Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Fun One For Friday – Fleer’s Big Pucker!

I’ve got the day off today, and it’s raining out.  So, I’m going to be devoting some time into candy research as well as collection-maintenance and scanning. With that in mind, today’s post will be a brief one, but it … Continue reading

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Who Loves Ya, Baby? – Kojak Pops!

For those under the age of 40, today’s post might seem a bit odd.  But for those who remember Telly Savalas and his five-year-run on the acclaimed New York City detective show Kojak – today should be a treat.

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Wacky Wednesdays – Oh Hairy!

For today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we’re going to take a fun look back at Oh Hairy!, from Wacky Packages series 7, released in 1974.

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A Big League Pair and Six Months of CollectingCandy!

Today I want to share my latest Big League Chew-related discovery, and it seems only appropriate that I do so while also marking the six-month anniversary of CollectingCandy.com’s launch.

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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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Stop The Presses!! A Wonka-Weekend Rewind!

I’ve said many times that what I love about candy history is that there are always surprises in store, even when you think you’ve got something all figured out.  Well, last night was no different. A few hours after getting … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka’s Outstanding Oompas!

Willy Wonka’s Oompas stand as one of my all-time favorite candy treats.  I loved them as a kid, and I’ve really enjoyed digging into the history of them as a collector.

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Evolution of the Skrunch! Willy Wonka’s Super Skrunch, that is.

As I teased yesterday, today’s article is the first half of a two-day span of coverage for the original two Wonka candy treats. Today, we’ll be talking about Willy Wonka’s Super Skrunch.  It might sound like an odd name, but … Continue reading

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Wonka Weekend Preview! – Super Skrunch and Oompas!

This Friday and Saturday, CollectingCandy.com will feature back-to-back posts on the two original offerings of the Wonka candy brand.   Included will be several never-before-seen wrappers that should serve as fun surprises. I’m excited to bring these important pieces of Wonka … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays – Pop Recks!

It’s hard to believe it’s already August – the summer is really flying along.  Yes, it’s August 1st and it’s also Wednesday, so we get to bring you another edition of Wacky Wednesdays! Today’s subject comes from Wacky Packages Old … Continue reading

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