Marilyn Monroe-inspired Candy Bars (and more) from It’Sugar!

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Earlier this month on June 1st, Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 88th birthday.  While Monroe passed away over a half a century ago in 1962, her influence and impact on our popular culture remains as strong as ever.  One doesn’t have to look far to understand that she is a timeless superstar who still captivates and inspires.  Not only that, Marilyn Monroe continues to be able to successfully promote and sell products all over the world – even candy.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the confectionery offerings from It’Sugar that utilize Monroe’s image but also take aim to celebrate her unique spirit.

The tagline of the Marilyn Monroe candy line is “America’s First Sweetheart” – certainly apropos for these products.   Here’s a look at the four Marilyn Monroe chocolate bars I picked up from It’Sugar:

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe chocolate bar selection photo - March 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe chocolate bar selection photo – March 2014

I really dig how three of the four wrappers incorporate a selection of Monroe’s more famous quotes.   The quotes serve as lovely bits of inspiration while flirtatiously revealing her wit and slivers of who Marilyn Monroe was behind her blonde bombshell exterior.

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - America's First Sweetheart - autograph - 3.25oz milk chocolate candy bar wrapper - February 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – America’s First Sweetheart – autograph – 3.25oz milk chocolate candy bar wrapper – February 2014

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - America's First Sweetheart - all the rules - 3.25oz milk chocolate candy bar wrapper - February 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – America’s First Sweetheart – all the rules – 3.25oz milk chocolate candy bar wrapper – February 2014

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - America's First Sweetheart - don't deserve me - 3oz dark chocolate candy bar wrapper - February 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – America’s First Sweetheart – don’t deserve me – 3oz dark chocolate candy bar wrapper – February 2014

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - America's First Sweetheart - imperfection is beauty - 3oz dark chocolate candy bar wrapper - February 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – America’s First Sweetheart – imperfection is beauty – 3oz dark chocolate candy bar wrapper – February 2014

More quotes are found on the sugar-free mint tins included in the line:

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - sugar free mints selection photo - March 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – sugar free mints selection photo – March 2014

It’Sugar even offers up a series of Marilyn Monroe-branded gummy candy offerings:

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - gummy candy selection photo - March 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – gummy candy selection photo – March 2014

Here’s a look at each package individually.  Note that these feature quotes from Monroe on the reverse of each:

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - America's First Sweetheart - Gummy Candy Hearts - 6oz package - February 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – America’s First Sweetheart – Gummy Candy Hearts – 6oz package – February 2014

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - America's First Sweetheart - Gummy Candy Stars - 6oz package - February 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – America’s First Sweetheart – Gummy Candy Stars – 6oz package – February 2014

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - America's First Sweetheart - Gummy Candy Shoes - 6oz package - February 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – America’s First Sweetheart – Gummy Candy Shoes – 6oz package – February 2014

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - America's First Sweetheart - Gummy Candy Lips - 6oz package - February 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – America’s First Sweetheart – Gummy Candy Lips – 6oz package – February 2014

I think they did a great job on the packaging for this line.

I have one last item to share for today and it’s one of the most unusual pieces I’ve ever featured here on CollectingCandy.com – it’s a chocolate shoe.   Take a look:

It'Sugar - Marilyn Monroe - America's First Sweetheart - Chocolate Shoe - February 2014

It’Sugar – Marilyn Monroe – America’s First Sweetheart – Chocolate Shoe – February 2014

How about that?

That’s everything I’ve got to share on It’Sugar and their Marilyn Monroe-inspired confectionery line.  Hope you enjoyed the peek and I’ll see you next time!

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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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