Monday, February 20, 2012

Fruit Of The Month - #21: Mike and Ike Stripes

My Fruit Of The Month post for February 2012 coincides perfectly with today's holiday. Here in the U.S., we celebrate President's Day today! I can remember when we celebrated Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays on separate holidays, but these days they have to share.

This candy box is a patriotic variety of the classic Mike and Ike called Stripes. The candies were red, white and blue, of course, flavored as cherry, blueberry and vanilla cream.

Mike and Ike STRIPES - 2002

The little fruit guys here were on other Mike and Ike boxes in the early to mid 2000s. They were typically a cherry and a lemon, but here the lemon is morphed into a blueberry for the special occasion.

Also, I'm presenting this Just Born sales flier which shows us that the Stripes candy was introduced for President's Day in 2002 -- 10 years ago!

I hope this makes you feel extra patriotic today, setting aside political differences to remember what makes our country great.

Mike and Ike STRIPES - 2002

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a vintage Valentine's candy wrapper to help celebrate the day. From Sunline Brands in 1987, it's Chewy SweeTarts Hearts.

Chewy SweeTARTS Hearts - 1987

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