It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote about the story of Concorde Confections first candy bar, the Cristy bar. So it is with some excitement that I get to follow-up that coverage today with what was Concorde’s second offering to the marketplace, and the spiritual sister to the Cristy – the Cabaret bar!
Introduced to the candy trade in 1969, the Cabaret bar came hot on the heels of the breakout release of Concorde’s Cristy bar. Here’s the first trade ad for Cabaret, published in the fall of 1969:
Unlike the Cristy bar, which featured “French nougat” and an appearance which made it a bit of an exotic offering, the Cabaret bar was a more traditional fare. While the bar was very different, the wrapper design for Cabaret closely matched that of the Cristy. [As with the Cristy bar, this Cabaret wrapper image is a CollectingCandy.com exclusive – you won’t find images of it anywhere else online]:
Though this wrapper didn’t feature a girl’s name, it still included an inset photo of an actual model. Here’s a comparison shot of the Cabaret and the Cristy bar wrappers, showing just how similarly they were designed:
Based on what I’ve been able to determine, it would seem that the Cristy bar outlasted the Cabaret. Outside of this wrapper and the early trade ad, I’ve found no other evidence of the Cabaret bar lasting past its introductory phase. But you never know and there could be a later version wrapper out there. I’ll keep my eyes peeled.
For now that’s everything I’ve got to share on Concorde’s Cabaret bar.
See you next time!