You’ve Been Booed! Praim’s History of Fun Halloween Chocolate Bars!

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For today’s entry in our Countdown To Halloween, I’m going to look at a selection of offerings from Praim Confections.  It’s a company you probably haven’t heard of, but you’ve almost certainly seen their seasonal bars and appreciated their strong design or humor.   Make the jump to check them out!

I first started noticing bars from the Bloomsberry Chocolate Company a number of years ago, and they stuck out to me for their bold package graphics and design.  Bloomsberry would eventually become Praim a few years later and continue the broad range of distinctive bars they were known for.

For those that aren’t familiar with the brand, Praim might be best known for their “Emergency Chocolate” type of offerings, like this one:

Praim - Emergency Chocolate White - 3.5 oz milk chocolate Valentine's box package - 2015

Praim – Emergency Chocolate White – 3.5 oz milk chocolate Valentine’s box package – 2015

I’ve featured wrappers from Praim bars once before here on CollectingCandy.com – just last year for Hanukkah – when I showcased their Mensch on a Bench bar.

Getting back to the holiday at hand, here’s an early example of a pre-Praim, 2008 Bloomsberry Halloween Chocolate bar box from my archives:

Bloomsberry & Co - Think Chocolate - Next Full Moon - 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween box package - October 2008

Bloomsberry & Co – Think Chocolate – Next Full Moon – 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween box package – October 2008

By 2013 Bloomsberry was now Praim, and here’s a nice graphical Halloween offering from that year:

Praim - RIP Rich Intense Pleasure - 3_5 oz milk chocolate Halloween box package - October 2013

Praim – RIP Rich Intense Pleasure – 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween box package – October 2013

Praim also gave us a Halloween variation of their trademark “Emergency Chocolate” bar in 2014:

Praim - Emergency Chocolate - 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween box package - October 2014

Praim – Emergency Chocolate – 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween box package – October 2014

Praim - Midnight Oil Broomstick Fuel - 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween box package - October 2014

Praim – Midnight Oil Broomstick Fuel – 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween box package – October 2014

Finally getting up to the 2016 Halloween season, Praim has produced an activity promotion on their bar wrappers called “You’ve Been Booed”.

The idea here is to use the wrappers from their specialty bars as part of your Halloween seasonal tradition.  I should note that, so far, I’ve only found these at Target stores so they could be a soft-exclusive to that chain.  Not sure if it will catch on, but I think that the “You Have Been Booed!” concept is a cute one.

Praim - You Have Been Booed - 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween wrapper - October 2016

Praim – You Have Been Booed – 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween wrapper – October 2016

Praim - You're My Boo - Booed - 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween wrapper - October 2016

Praim – You’re My Boo – Booed – 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween wrapper – October 2016

Praim - Trick or Treat and Something Sweet - Booed - 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween wrapper - October 2016

Praim – Trick or Treat and Something Sweet – Booed – 3.5 oz milk chocolate Halloween wrapper – October 2016

And that’s everything I’ve got to share on Praim’s “You’ve Been Booed” promotion and their history of fun Halloween bars.  See you next time!

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Today’s post has been part of CollectingCandy.com’s 2016 Countdown to Halloween. To check out other sites celebrating Halloween all month long, visit the official CountdownToHalloween site.  For more of CollectingCandy.com’s CountdownToHalloween posts, just click here.

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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.

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