Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays covers another entry from 1975’s Wacky Packages Series 14 – Gadzooka Sugarmess Bubble Gum.
One of the many of Topps’ own products that were parodied during the run of the 1970’s Wacky Packages, the product parodied was Bazooka Sugarless Gum.
Here’s a closer look at the original sticker:
The lack of a character might make this one of the less-popular Wacky Package stickers, but I’ve always dug it. I think I just like the design of the original product, which they matched up very well here.
I hunted for quite a while to find a wrapper for one of these, and I finally found one early last year. It was in stellar condition and even better, as it was an unopened pack. It’s clear that this is the exact package style that was used to base the parody off of:
I love the highlighted text on the reverse “does not contain cyclamates”, as it really places this into historical perspective.
And that’s all for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays. It’s 97 degrees here today – a good day to be inside the A/C writing about candy. See you next time!