Wacky Wednesdays – Hounds!


For this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, I finally wrap up my coverage of the Wacky Packages Halloween 2012 Postcard set, with a parody of the Peter Paul Mounds bar – the delightful Hounds!

Illustrated by Matthew Kirscht, Hounds is another great Wacky from the Halloween postcard series.  The design is full of nice touches as well as prominently featuring a wolfman character, which makes it an instant classic in my book.

Here’s a close-up look at the parody itself:

Wacky Packages Postcards Halloween 2012 - Hounds - art by Matthew Kirscht

Wacky Packages Postcards Halloween 2012 – Hounds – art by Matthew Kirscht

With a classic Wacky character, the key elements of the wrapper play into the werewolf theme;  a coconut becomes a full man-in-the-moon, PeterPaul becomes PeterMaul, and “Dark Chocolate” becomes “Full Moon Flavor”.

Hounds is a parody of a contemporary Mounds bar, so here’s a current wrapper to compare:

Hershey - Peter Paul - Mounds - dark chocolate candy bar wrapper - 2012

Hershey – Peter Paul – Mounds – dark chocolate candy bar wrapper – 2012

I would like to point out that this is the second time in the history of Wacky Packages that Peter Paul’s Mounds has been parodied.  The first time it occurred was all the way back in 1973’s original Wacky Packages series 5, and the parody was called “Pounds”.  I covered it for my May 9th, 2012 edition of Wacky Wednesdays.

And that’s everything I have to share for today’s post.

See you next time!

About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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One comment on “Wacky Wednesdays – Hounds!

  1. Dave S. on said:

    That’s really cool, Jason!

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