I chose these two vintage Wackys, as they are both based on Curtiss bars from the era, and ones which I always felt were linked.
Bustedfinger, based upon the timeless classic Butterfinger, is one of those Wacky Packages stickers that really comes out of left field. Rather than a character, we only see an appendage.
And here is a wrapper that comes very close to matching the Wacky Package style:
The wrapper example I have shows a printed-on price that the Wacky does not appear to include. It was either an artist’s choice, or I may not have tracked down the right Butterfinger wrapper yet.
Next up is Baby Runt:
Here’s the closest original Baby Ruth wrapper I have to the one parodied above. The Curtiss logo on my wrapper is blue, but the Wacky shows it to be red. It’s certainly possible that I don’t have the exact version parodied, but this one is pretty close.
That’s all for today – come back tomorrow for a look back at a more sophisticated bit of confectionery goodness.