Monday, June 30, 2008

MORE 'MONSTER MUNCH' Packets






Here we have another 6 different Smiths and Walkers Monster Munch packets, 5 of these are from the 1990's and the last from 2001.

First up is a packet from 1992 in which the front is promoting the 'Monsters Club' in which by sending a cheque or postal order for 1 pound 99p you got Whacky Monster badge and a Mega-Monster board game. The 2nd packet's (1993) promotion is for a Spooky Sound keyring that glows, these came in fluorescent colours and by a press of a button the keyring gives out a different spooky sound and eerie glow. There were 3 monster keyrings to collect - Pink Monster with spooky screech, Blue Monster with a haunting ghost sound and Green Monster with Naughty Giggle, there was also a Witch keyring to collect which was purple and the sound was a wicked cackle. The 3rd packet from 1994 as you can see is just a normal Roast Beef flavor packet. The 4th packet from 1995 has the promotion of the Grippa Clippa which were found in some packets if you were lucky. There were 3 to collect, a pink, a blue, and a orange monster which you gripped onto whatever you could. The 5th packet's 1997 promotion is for Spooky Tazos which were found in some packets, I think there were 10 to collect, also you could also be lucky and find a Tazo that on the back would be a lucky winning one in which you could either win 5 or 10 pounds. Lastly here we have a packet from 2001 for the New Blue pickled onion flavor in which although the snack looked normal, it wasn't untill you started eating it that it made your tongue blue, brilliant gimmick.

9 comments:

Ursa said...

Heh, good old Monster Much. They were very popular here too in South Africa. Disappeared for a while, but made a comeback, along with Ghostpops.

Paul said...

Hi Ursa
We still have Monster Munch hear, but they are not like they used to be, the packaging is boring and they never seem to do any promotional items like they used to do.
What are Ghostpops?

Ursa said...

Ghostpops, one of my favourite chips. Puffy MSG coated delights. I will scan a packet for you. Their logo looks just like the Ghostbusters logo.

James said...

Hi Paul I've recently stumbled across your page and I have to tell you...I LOVE IT! Over the years horror pop culture has been an important factor in swaying me towards a career in horror illustration. I'm sure you'd appreciate the sort of work I produce check out my stuff in mypics at http://www.myspace.com/aproductofadisesedmind It would be really good to get in touch with you in order to reminiss over the stuff on your page and Swizzer's MONSTER FIZZ sweets, do you remember those?
All the best
James

Paul said...

Hi James

Thank you so much for the kind comments, really pleased that you like the site.
I have had a look at you my space page and I too really love your site, although i am not a member of My Space just yet, but what I have seen on you page is really fantastic and I can't wait to see some of your work. I really enjoy seeing horror artwork.
Swizzer's Monster Fizz sounds familiar, but i just can't remember what they were like.

If you send me your email address in the comments section please, I'll send you a email sometime.

James said...

Hi Paul
Many thanks for your repily it's nice to hear back from you. My email is flexographics2001@yahoo.co.uk I'm looking forward to hearing more from you.

P.S. MOSTER FIZZ were small round fizzy sweets (a bit bigger than a £2.00 coin)which could be broken up into 4 smaller segments the packets had some nice albeit basic artwork of different moters on it (I vividly remember copying them as a child.)
Best wishes

James

James said...

Hi Paul
Don't know if you received my last message but in case you didn't my email is flexographics2001@yahoo.co.uk I am in the middle of writing an article about BARRATT'S
HOUSE OF HORRORS cards for FROM THE TOMB magazine and would like to mention your blog page in it.

Hope to hear back from you

James

Anonymous said...

Hi Paul,i was looking for referance to the house of horror set of cards by barratt,i have a near complete set plus the poster which you had to send away to get,they are in no means mint,but just interested to see if you had a picture of the completed set,kind regards Marc

Paul said...

Hi Marc
Yes there is a picture of the full set of cards, if you go to the August 6th 2008 post. What is the poster you have that you sent away for? Any chance you could send a picture of it?

All the best
Paul