Crumbling momentos of Spice Girls mania

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It’s a little known fact that I’ve had the Spice Girls stored in my closet for over ten years. Captured in the very peak of their heyday, the Girls have rested undisturbed, carefully sealed against the ravages of time. But like all pop phenomenons, time had its way with them despite my best efforts at preservation.

Mummy-like in their dessication, some still recognizable, others collapsed into a fine powder, I finally threw the light of day upon them to share my secret with the world. Then I’ll toss them away. After all, we’re moving, and some things just have to be parted with – even former global pop superstars.

I’m speaking of course, of the Cadbury “Spice Girls” line of chocolate bars.

Judging from the copyright year on the labels, I must have squirreled these away in 1998. I know this won’t do anything to undermine my reputation as a pack rat, but saving entire chocolate bars really was an extreme exception. I did it on a whim, and on the suspicion that there would be some retro kitsch value to them before long. Of course, it didn’t take years for that to happen, but the chocolate bars – each formed in a relief-sculpted likeness of one of the Girls – remained tucked away.

Now that I’ve photographed them, I’ve tossed all but one actual chocolate bar (I am keeping the labels). And who knows? They may yet turn out to be collector’s items and fund a luxurious retirement. Only another twenty years to go…

So enjoy this photo gallery of the strange, outrageous, milk-chocolatey goodness that is: “Spice Girls” Chocolate Bars!

Spice Girls Chocolate Bars from 1998

Spice Girls Chocolate Bars from 1998

Spice Girls Chocolate Bars from 1998

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3 thoughts on “Crumbling momentos of Spice Girls mania

  1. I have two sets of these. Do you know the value ? Couldn’t even find these on ebay , lol !!

  2. Ha! I knew it, another compulsive packaging-keeper. Good to know I’m not alone! As for value, I’m afraid I have no idea… but one day maybe I’ll find out… for now they’re simply a prized display in my “mini-museum” of various packaging.

    Let me know if you find out anything!

    Are your sets complete with chocolate? Or just the labels? If the former, are they in any better shape?

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