From the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!

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During our Countdown To Halloween last year, I covered Stark’s Bone Chilling Treats from 1985 and when I did, I mentioned how much I would have liked to add a Gummi Ghosts package to my collection.   Since that time I’ve been lucky enough to track one down and today I’m excited to feature this Halloween treat from out of the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!

The first time I spotted Stark’s Gummi Ghosts was on a vintage trade ad when I was putting my post together for last year’s Countdown – so I think it’s good to revisit that ad today.  Here it is:

Stark - Bone Chilling Flavor - Halloween candy trade ad - July 1985

Stark – Bone Chilling Flavor – Halloween candy trade ad – July 1985

If you zoom in, you can see a great-looking full-display box of Gummi Ghosts:

Stark - Gummi Ghosts 36-count display box photo from Halloween candy trade ad - July 1985

Stark – Gummi Ghosts 36-count display box photo from Halloween candy trade ad – July 1985

Now that you’ve seen that, here is the actual Gummi Ghosts package I was able to add to my collection this year:

Stark Candies - Gummi Ghosts - 2 1/2 oz Halloween candy package - 1980's

Stark Candies – Gummi Ghosts – 2 1/2 oz Halloween candy package – 1980’s

I think that’s a great-looking bit of Halloween seasonal packaging.

Stark would later go on to update the Gummi Ghosts packaging design in the early 1990’s – and you can see one of the updated packages over at the CandyWrapperMuseum.com by clicking here.

And that’s everything I’ve got to share on Stark’s Gummi Ghosts Halloween seasonal release from the 1980’s.   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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3 Responses to From the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!

  1. David S. says:

    I love seeing ads like this! The Gummy Ghosts packaging is cool as well. You’re really pumping out some cool Halloween material — Nice work!

  2. in 7th grade and Alot older now, i use to stop by the drug store after schooj
    and buy these exact candies! been trying to locate
    some for years ! Thank you for bringing back such
    a great memory from my childhood 🙂

  3. In 7th grade and Alot older now, I use to stop by the drug store after schooland buy these exact candies! been trying to locate
    some for years ! Thank you for bringing back such
    a great memory from my childhood 🙂

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