Wacky Wednesdays – Um&Um’s!
After a week off, we’re back with another edition of Wacky Wednesdays! For today’s edition, we’ll be looking at an entry from last year’s Wacky Packages Old Schoool Series 3 – a parody of M&M’s – Um&Um’s.
Um&Um’s was released as part of the third series of Wacky Packages Old School 3, but it was actually seen in the series before, as a special “Series 3 Preview Mini-Sticker”. Here’s a close-up of the parody itself:
Topps – Wacky Packages Old School Series 3 – Um&Um’s – 2011
And here’s an early 1970’s M&M’s Plain package:
M&M’s Plain Chocolate Candies candy pack – 1970’s
There’s not much to grab hold of with the original 1970’s M&M’s pack, but they did a great job of bringing in the M&M’s mascot as well as making a play on the 1970’s M&M’s slogan “Melts in your Mouth, Not in your hand!” Gotta love it.
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.
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That was one of my faves from Old School series 3.