Happy 15th Anniversary SB! Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Candy!

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This year, Spongebob Squarepants will be celebrating his 15th Anniversary on Nickelodeon.  In fact, the very first season of Spongebob premiered on May 1st, 1999 – so we’re only a few days away from the exact anniversary date.

The Spongebob Squarepants cartoon quickly became a popular phenomenon which led to countless examples of licensed merchandise over the years and through on to today.  One of the licensed products that has proven to be popular in its own right are the Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties candies.  Make the jump to check them out!

Though I haven’t been able to discern precisely when Spongebob’s Gummy Krabby Patties first came to market, based upon internet mentions I did spot, it appears that they’ve been around nearly a decade.  Since Spongebob’s character works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab restaurant and their most popular sandwich is the Krabby Patty, it must have made perfect sense to create a gummy based on the fictional burger.

Whatever the origins, Spongebob’s Krabby Patties have proven to be a product that may stick around longer than anyone might have guessed.  The Frankford Candy company is the manufacturer of Spongebob’s Gummy Krabby Patties and in the years since introducing them, they’ve diversified the product with a few fun brand extensions.

I first started picking up Spongebob’s Gummy Krabby Patties in the theater-sized boxes back in 2011 which was also when they launched two product extensions for the brand.  Here are the three variety I’ve found:

Frankford Candy - Nickelodeon - Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties - candy box - 2011

Frankford Candy – Nickelodeon – Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties – candy box – 2011

Frankford Candy - Nickelodeon - Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Sour - candy box - 2011

Frankford Candy – Nickelodeon – Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Sour – candy box – 2011

Frankford Candy - Nickelodeon - Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Colors - candy box - 2011

Frankford Candy – Nickelodeon – Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Colors – candy box – 2011

Frankford is a big manufacturer of seasonal confectionery items and that certainly includes their Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties product.  I’ve also found Christmas and Easter-themed packaging for them since 2011 – each with a packaging redesign along the way.  Here they are:

Frankford Candy - Nickelodeon - Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Egg Shaped - 2.5 oz Easter candy box - 2012

Frankford Candy – Nickelodeon – Spongebob Gummy Krabby Patties Egg Shaped – 2.5 oz Easter candy box – 2012

The changes between these two Easter Krabby Patties boxes are subtle – perhaps the most notable change being the inclusion of the word “candy” prominently brought into the name:

Frankford Candy - Nickelodeon - Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Egg Shaped - 2.5 oz Easter candy box - 2013

Frankford Candy – Nickelodeon – Spongebob Gummy Krabby Patties Egg Shaped – 2.5 oz Easter candy box – 2013

Here are two variety of Christmas-themed boxes I’ve found – the earlier a vertically-oriented box with the latter being horizontal:

Frankford Candy - Nickelodeon - Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Candy - tree-shaped - 2.54 oz Christmas candy box - 2011

Frankford Candy – Spongebob Gummy Krabby Patties Candy – tree-shaped – 2.54 oz Christmas candy box – 2011

Frankford Candy - Nickelodeon - Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties Candy - tree-shaped - 2.54 oz Christmas candy box - 2013

Frankford Candy – Spongebob Gummy Krabby Patties Candy – tree-shaped – 2.54 oz Christmas candy box – 2013

That’s all of the Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties material I’ve got to share today, though I do have one last piece to show.  I picked this next item up last week and it’s actually the one that prompted me to bring together my earlier Spongebob packaging for today’s post.

Also from Frankford, this is a Spongebob take on Ring Pops – Spongebob Squarepants Lollipop Rings:

Frankford Candy - Nickelodeon - Spongebob Squarepants Lollipop Rings - tropical fruit - 1.27 oz 3-pack candy package - March 2014

Frankford – Spongebob Squarepants Lollipop Rings – tropical fruit – 1.27 oz 3-pack candy package – March 2014

That’s the 3-pack which contained individual lollipop rings and here’s one of the individual packages it contained:

Frankford Candy - Nickelodeon - Spongebob Squarepants Lollipop Rings - tropical fruit - .42 oz candy package - March 2014

Frankford – Spongebob Squarepants Lollipop Rings – tropical fruit – .42 oz candy package – March 2014

And that’s everything I’ve got to share today on Spongebob Squarepants and his popular lineup of Gummy Krabby Patties candy.  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. My Google Profile+
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