Wacky Wednesdays – Bit-O-Hairy!

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We’re bringing a bit of Halloween Wacky fun here in March with today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays; from Wacky Packages Postcards 2012-Halloween Edition, it’s Bit-O-Hairy!

Bit-O-Hairy is a parody of Bit-O-Honey of course, and today marks the second Wacky Wednesdays post which features a parody of that product – the first one was for the 1970’s Wacky, Bit-O-Money.

I gotta say, today’s Wacky always puts a smile on my face.  Anytime you can bring Bigfoot into a Wacky Packages parody is good in my book.  Let’s take a closer look at the postcard itself:

Topps - Wacky Packages Halloween 2012 Postcards -Bit-O-Hairy

Topps – Wacky Packages Halloween 2012 Postcards -Bit-O-Hairy

A couple really nice touches and word-play found on this one, “Hair-Raising Taste!”.  It’s a solidly fun bit of parody based on the modern wrapper for Bit-O-Honey, and here’s one for comparison:

Nestle - Bit-O-Honey - 1.7oz candy wrapper - 2012

Nestle – Bit-O-Honey – 1.7 oz candy wrapper – 2012

As you can see this wrapper is a pretty close match to the Bit-O-Hairy Wacky that parodied it.  I suspect the few subtle differences are more likely to be artistic choice, rather than it being based on a different wrapper.

And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays.

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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