Back in 2000-2001, Cadbury of Canada released a set of Digimon-themed Caramilk bars, featuring twelve different wrappers. Though barely a decade old, I could find no reference to this release or images of these wrappers online. Time to remedy that, CollectingCandy-style.
Digimon began as a part of the “digital pet” phenomenon of the 1990′s. The first digital pet that I personally encountered was the Tamagotchi, when a co-worker brought one into work. I recall in 1996 or 1997, Marvel Comics editor James Felder bringing his Tamagotchi into the office and gregariously sharing his experience of the digital creature with us. I don’t recall much about his Tamagotchi, but I’ll never forget how much I enjoyed James’ colorful interactions with it.
Digimon or “Digital Monster” came soon after Tamagotchi, and the Digimon multimedia empire would soon follow — as would the chocolate bars.
As I stated and based on what I’ve tracked down, this set appears to consist of twelve different wrappers. I believe these wrapper images represent another CollectingCandy.com exclusive premiere, so let’s get to them!
That’s all twelve wrappers! These had a “thick stickers” mail-away offer on the inside of each wrapper. For those curious, here’s a scan of the inside of one:
That’s everything I’ve got on these groovy little Digimon wrappers. Pretty crazy characters and character names, no?
See you next time!