Many moons ago The Metal Misfit and I got a little obsessed with finding proof that “Monster Pops” actually existed. A long drought of information finally ended when limeglimmers surprised me with scans of the wrappers from this rare confection with a promise of scans of the box. Well that promised has been fulfilled. limeglimmers sent me scans of the actual Monster Pops’ box from all sides. Thanks to limeglimmers for these scans. It allowed me to close the door on one of my web obsessions and allow readers of this site to connect with a forgotten piece of their past.
I have talked about Monster Pops many times on the blog and begged the web at large to provide proof of their existence. It looks like the Halloween Monster Gods are finally shining down on The ol’ Retroist, because I just got an email from mmellimel with scans of the wrapper to these delicious and mysterious treats. It had been so long without any new proof that I almost fell out of chair.
According to mmellimel:
I have the proof! They are actually called (on the wrappers)”Fun Shapes” (3-D Monster Fun Shapes) I only have the wrappers now..I still haven’t found the box just yet. As soon as I do I will get pictures. We bought these at Kroger in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The wrapper says: This product is manufactured under license from DCA. “Fun Shapes” is a trademark of DCA. copyright 1981 DCA Food Industries, Inc. Patents Pending.
I cannot wait to see that box, but these wrappers go a long way to restoring my sanity. Behold! (Click on an image for a larger version)
Thanks again to mmellimel. You are the best. Now, I want that inflatable toy now! So badly.
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