For today’s post I’ve selected a spectacular and unusual vintage item to showcase — an unopened Halloween multi-package of Tropical Punch Bubble Yum bubblegum from the 1970’s! Make the jump to check it out.
It’s always fun to share an unopened piece like that, as it can look like it just came out of a time machine, and that’s certainly the case today.
Back in February of this year I presented a beautiful array of 1970’s Bubble Yum packs as part of our week-long second anniversary celebration. Those packs came out of the incredible Dianne H. Barnes Bubblegum Collection and this unopened Halloween multi-pack also originates from the same. Here it is:
If you look closely at the Halloween-themed part of the package, there is a perforation line between it and the rest of the pack. That design feature was used across a number of other Life Savers company seasonal packages at the time and it allowed retailers to convert seasonal product packages to non-seasonal by simply tearing off the extra graphic section. Pretty clever!
Unlike some later multi-packages, this one didn’t contain miniature or two-piece Bubble Yum packs but rather the same individually-wrapped pieces that the standard 5-piece packs contained. I’m especially keen on this one as Bubble Yum Tropical Punch was my favorite Bubble Yum flavor at the time. Here’s a look at what the standard pack looked like during that era:
And that’s everything I’ve got to share today on this peek back in time via my Halloween Bubble Yum multi-pack from the 1970’s. See you next time!
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wow those bags are fab!!
Fabulous packaging! What a score, J!
I can still smell that Tropical Punch flavor!