Tag Archives: confection

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

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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

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Wacky Wednesdays – Czechlets!

It’s another edition of Wacky Wednesdays, and today we’re going to take a look at the inspiration for the sticker Czechlets, from 1974’s Wacky Packages series 9.

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From the Oddball Files – Australia’s LifeSavers Musk flavor.

Ah, flavor… it’s a funny thing, especially where candy is concerned.   What one person finds delicious, another finds awful.   I don’t spend too much time discussing the flavors of candy, as that’s not what the focus on this site … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Scary Jane!

Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays is from 1974’s Wacky Packages series 10 – Scary Jane.

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Fun Dip and Lik-M-Aid – A powdery-sugar-filled retrospective.

I am excited to finally be getting to today’s post, as I’ve wanted to cover the subject of Fun Dip for a long time.  It’s good that I waited, as the last couple of months have provided key pieces of … Continue reading

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Ode to Woolworth’s – The magical isle of my candy youth.

I grew up in Nebraska in the 1970’s, and in the town where I grew up, we had a Woolworth’s store.   Without a doubt it had the best selection of candy and gum in town and because of that, I … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Baby Runt and Bustedfinger!

After missing last week’s Wacky Wednesday’s column, partly due to the road trip we were on, today I’m making the post a bit of a double-feature.  Today, I give you Bustedfinger and Baby Runt.

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It’s Monday and still more of Jeff Nelson’s gum collection!

Right about now you might be thinking – when will this glorious wave of gum end?  Maybe that’s not what you’re thinking, but either way, I hope you’re enjoying these looks at what is likely the largest collection of contemporary … Continue reading

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