Happy St. Patrick’s Day from CollectingCandy.com!

CC_St Patricks title plate

Since launching back in early 2012, we’ve never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day here on CollectingCandy.com.  The reason is pretty simple in that St. Patrick’s isn’t a holiday that has much of an association with candy – it’s mostly associated with beer.  So it’s near-impossible to find candy or packaging created specifically for St. Patrick’s as there was never a strong reason to acknowledge it.  But today I’ve got a neat offering from a few years ago that was created specifically to mark St. Patrick’s Day!

What I have to show is a limited edition Hershey’s Kisses release that was on shelves back in the Spring of 2008.  I am not 100% certain but I believe this was a Target-exclusive release.   Here is the package for Hershey’s Kisses Creme de Menthe!

Hershey - Hershey's Kisses Creme de Menthe - St Patrick's Day - 11 oz chocooate candy package - Target exclusive? - 2008

Hershey – Hershey’s Kisses Creme de Menthe – St Patrick’s Day – 11 oz chocolate candy package – Target exclusive? – 2008

As you can see, the packaging sports a shamrock as well as a St. Patrick’s Day-themed Leprechaun hat which really seals the deal.

Though this is the only St. Patrick’s Day-themed candy package in my personal collection, I’m confident it’s not the only one that’s ever been produced.  I will certainly continue to keep my eyes peeled for the ones I’ve likely missed.

I didn’t want to conclude this post by only sharing a single package.   With that in mind, and since the tradition for the holiday is to dress in the color green, I thought I’d bring together a grouping of green candy wrappers through the years for a St. Patrick’s themed CollectingCandy collage.  This is what I came up with:

Happy St. Patrick's Day from CollectingCandy.com!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from CollectingCandy.com!!

Hope you dig it and I hope everyone has a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow!

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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