Walgreens Nice! Candy Packaging – Now in Box Form!

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It was just a month ago that I talked about the delightful Walgreens store-brand Nice! candy packaging, and today I get to follow-up on that coverage.

Starting this month, Walgreens has expanded the Nice! candy range beyond peg packs to include an assortment of theater-style boxed offerings.  I picked up a dozen different examples last weekend and today I’d like to share them with you.

In line with the clean-but-fun Nice! designs I presented last month, these boxes each represent their contents in a fun, graphical way.

Here they are:

Walgreens - Nice - Assorted Fruit Sours - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Assorted Fruit Sours – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Chocolate Bridge Mix - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Chocolate Bridge Mix – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Chocolate Covered Almonds - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Chocolate Covered Almonds – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Chocolate Covered Caramels - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Chocolate Covered Caramels – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Chocolate Covered Mints - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Chocolate Covered Mints – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Chocolate Covered Peanuts - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Chocolate Covered Peanuts – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Chocolate Dipped Gummy Bears - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Chocolate Dipped Gummy Bears – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Cookie 'n Cream Minis - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Cookie ‘n Cream Minis – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Cupcake Minis - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Cupcake Minis – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Sour Neon Bears - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Sour Neon Bears – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Watermelon Rings - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Watermelon Rings – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

Walgreens - Nice - Yogurt Covered Raisins - boxed store-brand candy - 2013

Walgreens – Nice – Yogurt Covered Raisins – boxed store-brand candy – 2013

That’s all twelve of the boxes I’ve found so far, and it might be the entirety of the line at the moment.

“Private Label” or store brands have traditionally been a less-than-exciting affair, but more and more there is a trend for chains to create distinctive in-house designs for their private label packaging.  The Nice! brand is a great example of this new trend so keep an eye out for them.

And that’s everything for today’s post.  See you next time!

Final Note:  During the 1960′s and 1970′s over in the United Kingdom, the Sainsbury’s grocery chain might have been the first to expand the concept of what could be done with store-branded packaging design.  Clearly ahead-of-their-time, the Sainsbury’s in-house packages from that era are something wonderful to behold.

The history of Sainsbury’s in-house packaging is documented in the book Own Label by Jonny Trunk.   If you’re into packaging, I highly recommend it:

 

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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2 Responses to Walgreens Nice! Candy Packaging – Now in Box Form!

  1. Brandon says:

    Love the designs!

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