“Hey kids, meet Mr. Bones! You'll find just a pile of bones in a coffin until you put the pieces together and wha-la, instant little friend. If you get that sweet tooth you can always gnaw away on one of his many fruit flavored parts. Mr. Bones can be such a swell and sweet pal!”
Mr. Bones was a fun candy, but I remember how frustrating it was when the coffin didn’t have all the pieces, because half the fun was putting him together before you ate him. You would open that plastic coffin with the real little hinges and often times the skull was missing. “Bring me the head of Mr. Bones!”
Somehow I managed to save a complete Mr. Bones and many years have past since he’s been out of his coffin. “So how about saying hello to all the fine folks out there?” “Hello to all the fine folks out there.” “Ok wiseguy get back into your coffin before someone eats you.”
For kicks, I’ve included two modern and fun coffin candy containers. Both of these came from Target and the purple one came out last year and the red one is from this year. With the purple one you get to dig the skeleton out of candy dirt and the red one vibrates when you pull on the skeleton’s leg. Hopefully Target will keep adding to this series every Halloween.