This weekend marks the premiere of the third (and final) Batman movie from Christopher Nolan; Batman – The Dark Knight Rises. In order to celebrate the film’s release, I’ll be marking it by sharing an offering from 1992, and out of Cadbury’s New Zealand branch – the Batman Bar.
Though released during the heyday of the 1990’s Batman film run, this bar instead chose the illustrated comic book Batman for its overall look and feel. I quite like it, and I think it stands apart from so much of the film-inspired materials that were out at the time:
New Zealand – Cadbury – Batman Bar – chocolate candy bar wrapper – 1992
That’s all I was planning to show today, but I decided I’d throw in something from here in the USA.
Here’s a partial set of Willy Wonka Nerds boxes, with Batman “Detective Cards” on them:
Wonka – Nerds – Tropical Double-Dipped – Batman Cards 1 of 8 – Robin Vs Catwoman – candy box – 1997
Wonka – Nerds – Tropical Double-Dipped – Batman Cards 2 of 8 – Robin Vs Poison Ivy – candy box – 1997
Wonka – Nerds – Tropical Double-Dipped – Batman Cards 3 of 8 – Batman vs Two-Face – candy box – 1997
Wonka – Nerds – Tropical Double-Dipped – Batman Cards 4 of 8 – Robin Vs The Riddler – candy box – 1997
Wonka – Nerds – Tropical Double-Dipped – Batman Cards 6 of 8 – Batman vs The Penguin – candy box – 1997
And finally… something not candy-related at all, but it was sitting on my shelf. A fun custom figure from an artist I worked with during my time in the X-Men Editorial Office, Sean Chen:
Penguin Dark Knight – custom figure by Sean Chen – 2007
And that’s all for today. See you next time!
About Jason Liebig
A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others.
Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books.
Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com.
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