Lip Smacker – Good and Plenty – bonus vintage Caboodles case!
The vintage Good & Plenty biggy Lip Smacker was yet another iconic brand pairing in smacker history.
If you’re not familiar with them, Good & Plenty’s are a spicy black licorice candy with a hard coating, making it a perfect match for Bonne Bell’s unique line. BB did great with it because its formula still smells strongly like the real thing.
Lip Smacker – Good and Plenty
While it saw a few different design changes in its day, it always kept a similar scheme to match the candy box. What I like the most is that even though it’s black licorice flavored the balm is pale pink 😀 Too cute!
It seems that people either love or hate black licorice. I like it, what about you? Would you buy this flavor if it were available today?
Strawberry Lip Smacker Family
Strawberry is the original Lip Smacker, going all the way back to 1973. Everyone loves this iconic flavor, and Bonne Bell knows it! If you’re a super Strawberry fan, they have you covered – you can find it in countless variations such as: Strawberry Kiwi, Strawberry Vanilla, Strawberry Cupcake, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Watermelon, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Starfruit, and on and on 🙂
For those of us who can’t get enough, there have been lots of Strawberry biggys over the years. At 4x the normal size, these jumbo smackers should sustain your addiction for awhile. Check out how cool the vintage Strawberry Lip Smacker looked in the 70’s and 80’s! I am still holding out hope that BB will bring back the rope necklaces someday.
Vintage Lip Smacker – Strawberry 1970s
Vintage Lip Smacker – Strawberry 1980s
Lip Smacker - Limited Edition Dr. Pepper Vintage Biggy 2012
To get us even more excited for the 40th anniversary, Bonne Bell is releasing a hint of the awesome things to come… starting with a limited edition vintage style Dr. Pepper biggy!
There’s no exact date, but keep an eye out because it’ll be hitting stores this summer.
Vintage Lip Smacker - Jelly Bean
Check out this vintage biggy Jelly Bean Lip Smacker by Bonne Bell from the late 70’s. I just love BB’s old smackers; the colors, the scent, the adorable retro font, …and the fact that it is 4x bigger than smackers today as we know them!
Of course, you can still get biggys in the standard flavors today, as well as in special sets throughout the year (more recently, Disney and Soda biggys come to mind), but for a long time the giant .60 oz lip smackers were the default size.
BB did some really great vintage flavors, some of which have shown up occasionally over the years or became staples and never left. Jelly Bean has shown up in a few forms, such as “Jelly Bean Buzz” (2012 Easter), “Kiwi’s Jelly Bean” (2005 Easter), in the 90’s and so on. Others however, have disappeared completely.
BB isn’t holding out too much though, we’ve been seeing a few reappearances – most notably Egg Nog which was released as “Chilled Egg Nog” in the 2011 Christmas set. And we’re bound to see more forgotten flavors in 2013 with the 40th anniversary celebration Lip Smackers.
Jelly Bean smells exactly like Easter jellybean candy, it’s very well done. It’s always impressive that several decade old lip smackers smell brand new. BB must be using magic… if not, then that just attests to their awesome quality 🙂
I’ll be doing more vintage spotlights in the future, so make sure to check back.
Lip Smacker Family Size Comparison