Tag Archives: 80’s candy

Halloween Smarties from the 80’s!

Smarties (the pressed dextrose candies found in the USA) are a classic treat that countless people have fond memories of.   Because of their small, individually-wrapped size, they’ve always been a perfect treat to give out for Halloween.  With that in … Continue reading

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Hot Week: Willy Wonka’s Everlasting Hot Gobstoppers!!

Welcome back to the second day of our Cinnamon Hot Week!  Today we’ll be shining a delicious light on a treat from the early 1990’s; Willy Wonka’s Everlasting HOT Gobstoppers!

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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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Willy Wonka’s Squids – A Forgotten 80’s Gummy!

Here at CollectingCandy.com I tend to throw around the adjectives “lost” and “forgotten”  from time-to-time and I don’t think I’m being overly dramatic when I do. In the realm of vintage candy countless products have come and gone, seemingly in … Continue reading

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A Fun One for Friday: 1989’s Super Mario Bros Bar!

I’m back in Nebraska this weekend helping celebrate my Niece’s High School Graduation so I’ve just got a short post for today.  But it’s a fun one as we look at a flashy Super Mario Brothers bar wrapper from way … Continue reading

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A Fun One For Friday – Willy Wonka’s Rinky Dinks from 1986!

In the wake of the huge success that was Nerds, the Willy Wonka company attempted a number of similar follow-ups.  One such treat was Willy Wonka’s Rinky Dinks, tiny jawbreakers with printed faces served up in a three-flavor, compartmentalized box.

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The Rich History of the Snickers Munch Bar – Revised and Revisited!

Just under a year ago here on CollectingCandy.com, I posted my first look back at the Snickers Munch bar.  At the time I had uncovered six unique wrapper designs across the four decade lifetime of the brand, but I was … Continue reading

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Bananas for Tootsie!

[Warning:  Today’s post is a little bananas.] Pablo Picasso had his “Blue Period” and Burt Convy’s Tatletales game show had its Banana Section, so perhaps it was destiny that the Tootise company would one day have a “Banana Period” of … Continue reading

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Heide’s Mexican Hats!

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from a CollectingCandy.com reader named Jeff, asking me about a candy box that he’d remembered from the early 1990’s but couldn’t find any information for online.  He believed that what he was remembering was a … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Hershey’s 1982 Holiday Gift Catalog!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!  It’s December 25th – Christmas Day – so I wanted to share something a bit different and hopefully a bit special with you. For today’s topic, I picked my Hershey Holiday Gift catalog from … Continue reading

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