Tuesday, September 10, 2013

From the Candy Aisle: Hershey Prisms

Product: Prisms
Company: Hershey
Years: 1986 -1987

Hershey's Prisms candy coated chocolate bag - 1980's
Image by Jason Liebig
Another long lost chocolate candy, brought to my attention by the Candy King himself, Jason Liebig (check him out at CollectingCandy.com!) I can honestly say I didn't remember these one bit, but I do dig the 80's design with it's totally 80's color scheme. I can't find much info on these candies at all, so I'm guessing they didn't sell too well (the clearance sticker kind of gives it away too...)

Other then Jason's awesome Prisms package picture (say that 5 times really fast, or don't), I could only find two other mentions of it online, in a 1986 advertisement from the Tuscaloosa News (to the left), and a mention of a contest from June 11th of 1987 (from Gibson's Discount Center in Kansas) where if you guess the number of Hershey Prism's in a jar you can win a talking Mickey Mouse doll. Other then that, it's almost as if they never existed.but we have a timeline of 1986-1987 at least, so I guess until more info surfaces I'll go with that.

So does anyone remember these? They were pretty much just like larger M&M's.....right? Milk Dud size maybe?

So many questions that I don't have answers to, sadly.




4 comments:

  1. Prisms are THE best candy ever made- my all-time favorite!!!

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  2. Prisms are THE best candy ever made- my all-time favorite!!!

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  3. I loved prisms! Hersheys Eggs sold at Easter are pretty much the same thing. Don't know why these didn't sell well.

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  4. I loved prisms! Hersheys Eggs sold at Easter are pretty much the same thing. Don't know why these didn't sell well.

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