Tag Archives: 70’s

From 1972: Topps’ 250-Piece Bubble Gum Haunted House “Door-Knobber” Halloween Package!

While coming up with a vintage Halloween candy item to cover today, I recalled a fun piece of Topps bubble gum packaging that I picked up recently known as a “door-knobber”.  In the process of researching the origins of that … Continue reading

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Hot Week: Bazooka Hot Bubble Gum from 1973!

During the initial two days of Cinnamon Hot Week I looked at unusual items from the 1960’s and the 1990’s – so today I’m hitting the 1970’s with a dynamite-yet-mysterious release from Topps Chewing Gum:  Bazooka Hot Bubble Gum!

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A Forgotten Wonka Treat – Tangy Bloops!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last pulled something from the 1970’s archives to share, so today I’m presenting a Wonka treat you’ve likely never seen before:  Tangy Bloops Super Sour Candy!

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Maximum Marathon Part 2: The Commercials! Plus a World Premiere Video!

Welcome back to part two in our three day Maximum Marathon coverage!  Today we’re going to focus our gaze upon the clever series of 1970’s television commercials that were created to promote the Marathon bar as well as the square-jawed … Continue reading

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Maximum Marathon Part 1: The Wrappers!

This week I’m returning to one of my favorite brands with a series of three posts dedicated to the topic of the 1970’s classic Mars Marathon bar.  Today we’re going to take a look at the various evolutions of Marathon’s … Continue reading

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Vintage Leaf Vending Promo Photos!

Today I’m going to share a collection of nineteen promotional images created for the Leaf company’s vending trade, likely during the early 1970’s. I mentioned these in my 300th post behind-the-scenes video and as I stated there, these were probably … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Atomic Fur Ball!

Welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  This week, we’ll be looking at one of my favorite parodies from the recently released Wacky Packages Old School series 4 – Atomic Fur Ball.

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Wacky Wednesdays – Now & Never!

Welcome back for this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays!  For today I’ve selected another offering from the recently-released Wacky Packages Old School series 4 – Now & Never.  Now & Never is a parody of the 1970’s package for Now … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Bit-O-Money!

Hello everyone and welcome back to another quick and fun edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays.  For today’s post I’m going to take a look at Bit-O-Money, from 1974’s Wacky Packages Series 6.

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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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