Tag Archives: 1970’s candy wrappers
From 1974 – Clark’s Catchy Clarconut Bar!
Forty years ago the D.L. Clark company launched what was at the time, their latest version of a chocolate-coated coconut bar. While the bar itself might not have been revolutionary, mixing the title of their flagship brand with the bar’s … Continue reading
When Gremlins and Candy Met – A History of Gremlins Confections from the 1950’s to Today!
Today I’ll be looking at the confectionery connections to Gremlins, both the 1984 Joe Dante-directed film classic as well as the Brown and Haley treat of the same name that preceded it – along with the time when the two … Continue reading
Wacky Wednesdays – Now & Never!
Welcome back for this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays! For today I’ve selected another offering from the recently-released Wacky Packages Old School series 4 – Now & Never. Now & Never is a parody of the 1970’s package for Now … Continue reading
Cadbury’s LAUGHS – A Full Set of UK-Pranks!
Cadbury released a variety of special brands and sets of wrappers containing dairy milk bars in the 1970’s. They were always the same chocolate bar inside, but they differentiated themselves by the wrapper’s concept and theme. Cadbury’s Laughs was … Continue reading
The $100,000 Bar – A 100 Grand History.
[Note: For an updated look back at Nestle’s 100 Grand history, check out “50 Years of Nestle’s 100 Grand Bar History!”] According to my research, Nestle filed the trademark for the $100,000 bar way back in 1964, though some accounts … Continue reading
A Quick Taste of Counter-Culture Candy — Or When Social Movements Become Tasty Treats!
I wanted to share something quick and fun today, so I came up with two pieces that reflect the counter-culture movement of the 60’s and 70’s, albeit in a small way. Hippies – what can I say? I grew up … Continue reading