Earlier this month on June 1st, Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 88th birthday. While Monroe passed away over a half a century ago in 1962, her influence and impact on our popular culture remains as strong as ever. One doesn’t have to look far to understand that she is a timeless superstar who still captivates and inspires. Not only that, Marilyn Monroe continues to be able to successfully promote and sell products all over the world – even candy.
Today, we’re going to take a look at the confectionery offerings from It’Sugar that utilize Monroe’s image but also take aim to celebrate her unique spirit.
The tagline of the Marilyn Monroe candy line is “America’s First Sweetheart” – certainly apropos for these products. Here’s a look at the four Marilyn Monroe chocolate bars I picked up from It’Sugar:
I really dig how three of the four wrappers incorporate a selection of Monroe’s more famous quotes. The quotes serve as lovely bits of inspiration while flirtatiously revealing her wit and slivers of who Marilyn Monroe was behind her blonde bombshell exterior.
More quotes are found on the sugar-free mint tins included in the line:
It’Sugar even offers up a series of Marilyn Monroe-branded gummy candy offerings:
Here’s a look at each package individually. Note that these feature quotes from Monroe on the reverse of each:
I think they did a great job on the packaging for this line.
I have one last item to share for today and it’s one of the most unusual pieces I’ve ever featured here on CollectingCandy.com – it’s a chocolate shoe. Take a look:
How about that?
That’s everything I’ve got to share on It’Sugar and their Marilyn Monroe-inspired confectionery line. Hope you enjoyed the peek and I’ll see you next time!