Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Retro Wednesday.......




Hi everybody...If you were as old as G-Man you would certainly remember The Sky Bar!! introduced by Necco in 1938, the Sky Bar was the very first American candy bar to have 4 distinct individual flavors..Caramel..Vanilla..Peanut..and Fudge. This used to be a very common candy bar of the 40's 50's and 60's. It was my favorite!! It is still being produced by Necco, but it is very very hard to find.

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The Heath Bar was introduced in the 20's..It's a delicious hunk of very thin English Toffee, covered with creamy milk chocolate, It's now owned by Hershey's..

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The Snickers Bar, is made by Mars. It was introduced in the 30's. And it's awesome mixture of peanuts, caramel, nougat, and milk chocolate, is the largest selling candy bar in the world.

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The Hershey Bar, has been virtually unchanged since 1894 when it was first introduced. I can always remember the old guy at the corner grocery store always bellowing outloud...

"Hershey Bar?...Male or Female?....( He meant, with nuts...or without nuts)

Of course all of these candy bars used to be a tad bigger, and they were only a nickel each!

Hmmm...I think I need to bust open my photo shoot now...Peace!!

28 comments:

Rebicmel said...

But do you know what a Big Hunk is or a Marathon Bar??????

Love your trivia thingys, surprise surprise lots of stuff I actually know about woot woot, you're not so old eh!!!

Rebicmel said...

I like homemade divinity yummo!!! Or homemade peanut patties.

Rebicmel said...

Okay so I am hogging firsties for now, don't know when I will be back so I have to take advantage of the time I can to say hello.

So Hello

Rebicmel said...

Urmmm it's chilly tonight, maybe it will be hot tamale

Rebicmel said...

okay I am leaving, wahahahahahaha, to much coffee tonight

Rebicmel said...

Hey deadliest catches new season has begun!!!

Rebicmel said...

I might be getting a 97 osmobile, well I am getting it, it's a four door sedan style, kinda looks like a ford tarus woot

lime said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm, chocolate............mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

mel, i know what big hunk and marathon's are..chunky bars too.

javajazz said...

hmmm, uhh, i know everything
except the Sky Bar...sooo
i must not be as old as you!

J Morgetron said...

NECCOs are my favey.

I'm not much of a chocolate lover.
-J

J Morgetron said...

Geeez Missy ...

Slow night in Oklahoma?

-J

J Morgetron said...

That is, of course, unless someone markets it as "zit medicine" ...

... then I'm all over it.

-J

ciara said...

never heard of skybar..of course i was born in '66 so...but heath bars? yum. necco always made some nasty candies and i have yet to find anything by them that tastes good. perhaps the skybar? i always disliked those wafers and the sweethearts.

Cazzie!!! said...

I willhav to buy me a Hershey bar now :) Male I think :)

Serena Joy said...

It all looks good to me! Except maybe the Snickers. You can have that.:)

buffalodickdy said...

I remember Necco wafers, but not the candy bar...

Strumpet said...

Sky Bar.

^_~

I love the male/female Hershey Bar thing.

That is now going to become a part of my world...meaning, I'll be using that with regards to candy bars now.

That's only too awesome.

I had this history teacher in junior high named Mr. Reader and he was the bestest teacher in the whole world and he loved Snickers bars. And since all of his students loved him so very very much, we would always bring him Snickers bars. He had a jar FULL of them on his desk containing his Snicker bars gifts. I missed him so much when I went on to high school.

Heath bars are sooooo yummy, but haven't had one in so long.

You always make me hungry!

For G-man, of course.

:)


Missy:

I know what a Big Hunk is....

James Goodman, Author said...

I love these retro posts, G-man. I actually just watched a documentary on the discovery channel the other day that discusses the orgin of candybars in America. It should how they were made, packaged and shipped as well as the evolution of this process over the decades. Fascinating stuff...

Breazy said...

mmmmm....hershey's, snickers, my mouth is watering!

I also make a Heath Bar cake, it is very rich but good for outings with lots of folks.

Hope you have a lovely day!

Mona said...

Chocolates ... hmmmmm

I like them sometimes, but am not crazy about them like Lime :)

Quality Street's my Favourite & I like turfed chocolate too & some of Hershey's flavors.

I like nuts though, M academia nuts & hazel nuts & pine nuts !
& not to forget tender coconuts!

Strumpet said...

I like nuts too.

J Morgetron said...

Mmmmm. Nuts.

Favey.

Rebicmel said...

oh nuts!!!!!!!

G-Man said...

Melissa
Michelle
Lisa
Jodie
Ciara
Cazzie
Sherryx
Buff
Chandra
James
Heather
Mona

Thanks a bundle everyone for visiting ole G-Man, I know this is cheesy, but Reese has been on the PC working on a paper. See ya all tomorrow...Galen xox

jillie said...

I have never heard of the 4 in 1 bar. Oh man....Marathon Bars. There is a blast from the past. Can eat a Marathon Bar "quick carl" LMAO...

I wanna candy bar now....

XO

Strumpet said...

I wanna know what "quick carl" is???

That sounds like quite an interesting technique.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Yikes!

I'm hungry now for a CRUNCH bar, a KRACKLE, a MILKY WAY, a THREE MUSKETEERS . . . .

. . . . it's way-ay too early in the morning for chocolate . . . isn't it?

Blessings,
Linda

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tsduff said...

Do you remember the 7UPS bar? I think it had a clear layer of candy - how strange. I didn't remember the sky bar. I'm a Mounds girl myself.