Monthly Archives: May 2012
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.
Wacky Wednesdays – Wrecko!
I have yet to commit much coverage to the Necco brand here on CollectingCandy.com, but it’s not for lack of desire. Necco is an important American brand, so when I get there, I want to do it right. Until then, … Continue reading
The Real Chocolate of 1977’s Ludens, and How I Collected Them!
It’s not always easy to say what drives a collector to collect, or once collecting, what drives them to chase after the specific items they do. With candy, my collecting always starts with nostalgia, but branches out into an appreciation … Continue reading
Hershey’s Desert and Tropical Bars – In Honor of Memorial Day
Just returned from a whirlwind three-day trip to see family and attend related events back in my home state of Nebraska. I hope to get back up to speed fast, and deliver some great bits of CollectingCandy.com fun this week. … Continue reading
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
Wacky Wednesdays – Bum Bums!
For this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we turn our attention to 1974’s Wacky Packages Series 6, and Bum Bums, the parody of Nabisco Confections’ Pom Poms.
The Original 1970’s Wonka Bar – Unveiled for the First Time!
In the original 1971 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Wonka Bar was one of the major bars that the kids around the world bought, hunting for a Golden Ticket. But when the real-world Wonka brand launched in … Continue reading
Candy Care Package from Australia! And what are those coconuts covering?
As a candy collector, traveling out of the country is a great opportunity to find fun and foreign versions of candy packaging. Of course, if you’re not a regular globetrotter, it helps to have friends pitch in for the hunt. … Continue reading
The Goonies had a candy bar?!?
One of the fun things about candy history, and about product packaging more broadly, is that it’s something that isn’t very well documented. For me, that means I get to become a bit of a pop-culture archeologist, hunting for things … Continue reading
The Famous Clark Bars of the 70’s (that you might not remember.)
The Clark bar and Clark’s Zagnut have been around for decades. During the late 1970’s, the D.L. Clark company rolled out a few bars in wonderfully-designed wrappers, along with an ad campaign to support them. Since first seeing images of … Continue reading