Featuring one of the more on-the-nose names of a candy product you’re likely to see, 1971’s “8 Gum balls” from Fleer appears to be just that, a package filled with 8 different flavored gumballs.
I have to wonder what the talk was in the marketing department the day this one was named. In a way though, it just sort of works.
The pack I have in my collection has never been opened, so it still has the multi-flavored goodness inside. Here it is:
I love the gumball-machine illustration for the front, and the minimalist layout of flavors on the back of the package. To my eye, this is really a wonderful piece of pop art.
The other thing I like is that it would appear that some exotic flavors were included – at least exotic for gumballs at the time. Banana and pineapple were not flavors you’d find in a typical gumball machine.
It’s a neat, unusual piece from four-decades back, and one I’m delighted to be able to share with you today.
And that’s everything I’ve got on Fleer’s 8 Gumballs. See you next time!