Released as part of Topps’ Wacky Packages Old School series 2 in 2011, Hagnut is a candy bar spoof featuring a witch character (the “hag” in Hagnut, obviously) as well as a list of ingredients that includes eye of newt and wing of bat crunch. The tagline for this one is “For batty witches.” It’s classic Wacky goodness.
A closer look at the witch character illustrated on the sticker shows that she herself is enjoying a Hagnut bar, complete with eyes of newt and aforementioned wings:
The wrapper parodied with this sticker is the Zagnut style first seen in the late 1960’s, and carried all the way through the following decade.
Since the Wacky Packages Old School series is being released now, I actually had this wrapper in my collection before the Wacky was conceived. Due to the fact that I provide vintage packaging reference to Dave Gross, the man behind the art of Old School Wackys, this sticker may well be based on the very wrapper I have here. How’s that for an effective shortcut to collecting packages that Wackys are based on?
That’s all for this week’s edition. Next week I’ll be back with a genuine 1970’s Wacky Wednesdays post.