Since launching back in early 2012, we’ve never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day here on CollectingCandy.com. The reason is pretty simple in that St. Patrick’s isn’t a holiday that has much of an association with candy – it’s mostly associated with beer. So it’s near-impossible to find candy or packaging created specifically for St. Patrick’s as there was never a strong reason to acknowledge it. But today I’ve got a neat offering from a few years ago that was created specifically to mark St. Patrick’s Day!
What I have to show is a limited edition Hershey’s Kisses release that was on shelves back in the Spring of 2008. I am not 100% certain but I believe this was a Target-exclusive release. Here is the package for Hershey’s Kisses Creme de Menthe!
As you can see, the packaging sports a shamrock as well as a St. Patrick’s Day-themed Leprechaun hat which really seals the deal.
Though this is the only St. Patrick’s Day-themed candy package in my personal collection, I’m confident it’s not the only one that’s ever been produced. I will certainly continue to keep my eyes peeled for the ones I’ve likely missed.
I didn’t want to conclude this post by only sharing a single package. With that in mind, and since the tradition for the holiday is to dress in the color green, I thought I’d bring together a grouping of green candy wrappers through the years for a St. Patrick’s themed CollectingCandy collage. This is what I came up with:
Hope you dig it and I hope everyone has a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow!
See you next time!