Tag Archives: 80’s
Finding Fruit Face – Another Mystery Solved!
As a confectionery brand historian and collector, one the most common inquiries I get are those that ask my assistance in identifying some product or brand from the hazy memories of that persons childhood. I’m happy to get these requests … Continue reading
The Secret History of Reese’s Pieces with Peanuts!
Reese’s Pieces have been around since the late 1970’s, and over the years the brand has received limited run extensions in the form of Reese’s Pieces with the addition of Peanuts. They did so just last year, but I was … Continue reading
Snickers Week Day 5: Poland’s Amazing Gremlins Wrappers!!
We’ve arrived at the final day of Snickers week but as the saying goes we saved the best for last. Well, it’s the best as far as I’m concerned. That’s because today’s look at Snickers wrappers inspired by the “You’re … Continue reading
Full Set Friday: Hershey’s 1982 “Now Larger” Promotion!
Way back in 1982, the Hershey company held a Summer promotion where they upped the size of each of their standard bars and alerted consumers to it with a bright on-pack call-out. I call it the “Hershey’s Now Larger” promotion … Continue reading
Fleer’s 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy (with Halloween Finger Puppets)!
Back in the early 1980’s, the Fleer company merged classic stick candy with rubber Halloween finger puppets to create a unique and outstanding confectionery offering called Goblin Stix. Make the jump to check them out!
Willy Wonka’s DinaSour Eggs – A Classic 80’s Treat!
As Jurassic World continues its weeks-long Summer box office domination, I thought it would be fun to revisit some dinosaur-themed confectionery treats from the past. Most kids delight in dinosaurs and many (myself included) even go through a phase of … Continue reading
Photo Hunt 1980: A Detroit Candy Man.
I’m excited to finally be back after an extended (and somewhat unexpected) hiatus, so I thought I’d kick-off my return with a tasty confectionery photo hunt from 1980. I last tackled a photo hunt way back in 2012 when I … Continue reading
Plucked from the 80’s: Brach’s Coconut Hula Chews!
As the weather turns colder, I thought it would be fun to cover a near-forgotten treat from the 1980’s that will inspire warmer climates. This is one that first hit stores way back in 1982 and I’m excited to share … Continue reading
CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part Two of Two!
Yesterday, as part of a two-part flashback recap, I presented a collection of my favorite CountdownToHalloween entries from past years. Those posts showcased items that were largely contemporary in nature, so today I’ll be following that up by putting a … Continue reading
From the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!
During our Countdown To Halloween last year, I covered Stark’s Bone Chilling Treats from 1985 and when I did, I mentioned how much I would have liked to add a Gummi Ghosts package to my collection. Since that time I’ve … Continue reading