Though we Americans often refer to today as “The Fourth of July”, I like to refer to today by its more traditional name. With that said — Happy Independence Day to all of my readers here in the United States.
Before I get to my candy talk today, I would like to point readers to something non-candy-related, but awfully fun – my fireworks packaging scrapbook scans. If you want to see a bunch of 1980’s vintage-era fireworks – you can check them out by clicking here.
Independence Day was a huge milestone during the American Revolution, one where we declared our independence from Great Britain. I’ve opted to celebrate today by showcasing a series of chocolate bar wrappers that were released by Nestle in 1977, in the wake of our Bicentennial the year before. They were a series of wrappers featuring “Flags of the American Revolution” and I’ve gotta say, I think they’re pretty awesome.
Each wrapper shows its flag design prominently as well as providing the historical background of that flag itself. I totally dug reading these little snippets of history, as they’re pretty fascinating. With that – let’s get to the wrappers:
That’s all I’ve got for today. I’m not sure if there were other flag wrappers produced, as these five were the only ones I’ve had access to. I hope you’ll agree that the mix of cool flag-graphics and a little bit of history made for a pretty awesome series of wrappers.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday days, everyone. See you here next time!!
[Note: Our regularly-scheduled Wacky Wednesdays column will return next week.]
DANG! These are EXCELLENT! I do not remember these wrappers at all, which is surprising since I was already at that time collecting nearly everything that had a flag of any kind printed on it!