Monthly Archives: March 2012
Couldn’t decide what to talk about today, so I put my hand in the grab-bag and came out with a rather unusual piece from Philadelphia Chewing Gum’s Swell subsidiary – Earth Shaker bubble gum.
I’ve previously pointed out that the history of candy and gum packaging is largely unknown. It’s a bit like a fossil record in that for every piece you’ve seen, there are likely ten more that you haven’t. For me that’s … Continue reading
I had the opportunity to be the fourth chair for this week’s NerdLunch podcast, and you can now hear how it went. I enjoyed talking with the guys while sharing my candy-infused perspective on a variety of nerdish topics. The … Continue reading
Following up the last two days of Zagnut-related coverage, I thought I’d include Wacky Wednesdays in the fun as well.
I can’t imagine there’s a candy bar as oddly-named as the Zagnut, and while I’ve researched quite a lot on it, the origins of the name itself are lost to time. My initial attraction to the brand came from its … Continue reading
When the film Beetlejuice hit theaters in 1988 it was pretty amazing. It still stands as an extraordinary piece of film-making by visionary director Tim Burton. For me it was the first time I noticed Burton’s work, or a candy … Continue reading
Back in the 1970’s, UK-based Rowntree Mackintosh released their Texan bar with the tagline, “The Mighty Chew”. With a cool mascot and a neat wrapper, it’s been one of the vintage UK brands I’ve become enamored with as I’ve learned … Continue reading
Three weeks ago, I presented an assortment of unopened chocolate bars from 1981. As a candy collector, I originally acquired them with the desire to recover the packaging – not so much the decades-old chocolate inside. Opening those packages and … Continue reading