Released in the United Kingdom around 1979 or 1980, Trebor’s Mummies were a roll candy of sorts with a cool series of “Tales of the Tomb” wrappers that encouraged kids to collect them all!
Being a UK treat, I don’t have any personal recollections of Trebor Mummies – I only know that I really dig the packaging and look of the wrappers. These have a great Halloween thematic going on, and their “Tales of the Tomb” wrapper backs are classic-spooky fun.
Here are the two different flavor wrappers, as well as the different “Tales of the Tomb” I’ve managed to acquire:
As you can see, the folks at Trebor were more than willing to have a little bit of fun with the scarier side of candy, and that’s a good thing since they brought us these cool bits of wrappers to enjoy.
That’s everything I’ve got on Trebor’s Mummies, but if you’d like to see more, check out this short bit of recollection of them from the great site, The Cobwebbed Room – they did a nice write-up on the topic over here.
Also, if you’re in the mood to read about the company behind these UK Mummies treats, I’ve got a great book for you: CollectingCandy.com’s friend and fellow confectionery historian, Matthew Crampton, recently published “The Trebor Story”. I plan to write up a full review of his book in the coming months, but for now you can check it out for yourself at the link below. Beyond a thorough and rich history of the company, there’s also a ton of awesome vintage candy pictures in there, too.
And so, after a snip of promotion of worthy-and-related subjects, that’s it for today’s post. See you next time!
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