Tag Archives: bubblegum
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!
CollectingCandy.com’s 5th Anniversary!! Plus the World Premier of the Lost Big League Chew Flavor: Cola!
Today marks five years exactly since CollectingCandy.com was launched (way back on February 6th, 2012) with a feature retrospective on the Big League Chew brand. Since then, I’ve penned another 632 articles including the publication of over 6,000 images (many … Continue reading
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
Leaf’s “Groovy” Gravel Bubblegum from the 1970’s!
Following up on yesterday’s Mad Rocks post, I thought it would be fun to feature another one of the pebble-style bubblegum products to come out of the 1970’s; Leaf’s Gravel Gum. Make the jump to check it out!
Mad Rocks Bubblegum!
Following in the footsteps of products like Topps/Bazooka’s Gold Rush and Leaf’s Gravel bubblegum, Mad Rocks was a late 1970’s bubblegum product that, up until a few months ago, I’d never heard of. Make the jump to check it out!
Donruss’ Mouth Full Bubble Gum and that Iconic Smiley Face!
Back in the late 1960’s, the Donruss company of Memphis, Tennessee offered up a “slab bubble gum” product to consumers. Although competitors like Fleer and Topps had similar products on the market, I consider Donruss’ offering notable for its use … 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 Amurol’s Whammo Bubblegum Went Blammo!
Back in the 1970’s the Amurol company, known at the time for their sugarless gum and confectionery products, released a kid-targeted sugarless bubblegum called Whammo. The gum’s name didn’t stick and within a few years Whammo became Blammo. Today we’re … Continue reading