Category Archives: Easter

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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Easter Week 2014: The Return of Mike and Ike Easter Treats! Plus: A Little History and a Lotta Jellybeans!

Back in the early 2000’s Just Born released a special Easter edition of their Mike and Ike candies called Mike and Ike Easter Treats.  I wrote about that release here last year and always thought it was a pretty cool … Continue reading

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Easter Week 2014: Starburst Jellybeans! (They’ve been around longer than you think!)

If Halloween is the season of candy corn than Easter must certainly be the season of the jellybean.  It no doubt has to do with how well the colorful confections complement the look of traditionally dyed Easter Eggs.  These days, … Continue reading

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Easter Week 2014: Hershey’s Eggs Past and Present!

We’re kicking off our week of Easter coverage with a fun look at all the flavorful variations of Hershey’s Eggs currently available on shelves as well a glimpse into packaging for the same, going back to the 1980’s.   So make … Continue reading

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Mike and Ike are back together, so Happy Easter from Mike and Ike circa 2003!

The news broke earlier in the week that Mike and Ike are back together.   I’ll be devoting a pretty significant post to this story in the coming months, but I had this neat Mike and Ike Easter box from a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter – The History of Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs!

To all of CollectingCandy.com’s readers that celebrate the holiday; Happy Easter!  It’s been fun counting down to today by sharing various Easter candy goodies and bits of confectionery history this week. I wanted to close out the week’s Easter coverage … Continue reading

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Easter Week Countdown – Twizzler’s Tweeterz!

It’s Easter-Eve, and I wanted to squeeze in one extra post before I wrap up my Easter Week tomorrow.  I also wanted to share this fun little mid-2000’s offering called Tweeterz; candy-coated Twizzler bits made especially for the Easter holiday.

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Easter Week Countdown – A Few Fun Ferrara Pan Offerings!

Our Easter Week Countdown is almost complete and today I thought I’d share a few fun pieces of packaging that Ferrara Pan has released over the last few years.  They’re primarily Easter-themed packages, though I will include a pair of … Continue reading

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Easter Week Countdown – A Look Back At Peeps 50th Birthday!

This year in 2013, JustBorn’s Peeps are celebrating their 60th Anniversary, but back in 2003 they marked half-a-century with a big 50th Birthday celebration.  One of the neat Peeps items in my collection from this period is a 50th Anniversary … Continue reading

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Easter Week Countdown – Leaf’s 1971 Easter Favorites!

For today’s entry in our Countdown to Easter I wanted to share a pair of groovy trade ads from 1970, featuring the Easter candy line-up for the year from Leaf.  It’s a lot of great stuff, some of which you’ll … Continue reading

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