Monster candy boxes; they’ve been around for what seems like forever, and because of that they’ve become a sort of candy mystery-in-plain-sight.
Monster Candy were (are) produced by World Candies out of Brooklyn, New York. World Candies are a novelty candy manufacturer and one of the few still operating out of the Brooklyn area. Historically, Brooklyn was a hotbed of candy and gum manufacturing with Topps being there, Phoenix (Now & Later) and many more, over the decades. World Candies produces some of the few modern candy cigarettes (now called candy sticks) you can still buy and that’s just what you’d find inside of box of Monster candy – a few candy sticks.
In trying to track down the origins of these, I’ve become a bit befuddled, because as far as I can tell, these have been sold in the exact same boxes since at least as early as the 1970’s. They might even still be sold by World Candies today – I’ve found online sellers who appear to have new stock of them. Which is weird. But such is the way with candy.
For now, I don’t have any more definitive answers, but I can at least share the set of boxes I have collected with you. So let’s get to it:
Looking closer at the boxes now, I wonder if my examples aren’t from the 1970’s at all, but a bit later. I dated them based on the other pieces I found them with, but that might not be accurate. For now there is no way to be sure.
So that’s it, and everything I’ve got on World Candies Monster candy boxes. See you next time!
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