Like most major candy brands, Rolo is a mainstay that has occasionally been the recipient of an oddball flavor spin-off. I documented a pair of these kinds of Rolo wrappers last year, but since then I’ve come across a few others and today I’d like to share them with you.
Last year I documented over 50 Rolo wrappers in my collection across three different articles. Everything from the very first Rolo wrapper released in 1937, to the bulk of my collection of 30 wrappers spanning the last five decades in my Big Rolo Roundup post.
The first Rolo flavor spinoff I ever encountered and one which I’d covered last year in the Rolo Roundup was a late 70′s/early 80′s German Rolo Mint flavor. It is the earliest Rolo flavor spinoff I’ve ever uncovered and remains one of my all-time favorite pieces:
Of course that’s one I’ve already shared here on CollectingCandy.com, and today I want to focus on my new discoveries.
First up are the wrappers for a pair of white chocolate-based Rolo treats, both coming from the UK:
The white chocolate base for these Rolos has me wishing I could have tried them back when they were on sale. Since they were exclusive to the UK, I never saw them.
Another interesting Rolo flavor offering from Nestle UK came in the form of a Treacle Toffee edition (Treacle is a kind of British Molasses):
That wrapper is quite similar to a South African “Licorice Toffee” version I wrote about last year:
Finally, here’s a striking blue wrapper for the limited edition Rolo Coconut, released in the United Kingdom back in 2001:
That makes up the new-and-unusual flavor spinoffs of Rolo I have to show you. But since I am on the topic, I thought I’d also share a few other less-exotic Rolo wrappers I’ve added to my collection since I last covered the brand.
The next wrapper appears to be a time when Rolo was reverting back to its “original style”:
Here’s one where the brand was getting a “wickedly smoother chocolate”. Note the slogan directly underneath the logo, “a handful of mischief”. Awesome!
And the Jumbo Rolo offering you can only find in Canada:
Finally, I picked up another variation of Rolo Cookies recently:
That Rolo Cookies is a neat wrapper (and a delicious-sounding item), but the one I previously shared last year is a bit cooler as it shows a cutaway of the confectionery combination itself:
Oddball flavor spinoffs of standard brands are one of my favorite areas of candy packaging to collect, so these are all quite a lot of fun for me. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them brought together as much as I have.
And that’s everything for today’s coverage of the unusual flavor spinoffs of Rolo.
See you next time!