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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Candy Minute

Posted by on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Xmas Balls
  • winter balls

I went to QFC to look over my candy options for lunch, and found a bag of CADBURY MINI EGGS, except they're called CADBURY SOLID MILK CHOCOLATES WITH A CRISP SUGAR SHELL (are you serious, that is the best name the Cadbury marketing team could come up with*??). They're just like Mini Eggs, only green and red and white and round and apparently for Christmas. They're ruling my world right now. I can't believe I didn't know about them sooner!

* For real though, check out all these weird names they came up with for their other choco-products! Twirl? Wispa? Flake? Mint Bubbly? Crispello? IN FACT, the Solid Milk Chocolates With a Crisp Sugar Shell aren't even on the product page of their website! Is this a conspiracy? Is Cabury not PROUD of this product? There had better not be trans lard beef hoof fat in them.


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Bonkers ruled and so did their commercials:…
Posted by Chalupa on November 22, 2012 at 10:06 AM · Report this
Emily Nokes 7
OMG I WANT BONKERS IMMEDIATELY! Yos-wa you just signed yourself up for Bonkers delivery. I'll take 10.
Posted by Emily Nokes on November 21, 2012 at 2:28 PM · Report this
yos-wa 6
In February 2012, Leaf Brands, LLC acquired the trademark and plans to reintroduce the classic brand back into the market by the end of 2012.
By February 6, 2013, Bonkers will introduce eight new flavors:
Apple (Red outside, green inside)
Vanilla (Malagasy Vanilla outside, Vanilla cake inside)
Lemon-Lime (Lemon outside, Lime inside)
Vanilla-Peach (Malagasy Vanilla outside, Peach inside)
Peach-Apricot (Peach outside, Apricot inside)
Posted by yos-wa on November 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM · Report this
yos-wa 5…

Bonkers was a candy offering from Nabisco in the mid 1980s. It consisted of chewable rectangular shaped candies with a fruity outside and an even fruitier filling. The candy came in a large rectangular package with several of them individually wrapped. Common flavors included grape, orange, strawberry, watermelon and chocolate.
Posted by yos-wa on November 21, 2012 at 12:22 PM · Report this
Emily Nokes 4
@2 - If candy isn't rock n' roll, then I don't know what is. Also, Opal Fruits! That name is hilarious. I feel a candy called BONKERS would go over well in both the US and the UK.
Posted by Emily Nokes on November 21, 2012 at 11:28 AM · Report this
They have PGPR in them now--its an artificial emulsifier used instead of coco butter. Taste like crap now
Posted by donkeyyyyyyy on November 21, 2012 at 8:23 AM · Report this
It's a cultural thing. Having grown up in England these sound odd to me:

"3 musketeers"
"moon pie"
"baby ruth"
"Krusty partially gelatinated non-dairy gum-based beverage"
"Idaho spud"

And "Snickers". That one's so crazy Mars orignally branded it as "Marathon" in the UK. "Starburst" used to be "Opal Fruits" but both of those are bonkers.

That said, you've alerted me to mini-eggs available now, so I am a happy camper :)

This has nothing to do with Music or Nightlife - embed some Candi Staton quick!
Posted by Foonken2 on November 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 1
That can be easily covered with masking tape and a re-written name.
Posted by MacCrocodile on November 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM · Report this

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