Vintage Lip Smacker - Jelly Bean

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

Lip Smacker Family Size Comparison


6 Thoughts on “Vintage Spotlight: Jelly Bean Lip Smacker

  1. lindsay on August 15, 2012 at 7:51 PM said:

    i can’t wait for bonne bell’s 40th anniversary! like you mentioned, i’m sure they’ll do what mattel did with barbie’s 50th anniversary and re-release some of the AWESOME flavors/scents from yesteryear! and yes, i agree-the vintage ones are super cute! i could totally see the girls in the 70’s with their feathered hair at the roller rink pulling their giant lipsmackers out of the back pocket of their skin tight jordache jeans! LOL

    • Hey Lindsay! I wanted to let you know that some of Bonne Bell’s ‘new vintages’ have been spotted in stores so you should keep an eye out 🙂 I made a recent post about it. Hopefully there’s a lot more flavors to come.

      Bring out the jordaches 😀

  2. sabrina on October 13, 2013 at 12:18 AM said:

    I really like your blog I really love lip smackers and I want to know were does I can buy like the ones that are on your blog like the ones of australia with the box are so cool..!!

  3. Emma Plaskitt on May 14, 2015 at 4:50 PM said:

    I have such huge nostalgia for the old vintage lip smackers. My eldest sister had a huge strawberry one in the 70s that I totally coveted and then my other sister got me an Orange Pop one on a string that I wore around my neck! Soon I was the proud owner of a Seven- Up one and I have a memory of a Candy Cane one for Xmas? Jelly Bean, however, is the ultimate – the Grail of Lip Smackers! I have searched for vintage ones for years – do you have any tips on how to find them? Have had no luck on ebay etc. and I just love the old packaging! This brings back so many happy childhood memories – thank you!

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