As we head into the summer months, thoughts of going to the beach, the pool or the park (or just about anywhere outside) fill my head. When I think back to the candy I picked up during some of my 1980’s summers, Willy Wonka’s Watermelon jawbreakers certainly come to mind.
Sold from the mid-to-late 1980’s, I remember picking these up at my local Woolworth store to try for the very first time. Basically a large watermelon-shaped Gobstopper, these giants were sold two-to-a-box. The box was designed to look like a miniature fruit crate and I think the packaging worked quite well for it.
A few years ago, I was lucky enough to find a Wonka Watermelon box unopened with the candy still inside, and that’s where today’s title image comes from. It’s great to be able to share just how the candy itself appeared, fresh out of the box.
Here’s a close look at the entirety of the box design:
A fun box design from a wonderful period of Wonka innovation, how can you not dig it?
And that’s all for today’s short Friday Favorite piece. I hope you’ve all got plans to get outside this weekend with friends and loved ones to enjoy some safe-and-sunny summer fun! See you next time!
I can dig it. The 80s had better candy than music, that’s for sure!
Fantastic find. I would always admire these in my local drug store as a kid, but my mom would never allow me to have them because she was sure it would slip down my throat and cause me to choke to death. She may have been right in retrospect, but great stuff none the less.
Seeing “Willy Wonka” and “Watermelon” in such close proximity probably alarmed her more, if you know what I mean. 🙂
I don’t remember those, but probably would have really enjoyed them. I usually love watermelon flavored candy.
I remember buying these with Daredevils.
They were great.
I’d buy some now if I could.