Today marks the 46th Anniversary of the original television broadcast of Gene Roddenberry’s creation, Star Trek. In honor on that entertainment milestone, I’ll be sharing a set of UK Nestle wrappers from 1975, and based on Star Trek the Animated Series.
I’ve mentioned before that in the 60′s and 70′s, Nestle’s UK division produced a number of licensed sets of candy bars. Unlike most candy bars, the wrappers for these were designed to be collected. Typically they arrived in sets of five or six. In the case of the Star Trek bars, it was a set of five.
Without further introduction, here they are:
I’m a lifelong Star Trek fan, so it’s especially fun for me to share these wrappers on the site today. These wouldn’t be the last candy bars to get the Star Trek license, but they were certainly the first, and I hope you enjoyed the look at them today.
Before I sign off, I’d like to point out that today’s title image of the starship Enterprise comes from a 1982 Electric Company Magazine cover, with art by Doug Taylor. It’s pretty awesome, and I thought it would be a great piece of art to lead with. Here’s the whole cover in all it’s awesome glory:
And that’s everything for today’s post. Here’s to a fabulous and fun 46 years, and to countless more! Thanks, Star Trek!!
See you next time!