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collectible of the day: MINI One D Media Launch candy

MINI One D Media Launch candyMINI One D Media Launch candy
MINI One D Media Launch candy (detail)
MINI has used plenty of candy as promotional items through the years.

The one shown here is for the MINI One D Media Launch on the Isle of Man in May 2003. The hard stick candy has a red outer layer with a white center. Running through the white middle is the word “MINI” in black (see detail, right).

See other promotional candy and food items.


collectible of the day: sugarfree gum (2010)

sugarfree gum (2010) (front)

sugarfree gum (2010) (back)

Perhaps the newest MINI collectible available, MINI USA is making these packs of sugarfree gum available for MINI dealers to order.  On the front are the three current Cooper models: MINI Cooper Convertible, MINI Cooper Hardtop, and MINI Cooper Clubman.  On the back the packaging lists the hp, MSRP, 0-60 mph time, torque, mpg, and nickname for the three models.  Inside are 12 pieces of mint gum.

This pack is courtesy of Lauderdale MINI.  Check your local MINI dealer to see if they have them.

sugarfree gum (2010) (open)


collectible of the day: MINI Clubman fortune cookies

MINI Clubman fortune cookiesThe MINI Clubman went on sale in the US two years ago today on February 16, 2008.  Because Hot Chocolate Metallic was a new color on a MINI, much of the advertising for the MINI Clubman contained a lot of brown.  MINI dealerships distributed free chocolate Chinese fortune cookies.  Instead of a fortune inside, each piece of paper had a clever MINI Clubman slogan (found in contemporary print ads) and a “ZUG says” or “Lucky Number” Clubman fact.

Known fortune cookie slogans:

BROWN SHEEP.
ZUG says: Split Rear Barn Doors are good for you.

BUSINESS IN THE FRONT. PARTY IN THE BACK.
Lucky Number: 7 (Cooper S Clubman 0-60 time)

THE ECCENTRIC MEMBER OF AN ALREADY SLIGHTLY ECCENTRIC FAMILY.
Lucky Number: 37 hwy/28 city (MPG for Cooper Clubman)

FRINGESTREAM.
ZUG says: Try anything once.

JUMBO SHRIMP.
Lucky Number: 139 (top speed for Cooper S Clubman)

LEARN TO DRIVE UNSTANDARD.
ZUG says: A climate-controlled glove box is cool. Literally.

PART HEAD-TURNER. PART HEAD-SCRATCHER.
Lucky Number: 10 (possible exterior colors)

RUNS ON IRREGULAR.
Lucky Number: 177 (lb-ft of torque for Cooper S Clubman)

UNAPOLOGETICALLY UNAPOLOGETIC.
ZUG says: Follow unconventional wisdom.

YOU CAN ZIG. YOU CAN ZAG. BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN ZUG.
Lucky Number: $20,600 (starting MSRP for Cooper Clubman)


collectible of the day: MINI SMINT

MINI SMINT
Around the time of the MINI launch in the US, MINI USA partnered with SMINT to create a special edition package.  Many dealers included a box or two with the delivery of a new MINI.  Some continue to give them away today.

The MINI SMINT box has the MINI wordmark and logo on the front.  On the back is “GET FRESH. GO MOTOR.”  Each box contains 40 tiny, triangular mints dispensed one-at-a-time from the bottom.

The MINI SMINT is an official MINI item with a part number: 99 00 0 003 820.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) from MINI is $1.89 per box.