A year ago today, on February 6th 2012, CollectingCandy.com was launched. I didn’t want to go by today without mentioning that, but that’s all I’m going to say about it just now. I do plan to mark the occasion in a bigger way – starting tomorrow.
For today, I’d like to present another edition of Wacky Wednesdays. This time featuring an offering from the original Wacky Packages series 9, released in 1974. A parody of the Snickers candy bar called Stickers.
Let’s take a good look at the original parody sticker art:
That’s a pretty straightforward and basic Wacky Packages sticker. It doesn’t have a character on it, which really is too bad, but it does the job.
I have a 1970’s Snickers bar in my collection that appears to match up well with this Wacky:
Though the Wacky sticker has an extra blue banner above the main logo, I don’t think any 1970’s Snicker wrapper actually ever had that design element (though I could easily be wrong). The most telling thing for me is that the parody incorporates the “The Greatest Name in Peanut Candy” from the side of the Snickers wrapper as “The Greatest Name in Cactus” onto the side of the Wacky.
And that’s really all I have to share today. It’s a quick post, but I need to keep it brief as I’ve still got a ton of work to do on my Anniversary post. I hope to make CollectingCandy.com’s first birthday something extra-special and a bit of fun, too. Come back tomorrow to check it out.
See you next time!