Canada Day was yesterday, though most Canadians have the day off of work today due to the holiday, so this is for my Canadian friends on their extra day-off – I hope you’re having a great one! While I’m getting to this a day late, I still wanted to acknowledge the day with a bit of Canada-themed candy packaging.
First up is a great Canada-themed box for Smarties. This limited edition box actually gives the brand a special name which cracks me up; Smarties, Eh?
The candies themselves are red and white with Canada’s maple leaf emblazoned upon them. Great stuff:
The other packaging I’d like to share today is a bit of a stretch as it’s not actually a Canadian product, but one which takes the name: Necco’s Canada Mints and Wintergreens. These days, most of you will recognize these as something you’d find “at Grandma’s house”, but they used to be more of a candy isle staple.
Here are a pair of boxes dating back to the 1950’s:
I love that blobby mid-century Necco logo on the 1950’s boxes – fun stuff. Here are a pair of boxes for the same products, from two decades later:
Those boxes look pretty old-fashioned these days, though the Necco brand logo they feature is the one we still have today.
I tried to find current versions of Necco’s Canada box lineup, but I was unable to do so. I don’t think they’ve been sold in small-size boxes for some time (though I may just have not seen them). The Necco website only has images of their Canada product in larger poly bags:
And that’s everything for our humble acknowledgement of Canada Day. See you back here tomorrow!!