Tag Archives: Wonka

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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7-Eleven’s Exclusive New Laffy Taffy Flavor!

Sometimes a store exclusive candy offering is easy to spot – as it will be talked about in the trade press or have a large graphic on the package indicating it as special.  But with this new release of Strawberry-Banana … Continue reading

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Breaker Confections’ 5-Cent Window Boxes from 1963!!

Breaker Confections is a name that you might not know, although you’ll certainly recognize some of their more successful creations like Bottle Caps, Tart N Tinys and Everlasting Gobstoppers.   The company name was retired when it became a part of … Continue reading

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For The Love Of Nerds – A 2013 Wonka Redesign!

For a candy collector the redesign of a major brand tends to be a big deal and that’s especially true for a confectionery classic like Wonka Nerds.  While visiting my family for my niece’s High School graduation last week, I … Continue reading

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Easter Week Countdown – Sunmark’s New Easter Treats for 1996!

Kicking off my week of Easter candy coverage is today’s post on Sunmark’s “New Easter Treats” for 1996.  For those that aren’t familiar with the name, before Nestle acquired them, Sunmark was the company best-known for the Willy Wonka candy … Continue reading

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A Pair of Halloween Candy Dips!

It’s been a whirlwind of comic book-related fun for me this weekend at New York Comic Con 2012, and today I’m enjoying winding down from that.   So for this Sunday post, I’m going to cover two different dipping candies that … 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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Wonka Nerds from Around the World!

Nerds have been a confectionery favorite since they were first introduced back in 1982.   Yep, they’re celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, and I’ll be delving into their history in more detail, later this summer.  Today, however, I’d like to … Continue reading

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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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