A Freaky One for Friday: Fleer’s Monster Mix Bubble Gum!

Today is especially fun as I get to share one of my all-time favorite Halloween-related candy pieces.  It’s also another CollectingCandy.com exclusive premiere as you won’t find an image or mention of today’s candy piece anywhere else on the internet.  Today I get to unveil Fleer’s Monster Mix Bubble Gum!

Released by Fleer in the mid-1970’s, Monster Mix was a spooky-themed version of their popular line of Quicksand-branded powdered bubble gum.  Monster Mix sports a wonderfully illustrated wrapper with scary monster-mascot, striking colors, and a cool melted candle logo.   Once again, this is a CollectingCandy.com exclusive – you won’t find an image of this anywhere else online – here it is:

Fleer – Monster Mix pouring bubble gum – candy gum package – 1970’s

This is a such a singularly cool piece of confectionery packaging, I’m thrilled to finally share it here on the site.

The artwork and colors on this not only evoke the great monster illustrations of the 1960’s and 1970’s, but also some of the groovy concert posters of the last twenty years.

In my opinion this is more than just a piece of old candy packaging – it’s a piece of pop art.

And that’s everything I’ve got to share on this one for today.  See you next time!


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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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2 Responses to A Freaky One for Friday: Fleer’s Monster Mix Bubble Gum!

  1. Pingback: The Day After Halloween – and My CountdownToHalloween 2012 Review! | CollectingCandy.com

  2. David S. says:

    That Monster Mix pack is mind-blowing — I love it! I really dig Fleer’s gum products from the 70’s & 80’s. Your collection totally rocks, J!

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