Pink Chocolate first premiered in the Easter 1991 collection with a basketful of 5 other flavorful faves and was the first chocolate flavor introduced since the original 1970's line-up. Long before the days of the ruby cacao trend, Pink Chocolate gave us everything and more arriving on the Bonne Bell scene in a bright and vivid hot pink tube and contrasting bright white lettering to demand your attention.
|Pink Chocolate labels for Easter 1991 & 1992|
By this time there were only a few chocolate flavors to grace the Lip Smacker line-up like Orange Chocolate, Tootsie Roll, Chocolate Mint and Cherry Chocolate from the earlier days. Pink Chocolate was a brand new flavor though and a unique successor after the already flawless flavors that came before it. To me Pink Chocolate was very similar in flavor to the later Raspberry Chocolate that followed closely behind and we all know how amazing that was! The balm color was also pale pink too.
|"Biggy" size Easter Lip Smacker, 1991|
And guess what... Pink Chocolate even came in the iconic Biggy size, just like the mock-up rendering above! How adorable is the Bonne Bell Bunny on the packaging?! Pink Chocolate was repeated in the 1992 Easter collection, same label with minor changes but the Biggy did not make a reappearance making it a true treasure!
|Blistered card for the Pink Chocolate Fun Flavored Shiner, Easter 2001|
Pink Chocolate continued to get the Bonne Bell love but would not be seen again until Easter 2001 when it came in a brand new form, the very limited Fun Flavored Shiners that came out that year in the Friendship Collectibles set. The label featured some of our favorite Smackersville & Pet Pals characters Kiwi the dog and Passion Fruit. How cute is the Kiwi keychain holder?!
Pink Chocolate became an Easter staple down the line although it saw a flavor change when it can back out in the Easter 2008 collection as Pink Chocolate Chick.
|Easter 2008, 2010 & 2014|