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Leaf’s Hip Bubble Gum – It’s Psychedlic!

Yesterday’s post on vending machine insert cards had me looking over some of my cool retail bubble gum pieces.  One I recently added to my collection is a 1970’s Hip bubble gum cello pack wrapper from Leaf.   Referred to as … Continue reading

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Wonka Weekend Wrap-Up – Oompas and Skrunch Timelines!

After two big posts on Friday and Saturday, I intended to wrap-up my Wonka Weekend with visual timelines on Sunday, but had to stop the presses for last-minute new material.  So the timelines are being delivered today, just a day … Continue reading

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Feeling the Fahrenheit and the Mr. Freeze Flavor Line-Up From 1970.

It’s been brutally hot here on the East Coast the last couple of days, so I thought I’d share this icy-cool trade ad from 1970, featuring the full flavor line-up for Mr. Freeze at the time. These all sound awfully … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Gadzooka Sugarmess!

Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays covers another entry from 1975’s Wacky Packages Series 14 – Gadzooka Sugarmess Bubble Gum.

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Mighty Malts – A 1970’s Malted Milk Ball Superhero and a Confectionery Classic!

Most of you have probably never heard of Mighty Malt, and might not even be familiar with the candy he briefly reigned as the mascot for: Mighty Malts malted milk balls.   While Mighty Malt himself has long-since faded into retirement, … Continue reading

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UK Nestle’s Jungle Book Characters Wrappers – My Near-Complete Set!

These days, the idea of a short-run licensed candy bar or candy bar tie-in with a film or television show is not all that uncommon.   In the 1970’s it was all-but-unheard of, at least in this country.  In the UK … Continue reading

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A Friday Favorite for Summer – Willy Wonka’s Watermelon!

As we head into the summer months, thoughts of going to the beach, the pool or the park (or just about anywhere outside) fill my head.   When I think back to the candy I picked up during some of my … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Apple Hot Tamales — Say What!?!

A few years ago, I created and posted a 1970’s Hot Tamales Kid themed holiday message on Flickr, and on that little graphic, I imagined cinnamon-and-apple-flavored Hot Tamales candies.  It was a fanciful idea that I thought I invented.  But … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Pieces!

After yesterday’s article on the 30th Anniversary of E.T., and the subsequent coverage of Reese’s Pieces, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to cover one of the most prescient Wacky Packages stickers ever; a parody of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – CollectingCandy-style!

I somehow missed that yesterday was the 30th Anniversary of the original release of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – a classic film that contains a classic candy tie-in.  That tie-in being Reese’s Pieces.  A day late it might be, but … Continue reading

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