Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Fun One For Friday – Fleer’s “8 Gumballs”!

Featuring one of the more on-the-nose names of a candy product you’re likely to see,  1971’s “8 Gum balls” from Fleer appears to be just that, a package filled with 8 different flavored gumballs.

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An Odd Little Entry…Nestle’s Little Notions.

We’re extra-busy here at the offices of CollectingCandy.com for the next few days, with almost no time to research and write. With that in mind, I may not be able to create any in-depth posts until next week.  But I … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Soggy Babies!

Welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  This week, we’ll be looking at an entry from 1974’s Wacky Packages Series 7 — Soggy Babies.

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Halloween Hunting at Target!

As a candy collector, Halloween stands head-and-shoulders above all others, because so much of it is about candy.  Not only that, most companies release special Halloween-themed packaging for their products that tend to be pretty cool.  In short, Halloween is … Continue reading

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Happy 46th Birthday, Star Trek! Featuring 1975’s Star Trek The Animated Series Bars!

Today marks the 46th Anniversary of the original television broadcast of Gene Roddenberry’s creation, Star Trek.   In honor on that entertainment milestone, I’ll be sharing a set of UK Nestle wrappers from 1975, and based on Star Trek the Animated … Continue reading

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Heide’s Chocolate Babies – A Look Back at a Forgotten Favorite!

Today I’d like to look at an old-fashioned treat that’s not easy to find these days, but one that’s had some groovy packaging along the way:  Heide’s Chocolate Babies.

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1970’s UK Cadbury Monster Bar Wrappers – My Complete Series 1 and 2!

Today I get to share one of my favorite releases that came out of 1970’s Cadbury in the UK – Cadbury’s Monster Bars!   Monster Bars were an imaginative and wonderfully-illustrated series of chocolate bar wrappers that received two different six-wrapper … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Mold Rush!

It’s the middle of the week, so it’s time for another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  For today’s post, we’re going to look at one of my favorite Wacky Package stickers.  It’s from 1974’s Wacky Packages series 6:  Mold Rush.

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Leaf’s Hip Bubble Gum – It’s Psychedlic!

Yesterday’s post on vending machine insert cards had me looking over some of my cool retail bubble gum pieces.  One I recently added to my collection is a 1970’s Hip bubble gum cello pack wrapper from Leaf.   Referred to as … Continue reading

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The Colorful and Wacky World of Candy Machine Insert Cards!

Today I’m going to cover a fun topic, but one that I don’t spend too much time on as a collector – vending machine insert cards.  These are illustrated and typically-colorful cardboard inserts that are put in the fronts of … Continue reading

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