Super Bowl 2014 with Snickers’ NFL Team Minis! Plus: Skittles Seattle Mix?!?!

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Once again it’s Super Bowl Sunday and today, February 2nd, 2014 – millions of football fans are waiting to see who comes away with the championship win between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.   Here on CollectingCandy.com we’ll be marking the day with a celebration of all of the teams of the NFL by showcasing full sets of Snickers NFL team mini wrappers!

Plus we have info on the new Skittles Seattle Mix!

NFL team logo Snickers minis debuted in 2012, a release that I covered here last year.  For the 2013 NFL season, they returned with a larger logo design, and joined by a Snickers Peanut Butter Squared release.

Snickers NFL Limited Edition Minis bags - Fall 2013

Snickers NFL Limited Edition Minis bags – Fall 2013

Here’s a look at all three wrapper versions:

Snickers NFL Minis 2012-2013 comparison - NY Giants

Snickers NFL Minis 2012-2013 comparison – NY Giants

As you can see, the team logo was made much more prominent by dropping the NFL and second Snickers logos.

I only ever came across these NFL Minis packages one time and at one store – I opted to pick them up and I’m glad I did, because I never saw them again.  I managed to build a complete set of team wrappers out of each package, and here they are:

Mars - Snickers Limited Edition NFL Minis - 40 oz candy package - Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Limited Edition NFL Minis – 40 oz candy package – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – AFC East – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – AFC East – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – AFC North – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – AFC North – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – AFC South – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – AFC South – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – AFC West – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – AFC West – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – NFC East – chocolate candy wrapper – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – NFC East – chocolate candy wrapper – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – NFC North – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – NFC North – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – NFC South – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – NFC South – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – NFC West – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers NFL Minis – NFC West – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

That’s all of the standard Snickers NFL minis wrappers – and here are the Peanut Butter Squared variety:

Mars - Snickers Peanut Butter Squared Limited Edition NFL Minis - 40 oz candy package - Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared Limited Edition NFL Minis – 40 oz candy package – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared - NFL Minis – AFC North – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared – NFL Minis – AFC North – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – AFC East – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – AFC East – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – AFC South – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – AFC South – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – AFC West – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – AFC West – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – NFC East – chocolate candy wrapper – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – NFC East – chocolate candy wrapper – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – NFC North – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – NFC North – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – NFC South – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – NFC South – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – NFC West – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Mars – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared NFL Minis – NFC West – chocolate candy wrappers – Fall 2013

Between both Snickers versions, it’s 64 different minis wrappers – quite a few little wrappers to bring together for my collection.   And that’s all of ’em!

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As it is Superbowl Sunday, I wanted to include a second half to today’s post, and that second half is all about Skittles Seattle Mix.

For those that don’t know, Seattle Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch developed a reputation for enjoying Skittles candies while on his team’s sideline.  With Seattle making the Superbowl this year, Mars teamed up with the player and team to produce a special edition Skittles Seattle Mix:

Skittles Seatle Mix promotional image - February 2014

Skittles Seatle Mix promotional image – February 2014

As a collector, I immediately took note of these when I heard about them last week.  This package and these Skittles are probably never going to be sold in stores, however.  They’re only being offered at special events this week in and around Seattle.

So, if anyone out there was in the right place to get Skittles Seattle Mix and wants to help us out at CollectingCandy.com with a package – please get in touch!

A big element of Skittles’ partnership with Marshawn Lynch, beyond the Seattle Mix release, is a series of related charity auctions.

Those auctions ended last night, and I thought I would share the results here.  The trio of charity auction listings each included a box of Seattle Mix Skittles, along with a one-of-a-kind Skittles-encrusted football, helmet, or megaphone.  Here they are:

Seattle Mix Skittles charity eBay auctions overview  - Feb 1 2014

Seattle Mix Skittles charity eBay auctions overview – Feb 1 2014

Seattle Mix Skittles-Covered Football charity eBay auction results - Feb 1 2014

Seattle Mix Skittles-Covered Football charity eBay auction results – Feb 1 2014

Seattle Mix Skittles-Covered Helmet charity eBay auction results - Feb 1 2014

Seattle Mix Skittles-Covered Helmet charity eBay auction results – Feb 1 2014

Seattle Mix Skittles-Covered Megaphone charity eBay auction results - Feb 1 2014

Seattle Mix Skittles-Covered Megaphone charity eBay auction results – Feb 1 2014

Looks like Skittles and Marshawn Lynch’s efforts raised a nice amount of money for his charity, the Fam 1st Family Foundation.

That’s everything I’ve got for today and Superbowl Sunday.

Starting tomorrow and all week on the site, we’ll be celebrating CollectingCandy.com’s second anniversary – so make sure you check back every day.  We plan to have a lot of fun posts up, all week long.

See you next time!

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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.

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