Nestle’s Calypso Bar!

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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!):

Nestle's - Calypso - 10-cent candy bar wrapper - 1960's

Nestle’s – Calypso – 10-cent candy bar wrapper – 1960’s

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:

Nestle's - Calypso - 2 Piece Bar - 10-cent candy bar wrapper - 1960's

Nestle’s – Calypso – 2 Piece Bar – 10-cent candy bar wrapper – 1960’s

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:

Nestle's - Calypso - candy bar wrapper - early 1970's

Nestle’s – Calypso – candy bar wrapper – early 1970’s

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!

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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2 Responses to Nestle’s Calypso Bar!

  1. Dig Sandy says:

    Awesome find, Jason! Wish they’d bring it back…

  2. Sarah says:

    They also changed the composition of the bar between the 60s and 70s versions. The 60s wrapper says it is an “imitation butterscotch covered bar,” imitation apparently because there’s no actual butter in it, and chocolate is mentioned nowhere, versus the 70s bar, where it becomes the first ingredient.

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