One of the more unusual pieces of vintage confectionery packaging to come out of the L.M. Kallok Collection (a wonderful collection I’ve talked about here before, and that I recently acquired) was something I’d never encountered or even heard of: A powdered candy offering out of Mexico called Bip Bip, featuring Warner Brothers’ Road Runner as its mascot.
A product from General Mills of Mexico and sold in the 1970’s, Bip Bip appears to have been a Lik-M-Aid type of powdered sugar candy, which came in four different sour flavors: Pineapple, Orange, Strawberry and Lemon.
It’s great to find a vintage licensed character item like this, that never made it to the American marketplace. Pieces like this are exceedingly unusual, which makes them that much more fascinating and fun to uncover.
Fortunately, beyond that ad, I also have an actual package to share today. Each package was sold as a single flavor packet, and this is a pineapple example:
I know I have some readers from Mexico, so if anyone out there remembers Bip Bip, I’d love to hear from you.
That’s everything on this tasty licensed item from my favorite candy decade. Stop back in tomorrow for our weekly edition of Wacky Wednesdays!