Tag Archives: 1950’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
Celebrating our One-Millionth Pageview with Pangburn’s Millionaires!
Two nights ago while I slept, CollectingCandy.com’s page view counter ticked over past one million. It’s such a big round number and one I’m excited to see the site hit. As such, I thought the perfect way to mark the … Continue reading
New for 2013: Starburst Candy Corn and Brach’s New Look! Plus a Big Dose of Candy Corn History!
October 30th is National Candy Corn Day — well, at least that’s what Alton Brown told me when I saw him on the Food Network last week. Alton’s alert prompted me to do a little Google search to read up … Continue reading
A Glimpse into Halloween Candy Retail of 1953!
During last year’s CountdownToHalloween I posted a series of images of Halloween retail store displays from 1969. I didn’t expect that post to generate as much positive buzz as it did, but that response reinforced to me just how unusual … 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.