Tag Archives: confection

Back Home – And still more of the Jeff Nelson gum collection!

After a little more than a week away, the CollectingCandy.com staff has returned home.  It was an amazing road trip, though it is nice to be able to post from my home PC, while having easy access to my scanner … Continue reading

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More of the Jeff Nelson Gum Collection

Tonight I’ll be revealing additional images from the gum collection of Jeff Nelson. Before we get to that, a little update on the CollectingCandy.com field trip. Today was the last leg of a week-long sugar-filled journey, as we visited the … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Wedgie!

As I pointed out yesterday, today marks the opening day for Major League Baseball’s 2012 season.  Tonight at just after 7pm, the Cards and the Marlins face off.  So, continuing the thematic of baseball from yesterday’s post, today’s edition of … Continue reading

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Play Ball Part Two – I forgot these two!

Not really a whole part two – just two great candy boxes which I forgot to include in my earlier posting today:

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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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Stale Old Candy – It’s Not Trash – It’s Treasure!

I am a vintage candy packaging collector, but beyond that, I’ve also long been buying and collecting current candy packaging, too.  It’s all a part of putting the older pieces into historical perspective.  In five years all of the stuff … 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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Wacky Wednesdays – Milk Muds!

For this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, I’m going to cover the original Wacky Packages parody for Milk Duds – Milk Muds.  This has long-been one of my favorite Wackys, and I think that goes back to when I first … Continue reading

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Behind the Music…Whistle Pops!

Whistle Pops, as they were called when I first encountered them, were introduced to United States consumers in 1975.

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After years of hunting – Willy Wonka’s Daredevils – Discovered!

Collecting candy is a crazy kind of hobby.  Sometimes you can spend years hunting for any trace of a brand or piece of packaging, and never find one.  But it’s not always so tough – typically there is a photo … Continue reading

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