Monthly Archives: December 2014
Merry Christmas with Vintage Santa Claus Wrappers!
For those out there that celebrate it; Merry Christmas! And for everyone else, Happy Holidays and end-of-year wishes from CollectingCandy.com! My main priority this week has been my friends and family so I haven’t had much time to devote to … Continue reading
Christmas Countdown: M&M’s 2012 Holiday Packs!
Back in 2011-2012, M&M/Mars expanded their seasonal M&M’s offerings by adding holiday releases in standard-sized packs. Since that time, I’ve covered their Candy Corn M&M’s, M&M’s Holiday Mints, and even an array of twelve different Easter packages. While Candy Corn M&M’s have … Continue reading
Christmas Countdown: Early 90’s Hershey Bar Holiday Wrappers!
Hershey bars are probably the most consistent confectionery offering to come out of the United States, especially with regard to their wrapper design. For nearly a century, a Hershey bar meant a brown paper wrapper with a silver block letter logo. And that’s still … Continue reading
Vintage-Style Just Born Candy Box Holiday Ornaments – New for 2014!
After a day of holiday travel, I’m back to my native midwestern home of Nebraska and spending time with family and loved ones. While I’m here, I want to continue to share some of the neat Christmas candy goodness I’ve got … Continue reading
Christmas Countdown: New Nestle Crunch Peanuts for 2014!
Kicking off our Christmas Countdown today, I’ll be showcasing the return of the Peanuts gang to some mainstream confectionery holiday offerings. I should mention that the Peanuts characters have already been featured on a series of seasonal releases from Russell … Continue reading
A Frappé For Friday – Welch’s Frappé, That Is!
Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of e-mails quizzing me about the identity of some nearly forgotten candy or requesting images of a fondly missed favorite chocolate bar. It’s a fun challenge and incredibly satisfying when I’ve been able … Continue reading
Origins of the Sprint Bar – Mars’ Original take on the Kit Kat!
Early last year, I unearthed the story of M&M/Mars 1970’s take on their competitor’s Kit Kat – a chocolate wafer bar dubbed the Snik Snak. But what I didn’t realize at the time was that Mars’ history with a Kit … Continue reading
Cold War Russia’s Soviet Uniform Wrappers!
I don’t typically cover non-USA material here on CollectingCandy.com. It’s not that I find foreign wrappers unappealing in any way. In fact, they are often some of the most ornate designs I encounter. It’s simply that it is more challenging … Continue reading
Donruss’ Mouth Full Bubble Gum and that Iconic Smiley Face!
Back in the late 1960’s, the Donruss company of Memphis, Tennessee offered up a “slab bubble gum” product to consumers. Although competitors like Fleer and Topps had similar products on the market, I consider Donruss’ offering notable for its use … Continue reading