Wacky Wednesdays – Bit-O-Money!

Hello everyone and welcome back to another quick and fun edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays.  For today’s post I’m going to take a look at Bit-O-Money, from 1974′s Wacky Packages Series 6.

Bit-O-Money is of course a parody of the classic candy treat, Bit-O-Honey.   The parody for this one is quite a lot of fun, and the whole thing works quite well.  Here’s a closer look at the sticker:

Wacky Packages Series 6 – 1974 – Bit-O-Money

Everything about this one works pretty darned good.  Even the visual of $100 bills inside the wrapper makes sense, as a Bit-O-Honey bar was awfully close to the rectangular dimensions of a dollar bill.

I went through my collection and was able to find only one Bit-O-Honey wrapper that matched up well with the Bit-O-Money parody.  Here it is:

Ward Candy Company – Bit-O-Honey 15-cent candy wrapper – early 1970′s

As you can see, it’s a pretty close match, and may well be the exact style of wrapper that was originally referenced for the Bit-O-Money parody.

And with that, I’ll wrap up this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays.  I hope you enjoyed today’s selection, and I’ll 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. My Google Profile+
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