What are Snerdles? No one knows for sure but according to the packet they are “candied fruit strips” with Mario related images on them made with hundreds & thousands. I’m sure they taste great but I’m not sure because I don’t really open the packets of things like these because otherwise the empty packets would look silly in my collection.
The ? Block has way more Snerdles in it than the little 3 packs. The 3 packs come with different images on them depending on which packet you grab, you can see more images on the ? Block packaging.
front / back of packaging
I must have got this between 1998 and 2000 (judging by the expiration date of 30-11-2000 on the packaging) and the date of the copyright. For some reason I kept the packaging and found it a while ago. I had the “Yoshi Apple” flavour and it was quite good from memory. The other varieties are “Mario Strawberry”, “Diddy Kong Cola”, “Donkey Kong Melon” and “Bowser Blackcurrant”.
These are a kind of ringpop that you could attach to your finger like a ring and have the candy Mario body stick out like a giant ediable jewel. Despite the names of the flavours they were each shaped like Mario but were coloured to match the colours shown on the back of the packaging.
These were made/ distributed by Kids Korner Productions in Australia and are a “product of Malaysia, Australia and USA”
I got these in America at the same shop I got the gummy candy from. They were probably about $6-7 USD. Basically just Mario / Fire Mario standing on barrels that are full of generic lollies. The arms and head are posable. 3 points of articulation here. The pain job is a little bit blotchy and cheap looking. I think i remember the total of these and the gummies were about $20 usd. which was rather shameful. These toys are similar to the the ones by Popco/Ban Presto but a little smaller and made of cheaper plastic rather than vinyl.
Bought these just outside Disneyland California in a collectables store. Can’t think of the price off the top of my head probably about $3-5 USD each. Bought 5 packets but didn’t open any. As they say they contain 3 Rub-Off Cards, 3 Stickers and 1 Stick of Bubble Gum. As I haven’t opened mine I haven’t seen what they look like inside, but some quick googling gave me this: https://www.atari2600.com/cat–Video-Game-Memorabilia–SUB120.html so those look pretty cool, it a random scratchie version of the arcade game, guessing you have to take the right path without hitting an obstacle.
I have feeling the gum inside them would be pretty horrible by now I’m not sure what it was meant to be shaped like but it seems to be all broken up inside the packets. I don’t think they were like that when I got them but it doesn’t really matter.