Though I don’t remember the Nestle Calypso bar, I’ve had a 1960’s wrapper in my collection for a few years and it’s pretty neat. Recently I acquired a previously-unknown 1970’s Calypso bar wrapper with a completely different design and thought it would be the perfect time to dedicate a post to the topic.
I’ve got a thing for any candy wrapper that includes a palm tree, and the 1960’s vintage Calypso features one as part of the graphic design of the logo. It’s a pretty slick design and I have two variations of the 1960’s style Calypso wrapper. Here they are (Dig that 10-cent coconut!):
I refer to these Calypso wrappers as 1960’s era, but it’s possible that this design lasted into the first few years of the 1970’s. This next example differentiates itself primarily by the addition of the “2 Piece Bar” banner:
That 1960’s Calypso wrapper has a pretty great design and I’ve always been a fan. But the 1970’s Calypso wrapper I just added to my collection might be even cooler than the 1960’s version.
You won’t find an image of this wrapper anywhere else online, so this is a CollectingCandy.com exclusive:
Isn’t that a fun design? I love it! I didn’t even know there was a 1970’s Calypso before finding this wrapper – so it’s great to add it to my collection and fun to be able to share it here today. I hope you dig it, too.
If anyone recalls enjoying a Nestle Calypso bar back in the day, leave a comment. I’m curious as to what these were like.
And that’s everything for today’s post on Nestle’s Calypso. See you next time!