby Runt and Bustedfinger!

After missing last week’s Wacky Wednesday’s column, partly due to the road trip we were on, today I’m making the post a bit of a double-feature.  Today, I give you Bustedfinger and Baby Runt.

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Wacky Wednesdays – Paydough

For today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays we’re going to delve back to 1974 and the original Wacky Packages series 12 for the parody of Hollywood’s Payday candy bar, Paydough.

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A few new CurlyWurly bits.

Today I’d like to update my coverage of Cadbury’s CurlyWurly, based on a pair of new acquisitions and a deep search into my own files that turned up a wrapper I hadn’t found when I did my previous CurlyWurly article.

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Topps’ Lotsa Loot – Money, Money, Money, Money – Candy-Money!

I’m not sure about everyone else, but when I was a kid it was always fun playing with pretend money.  Be it Monopoly or play money or the occasional odd foreign coin that would find their way into my hands, … Continue reading

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Zotz – Where the fizz still is.

I have clear memories of Zotz candy from when I was a kid, both the packaging and the confectionery experience it contained.  The Zotz name and logo was like a comic book sound effect, and it accurately described the exclamation … Continue reading

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