I suppose that candy corn is a topic typically left for the Halloween season and partly because of that I thought it would be unexpected and fun to look at some vintage candy corn packaging right now in July.
I’m going to start today’s candy-corn-coverage with a simple and small box from Brach’s. I hadn’t thought about this candy corn box in decades, and if you’d asked me about it, I wouldn’t have remembered it. But when I recently came upon this example it brought back a flood of memories.
I suspect I got one of these in every holiday haul during my 1970′s costumed Halloween outings. At 1/2 an ounce, it was the perfect size for candy corn – more than this and I would start to feel my teeth melt.
It’s these little treasures of memories that make uncovering pieces like this so much fun. I should note that this is another CollectingCandy.com world exclusive premiere – you won’t find an image of one of these boxes anywhere else on the ‘net:
To me, that Brach’s box is a true holiday confectionery classic.
Next up is a package I find unusual in the category of candy corn – this one appears created for the standard candy shelf. Yes, right along with the Hot Tamales, the Dots, the Marathon bars and so much more, this next brand was likely intended to bring candy corn to the all-year-round crowd; Heide’s Chic’Korn Feed:
I love the look of that Heide box. The graphic reminds me a bit of the chick from the classic Cadbury Creme Egg packaging.
Next up is a pretty plain bit of packaging, but one that goes way back to the 1950′s. This one is from Curtiss, who were best-known for decades as the manufacturers of Baby Ruth and Butterfinger. But they also made generic penny candy, which they packaged up and priced at 5-and-10-cents. It is from that effort that this Curtiss candy corn package originated:
Rounding out today’s post are a pair of more recent offerings. I photographed these some time ago with their contents intact. They could certainly stand for a better photo session but for today, I think these will do just fine.
Note that those Vampire Teeth were “cinnamon-flavored” candy corn! I suppose we’re a little spoiled with the variety of flavored candy corn these days – but when these came out, I think cinnamon candy corn was quite exotic.
And that’s everything I have to share on my Candy Corn in July post. See you next time!