New for 2013: Black Forest Halloween Gummy Bears (and Vampires and Werewolves, too!)

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Today I’d like to share a few items from Black Forest, a company best known for their classic Gummy Bears.  Black Forest released a fun new boxed Halloween edition of their Gummy Bears for 2013 and I’ll take a look at that along with some pretty awesome items they first released during last year’s spooky season.

Let’s kick off today’s coverage with Black Forest’s Gummy Bears Halloween box.  I should note that Black Forest is now part of the Ferrara Candy Company, the company created from the merged Ferrara Pan with Farley and Sathers.  Here’s the box:

Ferrara Candy Company - Black Forest - Gummy Bears - Halloween Edition candy box - 2013

Ferrara Candy Company – Black Forest – Gummy Bears – Halloween Edition candy box – 2013

That box goes to show you that sometimes all you need are the classics to transform a standard box to a Halloween seasonal; A witches hat, jack-o-lanterns, spider webs and bats.

As I was getting today’s post together, I realized that I had picked up some other cool Black Forest Halloween Gummy items last year that I never got around to sharing.

With the name Black Forest, this confectioner seems perfectly suited to the creation of Halloween candy and last year they released gummies based on two Halloween monster classics: Vampires and Werewolves.  So here they are, Black Forest’s Juicy Oozers Gummy Vampires and Gummy Werewolves Halloween 24-pack:

Black Forest - Gummy Werewolves & Juicy Oozers Gummy Vampires - 24-pack multi-bag - 2012

Black Forest – Gummy Werewolves & Juicy Oozers Gummy Vampires – 24-pack multi-bag – 2012

Black Forest - Gummy Werewolves - Halloween Fun-Pack - 2012

Black Forest – Gummy Werewolves – Halloween Fun-Pack – 2012

Black Forest - Juicy Oozers Gummy Vampires - Halloween Fun-Pack - 2012

Black Forest – Juicy Oozers Gummy Vampires – Halloween Fun-Pack – 2012

I’m sure that the success of the Twilight film franchise had something to do with the Vampire/Werewolf combo and the graphic styling of those packages.  Whatever the case, it’s great to see them getting a somewhat serious confectionery treatment.

And that’s everything I’ve got today on Black Forest’s Halloween offerings.

See you next time!

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Today’s post has been part of CollectingCandy.com’s 2013 Countdown to Halloween. To check out other sites celebrating Halloween all month long, check out the official CountdownToHalloween site.

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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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