Tag Archives: 1980’s

Disneyland and Walt Disney World Souvenir Candy Wrappers and Boxes!

If you’ve ever visited a theme park, you know that souvenirs are everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes.  That’s certainly true for the Disney Parks and over the years they’ve released all manner of park-exclusive confections, with colorful … Continue reading

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Candilicious – A 1980’s Fruit-Chew-Cousin to Bubblicious!

Back in 1988 Warner-Lambert, the company that created Bubblicious bubble gum a decade earlier, released Candilicious.    A fruit chew confection that I’m guessing was similar to Starburst, Candilicious featured colorful packaging and a name/logo combination that was clearly inspired by … Continue reading

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The Return of Dr. Pepper Bubble Gum and More!

This year Wrigley introduced two new soda pop-flavored Hubba Bubba flavors with one of them, Hubba Bubba Dr Pepper, serving as a bubblegum-soda-flavor-comeback of sorts.

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Sour Patch Kids’ New Packaging! Plus a little history…

Today I’m taking a crack at a big-time favorite among many of my readers – Sour Patch Kids.  I’d previously touched upon Sour Patch for my Halloween post on Sour Patch Zombie Kids (awesome bit of packaging there).  My reason … Continue reading

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A Candy Bar for Cowboys: Goetze’s Outlaw!

Today I’m going to take a look at a bar from Goetze’s, a company best-known for their Caramel Creams and Cow Tales.  It’s one you probably aren’t familiar with as it only had a brief run in the mid-1980’s: It’s … Continue reading

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A Friday Favorite for Summer – Willy Wonka’s Watermelon!

As we head into the summer months, thoughts of going to the beach, the pool or the park (or just about anywhere outside) fill my head.   When I think back to the candy I picked up during some of my … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – CollectingCandy-style!

I somehow missed that yesterday was the 30th Anniversary of the original release of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – a classic film that contains a classic candy tie-in.  That tie-in being Reese’s Pieces.  A day late it might be, but … Continue reading

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The Brief American Release of Nestle’s Aero Bar – Revealed!

The Aero bar is a well-known treat in the UK as well as in Canada, but here in the United States, it remains relatively unknown.  But that almost wasn’t the case, back in the late 1980’s.  [Edit: The US release … Continue reading

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Our Big Rolo Roundup! 75 Years of Rolo!

Today is unofficially my 100th article for CollectingCandy.com, so I wanted to make it a big one.   [Note: This is actually post 105, but several of those were directing readers to other things, so this would be my 100th … Continue reading

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The Goonies had a candy bar?!?

One of the fun things about candy history, and about product packaging more broadly, is that it’s something that isn’t very well documented.  For me, that means I get to become a bit of a pop-culture archeologist, hunting for things … Continue reading

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