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 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

i would comment but a man has to finish his Texan bar first.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm not sure if I already posted this, but since I'm thinking about it now...

The MARS bar, as it once was here in Fortress America, was a nougat-almond-chocolate-caramel concoction. As far as I know, it no longer exists in that incarnation. When I found the dark-wrappered MARS bar popular in England, I was sorely disappointed that its contents replicated those of the MILKY WAY bar.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I'm not sure if I already posted this, but since I'm thinking about it now...

The MARS bar, as it once was here in Fortress America, was a nougat-almond-chocolate-caramel concoction. As far as I know, it no longer exists in that incarnation. When I found the dark-wrappered MARS bar popular in England, I was sorely disappointed that its contents replicated those of the MILKY WAY bar.


I too remember MARS BARS! Sometimes they seem to disappear from the public eye but its a regional thing - I didn't see Whatchamacallits in Connecticut for ages until I moved to New Jersey and there they were.

Something else to keep an eye out for: Smarties in America are little hard candies that come in a clear cellophane wrapping and in the UK they're a chocolate.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I do remember seeing MARS bars in a Wal-Mart (ugh) in Orlando Florida some years back, maybe around 2005. They were in a cream-colored wrapper, but I foolishly neglected to buy them. They must still exist in different regions of the country.

BTW, I saw the Whatchamacallit bars yesterday at the delightful candy specialty store "To the Moon", mentioned previously in this thread.

Nowadays when I go to candy stores, my nostalgia is such that I even bypass my childhood favorites--though I'd grab the aforementioned MARS and Marathon bars in a heartbeat--in favor of the ancient stuff like root beer barrels, birch beer, ginger beer, etc. I rarely drink soda, but make exceptions when it comes to those hard-to-find classic soft drinks.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I vividly remember a fruit flavored liquid which was encased in molded likenesses of Universal Monsters. The outer "shell" was like semi soft-semi hard wax or something. You bit the head off and drank the liquid inside.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

The Kit Kat seems to have survived everything, but I find it a bit sweet these days. Despite having type 2 diabetes I'm still heavily into chocolate (I just can't kick it man). Chocolate from mainland Europe mostly, which would be expensive, but I buy it from a stall in Portobello Road Market, past its sell-by date, but that's fine.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Where's a photo of the 1950s?-----which would show my beloved Zero candy bar.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Where's a photo of the 1950s?-----which would show my beloved Zero candy bar.

Those still exist! That is, if we're talking about the white fudge-almonds-peanuts(?)-nougat-caramel version of the Zero bar. I used to eat those fairly regularly.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

JIM PHELPS:

Yep, I looked them up on Wikipedia last year and saw Zeros are still being made---but I've never seen them in my grocery stores.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

JIM PHELPS:

Yep, I looked them up on Wikipedia last year and saw Zeros are still being made---but I've never seen them in my grocery stores.


They're common here in South Florida. Convenience stores always have them; you may want to check those in your neck o'the woods.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2015 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

JIM PHELPS:

Thanks for the info. I'll keep looking---for nostalgia's sake.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2015 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

JIM PHELPS:

Thanks for the info. I'll keep looking---for nostalgia's sake.


If you turn up bupkis, let me know.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2015 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

JIM PHELPS:

Thanks. I found them online at Walmart and Amazon.
It ticks me off that I ordered from Walmart a few weeks ago for the first time in years and could've gotten the Zeros with free shipping.
I'm still going to try and find them locally.

 
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