Wacky Wednesdays – Scary Jane!
Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays is from 1974’s Wacky Packages series 10 – Scary Jane.
Scary Jane is a parody of Mary Jane – a treat that is still around today – though I don’t believe it’s sold in bar form anymore – I think it’s just the bite-size versions now. I’d been hunting for a full-size bar wrapper for Mary Jane for quite some time, and was happy to acquire one through the wonderful L.M. Kallok Collection earlier this year.
Here’s a large version of the original Wacky Packages sticker parody:
Wacky Packages Series 10 - Scary Jane - 1974
Here’s the mid-70’s wrapper style that was used as the basis for this parody:
Charles N Miller Co - Mary Jane - 1 1/2 oz candy wrapper - 1970's
That’s all for today’s short-but-sweet edition of Wacky Wednesdays. Stop back by tomorrow for more vintage candy delight.
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.
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