Category Archives: Gum
My Year in Collecting: 2017!
While most folks do their 2017 “year in review” type editorials in December or January, mine tend to slip to February and in the case of this year and last, the month of March. Even so, I’m wonderfully-excited to share … Continue reading
1980’s Mountain Chew Bubble Gum – An Unusual Blend of Brand Knockoffs! – Plus CollectingCandy.com’s 6th Anniversary!
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s true, then Philadelphia Chewing Gum was an irrepressible flatterer when they released Mountain Chew in the 1980’s, a bubblegum product that managed to pull inspiration from two iconic brands: … Continue reading
My Year in Collecting: 2016!
Though it arrives a little later than I’d planned, today I’m excited to present my 2016 “Year in Collecting” retrospective graphical collage. This is the eighth year in a row that I’ve put one of these together and it’s fun … Continue reading
The Search for the 1970’s Blow Pop “Squarepack” and Charms Blow Pop’s Earliest Origins!
When researching the history of candy, I sometimes come across things I’ve never seen before or didn’t previously know existed. It often happens when I’m lucky enough to find a vintage store photo showing a candy display or aisle. Today … Continue reading
Full Set Friday: Contemporary Bubblicious Bubblegum Wrappers!
Today’s Full Set Friday is a more typical example of setting out to “collect ’em all”, in that it is a classic brand and a broad assortment of currently-available flavors. When I committed to putting together a set of current … Continue reading
Leaf’s Easter Candy Sales Brochure For 1974!
Following the lead from yesterday’s Leaf Gravel Gum post, we’re going to point toward the upcoming holiday with a look back at a sales brochure for Leaf’s Easter candy lineup from 1974. Make the jump to check it out!
Leaf’s “Groovy” Gravel Bubblegum from the 1970’s!
Following up on yesterday’s Mad Rocks post, I thought it would be fun to feature another one of the pebble-style bubblegum products to come out of the 1970’s; Leaf’s Gravel Gum. Make the jump to check it out!
Mad Rocks Bubblegum!
Following in the footsteps of products like Topps/Bazooka’s Gold Rush and Leaf’s Gravel bubblegum, Mad Rocks was a late 1970’s bubblegum product that, up until a few months ago, I’d never heard of. Make the jump to check it out!
Flashback with Leaf’s 1973 Halloween Candy Sales Brochure!
Today I’m pleased to share a wonderful piece of candy history that you won’t see anywhere else. It’s a sales brochure from 1973 that was sent out to candy salesmen to help them sell Leaf brand product to their retail … Continue reading
Kicking off our Countdown To Halloween with Zombie Mouth Bubblegum!
Today kicks off our official Countdown to Halloween coverage for 2015, and we’ve got a lot to show you this year. It should be noted that this first seasonal post is a different kind of entry for CollectingCandy.com as, rather … Continue reading