Tag Archives: bubble gum
Bazooka’s Big Buddy – A “Big Stick” Bubblegum History 1968-1984!
Today’s entry is going to be a big one, and it covers a brand whose history I’ve been chasing down for over a decade. One of the original “big stick” bubble gum brands, it’s Bazooka’s (and Topps’) Big Buddy!
The Search for the 1970’s Blow Pop “Squarepack” and Charms Blow Pop’s Earliest Origins!
When researching the history of candy, I sometimes come across things I’ve never seen before or didn’t previously know existed. It often happens when I’m lucky enough to find a vintage store photo showing a candy display or aisle. Today … Continue reading
Full Set Friday: Contemporary Bubblicious Bubblegum Wrappers!
Today’s Full Set Friday is a more typical example of setting out to “collect ’em all”, in that it is a classic brand and a broad assortment of currently-available flavors. When I committed to putting together a set of current … Continue reading
Out of Retirement: Big League Chew Cotton Candy and Strawberry are Back!
Big League Chew bubblegum first hit the market back in 1980 and at the time, came in only a single flavor. Since then, quite a number of flavor extensions have been released with a few of them becoming part of … Continue reading
Halloween Bubble Yum from the 1970’s!!
For today’s post I’ve selected a spectacular and unusual vintage item to showcase — an unopened Halloween multi-package of Tropical Punch Bubble Yum bubblegum from the 1970’s! Make the jump to check it out.
When Bubblegum met Taffy, Things Got Baffy!
Mixing bubblegum and taffy might seem like a bit of a redundant concept – they’re both a chewable confection, after all. But back in 1986, novelty bubblegum manufacturer Amurol did just that when they introduced Baffy, the “taffy that turns … Continue reading
The Return of A&W and Hawaiian Punch gum! Plus: The Secret History of Hawaiian Punch Candy!
Starting just over a year ago, Wrigley began introducing new beverage-inspired flavors to it’s Hubba Bubba lineup. The first two to land in stores were Hubba Bubba Dr. Pepper and Hubba Bubba Orange Crush. Now arriving early in 2014 are … Continue reading
Bubble Yum Packs of the 1970’s!
Continuing this week with fun posts acknowledging CollectingCandy.com’s two-year anniversary, today we’re presenting a photo spread of unopened Bubble Yum bubblegum packs from the 1970’s! Unlike yesterday, today’s post will be light on historical facts as this is a topic … Continue reading
A Bazooka Bubblegum-Flavored Chocolate Bar?!? It’s Real!
As an enthusiast of confectionery brand-oddities, I love finding flavor spinoffs and unusual food crossovers. I recently became aware of one I never thought I’d see, a Bazooka bubblegum-flavored chocolate bar. Well, to be clear this is a Bazooka bubblegum-flavored … Continue reading
Bubblicious Bubblegum Packs from Japan!
On February 7th of 2012 (only the second day of publication for this site) I wrote a short post about Bubblicious gum that mentioned my colorful collection of nine different Japanese Bubblicious packs. Since then my collection has nearly doubled … Continue reading