From the United Kingdom – Sour Patch Kids Heads and Bodies! A Creepy Halloween Limited Edition!

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For today’s contemporary entry in our confectionery Countdown to Halloween, I’m excited to present a piece I picked up last year, and one I had to go to some lengths to acquire.  You see, this wasn’t something I was able to pick up at one of my local retailers.  In fact, I had to order these from a UK store, have them delivered to a friend in England, and then have that friend mail them to me here.

Today, I’m excited to present the decidedly-gruesome UK Limited Edition Halloween release from Maynards: Sour Patch Kids – Heads & Bodies!!!

I don’t recall where I first heard about Sour Patch Kids Heads & Bodies but when I did, I knew I had to track them down.  My first call was to the UK branch office of CollectingCandy.com (located in Norwich, England), where my good friends Liz and Jonny have been invaluable in tracking down so many of the British confectionery  treasures I seek.

Yet in spite of some furious searching, their hunts came up empty as they couldn’t find a single one of these decapitated delights.

So it was off to AmazonUK, where I was able to finally order some – though I could only have them delivered to a United Kingdom address.  So off to Norwich they went, and from there they were packaged up once again and sent across the ocean to me here.

Upon opening that well-traveled box, I finally had my Sour Patch Kids Heads & Bodies – and I was not disappointed.   Here they are:

UK - Maynards - Sour Patch Kids Heads & Bodies - Halloween Limited Edition - candy package - 2013

UK – Maynards – Sour Patch Kids Heads & Bodies – Halloween Limited Edition – candy package – 2013

I love the graphic of the bat flying away with one of their heads.  Pretty classic stuff.  From the Amazon UK site, here’s a promotional image of a full display box:

Sour Patch Kids Heads and Bodies_Image Source Amazon UK

Sour Patch Kids Heads and Bodies_Image Source Amazon UK

A limited edition release for the 2013 Halloween season, I assumed these might return this year.  Yet after a bit of cursory searching online it doesn’t appear as if they’re available this time around, so they may end up being a truly limited edition after all.

Presenting these Sour Patch Kids Heads & Bodies reminds me of the other fun Sour Patch Halloween releases I’ve previously covered.  First up were the Zombie Sour Patch Kids released in Canada.  After initially missing out on them, a buddy I’ve mine hooked me up with a box:

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Canada – Maynards – Zombie Sour Patch Kids – Halloween candy box – October 2012

And of course there were the USA release of Sour Patch Zombies Kids.  First put on sale in 2012, these have returned the last two Halloween seasons – so they can be found on store shelves currently this season:

Kraft - Sour Patch Zombie Kids - 1.2 oz trick-or-treat pack - October 2012

Kraft – Sour Patch Zombie Kids – 1.2 oz trick-or-treat pack – October 2012

Sour Patch Zombie Kids 2.6 lb Halloween multi-bag package - October  2012

Sour Patch Zombie Kids 2.6 lb Halloween multi-bag package – October 2012

And that’s everything I’ve got to share today on Sour Patch Kids Heads & Bodies as well as their Zombie-related Sour Patch brethren.  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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