Here in the United States we celebrate our Independence Day every July 4th and to mark the occasion this year I thought I’d focus on one of Just Born’s patriotic offerings from a decade ago; Mike and Ike Stripes!
Mike and Ike Stripes candies came in red, white and blue colors (with corresponding cherry, vanilla cream and blueberry flavors) and were marketed to be sold in conjunction with all of the major summer holidays. Here’s the flyer that was presented to the candy trade promoting them:
I’m fortunate to have a Mike and Ike Stripes box in my collection and here it is:
It’s great to see the 1990’s-2000’s Mike and Ike fruit mascots dressed up in patriotic garb for the Stripes package, and it makes that box one of my favorites from the early 2000’s.
Beyond Mike and Ike, 2003 also saw patriotic releases of Just Born’s classic Peeps, with Patriotic Peeps as well as Peeps and Stars.
I don’t have any examples of the Patriotic Peeps packages in my collection, so I’ll highlight two of the sections from the flyer for close-ups:
And that’s everything I’ve got to share for this 4th of July, 2013. I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend with lots of fun, family and friends.
If you’re shooting fireworks, be careful and whatever else you might be doing – be safe out there! Happy 4th of July!
See you next time!