Tag Archives: 1990’s

The Jeff Nelson Bubblegum Collection – Cases and Cases

I promised to reveal more of the Jeff Nelson bubblegum collection earlier in the week, and today I’m going to showcase a portion of the display cases that were already assembled and on display when we arrived. Starting with case … Continue reading

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Play Ball!! Baseball’s Opening Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the 2012 opening day for Major League Baseball.   In order to mark this occasion, today’s post will showcase a number of fun baseball-related candy packages.

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All About Razzles – First it’s a candy, then it’s a gum!

What can you say about Razzles?  As it turns out, quite a lot. I don’t recall what my earliest memory of Razzles was, only that they seemed to be ever present in the tapestry of my confectionery youth.

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Carlos V – Building a history for the King of Chocolate Bars.

I first became aware of Nestle’s Carlos V bar a year or two ago, when I saw the oddly-smallish bar at a Walgreens.  At the time I wondered if it was an import or a new Nestle product, but I … Continue reading

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Brachs Rocks! – It’s Rocky D. in ’93!

Rock candy has always been a fun concept, though the crystallized-sugar-on-a-string style is not the only kind out there.  I think I first saw jelly bean-like confections designed to look like rocks, all the way back in the 1970’s, during … Continue reading

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Nestle Quik in bar form – Drink up some 1990’s chocolaty goodness.

I grew up loving Nestle Quik chocolate milk – the kind you made yourself with powder.  The commercials featuring the Quik Bunny were tied into that experience and, just like the kids in those commercials, I could put away a … Continue reading

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Amurol Innovation – Nutty Novelty Gum from 1995

I’ve spoken before about Amurol, the division of Wrigley responsible for things like Big League Chew and Bubble Tape among many other fun products.  Though they started as a sugarless gum company, they ended up becoming the novelty arm of … Continue reading

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Butterfingers and Bart – Nestle’s Affair with The Simpsons

The Simpsons and the Butterfinger – the connection may not be as obvious as it once was, but during the early days and in fact the first decade of their existence, The Simpsons were inexorably tied to the crispity, crunchety, … Continue reading

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Big League Chew – Retrospective of an American Original

PREFACE When I set out to launch CollectingCandy.com, my mission was clear: celebrate the history of candy packaging, its marketing, and the people behind it.  Sure, the title was Collecting Candy, but I felt that you didn’t need to be … Continue reading

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