Tag Archives: 50’s
Marsettes: Mars’ Mid-Century Answer to Rolo!
Back in 1958, the Mars company introduced a product to the USA market that might sound familiar: It was a roll of caramel-filled drum-shaped chocolate candies, wrapped in gold foil. Mars called this new offering Marsettes, and while their time … Continue reading
The Surprising Candy of Howard Johnson’s!
I’ll often talk about how much I enjoy branded candy packaging that comes from unusual sources like private label or “store brands”. These aren’t your typical Hershey or Mars offerings in that you can only find them at specific retail … Continue reading
Charms Halloween Pumpkin Pops from the 1950’s and Today!
We’re going all the way back to the 1950’s for today’s post and a look at a Halloween treat that has been enjoyed by generations of kids. So make the jump to check out Charms Halloween Pumpkin Pops from the … Continue reading
Christmas Countdown: Beich’s Classic Santa Claus Candy and More!
For decades the company Beich’s, also known as Bike’s, was one of the larger confectioners on the candy landscape. Among many long-running products, they produced Laffy Taffy, which is still produced today by the Nestle company under their Wonka brand. … Continue reading
Christmas Countdown: Rowntree’s Christmas Dairy Box from the 1950’s
Hello, everyone! I’d intended to start my Christmas Countdown on Monday when I’d first arrived back in Nebraska for the holidays, but I didn’t. As things go, I’ve been entirely caught up with spending time with family. Which I think … Continue reading
Our Big Rolo Roundup! 75 Years of Rolo!
Today is unofficially my 100th article for CollectingCandy.com, so I wanted to make it a big one. [Note: This is actually post 105, but several of those were directing readers to other things, so this would be my 100th … Continue reading
A 1950’s Peter Paul Wrapper with a Giggle-Worthy Name.
I’m going to be swamped today with non-candy-related commitments, but I wanted to share something quick and light with everyone today.
From the Oddball Files – Australia’s LifeSavers Musk flavor.
Ah, flavor… it’s a funny thing, especially where candy is concerned. What one person finds delicious, another finds awful. I don’t spend too much time discussing the flavors of candy, as that’s not what the focus on this site … Continue reading
Happy Easter from CollectingCandy.com!
Easter is another big candy holiday, and it’s been one as long as I can remember. Let’s face it, for candy, there’s Halloween, Christmas, and Easter – so it’s one of the Big-3. Today, I’m going to showcase an assortment … Continue reading
From the Candy Kitchens of… Howard Johnson’s?
Since I’m on the road this week, starting off on my first CollectingCandy.com field trip, I’ve been thinking about hotels and motels. It used to be, hotel and motel chains were much more distinctive than they are today. Howard Johnson’s … Continue reading