Archive for category: Candy

Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott for Rolos

Check out this super rare Rolos commercial featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott! …and that’s what happens when Linz is left to her own devices with video editing software.

Take5 Chocolate Bars, The Mask, and Smuggling

We gave Take 5 a shout-out last year in our 8 Chocolate Bars We Wish Were Still Around article. Take 5 never left the U.S., but its Canadian counterpart, Max 5, left my home and native land long ago. Take 5 was re-branded to Take5 recently, going from this: To this: Oooh, ahhh. And for those of you that are...

6 Sadistic Concession Stand Items of the 90s

The t-ball game is over.  The score was six to zip.  It doesn’t matter if you were on the winning team or the losing team.  You know why?  Because you marching straight toward the concession stand for some post-game refreshments with your entire team.  This is where bonding and friendships were born, even more so than on the field.  This...

PopRewind Podcast: Snacks from the Past

Welcome to another episode of the PopRewind Podcast! In this episode, we discuss our favorite snacks from the past, foods and drinks that have come back from the snack graveyard recently, stuff that didn’t go away but we thought did, and other junk food craving-inducing nuggets of information. Stream the episode via SoundCloud:   Stream the episode via YouTube: Mentioned...

PopRewind Podcast – Pure Inebriation: A Chocolate Factory First Timer

This time on the PopRewind Podcast, Lee interviews the last person on earth to see an iconic movie.  Released in 1971, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory has delighted several generations of children.  It’s likely that readers of PopRewind.com can quote every line of dialogue in the movie, but what is the reaction of someone first seeing it in modern...

Monster Snacks 2014

The return of Monster Cereals (Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry) each holiday season is greatly celebrated in our neck of the Internet, especially this year since Target Canada supplied Count Chocula and Franken Berry to Canada. General Mills upped their game with Count Chocula Treats bars and Boo Berry and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups in the U.S. and...

8 Chocolate Bars We Wish Were Still Around

There’s a lot of chocolate out there, but some of it just ain’t how it used to be. Here are some chocolate bars from the candy graveyard that are greatly missed. 8 – Thingamajig Delicious, but their advertising was not on the same scale as Whatchamacallit. While you may be more familiar with Whatchamacallit, Hershey’s decided to release a similar...

Deep Thoughts: Slugworth

There was always something about the ending of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory that left me feeling unsatisfied.  For years, I turned off the TV early to avoid whatever caused that sensation in my mind.  After a recent viewing, it finally occurred to me what the problem is: Slugworth. Slugworth doing his Slugworth thing in a dark alley. The...

Obsession of the Day: Tan M&Ms

We’re all familiar with M&Ms and it’s very likely that you enjoy eating M&Ms. They’ve been around and going strong since 1941 for a reason, after all. While delicious, M&Ms have made some sketchy marketing decisions. Did you know that M&Ms were slated to be E.T.’s candy of choice? Hershey’s turned it down because they thought E.T. was too ugly....

7 Unexpected Celebrity Endorsements

One day, a brilliant advertising executive struck gold with an idea.  He or she thought, “I have this crappy product that can’t possibly sell.  If only I knew a random celebrity to help talk it up for me… hey, wait… that’s not a bad idea!”  So, this executive went on to make many friends in high places just for the...