I’ve gotten a few emails from readers that say they aren’t getting exactly what’s pictured on the label – that is to say, some of the new holiday smackers appear to be re-wrapped old flavors:
“Wanted to send these photos along to you. Markwins is putting different variations of holiday flavors out. There are 3 different versions of the same Ribbon Candy. They are taking old flavors and putting a holiday wrap on them.”
“The flavors don’t even resemble or mimic the said name. It was pure laziness. Here’s the ones I got and what they really are;
Marshmallow Crisp is Confetti Sprinkles
Butterscotch is Vanilla Bean
Candy Cane is a cake of some sort, can’t put my finger on it
Ribbon Candy is Fresh Strawberry (same one I got in cane)
Marshmallow Pop is Strawberry Sprinkles
this variation would be an …interesting… surprise:
“Dulce de Leche is in disguise as Ribbon Candy too. The thing is is there are actually correct versions out there with the right formula of each holiday flavor but say someone who doesn’t know any better picks these up are going to be really thrown off that the flavor names do not match the scent AT ALL. “
“Hey Bunnycookie! I bought the new Christmas smackers and they’re not even the right flavors! My new Butterscotch is a very distinct Strawberry and Candy Cane is Angel Food Cake. My Marshmallow has no hint of that flavor either and it honestly seems like Vanilla Cake but I’m not 100% sure……”
“the new butterscotch Smacker is not butterscotch let’s put it that way! at least mine wasn’t, instead it was strawberry (shudder). please post about this! quality control is lacking since the transition. also so many of the other flavors are just butter mint re-named, i don’t know if that was intentional or not. i am so sad!”
Has anyone else experienced this? I’m curious how rampant this issue is. My guess is fairly common considering how many emails I’ve gotten so quickly from you guys.
I’ll be reaching out to Markwins & will update here if needed!
It’s that spoOoky time of year again, though you might find that this year’s Halloween Lip Smackers are too cute to leave you shaking in your boots. At least your lips will be moisturized, right?
Many of you will recognize some familiar designs/flavors from last year, but there are a couple new characters making an appearance that are worth picking up. On the left are the new designs and below you’ll find a picture of the full collection. I’m especially loving Sweet Sugar Spell from the villains set, which is that very light sugary cotton candy flavor many of us like so much. Ursula’s formula has also magically transformed from Wicked Sour Grape to Wicked Sour Apple.
There is a new Mickey & Friends trio too featuring Caramel Apple Fun, Strawberry Jelly Macaroon, and Brewing Up Halloween Punch (I love when LS does flavor names like this). A fun way to stock up on some classics while bringing in the holidays.
And hey, maybe some of that Halloween magic will find you extra lucky this year? There’s an awesome giveaway happening over on Lip Smacker’s facebook page — click here to check it out. 5 winners will receive the complete 2015 Halloween collection (make sure to read the full rules), which is a pretty fun way to go trick or treating 🙂
(that actually gives me an idea. Remember those houses that gave out full sized candy bars? I’m totally gonna give out biggy Lip Smackers. Past-me would have loved future-me 😎 )
Sorry guys, no sign of the comfort foods trio over here either! I’ll let everyone know if I hear or see anything.
I was however surprised to find these sports themed smackers, especially at this time of year. I really like the tube design but I’m not a fan of the packaging itself. Flavor wise there is nothing new here for collectors (these are mostly redone novelties), but it’s a cute idea.
* Cotton Candy
* Root Beer
* Buttered Popcorn
* Frozen Lemonade
* Salted Pretzel
* Tropical Punch
Stay tuned for a couple more updates soon!
Look what I stumbled across! These are undeniably adorable but it’s impossible to tell it’s LS! I’m really surprised. What do you guys think?
Skip to about 1:50 in the video.
The pictures below are from Diskingdom.com, all credit goes to them.
As August hits what is better than a sugary sweet summer drink like Fruit Punch? (Well maybe that title goes to lemonade, but I’m saving that for another day!)
Like most flavors from its heyday, Fruit Punch is great because of its simplicity. It still smells heavily of strawberry, raspberry, and–maybe my nose is playing tricks on me–but a tiny bit of banana. It’s pretty much amazing, but I think I say that for every vintage post…
I’m happy that this one has the original rope in-tact for you guys to see. Maybe some of you will remember it?