Cadbury of Canada’s Digimon Candy!

CC_Digimon Title Plate

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!

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Agumon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Agumon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Biyomon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Biyomon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Garurumon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Garurumon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Gatomon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Gatomon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Gomamon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Gomamon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Hawkmon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Hawkmon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Kuwagamon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Kuwagamon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Metalgreymon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Metalgreymon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Numemon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Numemon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Patamon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Patamon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Veemon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Veemon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - Wormmon - chocolate candy wrapper - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – Wormmon – chocolate candy wrapper – 2000

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:

Canada - Cadbury Caramilk - Digimon - chocolate candy wrapper back - 2000

Canada – Cadbury Caramilk – Digimon – chocolate candy wrapper back – 2000

That’s everything I’ve got on these groovy little Digimon wrappers.  Pretty crazy characters and character names, no?

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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