We’re going all the way back to the 1950’s for today’s post and a look at a Halloween treat that has been enjoyed by generations of kids. So make the jump to check out Charms Halloween Pumpkin Pops from the 1950’s and today!
Tucked within a small Charms salesman folder I’ve had in my collection for a number of years was a single page Halloween Pops flyer, showcasing both Pumpkin Pops and Black Cat Pops. Here it is:
More than just the candy illustrations and information it contains, I completely dig the Halloween graphic touches down either side of this sales flyer. Such awesome vintage-Halloween goodness.
I mentioned that that flyer is from the 1950’s, though it could go back a little earlier to the 1940’s. [Edit: I went back and was able to firmly date this piece based on other parts of the packet it came from – 1948.] This sales sheet is a great record of an early example of Charms Pumpkin Pops along with that awfully cool-looking black cat pop.
Last year I picked up a fun package for a large multi-bag of Charms Pumpkin Pops and after the Halloween season had passed, I realized that it had a connection to the earlier flyer in my collection. Here’s the full packaging for that 2013 Charms Pumpkin Pops piece:
These new Pumpkin Pops are available again this year. Though they are not exactly the same as the Charms Pumpkin Pops from half-a-century ago, I’d like to think there is a direct lineage from one to the other.
I didn’t snap any photos of the modern pops that package contained but I did find a good one on the CandyWarehouse.com order site.
Pretty great to see how such a simple confectionery offering has subtly evolved and withstood the test of time. I think it’s fun to compare and contrast the two.
And that’s everything for today’s look back into Halloween candy’s past! See you next time!
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