I have yet to commit much coverage to the Necco brand here on CollectingCandy.com, but it’s not for lack of desire. Necco is an important American brand, so when I get there, I want to do it right. Until then, I’ve got today’s related post; a bit of a sideways look at Necco through the lens of a 1970’s Wacky Packages sticker parody.
Released as part of 1974’s Wacky Packages Series 12, Wrecko was a parody of Necco’s Wafers in assorted flavors.
Wrecko is a Wacky Packages parody with a moral; that gambling can wreck your life. That’s pretty deep for a product that was marketed to be a sticker sold to kids.
I’m fortunate to have an unused 1970’s Necco Wafers wrapper example that matches up nicely with the version parodied in this classic Wacky sticker. All of the key package graphic design elements match up. Here it is:
And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays. I hope you’ve enjoyed this look back, and I hope this serves as a sneak peek to my future Necco-centric column. See you next time!