Earlier this month, I pointed out how M&M’s had finally started doing holiday-thematic packaging in standard-sized packs, with their Candy Corn M&M’s lineup. Today, I’m going to share a pair of their new Halloween-themed 3.4oz boxes as well as a couple fun vintage items you have probably never seen before.
Let’s start with the new Halloween boxes. As a collector, it’s great to see more of these kinds of smaller holiday-themed packaging. M&M’s has been producing holiday packaging in the large pound-size bags for years but as a collector, trying to get all of those is both cost-prohibitive as well as difficult to manage on the candy consumption part of things. In other words, it’s a lot of candy to eat! And there have been many awesome pound bag designs rolled out over the years that I’ve had to pass up because they were just too big.
So when I can grab two fun new boxes at under 4 ounces each? That’s a win. And here they are:
I hope that these kinds of M&M’s holiday designs in standard sizes is a trend that we get to see more and more of. For a collector, they are perfect.
Next up is a Halloween fun size multi-pack, from just before the M&M’s mascots last major redesign, when they were given the contemporary looks that they retain today. You might remember these versions of the characters, or maybe not. [Most notably, Green is not a woman in this version.]
My last piece to share today is a special one. It’s a CollectingCandy.com exclusive premiere, as it’s a fun little piece that you cannot find anywhere else on the internet. This is a Canadian M&M’s Halloween treat-size box from 1990 – check it out:
Pretty neat, isn’t it?
And that’s everything for today’s post. See you next time!
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