New for Halloween 2016: M&M’s Walgreens Exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Size Packs!

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Though I’ve already covered an M&M’s product in the Countdown this year, they’ve earned this second spot by coming out with something that is awfully fun.  Exclusive to Walgreens stores, M&M’s has released a Halloween-themed fun-size assortment where the individual fun size packs glow in the dark!  Make the jump to check them out!

As I’ve already pointed out, this special glow-in-the-dark Halloween packaging is a Walgreens exclusive item, and that is highlighted in this clipping from last week’s Sunday circulars that I saved:

Walgreens Save on Scary Fun For All - Sunday Circular Halloween Mars candy ad - October 2nd 2016

Walgreens Save on Scary Fun For All – Sunday Circular Halloween Mars candy ad – October 2nd 2016

And now on to the goodies.  The large outer-package doesn’t contain any glow-in-the-dark ink on it (at least I don’t think so…I never checked!) but it’s still a great-looking piece – it reminds of Goosebumps for some reason:

Mars - M&M's Glow-in-the-Dark Trick-or-Treat Packs - Walgreens Exclusive - 8.42 Fun Size multi-package - October 2016

Mars – M&M’s Glow-in-the-Dark Trick-or-Treat Packs – Walgreens Exclusive – 8.42 Fun Size multi-package – October 2016

There are five different fun size packs contained in the assortment, featuring each of the main M&M’s mascots in a different Halloween costume.  Here they are:

Mars - M&M's Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size individual packs - October 2016

Mars – M&M’s Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size individual packs – October 2016

I’ve actually looked at all of these in a completely dark room (after charging their special inks up in the light) and while the glow effect is not super-strong, it’s still fun.  They also used the glow ink on both the front and back of the packs.

I was going to try to do some long-exposure photography to capture the actual glow-effect, but didn’t really have time, so instead I’ve created a simulated look at how these appear when they’re in effect.  These simulated images capture the glow-in-the-dark areas pretty well, if not perfectly.  Here they are!

Mars - M&M's Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack - Brown Cat - October 2016 - GLOW

Mars – M&M’s Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack – Brown Cat – October 2016 – GLOW

Mars - M&M's Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack - Yellow Pumpkin - October 2016 - GLOW

Mars – M&M’s Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack – Yellow Pumpkin – October 2016 – GLOW

Mars - M&M's Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack - Red Vampire - October 2016 - GLOW

Mars – M&M’s Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack – Red Vampire – October 2016 – GLOW

Mars - M&M's Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack - Orange Wizard - October 2016 - GLOW

Mars – M&M’s Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack – Orange Wizard – October 2016 – GLOW

Mars - M&M's Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack - Green Witch - October 2016 - GLOW

Mars – M&M’s Glow-in-the-Dark Walgreens Exclusive Trick-or-Treat Fun-Size pack – Green Witch – October 2016 – GLOW

That’s all of the individual fun size packages.  I gotta say, the whole glow-in-the-dark thing may be a bit passé these days, but I still get a kick out of seeing it used in this way.   Kudos to the folks who came up with the idea for this one.

And that’s everything I’ve got to share on M&M’s Walgreens-exclusive Halloween Glow-in-The-Dark Fun Size M&M’s packs.  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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1 Response to New for Halloween 2016: M&M’s Walgreens Exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Size Packs!

  1. Michael S says:

    Great post! Definitely gonna pick these up to hand out this year!

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