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The Original 1970’s Wonka Bar – Unveiled for the First Time!
In the original 1971 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Wonka Bar was one of the major bars that the kids around the world bought, hunting for a Golden Ticket. But when the real-world Wonka brand launched in … Continue reading
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
The Famous Clark Bars of the 70’s (that you might not remember.)
The Clark bar and Clark’s Zagnut have been around for decades. During the late 1970’s, the D.L. Clark company rolled out a few bars in wonderfully-designed wrappers, along with an ad campaign to support them. Since first seeing images of … Continue reading
Wacky Wednesdays – Spazzles!
When Wacky Packages Old School first launched back in 2010, I was pretty excited about it. A new series parodying the products of the 1970’s that the original Wacky Packages series never covered – how could I not love it? … Continue reading
Wacky Wednesdays – Pounds!
Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays will showcase a sticker from Wacky Packages original 1970’s run. Specifically, the Mounds parody, Pounds, from 1973’s Wacky Packages series 5.
Bip Bip (Beep Beep) – The lost Road Runner candy from 1970’s Mexico.
One of the more unusual pieces of vintage confectionery packaging to come out of the L.M. Kallok Collection (a wonderful collection I’ve talked about here before, and that I recently acquired) was something I’d never encountered or even heard of: … Continue reading
GORP might sound like the name of some invertebrate globular alien Star Trek character, or an odd comic book sound-effect, but it’s not – at least that’s not all that it is. Gorp was a confectionery brand name – an … Continue reading
Big League Plug – The Mythical, Chocolatey Cousin of Big League Chew!
Today’s piece is a short tale of finding a collectible “Holy Grail” and how much fun it can be to track down something you thought you might never see. I initially learned about the Big League Plug chocolate candy bar … Continue reading
Avengers (candy) Assemble!
Unless you’ve been living under a pop-culture rock, you are probably aware that Marvel Comics’ much-anticipated film, The Avengers, premieres today. I won’t be seeing it today, but I’ll likely take in the flick before the end of the weekend. … Continue reading
Freeze’em & Eat’em – A Historical Sampler of Cool Confections
It’s May, and we are slowly working our way to the hot summer months. And really, after an afternoon of frolicking outdoors, who doesn’t enjoy a fresh-from-the-fridge Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, or something similar? Throwing candy bars in the freezer … Continue reading