ancient times people have been collecting many different things. Some
interests like stamps, coins, banknotes or postcards have became
popular. Collecting of many gastronomic items also started during
twentieth century. It is difficult to say where and when first
wrappers were founded but probably it was in era between world wars in
some european countries and in Usa. Golden ages of collecting
wrappers started in 1960´s and 1970´s. I think there are some
of chocolate wrappers in every country where chocolate is widely
- it means Europe, North America and large Latinoamerican countries +
culture influenced lands like Israel, South Africa, India, Australia or
How to collect
|Most of first
wrappers in all collections come from chocolates bought by collector
or from friends. It is possible to write requests to chocolate
but not every company will respond by sending some wrappers. There are
also people who kept some wrappers in past or stopped with collecting
you can get some older wrappers by this way. The best method is
of wrappers with other collectors.
|I put most
of my wrappers into transparent folios in files. I have now over 240
full of chocolate wrappers. Chocolate wrappers that are too large or
too small I keep in
( except extra large chocolate wrappers like Milka Millenium or 1kg
Gorenjka). All the wrappers are filled according to their country
then alphabetically in order of the producer.
also other ways ( better or worse ) how to keep the collection. In the
beginning of the chocolate collecting cutting fronts of wrappers was
way to minimalize storing room. Unfortunately there are still some
using this way how to damage the wrappers.
also attach the wrappers to papers. I think the best methods are
them in folios in files or keep them in envelopes.
also specialize in M & M´s or Smarties items. Very popular is
of figures and toys from Kinder Suprise chocolate eggs made by italian
Ferrero. Since 1880´s when swiss Suchard first put collectible pictures
to chocolate bars many companies have gone this way of advertising
products. These series of pictures also became target for collecting.
wrappers shown here are
scans of real chocolate wrappers from still growing collection of