Wacky Wednesdays – BB Brats!

For this week’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays we’ll be covering an entry from 2011’s Wacky Packages Old School series 2 – BB Brats.

This is a fun one, based on the 1970’s version of the classic taffy treat, BB Bats – in this case, the strawberry flavor.  Here’s a look at the sticker:

Wacky Packages Old School Series 2 – B-B-Brats – February 2011

Due to the nature of the original wrapper, this one is largely monochromatic.  I think the artist, David Gross, did as he always does – he did a great job on this one.

Here’s a look at a 1970’s Strawberry BB Bats wrapper:

Fair Play Caramels – BB Bats – Strawberry Taffy candy wrapper – mid-1970’s

You’ll note that the wrapper background is white, and in the Wacky Package it looks pink.  This is due to the fact that, on a packaged strawberry BB Bats, the white is transparent and the pink of the taffy itself shows through.  So, the look of the Wacky parody IS accurate.

And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays.  See you next time!

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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One Response to Wacky Wednesdays – BB Brats!

  1. argonsmash says:

    my *favorite* sticker from OLDS2; really true to the source material.

    thanks for highlighting it.

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