Snickers, Walnettos, Bonomos & Other Memories – Idea Stimulator

When I was an elementary school student my grandmother prepared a brown bag lunch each day sparing me the cafeteria. Lunches included a healthy sandwich (roast beef, meatloaf, egg salad), a fun sandwich (peanut butter or cream cheese and jelly), a slice of homemade chocolate cake, a piece of fruit, and enough money for an ice cream and container of milk. I was not small. However if I knew someone had it, I would often trade my entire lunch for a Snickers Bar.

Snickers
The Best-Selling Candy Bar of All Time

Snickers was first introduced to the public in 1930 and is now the number one selling candy bar in the United States. In fact Snickers is the best selling candy bar of all time and has annual global sales of $2 billion. Snickers is made of peanut butter nougat, topped with caramel and roasted peanuts and covered with milk chocolate. The peanuts are crisp-textured special grade which have good flavor and keep well. Snickers is a global brand, however, in the U.S. they are made in Chicago, Illinois and Waco, Texas. Snickers was named after the Mars family’s favorite horse.

And while we are on candy bars, my Grandfather, Ruben Popkins always had a package of Walnetto’s in his pocket to share. Walnettos were a great tasting walnut chew. Remember the Artie Johnson – Ruth Buzzy skit on Laugh-in… “Want a Walnetto?”

Some discontinued brands include Beeman’s gum, Black Jack gum, Bonomo’s Turkish Taffy, Butternut, Clove gum, Forever Yours, Pepsin gum, Powerhouse, Regal Crown Sours, Reggie Bar, and how can one forget, Wax Mustaches, Pan Pipes and bloody Fingernails. What was your favorite candy bar? How did it fit into your life as a child? Do you eat candy today? What is your relationship with sweets?

2 Comments on Snickers, Walnettos, Bonomos & Other Memories – Idea Stimulator

  1. Have a beautiful day. Enjoy the present and express your love. DJ Nunta

  2. STEVE BANDELL // December 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm //

    REGAL CROWN SOURS WERE BARNONE THE BEST TASTING CANDY EVER MADE. MADE IN ENGLAND THEN CANADA THEY FELL ONCE TREBOR BASSETT WAS TAKEN OVER BY CADBURY. THEY WERE ALL NATURAL FRUIT SOURS NOT TOO TART BUT TART ENOUGH TO BE SALIVATING. THEY WERE BUNCH WRAPPED (INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED IN WAX PAPER THEN OVERWRAPPED IN FOIL AND A PAPER SLEEVE IN A LONG ROLL ABOUT 1 1/2 TIMES AS LONG AS A LIFESAVER). THE BEST SELLER WAS SOUR CHERRY WITH SOUR LEMON A CLOSE SECOND. THEY ALSO CAME IN GRAPE, ORANGE, RASPBERRY & MIXED FRUITS. I HEARD A COMPANY IS BRINGING THEM BACK – OMG CAN’T WAIT: http://WWW.ICONICCANDY.COM.

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