Category Archives: 1990’s
Finding Fruit Face – Another Mystery Solved!
As a confectionery brand historian and collector, one the most common inquiries I get are those that ask my assistance in identifying some product or brand from the hazy memories of that persons childhood. I’m happy to get these requests … Continue reading
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
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
CollectingCandy.com’s 5th Anniversary!! Plus the World Premier of the Lost Big League Chew Flavor: Cola!
Today marks five years exactly since CollectingCandy.com was launched (way back on February 6th, 2012) with a feature retrospective on the Big League Chew brand. Since then, I’ve penned another 632 articles including the publication of over 6,000 images (many … 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
How a 1970’s Russian “Red Scare” Set M&M’s Mascots Back Twenty Years!
Between 1976 and 1985, red M&M’s were banished from the world due to a Russian “red scare” having to due with a food dye additive. It is a story that has been told before, but newly discovered evidence reveals an … Continue reading
FYE’s Exclusive WWE Wrestling Chocolate Bars!
Earlier this year, the FYE chain of stores released an exclusive line of deluxe chocolate bars featuring a line-up of current WWE Wrestling favorites. Make the jump to check them out!
Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from CollectingCandy!!
Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States and for so many of us that means a mix of family, food, football, and friends. Where branded candy is concerned, Thanksgiving tends to be one of the overlooked holidays but over … Continue reading
Beich’s Halloween Laffy Taffy of the early 1990’s!
Back during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the Beich’s candy company was going through some rapid corporate transformations, but along the way they played around with Halloween seasonal releases of their most enduring product; Laffy Taffy. Make the jump … Continue reading
Happy Independence Day 2016 with Patriotic M&M’s Through the Years!
It’s the 4th of July and that means that it is Independence Day for the USA. To mark this fun summer holiday I’ve decided to look back at a number of patriotic-themed M&M’s packs released through the years. Make the … Continue reading