Tag Archives: Candy

70s Spots: Marathon Candy Bar (1974 & ’75)

“Lasts a good long time.” A pair of Marathon candy bar commercials from the Mars company today. First, Patrick Wayne appears as Marathon John in a pirate-themed spot from 1974. Wayne did a series of these commercials for Marathon. Second, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: M&M’s Candies Man (1976)

“The milk chocolate melts in your mouth…not in your hand.” Now here’s a good one. It’s the M&M’s Candies Man singing a version of “The Candy Man” and prancing around San Francisco with a pack of kids. The spot aired … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Willy Wonka’s Candy Factory Kit (1971)

“Chocolate not included…” A slight change of pace for today’s FF edition. Instead of a kid’s program from the 70s, we have a commercial that surely ran during a beloved children’s show before slipping into obscurity. Here’s a very cool … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: M&M And Mars Fun Size Bars ‘Freeze’em Season’ (1972)

(Click to enlarge) “Get ’em by the big bagful and Freeze ’em!” Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Mars and Snickers. Frozen yum! Daily 70s Ad #160: M&M And Mars Fun Size Bars ‘Freeze’em Season’ originally appeared in the June 16, 1972 … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (1972)

“You got peanut butter on my chocolate!” Here’s a sweet classic for your Daily 70s Spot. An early-70s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups commercial with the accidental pairing of two great flavors. Spot aired in August of 1972. Daily 70s Spot … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot: Care*Free Sugarless Gum ‘Ben Franklin’ (late 70s)

“Get more gum with Care*Free. 32% more.” Our Daily 70s Spot presents a commercial for Care*Free Sugarless Gum with famed gum-chewer, Ben Franklin. This long-running spot aired in the late 1970s – something like ’75 or ’76 and beyond, capitalizing … Continue reading

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