Wacky Wednesdays – Pounds!

Today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays will showcase a sticker from Wacky Packages original 1970’s run.  Specifically, the Mounds parody, Pounds, from 1973’s Wacky Packages series 5.

Pounds is a pretty cutting parody for the 70’s series, and wouldn’t be out-of-place in a contemporary setting, considering the modern concern with obesity and junk food.  This is a bit “Super-Size-Me” decades before that documentary was a glimmer in Morgan Spurlock’s eye.

Here’s a large image of the parody sticker artwork:

Wacky Packages Series 5 - Pounds

This one doesn’t hold back at all, and the theme is reinforced with every element of the wrapper.

For comparison, here’s an actual Mounds wrapper from the same time period.  It’s pretty much an exact match:

Peter Paul - Mounds 1 5-8 oz candy bar wrapper - early 1970's

I especially like the “Indescribably Delicious” becoming “Indescribably Fattening” on the parody.  Zing!

Of course, this is a Wacky Packages parody, and I’d like to remind my readers that candy in moderation can be a wonderful part of any well rounded diet, both physically and spiritually.  It’s all about moderation… and portion control (inside joke for any 30 Rock fans).

See you back here tomorrow with more CollectingCandy.com fun!

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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