New for 2013: Hubba Bubba Bubblegum Halloween Boxes and More!

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New for Halloween this year, Wrigley has released a cool trick-or-treat-friendly big bag of little boxes of Hubba Bubba bubble gum.  So today we’re going to take a look at that as well as a few fun earlier Hubba Bubba Halloween items.

I love finding monster-themed Halloween packaging for existing brands, so when I spotted this big bag of Hubba Bubba monster boxes, I immediately bought it and excitedly brought it home.   Here’s a look at the large multi-bag package after I emptied and flattened it:

Wrigley's Hubba Bubba - bubble gum - Halloween gum boxes - 36-count package - 2013

Wrigley’s Hubba Bubba – bubble gum – Halloween gum boxes – 36-count package – 2013

Unlike the soft-chunk style of gum that Hubba Bubba is known for, these small Halloween boxes contained a candy-coated style of gum similar to Chiclets… or for the vintage-minded, similar to the gum pieces found in Swell’s Earthshaker.

Here are scans of the three different boxes found in the package:

Wrigley's Hubba Bubba - bubble gum - fun-size Halloween gum box - Dracula - 2013

Wrigley’s Hubba Bubba – bubble gum – fun-size Halloween gum box – Dracula – 2013

Wrigley's Hubba Bubba - bubble gum - fun-size Halloween gum box - Frankenstein's Monster - 2013

Wrigley’s Hubba Bubba – bubble gum – fun-size Halloween gum box – Frankenstein’s Monster – 2013

Wrigley's Hubba Bubba - bubble gum - fun-size Halloween gum box - Mummy - 2013

Wrigley’s Hubba Bubba – bubble gum – fun-size Halloween gum box – Mummy – 2013

While this package format of Hubba Bubba Halloween gum was new for 2013, the illustrations featured have been in use for at least a few years previously – on Hubba Bubba’s Halloween Bubble Tape product dispensers.  Here’s a set of three from 2012:

Wrigley - Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Halloween bubble gum candy dispensers - 2012

Wrigley – Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Halloween bubble gum candy dispensers – 2012

And since I was sharing my Halloween Bubble Tape containers from last year, I decided to pull out this vintage one in my collection from 1998:

Amurol-Wrigley - Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape - Trick or Treat Black Raspberry - Halloween gum candy dispenser - 1998

Amurol-Wrigley – Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape – Trick or Treat Black Raspberry – Halloween dispenser – 1998

Beyond the Bubble Tape, I found another Hubba Bubba Halloween item in my archives called Twist ‘n Pour, which like this years’ boxed offering also contained small pieces of candy-coated gum.  These were from 2006:

Wrigley's Hubba Bubba Twist 'n Pour bubble gum Halloween dispensers - 2006

Wrigley’s Hubba Bubba Twist ‘n Pour bubble gum Halloween dispensers – 2006

And that led me to notice that Wrigley (now merged with the Mars company – and now in charge of the Skittles brand) has reused those containers for Halloween this year.   Instead of Hubba Bubba, this year’s Twist ‘n Pour dispensers contain Skittles!  Here are 2006’s Hubba Bubba containers pictured next to 2013’s Skittles editions:

2006 Hubba Bubba Halloween Twist 'n Pour Vs 2013 Skittles Halloween Twist 'n Pour

2006 Hubba Bubba Halloween Twist ‘n Pour Vs 2013 Skittles Halloween Twist ‘n Pour

I think that the lesson here is to never let a perfectly good candy container go to waste!  And that’s everything for today’s coverage of Halloween Hubba Bubba, in all it’s fun forms.

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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One Response to New for 2013: Hubba Bubba Bubblegum Halloween Boxes and More!

  1. Thomas Webb says:

    I haven’t seen these yet! I’ll keep my eyes peeled! (pretty gross when thought of literally.)

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