Today I’m going to revisit a topic I first covered back in March of 2013 – the candy products from Walgreens’ Nice! private label line.
Not long after that initial post, I followed it up with a piece on Walgreens’ Nice! boxed candy assortment. The boxed assortment appears to have been retired but the peg-bag Nice! candy line continues rolling along. I’ve picked up a few dozen new pieces since those earlier posts, so it’s the right time to bring them together for an updated look. Now make the jump to check out today’s Walgreens Nice! private label update!
As I said when discussing the IGA grocery store private label line, I’ve become far more enamored with these types of releases in recent years. Yet the Walgreens private label line is one that is especially appealing, as each Nice! package tends to feature wonderful bits of fun art and design.
Before I get to the Nice! stuff for today, I wanted to share a candy-related Walgreens photo from my archives. This one dates back to the late 1950’s and came out of the reference files of a former Wrigley gum sales rep. The rep used these photos as reference to how stores stocked and displayed their candy and gum goods. This one is from the interior of a Walgreens store:
I love the full display box of Tootsie Pops hanging out next to the magazines (and just above boxes for Whitman’s Marshmallow… something?).
That’s a fun glimpse back into the Walgreens of the past. And it reminded me of a retro-themed Walgreens package I picked up in the last few years:
Now that we’ve peeked into the past, let’s jump back to the present and today’s topic of the Walgreens’ Nice! line update. I should note for those that don’t know, the Nice! private label brand is used across a huge variety of products in Walgreens stores — it’s not just for candy. But even outside of the fanciful candy category, Walgreens’ Nice! packaging designs remain appealing and fun.
For instance, here’s a Nice! brand gingerbread cookies box I picked up last month:
That gingerbread man box is pretty fun stuff, but it’s time to get to the candy. Now that we are getting to the Walgreens Nice! update, I will remind you to check out my original two posts on the subject here and here. Let’s get to it!
This next package with the dancing peanut is one of my faves:
Finally, this last piece technically isn’t a candy product but it was so fun that I wanted to include it:
That’s quite the variety, don’t you think? The Nice! confectionery line has proven to be pretty successful for Walgreens based on how much product it has encompassed. Doing a head count, there were 29 different packages included in today’s update and if you add in the pieces from my earlier posts, it totals just over 50. That number goes to show that even if you zero in on something as specific as a single store’s private label candy line, you can still put together a surprisingly diverse collection.
If the Nice! line continues to thrive I suspect I’ll be back with another update next year or the year after. For now though, that’s everything I’ve got on Walgreens’ private label Nice! line.
See you next time!