Monthly Archives: October 2012

Monster Candy – Classic Boxes From Brooklyn!

Monster candy boxes; they’ve been around for what seems like forever, and because of that they’ve become a sort of candy mystery-in-plain-sight.

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All the way from Japan: Halloween Pocky!!

I wanted to share something a bit off-the-beaten-path today, and while sorting through my archives yesterday I found the perfect thing; a series of Japanese Halloween Pocky boxes.

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A Sampling of Russell Stover’s Halloween Offerings!

Russell Stover isn’t the company I think of when I think of Halloween candy.  They’re the boxed-chocolates company, so if anything, I associate them with Valentine’s Day, and somewhat with Christmas.  Even so, Russell Stover has been producing Halloween offerings … Continue reading

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From the UK: Trebor’s Mummies and their Tales from the Tomb!

Released in the United Kingdom around 1979 or 1980, Trebor’s Mummies were a roll candy of sorts with a cool series of “Tales of the Tomb” wrappers that encouraged kids to collect them all!

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Wacky Wednesdays – Ork!

For today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we’re once again tapping the recent Halloween editions of the Wacky Packages Postcards series.  Up for today is Ork, an offering from the 2011 Halloween set.

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Candy Wrappers as Halloween Costumes!

Not too long ago I added a vintage 1990 Simplicity pattern pack to my candy-related collection.  When I received that pack, it got me wondering, “How typical is it to dress up AS candy for Halloween?”  Turns out, it’s not … Continue reading

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Return of the Zombie Candy!!

Zombies have been a pop culture staple since the 1960’s, but in the last decade they’ve exploded in popularity.  Just last night I enjoyed the season premiere of the breakout hit series, The Walking Dead.   So, it should come as … Continue reading

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A Pair of Halloween Candy Dips!

It’s been a whirlwind of comic book-related fun for me this weekend at New York Comic Con 2012, and today I’m enjoying winding down from that.   So for this Sunday post, I’m going to cover two different dipping candies that … Continue reading

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Fleer’s Pumpkin-Face Bubble Gum and More!

Today I’d like to turn my Halloween-focused lens onto a Fleer offering that for many years was a perennial favorite – Fleer’s Pumpkin-Face Bubble Gum.   Not only that, I’ll showcase a pair of similar Fleer products that made their … Continue reading

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Reese’s New Peanut Butter Pumpkin Design!

As a candy packaging collector, it’s always fun when a standard brand undergoes a packaging redesign.  The evolution of packaging design is one of the aspects of collecting that I find the most fascinating.  So it was with a great … Continue reading

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