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Your Comments About The Candy Wrapper Collection and Junk Food In General, Pre-2005

I decided to break up the Candy Comments pages by time frame. Here are comments left by people pre-2005, oldest comments at the bottom. Because these comments are so old, don't be surprised if there are dead links. Want to leave your own comments?? Click Here!! This page was last updated on 09/27/13.


 


 

On 12/30/04, Marina from Boston, Texas, wrote: "I agree, Cookies & M&m's are really delicious but you should put little games like shoot the cookie and you get free points to another game "Mikes coolio gametown" I dunno, somethin like that."

Mike says "I can barely keep up with the comments and adding new wrappers. Now you want games? Geez. :)"

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On 12/29/04, Kelly from Harrisonburg, VA, wrote: "I received one of these delicious (a Yorkie) candy bars for Christmas and despite the fact that "It's Not for Girls" I ate it anyway. Since I'm not a girl any longer but a lady I figured they weren't talking about me so it was alright not to follow the directions in this instance."

Mike says "That made me laugh...I like your thinking."

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On 12/27/04, Leonard from Atlanta, Georgia, wrote: "I first found the Almond Joy Pina Colada candy bar while vacationing on Oahu, Hawaii in June, 2004. We were driving north across the center of the island and stopped at a local gas station for a snack. I bought two of the candy bars and shared one with my wife. We both thought they were delicious. Upon returning home to Atlanta, we looked for the bars locally, but could not find them. Thus, we thought they were distributed only in Hawaii, since they are in keeping with local tastes on the islands. Then, we finally found a supply of the bars at a local news stand at the shopping mall that we frequent each weekend. As the supply dwindled, we suggested they re-order. At last, we bought the last two bars and enjoyed them on our usual Saturday shopping trip. Now the news stand only has the traditional Mounds and Almond Joys. I guess we were their only pina colada customers. In searching the web, I do see that there are supplies available by mail order. Since our trip to Hawaii, I guess we have developed our tropical taste buds and still desire the pineapple and coconut flavor wrapped in white chocolate. My wife and I both agree this is one of the best candy bars we have tasted. If anyone knows of a supplier in the Atlanta area, I welcome your posting the location."

Mike says "Like you said, they are available on-line."

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On 12/26/04, Corey from Seattle wrote: "Thanks for the clarification. I was going to send the "chocolate orange" company a complaint about them starting to "hollow out" the orange slices. Apparently it is a competetor. I will refrain."

Mike says "Corey is referring to the awful Whetstone chocolates who are trying to rip off the goodness that is Terry's Chocolate Oranges. Not only are the Whetstone 'orange' slices hollowed out, the chocolate is far inferior. Don't be fooled."

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On 12/24/04, Wesley from Vancouver, B.C., Canada, wrote: "Hello, i'm a candy wrapper collector too and i was very impressed and never knew candy wrappers like the ones you have existed. I have a full box and started collecting about 1 year ago but i enjoy it so i have pretty much. I was wondering if you could tell me if you know a website where i can buy candy bars cheap that can be shipped to British Columbia! I also want to ask you if you have extra candy wrappers and like to give it to me for free! You don't have to but i would really want you to though. I have no idea how you got rare wrappers like that but i guess i have only about 1/4 )one quarter) of the ones on your website. Thanx Mike! :) I'm very curious about your other language wrappers like the spanish ones. You said you went to mexico or something but until now i just realized they sell hershey bars world-wide."

Mike says "Well, Wesley, as far as a web site where you can get candy bars cheap, you could try out my sponsor...Old Time Candy Company. Although I don't know if you would call them cheap...meaning if you were looking just for one or two bars to get the wrapper instead of buying a whole box. Some of the foreign language wrappers I got from visits to Mexico and Canada (well, I guess Canada isn't really a foreign language!). Others I got at a local dollar store. Dollar stores are great for little finds like that, but you have to go like once a week because their stock is always changing. As far as sending you my wrappers, isn't that cheating? All the wrappers on my page I bought and ate myself."

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On 12/21/04, Carol from Santa Cruz, CA, wrote: "Moritz's chocolate ice cubes are impossible to find here in Santa Cruz, CA. But they are the best chocolate around! Anyone know anything about the manufacturer and what's going on there? Thanks."

Mike says "Try gas stations. Seems that people that have left comments here say they sometimes find them in gas stations. BTW, the only time I have seen them was on a trip to Canada. I don't think they're too widely available in the US. You could try my sponsor...Old Time Candy Company."

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On 12/21/04, Siggy from Bietigheim, Germany, wrote: "I got this really really good chocolate from a friend in Canada: Whitman's Sampler Assorted Chocolates (the big one: 454g). It's actually one of the few Canadian/American chocolates that I really like. European chocolate is just kind of different; for us of course better ;-). Well, what I really don't get, is why a person sends some chocolate all the way over the ocean (for over 20 bucks) to a German who has never even tried this chocolate... I just wanted to post a surprised thank you at this friend for this weird and unexplained christmas present and I thank the American way of life to have managed to produce this GOOD chocolate!!! About the Toffifay: you know, you didn't enjoy the Milka chocolate from Germany too much, so it's ok, if you don't like this German chocolate either. But you know, if you get into this "different" chocolate, there's a whole new world for you to explore (Rittersport in over 30 varieties; Toffifee, Lindt chocolate, Lila brake, Kinder chocolate, Corny, Herren chocolate, etc etc etc.). I think, I found all these kinds somewhere in a Canadian store! But you know: I never got used to the North American way either, I still don't like Oh Henry or Snickers."

Mike says "A couple people have mentioned Rittersport. I'll have to check it out."

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On 12/18/04, Jessica from Boston, MA, wrote: "I like Zero bars."

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On 12/17/04, Chris from Steinbach, Manitoba, wrote: "Oi! Dark Chocolate Reese's?! Why/howcome it's not up here in the frozen Northern Tundra? There'd be a riot! Windows smashed! A mob scene, as thousands of choc/PB fiends would run amok in an attempt to stock up enough to last our harsh winters! Oh. I think I just answered my own question. Never mind."

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On 12/17/04, Daniel from NY wrote: "I personally have never tried an overload bar, but I can tell what the problem with this bar may be. The fake oreo, M and M's and chocolate chip cookie, need to all be on top of one peanut butter cup. When they are divided, there is much less delicious per bite ratio. In essence, I am proposing one massive sandwich candy bar. Thank you"

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On 12/16/04, Melissa from Lawrenceville, GA, wrote: "Hey...i was looking for a picture of this Cookies& m&ms candy bar cuz i wanted to sho sumone wut i was talkin about..cuz now they have m&m cookies and its not the same thing..so yea i searched for it on google...and the only reason im commenting is cuz u described the taste of it like ENTIRELY CORRECT...cool. i tried the orange kit kat and it is delicious, it tastes just like a candy bar i used to eat when i was little in Colombia, South America, where im originally from. ok well thats all...awesome site, im also a chocolate lover."

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On 12/16/04, Walter from Brooklyn, NY, wrote: "Love the site and hope you can answer this question. My friend has a recollection of Chunky Bars being made without the nuts and raisins and with a different wrapper to boot. Nobody else seems to remember this-any recollection of this?"

Mike says "I remember!! I think they had a couple different varieties. But for the life of me, I can't remember any of them. But I do remember there being different Chunkys other than the original. I tried to look for some on the Internet, but came up empty (I didn't look long, thou)."

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On 12/16/04, Dave from Georgia wrote: "Hershey better than Milka??? Why don't you just eat wax?"

Mike says "Well, Dave, everyone has their opinion. And this is my web site. But yes, I enjoy Hershey better than Milka. Why? Because candy has strong emotional ties for many people. I grew up eating Hershey chocolate. When I eat it, it reminds me of my childhood. Maybe I'm not always aware of it when I eat it, but it's there. The carefree years of my childhood spent walking to the 7-11 and buying candy. When often the toughest decision of the day was Hershey or Snickers or Reese's (or, gasp, a Slurpee). So when I eat a Hershey bar, not only am I enjoying chocolate, but it calms me emotionally (both mentally and chemically)."

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On 12/16/04, Dee from Englad wrote: "Hi my name is Dee and I'm an 18 yr old college student from England. I am fascinated by America and its people. And I love finding out what the differences are between England and America. I have never seen or even ate a Peanut Butter Cup as we don't have them in England. I just wanted to know what is a peanut butter cup and also what is an almond joy? Thanks alot Dee xxP.s I love the American accent!"

Mike says "First off, it's you guys who have the accent!! Anyway, if I had to guess about the lack of peanut butter cups in England, I would guess that it's because (from what I hear), English people pretty much don't like peanut butter. Yes, this is a generalization and I'm not saying all people from England hate peanut butter. If you are from England and you like peanut butter, there is no need to write me. A peanut butter cup is a chocolate shell filled with peanut butter. And Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are one of my all time favorites. Different companies do different things to the peanut butter to come up with different tastes. Almond Joy is my girlfriend Laurie's favorite. It's simply sweetened coconut covered in chocolate. Each package has two pieces and each piece has an almond on top. Hope this helps!"

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On 12/15/04, Marc from CT wrote: "I love Zero bars!!!! Ever since I was kid 40 years ago."

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On 12/15/04, Bob from Metrowest Area, MA, wrote: "Not to be a jerk or anything, but why did you make a website about candy wrappers?"

Mike says "There's a couple of reasons. The main one is I love chocolate. And I'd thought it would be fun to just start posting wrappers and see what would happen. Sort of a "If you build it..." thing. I like looking at older wrappers and noticed there weren't too many web sites devoted to candy wrappers. So, that was another reason. I think a big part of the Internet being fun is sites like mine. Just something goofy I do when I have the time. After I had a few wrappers up, people started emailing me. Then the Dark and White Chocolate Kit Kats hit and people started asking me all kinds of questions on where they could get them. Like I knew. That lead to me making it easier to leave comments (although I won't go to an automatic type board...too many jerks who leave childish comments). Also, I enjoy trying new bars and when I started scanning wrappers (I don't keep them...scan them and throw them away), I started hunting for different wrappers. I go to Canada once or twice a year and I make sure I stop in a store and look for new wrappers.

Basically, it's a hobby. I love getting comments. That's my favorite part. I like to think of my site as a place to go to kill a few minutes, read some comments, look at some wrappers. You know what...it's late, I'm rambling, and my comments here aren't making a whole lot of sense. Let's just say it's fun to do. I have over 120 wrappers up and I have another 22 to add. I can't believe with all the wrappers I have posted, I actually have 22 different ones to add. And I just got back from Niagara Falls with a bunch of Canadian bars to add (once I eat them)."

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On 12/15/04, Michael from Powell River, British Columbia, Canada, wrote: "My son mouth was completly blue from eating Airheads candy. I would like to know what chemicals are in it, and the one of the dyes was one called Red dye #40. Could you tell me what that is? One more thing who makes it?(the candy that is)."

Mike says "Well, first off, a lot of kid's candies turn the kid's mouth/tongue a different color...that's part of the fun. But if it's something more than that, then you might want to contact the company. Airheads are made by Perfetti Van Melle (I think they also make Mentos). Their web site is http://www.perfetti.it/eng/menu.htm. Red dye #40 is in a lot of artificially colored foods. You can get more information at http://www.red40.org/. Just keep in mind not everything you read on the Internet is true."

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On 12/11/04, David from Beckley, WV, wrote: "TAKE FIVE??? I think not! Please oh please can anyone help me find out more information about the original "Take Five" candy bar. It was out in the early/mid 1980's for a couple years then disappeared. I loved them and became quite rabid when I heard the news about the new Take5 until I found out it wasn't the same one I had loved so much. The old one was a chocolate covered bar or several wafers some sort of caramel/peanutbutter/cream between them. Not pretzels. I don't even remember what company produced them or anything."

Mike says "I did a quick search, but came up empty. Can anyone help David? BTW, I did have the new Take Five candy bar. I'll post the wrapper one of these days!."

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On 12/11/04, Evette from Burbank, CA, wrote: "where can I buy Zero bars? My boyfriend likes them, and I want to get him some for Christmas. As for me...I've never tried a Zero bar! Wishing you a great day!"

Mike says "Zero bars are sometimes hard to find. You just have to keep looking and ask around. You could try my sponsor...Old Time Candy Company."

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On 12/08/04, Carl from Pincourt, Quebec, Canada, wrote: "The Wunderbar tastes awful and after I ate that candy bar, I got a really bad peanut butter after taste in my mouth. Trust me that candy bar is really that bad."

Mike says "You know, the first couple I had, I really enjoyed. Then my sister went to Nova Scotia a month or two ago and I asked (no, begged) her to bring me back one or two. I had it and I really didn't enjoy it."

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On 12/08/04, Jennifer from Hodgenville, KY, wrote: "I absolutely LOVE Reese's Big Cups...The proportion of chocolate to peanut butter is perfect. I will be so extremely upset if this limited edition release doesn't stay!!!"

Mike says "I thought I died and went to heaven when I stepped into my now favorite dollar store and saw they had the Big Cup twin packs TWO FOR A DOLLAR!!! OMG!!!!! I have bought a LOT of chocolate over the last month (I have over 20 new wrappers to add once I find the time), so I couldn't go too crazy because if it's in the house, I will eat it. So, I only picked up 4. Went back a few days later and got 2 more. I went there last week and they were all gone. Damn. I think I have 2 or 3 packs left."

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On 12/08/04, Frank from Lansdale, PA, wrote: "I googled on "Reese's peanut butter cup smaller" and saw your page explaining how two cups are now 42 grams. It's worse than that if you buy the 3-cup packages that the Boy Scouts are selling for $1. For your dollar you get 3 miserable little peanut butter cups that rattle around in the package; the wrapper sez net weight 1.8oz, 51g. That would be 17 grams apiece - significantly less than the 21-gram cups you got in May of '04. Harrumph. Oh well...don't make 'em like they used to, etc, etc."

Mike says "Now that you mentioned it Frank, I have noticed that the fund raiser cups are noticeably smaller than the normal cups. The way I found out was by the way I eat them. I sometimes pop the whole cup into my mouth. I did that once with a fund raiser cup and noticed there was a lot more room in there than usual. I didn't think my mouth shrunk. Well, I guess we'll have to chalk this one up to "for the kids"."

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On 12/06/04, Matt from Tinley Park, Ill, wrote: "I think "zero bars are ok. But I attend Providence Catholic High School, and I play football there, we have won state 3 times in the past 4 years, anyway I am on the defense, and after the games we watch film and give out candy bars, crunch bars for big hits, butterfingers for fumbles/fumble recoveries, Watchmacallit for blocked kicks, PayDays for touchdowns, and Zero Bars for shutouts, we only give the Zero bars to the 11 starters, or if people rotate, they are included also. But I beleive this is a cool tradition that you may like to know about, and we had 7 shutouts this year and I may eat a few more Zeros, not for the taste of the zero bar, but for the taste of a victory."

Mike says "That is so cool!! Thanks for writing in. I've said it before...to me, the best thing about this web site is the comments you people leave me."

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On 12/05/04, Jebediah from RP, CA, wrote: "Pirate's Booty is great. We get it all the way in NorCal."

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On 12/04/04, Monae from Philadelphia, PA, wrote: "The Butterfinger Crisp is my new favorite candy bar. The problem with the original Butterfinger is the fact that the peanut butter center would get hard. With the new 'Crisp' the peanut butter is smooth. They also allow you to reminisce the crunch by sprinkling Butterfinger bits on the top."

Mike says "I have nothing but good things to say about the new Butterfinger Crisp. Very good."

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On 12/03/04, Rodney from Wilkes-Barre, PA, wrote: "Zero is my favorite candy bar. There's simply no other economical way to get your weekly fix of white fudge, which is the best kind of fudge on the planet."

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On 12/03/04, A. A. from Bethany, OK, wrote: "I like (Toll House Bars) so well that when I couldn't find them I started to hunt for them."

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On 12/02/04, Tim from Robinson, Illinois, wrote: "I work for Hershey on the Reese's Pieces Peanuts Line. They should be out everwhere in the market. You can know get them in a one pound bag and they soon will be a everyday item. We also make the Zero Bar in this Plant. I'm surprised that so many people love this candy bar."

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On 12/02/04, Sarah from Halifax, NS, CANADA, wrote: "I have searched high and low for the Collision bar again, as I once found it at the dollar store too... what chain in the states sells them?"

Mike says "I don't think any chain stores in the US sells it. I'm basing that on the writing on the wrapper (multi-languages) and the fact that I've never saw them before."

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On 12/02/04, Gloria from penelope, tx, wrote: "I love hersheys!"

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On 12/01/04, Mike from DeKalb, IL, wrote: "Yeah, (Yorkie) is from England. I'm studying in the UK at the moment and they're pretty popular. They have them in differnt varieties as well I believe. All I know was that every so often they receive some flak about their "Don't feed the Birds" and "No Girls" advertising as it offends some people. Still, nice site."

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On 12/01/04, Billy from NY wrote: "I LOVE THE ZERO BARS AND A LOT OF MY FRIENDS AT SCHOOL LIKE THEM TOO. I GUESS THAT PEOPLE DEFINATLY HAVE DIFFERENT TAEST BUDS. MY MOTHER LIKED THEM GROWING UP AND SO DID MY GRANNMA SO YEP THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR AWILE BUT I'M GLAD THAT THEY ARE STILL AROUND!!!"

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On 11/29/04, Heather from Boston wrote: "Do you think the color of the Reeses Fastbreak wrapper influenced your decision to buy it?"

Mike says "Yes and no. Since I have this web site, I'll pretty much buy any new candy bar. Just to get the wrapper so I can scan it. So, in that way, the Fastbreak changing from blue to "Reese's orange" didn't influence me to buy it...I would have bought it anyway because it was different. But I do believe it would have influenced me if I didn't have the web site. Color is very important in products. I don't know why they used blue in the first place since as soon as you see that orange, you know it's a Reese's product. Since I love Reese's peanut butter, as soon as I saw the orange wrapper, I would have bought one. Wish I could see the sales figures from when they switched to see if it made a difference."

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On 11/27/04, Maddy from England wrote: "Milka: the most gorgeous chocolate in the world. Over here, milk chocolate is the norm - we (well, I) find your Hersheys etc awfully bitter! Plain chocolate is harder to find than milk. I can thoroughly recommend Milka with rice crispies in it. :D"

Mike says "Your view on Hershey chocolate is shared by many people outside the US. But for many Americans, we grew up on the stuff. I've actually been meaning to pick up a Milka bar. I kinda liked it and want to try it again. Maybe after Christmas."

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On 11/27/04, Gregers from Sønderborg, Denmark, wrote: "Just want to tell that Have a break... have a kitkat also is the slogan in denmark..."

Mike says "Looks like "Gimmie a break" is only used in the US."

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On 11/27/04, R Zelich from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, wrote: "Hi Mike,I was looking for an image of MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE candy bar as a kid for a "then and now" collage for my 9 year old's school collage project. It was a ZERO Bar! The original wrapper had a polar bear on it, so I was disappointed to see the plain wrapper on your website. I remember that it was like a snickers bar except with white chocolate on the outside. I guess it was better when you ate it frozen (like a snickers) but I could never wait that long. Is it still made? Was it made by the Snickers company(Mars)?"

Mike says "Wait...are you asking if the Zero bar is still being made? Yes, it is. But they are somewhat hard to find. (Warning...plug coming up). You could try my sponsor...Old Time Candy Company. I don't remember seeing them with a polar bear on the wrapper. But this web site is only a few years old and it's only wrappers from candy that I have eaten since I started it. As far as who makes Zero Bars, first it was a company called Hollywood (who also made Pay Day and the much missed Milkshake). Leaf bought Hollywood. And Hershey bought Leaf. So, Hershey makes Zero bars now."

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On 11/23/04, Cheyenne from Renton, Washington State, wrote: "ZERO bars are good. Maybe YOU don't like them, and if you don't like them enough to make a site about it, you're one big hater. ZERO is the best candy bar I've ever had, and if you don't like them, please don't get people who have never had them before hate them!!!!!"

Mike says "OK, first, last time I looked, this was America and I'm allowed to have an opinion. Hee hee. I like saying that. Anyway, I don't like Zero bars, but the fact that I say that on my web site doesn't make me a hater. If I was truly a hater, I would delete all the comments from people (like you) who write in to defend the Zero bar. But, instead, I post those comments. I even try to help people find Zero bars as I understand that they are not the easiest things to find. Also, if you can be talked into hating a candy bar just by one person saying they don't like them without you yourself trying them, then there isn't much hope for that person anyway. My opinions on the candy bars are just that...my opinions. Now let's get back to some less serious comments as this is getting a little too serious for this page."

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On 11/23/04, Denise from CT wrote: "I was trying to settle a debate on whether these peanut butter twix are supposedly "new", since I too remember eating them as a kid in the early 80s. I'm so glad to have found your website that confirms that they just remarketed the original peanut butter twix with a new red wrapper! Now, do you know if the peanut butter twix were around before the caramel? I want to say that the peanut butter were in fact, the original twix, but can't confirm this. Thanks."

Mike says "I don't know for sure, but I'm almost positive that the Peanut Butter Twix came after the caramel in the US. I'd be willing to bet money. I went to twix.com and submitted your question. Let's see if they answer me. UPDATE!! They did finally answer me. It took a while and I actually forgot I even wrote to them! But I was right. The Twix Caramel was introduced to the US in 1979, the Peanut Butter Twix was introduced in the US in 1982."

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On 11/23/04, Christy from Bristol, TN, wrote: "I love the new Butterfinger Crisp Bar. It is much better than the plain Butterfinger that sticks in your teeth! I love the cookie wafers and Butterfinger mix. They should take this recipe and run with it - it's wonderful!!!!!"

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On 11/19/04, Michele from MI wrote: "I am trying to find the dark cho pb cups the co. said they re-released them this summer. They are the BEST."

Mike says "I agree that they are the best, but if they re-released them during the summer, I missed them. I don't think they were out. I haven't seen them since they came out the very first time."

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On 11/19/04, Rob from Europe wrote: "That cadbury's marble bar is not canadian chocolate - it's british"

Mike says "Thanks...I will make the change soon. It was on a table with a lot of other Canadian candy bars and I assumed it was also Canadian."

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On 11/19/04, Bruce from Liverpool, UK, wrote: "for more info on Penguin biscuit bars see www.unitedbiscuits.com"

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On 11/17/04, Ami from Philadelphia, PA, wrote: "i really like zero bars but i cant find them anywhere where can u buy them?"

Mike says "I understand they are hard to find. I always see them at my local Wal Mart (king size only). You'll just have to keep looking and hopefully find a good source. Of course, you could check out my sponsor...Old Time Candy Company."

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On 11/16/04, Megan from New York wrote: "Although I find it very odd you scan all the candy bars you eat, it saved me a lot of time looking for them, lol. I'm doing a project with them so it was helpful to have all of those in one place ;) I don't think I've even heard of 1/2 of those."

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On 11/15/04, Dave from London, England, wrote: "Twix's have a different biscuit and the chocolate is far thicker than a twix. The one without caramel which is just biscuit and chocolate is the best. Twix leaves a nasty taste in your mouth afterwards. Trust me one of these out of the fridge so the chocolate proper cracks is far better than a twix. [Just my opinion]."

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On 11/15/04, Ethan from Illinois wrote: "Interesting that it is a Nestle product in Canada. Its a Hershey product here in the states....weird."

Mike says "I assume you're talking about Kit Kats. Hershey has the distribution rights for Kit Kats in the US, but Nestle who makes them worldwide, sells them every other place in the world. There are several companies that do this. I'm not sure why. I think it has something to do with the distribution power. For example, Hershey already has its distribution channels all set up to move massive amounts of candy around the country and into just about every store. Nestle takes advantage of that by having Hershey handle everything rather than setting it up themselves. This may be try for other companies, but I'm probably wrong about Nestle as they sell other candy bars in the US. Can someone set me straight??"

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On 11/15/04, Ron from Philadelphia, PA, wrote: "I had one of these last year when I was skiing up in Whistler, B.C.. Well, actually, about 20 of them! I am totaly hooked! I'm not a big fan of the Big Kat either, too chocolatelty, but this is a totaly different taste. CHOCOLATE CARAMEL COOKIE DELIGHT! Unfortunately, I have been unable to find these stateside. HELP, I need my fix! Do you know anywhere on-line I can order these? Why don't they sell them here in the US. I'm sure it would be a hot product."

Mike says "I assume you're talking about the Kit Kat Caramel Chunky. Damn, they are good. I will be stocking up on them on my trip to Niagara Falls in December. I don't know why they don't sell them in the US. There's a lot of candy bars that aren't sold here and I don't know why. I don't know if the candy companies are afraid the US consumer won't like something new or what. You can try my sponsor, Old Time Candy Company...they might have what you're looking for."

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On 11/14/04, the mystery Hershey warehouse worker from Hershey, PA, wrote: "I seen and tasted some more new things Hershey has coming out, Hersheys Cookies, these are great they come in packs of 4 they are choc cookies dipped in choc and there are 4 different flavors, almond joy, choc almond, york PP, and the best of all reeses these taste like the cookie peanut butter cups they used to have, there are also strawberry and cream swoops there not to bad, i think the cookies come out in Dec. and the swoops are for v-day"

Mike says "Again, thanks for the information. Keep it coming!!"

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On 11/14/04, Susie from Pa wrote: "I love Zero bars!!! I always bought them as a kid when I was visiting relative in Virginia. For some reason, I was unable to find them in PA. I still have a hard time finding them in PA, but on a rare occasion I will come across a Zero bar. Try it!!"

Mike says "I have tried them...several times. Just can't stand the things. I even tried them again a few months back because of people like you writing in and telling me to try them again because they are so good. I hated Reese's Fastbreak, but gave them another chance and now they are one of my favorites. But Zero bars...I just don't like them! But because of this web site, I see many people do."

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On 11/13/04, Mike from Long Island, NY, wrote: "You can get every kit kat imaginable on ebay. White/dark, strawberry, vanilla, peanut butter, japan ones at time, and even crazy flavors from the UK like lime & lemon yogurt."

Mike says "I do check out eBay every once in a while to see the different kinds of candy bars (not just Kit Kats). The only problem with that is it can get kinda expensive with shipping and all. I'm planning on going to Niagara Falls in December and will be stocking up on some of my Canadian favorites!!"

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On 11/11/04, Jure from Franklin Square, NY, wrote: "I hate peanut butter, but I LOVE Whatchamacallits!"

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On 11/11/04, Fernando from California wrote: "Hi! I was surprised to see that lots of people (including me) like KitKat chocolates. I think you´ve done a very good job with this page. I also collect KitKat wrappers, and I thought I had them all, but when I saw that there is a 2002 holiday edition I saw that I´m missing that one. I tryed to search it over the internet to see if a could buy it, but I wasn´t lucky. I was wondering if there is a chance of selling your holiday edition wrapper to me. You would me make me very happy and my collection will be completed (except for the 1945 blue wrapper that it´s impossible to find). Thanks!"

Mike says "Fernando, you are not going to be happy with me. I don't really 'collect' wrappers. Once I scan them, I throw them out. So, I no longer have the holiday Kit Kat wrapper. Sorry!!"

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On 11/10/04, Laura from Hertfordshire, UK, wrote: "Hey I'm from the official home of Kit Kats, England and i've been doing a huge project on them - i know almost all there is to know! Here we have strawberry, white, dark, lemon and yoghurt, lime, orange, mint, cheesecake, and special posh ones with seville orange gooey filling and caramel ones, as well as chunky kit kats and kit kat kubes. There are also seasonal ones, like Xmas pudding flavour and Halloween Blood Orange. I think they're bringing out curry flavoured ones cos us brits love curry!Overseas they have melon, vanilla, blueberry, summer pine, and banana. I have collected loads of pictures. I'm trying to get all my penpals to send me new types!!"

Mike says "If you put the pictures up on the web, let me know and maybe we can trade links."

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On 11/09/04, Terence from Fort Lauderdale, FL, wrote: "Saw an 11 oz package of mini MINT kit kats. Special Edition. I wish they were DARK kit kats instead. These appear to be individual wrapped sticks of kit kats. Pretty tiny."

Mike says "Yes, it's true. The Mint Kit Kats are out again...looks like just for the Holidays, so stock up (I've bought 2 bags so far...one for now, one for later). Like Terence said, they are in a bag with individually wrapped sticks. They are small. Maybe a third the size of one stick? But I love them. If you can't find them, look in the Christmas candy section of your grocery or department store. I found them in Giant Eagle (a grocery store) and Target."

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On 11/08/04, Callum from Glasgow, Scotland, wrote: "I noticed that you have not tried a specialty in scotland. The bar in question is the tunnocks wafer bar. try it its great!"

Mike says "The next time I'm in my 'chocolates from around the world' store in Pittsburgh, I'll see if they have it. I already have some candy from Germany on my list."

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On 11/07/04, Darlene from White Rock, B.C., Canada, wrote: "Hey, Thanks for your response to my "White Chocolate Almond Joy Pina Colada" plea! Just wanted you to know that we've got some cool new chocolate bars out here...A peanut butter Kit Kat, White Chocolate Chunk Kit Kat, a reverse Reeses peanut butter cup and an awesome White Chocolate Coffee Crisp (called Latte) I'll gladly trade you some of these, (or the strawberry / vanilla Kit Kats that you mentioned) for those Pina Colada Almond Joys if you ever see them!"

Mike says "Darlene, I just might take you up on your offer. I've saved your email address. The only problem is I can't find the Almond Joys either. But if I do, I'll grab a couple and get in touch with you!"

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On 11/05/04, Gani from Indonesia wrote: "My name is Gani. I just a visitor and I have some candy wrappers which sold in Indonesia. I'm not looking your collection yet, only a few. I'm not a collector, and if you interested with the wrappers, you can contact my email for further information. Thanks."

Mike says "Thanks for the offer, Gani. But I ate all the candy from every wrapper on my page. And it's my goal to keep it like that. I don't really collect the wrappers...once I scan them, I throw them away. So, again, thanks for the offer, but I'll pass."

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On 11/04/04, Shannon from Dinwiddie, VA, wrote: "I actually love (Zero Bars). I remember them from my childhood also and I thought that they were gone like you said, but I saw one in the candy machine at work and they are my current favorite candy bar. The blend of nougat, nuts and white chocolate fudge is delicious. My Aunt used to buy them for me and they remind me of her and when I was young so it is a comfort food for me. I love the chocolate oranges also! Check out this recipe that I use them in...http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/getrecipe.zsp?id=25297. I think that you will like them. I am trying the peppermint one this year. Have you tried the Ghiradhelli Mint Squares? The are fabu, they also have orange creme filled squares. Yay Ghiradhelli. I also saw Eggnog, Peppermint Bark and Cinnamon Pecan Squares. I also really like the Flyer Bars. If you see them, get one. They are a bit pricey, but worth the $$$"

Mike says "The peppermint orange is awesome!! I must warn you though...it is VERY minty. But I like it like that. I haven't had one since I started the web site, so I don't have a wrapper for it. But if I see one this year, I'll have to pick one up."

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On 11/04/04, Jeff from Chicago, IL, wrote: "In regards to your hershey with almond bar from abroad, i had purchased the same bar while in England this past summer. I would imagine it is just how the U.S. brand Hershey is represented in Europe and elsewhere."

Mike says "Thanks, Jeff!! Someone also suggested it was from Thailand."

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On 11/04/04, Connie from Chicago wrote: "The reason it says "have a break" on the Spanish kit kat wrapper is because "have a break, have a kitkat" is the original british slogan for the chocolate bar. It orginated in England, and Hershey bought the American rights for distribution, and changed the slogan to "gimme a break." In Mexico, they still import from Nestle in England. :)"

Mike says "Thanks, Connie!! You weren't the first to tell me this. I've updated the Mexican Kit Kat page with the correct information. Thanks again!!"

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On 11/03/04, Nick from West New York, NJ, wrote: "Hi my name is Nick and for many years both me and my brother have tried to find what must be a discontinued candy. The name of this candy was "Skullcrusher candy". It was a white skull made of perhaps a white chocolate and there was a strawberry or rasberry cream inside. You wuold squeeze the skulls head and the cream would ooze out of the eyes and mouth. We have done many, many web searches for even a history of the product. But the only thing we have come across are other people who were also searching for this elusive candy. I have no doubt it was discontinued. I might have even remembered that at the time it was considered too gruesome for kids. This was maybe 15-20 years ago. I live on the east coast in NJ. I would love to find out the name of the company who manufactered it. Believe it or not there are alot of people who still wonder about this candy. We even tried searching the u.s. patent office but no luck. Any reason that you know of why its so hard to find even history on it? There is a current skullcrusher candy being made in a company in England but is not the same product. Believe me, i ordered it from overseas only to find that it was not the same product. Any help at all would be appreciated."

Mike says "I also had no luck doing a quick search. Can anybody help out Nick? Leave me a comment and let me know. And if I had to guess why you can't even find a history on it is probably because 15-20 years ago (when you say it was being made), the Internet wasn't around. So, if it was discontinued, the company that made it probably wouldn't include it in any on-line history. That would be my guess."

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On 11/03/04, Penny from Texas wrote: "Well now you have just heard from one TEXAS girl who loves Zero's. I'm glad they are still around."

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On 11/02/04, Sumo from Montreal, Canada, wrote: "Cool collection. I might consider doing it myself since I love chocolate, but I don't eat it so often and I don't actually buy preserved chocolate, I buy the freshly made, so on second thought, nevermind. I have to finish school and get a life."

Mike says "BTW, as of today, 137 different wrappers on this site. Seven are non-chocolate wrappers, counting Payday which is a candy bar, but doesn't have chocolate."

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On 11/01/04, Nick from Walnuport, PA, wrote: "you can buy (Munchos)in big bags too. They're made in texas but it seems like you can only buy them around here."

Mike says "It's funny how often it happens...two people will leave comments about the same thing back to back. Munchos are great. Pick up a bag if you happen to see them."

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On 11/01/04, Ann from Suffield, CT, wrote: "Hi Mike, I can get the Munchos sold in a big bag at my local Target & also Stop & Shop Grocery Store here in CT. I bought a small bag for $.99 last night while checking out at the grocery store. I couldn't resist - they are so good!"

Mike says "Ann...good to hear from you again. Every time someone mentions Munchos on this site, I always remind myself to get some the next time I'm in Wal Mart...and I always forget. I'm going to Wal Mart tonight. And I'll probably forget again."

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On 11/01/04, Alex from Montreal, Quebec, wrote: "I love Coffee Crisp. They sell it here."

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On 10/31/04, Julie from Hermitage, PA, wrote: "my sister came to visit me in saint paul minnesota, we were at walmart and my sister said, should we get a zero bar, and i was like yeah sure, we never had one before, we thought my mom had given us one before, but we realized she didn't, we also bought two in case we liked it. So as we got into the car we opened the candy bar, because that's what we do. (My sister is on the phone with me right now while i am writing this and she reminded me that she thought it was an ice cube, so that's why we really bought it) So we ate it in the car, and we liked it, so the next day when we were at wal mart again, we got another one, and actually we like them. that's our story and we are stickin to it. Sincerely, Julie and Katie"

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On 10/31/04, Julie from Costa Mesa, CA, wrote: "Some (body) dared to criticize your website?! I tell many people about your website and they all think it's cool!! If Frank from Georgia (10/6/04) bothered to look at your other websites he'd see you're not fat (who cares anyway) and you seem like a normal guy - you travel, have a wife, love animals and have a great sense of humor. Too bad with all the terrorism and hatred in the world he couldn't appreciate the innocence, joy and common bond that we share with chocolate. Mike rules! Frank is the TRASH! P.S. Just tried the Triple chocolate Kit Kat (heaven) and the Inside out Kit Kat - even though I'm not a white chocolate fan it was delicious. I'm anxiously waiting for the mint Kit Kats!!"

Mike says "Julie...I'm touched by your comments. Thanks!! I actually get quite a few comments from people who don't get the web site. Most contain language I care not to repeat here. Some make me laugh. But all the other great comments more than make up for it. Also, I can see how long people spend on my web site based on their IP address. It's funny how much time some people spend on the web site and then leave a comment saying how stupid the page is. Like, then, why did you spend an hour looking at everything? And then take time to leave a comment? Anyway, I love getting comments. Best part of the page (IMHO). And OMG, the mint Kit Kats are great. I can't wait for them to come back out. Someone left a comment saying they are coming back out in December. I hope they do. I'll be stocking up!!"

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On 10/29/04, James from Spokane, WA, wrote: "Good day. I'm over in England now and until December, but was looking for something to do before I start college to get something more than my worthless AAS degree in Graphic Design. You have done well in your collection of candy bar wrappers! I was sort of starting the same thing, but got sidetracked. I could contribute some odd wrappers since I'm overseas. My favorite bar over here is the Cadbury Crunchie. It has a layer of chocolate on the outside and sort of a golden honeycomb crunchiness in the center. Mmm, mmm good! If you give me an e-mail to send some pics, I will send some. Yeah, I'm an addict for peanut butter mainly as well. Do you have Charleston Chew where you are? I haven't seen those in a while. Or Big Hunk and Abba-Zabba made by Anabelle's."

Mike says "Thanks for the offer of the wrappers, but the main goal of the web site is that I have personally bought (and eaten) all the wrappers. I do see Charleston Chews every once in a while. I remember growing up, they had strawberry Charleston Chews."

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On 10/28/04, Greg Madsen from New Brunswick, Canada, wrote: "In Canada now we have Kit Kat Chunky bars with Peanut Butter. I don't care for the Kit Kat Chunkys but they are great with Peanut Butter!"

Mike says "I really must get up to Canada one of these days and stock up on some great Canadian candy bars."

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On 10/26/04, Terry from Durham, NC, wrote: "Almond joy pina colada is a new favorite of mine because 1) I love almond joy, 2)i love pineapple, 3) i'm allergic to chocolate (real chocolate, not white. It's the cocoa)."

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On 10/25/04, Mel from Tacoma, Wa, wrote: "I spent my teenage years living in Hagerstown Maryland. I loved the Mallo Cup. In Tacoma, Washington, they look at you as if you are from Mars when you ask for a MC. My work brings me to Washington DC, and I always find a way to Penn. to buy several boxes of Mallo Cups. I share them with the rest of the family. It brings back good memories of eating MCs while fishing the Potomac River. What a web page!!!!!! We are sitting around the office BSing about past candy bars, I surfed and found your Webpage."

Mike says "I was in Target the other day and of course, I checked the candy aisle. And to my surprise, they had Mallo Cups! Not up front near the check out, but in the back in the candy section. Might be worth it to see if they are at Target in your area. Of course, since they are made in Pennsylvania, they might available at Targets around Pennsylvania."

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On 10/25/04, Renae from Madison, WI, wrote: "I disagree with you. I love the Cookies & CHocolate and the Cookies & Mint. I'm not sure when you posted this originially, but over the summer, both of those were being sold as limited editions. I could only find one grocery store here who carried them and boy they were selling fast!!! I evenutally went in and bought a case of each. Yesterday, I found the HUGE size of both of them at Walgreeens! If you have Walgreens in your area and cookies & mint is what you crave, you will find them there!"

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On 10/24/04, Kassie from Greensboro, NC, wrote: "The foreign Hershey's almond bar has Chinese and Thai writing on it, so it's most likely sold in thailand."

Mike says "You know, after I posted the wrapper, I wondered if I was right in saying it was Japanese. I'm awful when it comes to foreign languages."

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On 10/22/04, Jim from Schenectady, NY, wrote: "Mike,I actually LIKE the Zero Candy Bar. I also remember this candy from my youth, but it's very hard to find in local stores. Even Candy Shops don't carry it. When I find them, I buy as many as I can and eat them slowly to make them last as long as I can. I never know when I'll come across them again. Since my kids are not fond of the Zero Bar, I really don't have to worry about anyone eating them up on me. I agree with you, aside from me, I don't know anyone else that likes this candy bar. Thanks!"

Mike says "Well, I've gotten many comments from others who like them (I can't stand them). So, you're not alone!!"

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On 10/22/04, Holly from Hampton Roads, VA, wrote: "I have found a shop in Colonial Williamsburg, VA called the British Corner Shoppe and Cafe. They have a great selection of British candy bars include Yorkies (YUM!), Crunchie (YUM! They are like toffee/honeycomb bards with a great chocolate covering), Dairy Milk, Curly Whirl, Kit Kat, and Aero. I am shamed to say how many I bought when I happen to be in the area but, I was getting some for a friend as well, who was visiting from out of the country. The shop staff was very nice and accommodating - they indicated that they get new product regularly."

Mike says "Thanks for the tip! Good to know that if you are in that area, you can get some British candy bars."

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On 10/22/04, Darren from Downers Grove, IL, wrote: "I love Twix and wish I could eat one hundred a second. Cool wrapper."

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On 10/21/04, Richie from Saratoga Springs, NY, wrote: "what are you talking about that no one likes (Zero bars). i never knew they existed untill about a month ago and now i am addicted to them and i am 48 yrs old."

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On 10/21/04, anon from anon-ville wrote: "the internet, and the grand compendium of information that it now comprises -- server by server, individual contribution by individual contribution, and pieces by (reese's?) pieces, -- is truly a one of the greatest cultural (not just scientific, but cultural) innovations of our lifetime.

to be more specific, i have wondered for years if i was imagining something called a skybar. in my recollections of my eight-year old self, it was my favorite candy. it had an odd yellowish/brownish wrapper that i recall was especially waxy. it came in sections (not unlike today's carmello, all these years later), and it had the best saturday morning advertising on tv about (as you point out)being four candybars in one -- making it not only good, but a bargain -- a kind of candybar buffet in a wrapper. i remember eating one, a section at a time, of course, trying to figure out what each segment contained and, more importantly, if it were my favorite. it had enough of an impact on me, clearly, that it never left my mind over a lifetime, although the bar itself disappeared from the shelves decades ago. i'm rather amazed that they are still in production today, and that you -- of all people, the guy with a site devoted to candybars -- found one. at times, fate really does seem to take a hand in this world. it was great seeing the wrapper again -- and the labelling for what the filling was for each section.

you may think that your site is a biographical vanity or a way for a collector to organize and show off his holdings, but i think candy strikes a very deep chord in our childhood psyches, and i think this site performs a terrific service. i've often wondered why the same old candybars for the most part endure while other newer models find the market hard to crack. i mean, how hard can it be to sell candy to babies? but the reggie bar fades away while the chunky remains eternal. forever yours disappears only to be re-invented as milkyway midnight. the mars company (and are there still mars bars??!!) can't innovate a new product, but they can try to spin off snickers into an almond bar, a rice crispy bar. the clark bar loses it's nugetty center stripe and almost dies away, like it's cousin, the zigzag bar. skor can imitate but never replace heath. etc. popp'ems shrink down only the classics to bite size, never offering anything original in texture. i think the answer is that like classical music, the confections that most profoundly touch our tastebuds, needs, hearts and minds have been discovered long ago -- and we are exposed to them when we are young, so the first-hand knowledge of true satisfaction is established early on. new generations seem to reject the more recent marketing efforts, no matter how glitzy the ad campaigns, and stick to the classics because, i think, like notes on a scale or colors in a prism, the old candies more or less cover the basic sugar needs fully. sure, a few die away, like slowpokes (the great destroyer of dental fillings), but check out any halloweener's bag, and its the usual stuff, from peppermint patties to pure hershey chocolate (only "fun" sized).

people may talk about great inventors -- edison, the wright brothers, al gore (or whoever discovered the internet), but i say that group must include the person who made the first snicker-like candy. if it were done at home in the old days and served as a fudge at a party or as an after-meal treat, could you imagine the reaction from those lucky first samplers? it wouldn't be like, "mrs. jones makes the best pies!" it would be more like, "you would not believe this new kind of candy that only mrs. jones knows how to make!!" i can't even think of another discovery that is comparable, save for coca cola or the internal combustion engine. regardless of how the first snickers evolved (maybe just in the labs of the mars company in a eurika moment), there are few tastes in the world that are so powerful that they could spawn a mulit-billion industry that has spanned the ages and shows no sign of ever stopping.

but enough rhapsodizing about candybars. more to the point: thanks for knowing about, re-discovering and posting something on the skybar. if ever there was a memory i wanted to refresh and validate about the material (perhaps even a tad spiritual or at least heavenly) side of life, that was it. good job. and the saving and posting of the wrappers is an inspired touch."

Mike says "I broke a couple rules here. One, I almost never post comments from people who don't leave me a name and town. And two, I usually don't post such long comments. Most people who leave long comments make no sense or repeat themselves (or something I've already said over and over). Sometimes I edit down comments (but not usually...I even stopped correcting most misspellings). But your comment was so well written, I had to include it. And I agree...once you make that connection with a candy bar to your childhood, it usually will stay there throughout your life. Why are Snickers and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups two of my favorites? Because they are my Mom's favorites. Good comment and thanks for writing.

By the way, you would probably love the book Candyfreak by Steven Almond. Candy is a HUGE part of his life. See my review at the top of this page or check out my review section."

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On 10/21/04, Groovyman from Berlin, Germany, wrote: "hello, this site is marvelous! Maybe you can help me: I'm missing "topset", a candybar from the 70s, known in france and germany. today a similar candy bar is "lion" by nestle. the german slogan is: "topset is groovy!" thanks for your help."

Mike says "Sorry...can't help you. But maybe someone else can??"

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On 10/19/04, Louise from Essex, England, wrote: "Hello your page seems really useful, especially to me as i am conducting a assignment for college. I would like to know if you have any pictures of the normal KitKat chocolate bar? if not can you get one? I will check back in a couple of days."

Mike says "Sorry, Lousie. In my quest to get the limited edition candy bars I sometimes forget I don't have all the basics like a normal Kit Kat. Unfortunately, I haven't bought one in a while. And, as usual, I'm way behind on my scanning. So, even if I had one, no telling when I would have the time to post it."

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On 10/18/04, Jean from Riner wrote: "I love Nestle Toll House Candy bars. They have been pulled from my local Wal-mart store. I hope I can find them again."

Mike says "I believe they are still here in the Wal-Mart in my area (Pittsburgh). Hopefully, they'll come back to yours. You could always try making a suggestion to the manager."

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On 10/17/04, Chris from Lawrenceville, PA, wrote: "I'm using these pics in my 1st grade classroom. I'll use them for two purposes: 1. As environmental print and 2. They will be the names of my reading groups. But, I'm missing one picture, and I'm kind of surprised that you don't have it here. Tootsie Rolls! :)Thanks for having these here. I guess I'll have to go look for the Tootsie Roll someplace else. By the way, I like the foreign wrappers. Kind of cool."

Mike says "Chris, at first I thought you were the first grader...and I'm thinking man, this kid writes well for being 6. Then I caught on. It's late...I'm tired. Anyway, no Tootsie Roll wrapper because all the wrappers on my page are from candy I ate. I haven't had a Tootsie Roll since I started this page, so no Tootsie Roll wrapper."

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On 10/17/04, Matt from London, England, wrote: "(Quoting my comment for the Kit Kat from Mexico wrapper) 'but it says "Have a break" instead of Gimmie a break. Maybe there's no Spanish word for 'gimmie'?' Actually 'Have a break' is the original wording that is used in most countries. KitKat was first made in Great Britain and the wording has always been "Have a break... Have a KitKat"."

Mike says "Thanks, Matt!! I think someone else pointed that out a while ago, but I'll post it again as I realize not everybody is going to take the time to read ALL the comments (can't believe there are as many as there are). I just never bothered to change my comments. I should probably do that! As a matter of fact, consider it done. Thanks again!"

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On 10/16/04, Thomas from Portland, Oregon, wrote: "Howdy and greetings. I've read a'lot of the comments and i don't recall anyone talking about the Abba Zabba candy bar. Those where really good, i don't think many stores carry them though? Also wondering why you don't have any pictures of Skor or Heath or if you do i must of missed them. I like the new candy bar wrapper's you've added, way cool. i am here to tell you all what the best candy ever made is...or at least in the top three. It is when the Easter candy comes out and the candy is called Cadbury's Mini Eggs."

Mike says "The reason I don't have Heath or Skor wrappers is because one of the main rules for this web site...I must eat the candy that came in the wrapper. So far, so good (over 120 wrappers!). I don't like Heath or Skor very much, so you might never see those wrappers on my page. But, I have bought one or two candy bars just to get the wrapper, so you never know. Interesting story about Heath and Skor. Hershey makes them both. Hershey made Heath and bought the company that made Skor. They decided, since both bars are almost the same exact thing, that they would stop making Skor. All the Skor fans were up in arms, so Hershey decided to keep making both. Just another reason that if you're not happy with someone's product, let them know. You never know what will happen."

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On 10/15/04, Keith from Portland, OR, wrote: "I happen to love Zero bars. :) They are not for sale everywhere but they are real good! :) I think it is the white chocolate coating that makes them not so popular as most people don't seem to like white chocolate. Oh well...you wanted to hear from someone who likes Zero's!"

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On 10/15/04, Linda from Silverdale, WA, wrote: "I just had a chocolate pen pal (got several since reading The Candy Freak) send me a Kit Kat Orange (flavor, not color) bar. I LOVED IT and am stressing that I know they are no longer being made. Just my luck! I LOVED the Almond Joy Pina Colada! I would like it in dark choc. too. Too bad it is a limited edition. I loved the Milka bar too. I usually prefer dark choc. but this was GOOD milk choc. to me. In reply to Brent, (he left a comment on 12-06-03) who was looking for the name of a candy bar, white choc. w/ nuts, but not the White Chocolate Crunch, I think it was called Alpine White. I am not a lover of white choc. usually, but this was good if I was not in my usual chocolate craving mood."

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On 10/14/04, P from Seattle, WA, wrote: "I am tring to find a childhood candy bar i treasured and can no longer find. it was called peanut butter frosty...white choclate outside and sweet peanut butter inside with a touch of crunch. do you know where i could start to hunt down this bar or find some info on it. i have e-maied several companies and people so i just keep asking and no accomplishment is made. any input is welcomed thank you."

Mike says "I usually don't post comments from people who don't leave at least their first name, but I like trying to help people. I've never heard of the candy bar you're talking about, but maybe someone else has. If you've heard of it, send me a comment. P, you might want to try the White Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. While not exactly like the bar you described, it is white chocolate with peanut butter."

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On 10/14/04, JoAnn from New York, NY, wrote: "I can't believe that the Mars Bars are D/C. There was no warning and I have been looking for them all over for a year. Finally I called the co. and they told me that they were replaced by snickers with almonds. I don't believe them but I will try it as soon as I get out of work today. Why did they stop making the best choc bar EVER???"

Mike says "It is true. The 'old' Mars bar is now the Snickers with Almonds. I was never a big fan of the Mars bar. But people that were generally feel that the Snickers with Almonds is a nice try, but doesn't compare to the Mars bar. As far as why they changed it? My guess is the Mars bar wasn't selling as well as they hoped. So they changed it to reflect the best selling candy bar in the US, the Snickers bar."

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On 10/13/04, Joe from Pittsburgh, PA, wrote: "my co-workers jokingly laugh at me as i keep a post it on my calendar to regularly call Hershey for updates on white/dark chocolate kit kats. my last contact with them was last week when i was told that they are receiving many calls about the dark chocolate candy due to recent health reports mentioning the benefits of dark chocolate. so, we MAY be getting dark chocolate kit kats on a regular basis! for anyone who loves dark chocolate in general, they are shipping, in December, hershey's miniatures with ALL dark chocolate. another aside, the mint kit kats are being shipped in November. finally, a friend of mine goes to canada every year and this past june (2004) be brought me back Kit Kat Chunky (Nestle's version of Big Kat) in a WHITE chocolate version. it gives me hope that one day Hershey will market in the US the Big Kat in DARK chocolate."

Mike says "Thanks for the information, Joe. I think Joe sets a good example. If you want a particular candy to come back/out more often, call the company. Almost all companies have their toll free number on the package (sometimes you can read it off one of my scans if you don't have a wrapper handy). And believe me, they listen to people. It costs money for a toll free line, they are paying people to answer the phone, reports are being generated and you gotta believe that if they are spending the money, they're gonna look at the results. Doesn't hurt to call."

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On 10/12/04, Stephanie from California wrote: "I agree. The candy bar did not knock my socks off. The brownie bar was definitely better, however, I am not sure I would load up on that bar either. Great website."

Mike says "Stephanie is referring to the Nestle Toll House Cookie Bar."

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On 10/11/04, Jim from Keller, TX, wrote: "Almond Joy Pina Colada: good change in a candy bar but hard to find in the stores."

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On 10/11/04, the mystery Hershey warehouse worker from Hershey, PA, wrote: "Its me again hershey warehouse worker. I saw a list of new candy coming out soon other than the Take Five. There will be Big Cups with peanuts LE, Extra Creamy Kit Kats LE, white choc. peanut butter swoops, almond and toffee swoops, fruity and sour Ice Breakers, tangerine Ice breakers in the gum and mint dual packs, twizzlers sourzs and twerpz, jolly rancher rocks. And here is some newer stuff that will be or is starting to hit stores...extra smooth and creamy Peanut Butter cups, Hersheys double choc (like a caramello but with choc syrup in it), Hersheys nut lovers bar(4 different nuts in extra creamy choc), Hersheys + Dr. Sears Smart Zone bars, Cadbury raspberry cream(extra creamy white choc raspberry flavored). Happy hunting for the new candy, alot of it is Limited Edition."

Mike says "Thanks again for the information. I have to expand my search area as I keep missing all the limited editions."

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On 10/11/04, Alex from CA wrote: "They do make the Double Stuf snack packs. They also make the mint oreos, but they are seasonal, coming out in spring for Easter."

Mike says "Thanks for the tip about the mint Oreo's. I will look for them around Easter. And I just saw the Double Stuff snack pack in the vending machine at work. But $.60 for three Oreo's seems a little expensive. Especially when you can get a whole package for, what, $2.50...$3???"

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On 10/08/04, Sherie from Lakewood, California, wrote: "i recently tried the inside out reeses peanut butter cup and i love it. i would buy it all the time. i went to my local grocery store and bought a whole box of them and they were out. i wanted more. my kids and my husband love them."

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On 10/07/04, Jenna from Chicago wrote: "Wunderbars are sold in the US, you just have to know where to find them. If you're ever in Boston go to Newbury street and check out Sugar Heaven. You would love it. They sell everything there. It was ironic because while I was looking at your site I was eating a Wunderbar and I was definitely surprised when I saw it on your site. They are good, aren't they? Cadbury Rocks."

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On 10/06/04, Alison from Anchorage, Alaska, wrote: "This page is outstanding.. Ive lookes EVERYWHERE for a good picture of this for a school project and couldnt find anything! I finally went on google images under crunch candy and there it was.. the thing Ive been looking for all along!! this will definately help me with my candy bar wapper research and thank you for helping!!! THANKS AGAIN IT ROCKED!!! GO CRUNCH they're the best!!!"

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On 10/06/04, Frank from Roswell, Georgia, wrote: "You fool! you have too much time on your hands.. what are you? a fat lazy idiot? get outside and stop scanning in your stupid candybar wrappers. they are TRASH!"

Mike says "Na na na na na na na na...I can't hear you. Frank from Roswell, Georgia, is a poopyhead with no sense of humor. And obviously not a chocolate lover like you and I."

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On 10/06/04, James from Georgia wrote: "You dont have a butterfingers wrapper. And they are my favorite."

Mike says "True, I don't have a Butterfinger wrapper. But I will soon have the new Butterfinger Crisp wrapper. There is one sitting at home waiting for me to open and enjoy."

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On 10/06/04, Caitlin from Lincoln wrote: "i like penguins to but the orange 1s are better."

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On 10/05/04, Adam from Atlanta, GA, wrote: "great page by the way.. i'm actually looking for the old bag of reese's pieces that they had in the 80's."

Mike says "Try Brad Kent's page. He has a lot more wrappers than me and he does have several Reese's Pieces wrappers."

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On 10/05/04, Peter from Holden. ME, wrote: "dark chocolate is the best. do they still make these? where are they?"

Mike says "Peter is referring to the Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. See the comment from a Hershey warehouse worker a few comments down...they may be coming back out for the holidays! I hope so."

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On 10/04/04, Patricia from Fort Wayne, IN, wrote: "Oh yeah!!!! I love Mr. Goodbar. I've never seen that movie either that you were talking about, but it sure is driving me nuts!!! Thats pretty much the only websites I can find on Mr. Goodbar. Not good for my favorite candy bar report. :) I also love the wrapper. Mmmmm it looks so good. I want to go to store and buy millions now! Was it good when you ate it? Anyway I love your site! Very creative! It inspires me. Well more my stomach!"

Mike says "Yes, the Mr Goodbar was good when I ate it. Like I mentioned in my comment about the bar, nothing fancy...just peanuts and chocolate. But those two tastes just go so well together!"

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On 10/04/04, the mystery Hershey Warehouse guy from Hershey, PA, wrote: "Hi, it's been awhile since I checked in, it's me the Hershey warehouse worker. The new candy bar due out in DEC. is TAKE 5, pretzel, carmel, PB, peanuts, in choc. They are real good. Mint Kit Kats are coming back for christmas and I think dark choc. PB cups. If you want to know about anything just let me know."

Mike says "Those Take 5 bars sound great. Love the taste of pretzels and chocolate. Hope you'll be able to taste the pretzels with all the other stuff mixed in there! Really looking forward to the Mint Kit Kats and can't wait for the dark chocolate Reese's cups. Thanks and keep the inside information coming!!"

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On 10/02/04, Julie from Costa Mesa wrote: "I found your awesome website while trying to find Moritz chocolate ice cubes. They've been my favorite since my first when I was very young. The horse shoe on the wrapper first attracted me but the flavor was the best ever. In response to "Emmett" in OR (6/10/04)I remember the gold wrappers! I believe the wrapper changed sometime in the early 80's. The only difference is the size - the chocolate in the gold wrapper being about 1/2 as thick. The smaller ones were easier to pop in your mouth whole! I feel like a pig now!! Keep up the great website for all us chocolate freaks!"

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On 10/02/04, Keri from Royal Oak wrote: "I need help. I am looking for a wedding saying made up of chocolate bar wrappers. I saw it once a long time ago & it was so cool. It went something like - Have an Almond Joy life together. This is just an example. Can you help?"

Mike says "Sorry...I've never seen anything like that. Can anybody help Keri??"

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On 10/02/04, Jenn from Niagara Falls, ON, wrote: "Hey there, I have been looking everywhere for a Milky Way chocolate bar. I'm from Niagara Falls, ON. I'm beginning to think they are not on the market anymore. I have searched many different stores. Now I find you have posted the milky way wrapper in June 2004. So maybe there is still hope. Anyway, the search continues...."

Mike says "I'm not sure, but I think Milky Ways are not sold in Canada. I'm told they are called Mars bars. But Milky Way is available in the US. Hop over the Rainbow Bridge. I believe there is a 7-11 across from the Seneca Casino. Stop in there and I would bet they have Milky Ways. Is it worth paying the toll to go over the bridge? Only you can answer that. BTW, LOVE Niagara Falls. I used to go to the Niagara Casino about once a month and stop at the 7-11 up there to get my fill of Canadian chocolate bars."

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On 10/02/04, Jamie from Farmington, MI, wrote: "Was searching google for Yorkie. Had one in London recently and it was really good! I brought another one home. Wish I'd bought more."

Mike says "Yorkies are good. If you see one around, I highly recommend it."

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On 09/30/04, Jasmine from Hawthorne, FL, wrote: "since the white reese have come out i cant stop eating them. And i would choose a white reese over milk chocolate reese any day."

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On 09/29/04, Dave from Woburn, MA, wrote: "the inside out reese are better than the regular ones."

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On 09/28/04, Laura from Roanoke, VA, wrote: "I LOVE YORK PATTIES! They're like my drug... I'm completely obsessed. They are by far the best candy ever, and I could eat 20 at a time! I get to pig out on them at church retreats or any sleepovers with friends..... they're just........ awesomeness....."

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On 09/28/04, Stephanie from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, wrote: "I too am a huge fan of munchos. I also remember them disapearing then reapearing. I have cut myself down to one bag a week, which I think it fair. Here in Nova Scotia, you can get a big 210g bag but you have to know where to look. I've been finding them at the weirdest spots, like dinky little convenience stores that don't even sell toilet paper, they usually have munchos. Well, i just thought i'd let you know that I enjoyed munchos as much as you. I guess i'm also writing becuz there was a brief period where my friends thought i was crazy and that there was no such chip ever invented. Thanks for having a web page to prove them wrong."

Mike says "All this talk of Munchos, I think I'm gonna have to stop at Wal Mart and pick up a bag for the football games this Sunday."

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On 09/27/04, Mike from Boxborough, MA, wrote: "Where the hell do you find time to do this?"

Mike says "Well, if you're a fan of this page and come back often, you probably notice the time between updates is getting longer and longer (although I hope to add more wrappers by early next week). I don't think anybody at work knows about this page, so I guess it's ok to say this. Most of my updating is done while I'm at work. My job has a lot of downtime and I sometimes use that time to work on the page (like I am right now...shhhhh)."

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On 09/27/04, Darlene from White Rock, BC, Canada, wrote: "Hey, I love all your comments on Chocolate bars! I, (for the life of me) am trying to get ahold of one of these Almond Joy Pina Coladas...but to no avail...any knowledge of where I can get them on the west coast?...ebayers only ship to U.S. so that doesn't help me out! Oh well, good to know it tastes great...my taste buds are longing for a nibble of one...maybe someday! I have found the white chocolate kit kats in Blaine, Washington (state) (3 minutes away!). So I stock up on them every time I cross the border! You Americans get the GREATEST chocolate bars! Anyway, carry on 'critic'ing those bars!"

Mike says "When someone can't find a limited edition candy bar, I usually offer the same advice. Try all kinds of stores, like drug stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and Mom & Pop stores. Also, if it is a limited edition bar, they usually aren't in with the other candy bars. Almost all the time, they are in a separate free standing display...you know, those cardboard stands that look like they're about to fall over. And they could be anywhere in the store, not just near the candy. Good luck!! If I find some, maybe we can trade...I'll take some Strawberry and Vanilla Kit Kats. And as far as your comment about the US having the best chocolate bars, I guess the grass is always greener because I LOVE Aero (mint), Wunderbar, and Kit Kat Caramel Chunky and you can get them anytime you want."

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On 09/26/04, Steve from Yuma, Arizona, wrote: "I love munchos too! Where the hell have they gone?????? I have searched far and wide around here and cannot find a vendor who carries them. Come to think of it, the few times I've seen them in the last few years were in those smaller bags. I don't recall having them since I left western PA three years ago. It wouldn't be so bad if they had a comparable item on the market but they don't...munchos are extraordinarily unique in a marketplace full of copycats. I just hope they haven't gone the way of the Zero bar and Quisp."

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On 09/24/04, Kelly from Austin, Texas, wrote: "I wish they would bring (Dark Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups) back. I am not happy with the white chocolate, I do like the regular but I miss the dark chocolate, I'm still waiting for its return."

Mike says "You'll be waiting a while longer. As I mentioned below, they don't even mention the dark chocolate cups on their web site"

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On 09/23/04, Jackie from Vandergrift, PA, wrote: "If you haven't tried a Mallo Cup, you must. They are truly the best candy bar in the world. I purchased a couple bags at Candy Rama back in August 2004, and the girls in the office went nuts. They were all saying "I haven't had a Mallo Cup in years!" Now everyone's hooked on them."

Mike says "I have had a Mallo Cup and they are good. Not one of my favorites, but they are good."

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On 09/23/04, Shelby from Iowa wrote: "hey i wanted to know if u could send me some info asap about the different kinds of kit kats and also if u could tell me about some of their ingredients im comparing white chocolate and milk chocolate and doing a survey at my school please help me out if u can i have searched online but couldnt find anything! thanks alot!"

Mike says "Sorry, Shelby. I'm not doing your homework for you."

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On 09/22/04, Kathy from Wurtsboro, NY, wrote: "This past August a friend of mine did a white chocolate kit kat commercial that airs a lot on MTV. The actual commercial features some bikers taking a "kit kat break". Does anyone know how I might be able to find/play/download that type of media on the internet? All suggestions are welcome. Thanks!"

Mike says "I've seen the commercial, but I'm not sure what to suggest. Anybody with ideas??"

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On 09/21/04, Dirk from Heidelberg, Germany, wrote: "very nice page. i'm getting hungry. It's a pity you tried germany's worst chocolate. we can do better. if you have the possibility to get "Ritter Sport", try this! the best chocolate ever. Different tastes like marzipan or all kind of nuts. Also some christmas specials. Cinnamon or Baileys."

Mike says "I think this is my first comment from Germany. Cool. I will look for other German chocolate in that store in Pittsburgh's Strip District. They sell candy from around the world. Maybe they have Ritter Sport. Thanks for the tip!"

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On 09/18/04, NJ from Laurel, MS, wrote: "I think the commercial for Cookies And... is not good, especially for children. The boy is lying to his mother about the dog eating all the cookies, dogs are not supposed to have chocolate and the print on the bottom is so small about not feeding dogs chocolate, actually a child couldn't read it, and being naughty is not something our children should be taught."

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On 09/15/04, Shane from Mississippi wrote: "How did the milky way get its name?"

Mike says "I don't know. But if I had to guess, I would say Mars wanted to call it something big. Something to catch the public's eye. So they picked Milky Way as in the outer space term. But that's just a guess."

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On 09/15/04, Ron from Beech Grove, Indiana, wrote: "have you tried the honey nut reeses they were the bomb....i have not seen either in a while.........but the yuk inside out ones are still around what gives?"

Mike says "Ron, I talked to Reese's and they said that anything you like, they were going to stop making. Just kidding. Checking the Reese's web site, I see no mention of the Honey Roasted cups, so I would think they are gone forever...unless they come out as a limited edition in the future."

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On 09/15/04, Sprouts from Essex, England, wrote: "I think Yorkies are very yummy and they are the best chocolate, as is all english chocolate. So maybe you should try all the flavours before you critises my beloved Yorkie"

Mike says "Maybe you should read all my comments before leaving your own. I said the Yorkie Honeycomb wasn't bad. Not a glowing report, but not bad either. But you'll notice I praised the Yorkie Original."

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On 09/14/04, Xionide from Arlington, Washington, wrote: "Not only do I like Zero bars they are my favorite. To each his own I guess. *shrug*"

Mike says "I've tried several times to enjoy them. But I can't."

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On 09/14/04, Wendy from Encinitas, CA, wrote: "Hello! I have been a Reese's peanut butter cup lover from way back! One of my very favourite childhood candy 'bars'! I wasn't as disappointed with the white chocolate concept as i thought i'd be, suffice to say.. not bad! But I know I would absolutely love the DARK chocolate idea! Only I've never seeen them!!! Are they not widely marketed? When will southern California get a chance to try the DARK variety?!?!? I look very forward to it! Thank you for all the yumminess for the eye to see!"

Mike says "The Reese's Dark Chocolate cups were limited edition only and are all gone. For some reason, Reese's has decided to make the White Chocolate cups a permanent addition, although I think the dark chocolate cups are soooo much better. Anyway, there is no mention of them at all on the Reese's web site. I wouldn't hold my breath. Although it wouldn't hurt to call Reese's toll free number and tell them that you love the dark chocolate cups and want them back."

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On 09/13/04, Noelle from Roswell, GA, wrote: "Hey! I noticed the Reese's Pieces with Peanuts on your site. We found them in the vending machine at work and absolutely love them....even bought the rest of them and put them in the freezer for special occasions! Also wondered if you had tried the York Chocolate Truffle? Pretty good - Chocalate Truffle mint pattie covered with chocolate. I found it at a Kroger grocery store....it is a limited edition though."

Mike says "I never saw the York Chocolate Truffle (although I knew about them). I fear since they were limited edition and I haven't seen them yet, that I probably missed them and/or they were never around these parts."

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On 09/12/04, Thomas from Portland, Oregon, wrote: "I discovered a brand new Kit Kat, Limited Edition. To my disbelief, it is Kit Kat Inside Out. I have not tasted one yet but they look SCRUMPTIOUS. I am not much of a candy eater but i see new products with the line of work i am in. Hershey also has Kit Kat Orange Fun Size bags for this Halloween, in a Halloween package. Yeah i remember the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Dark Chocolate, very limited edition. The newest one i have seen, even newer than Hershey Almond bars with White Chocolate are Hershey Milk Chocolate Creamy, Limited Edition. That person who commented on the white chocolate candy bars should of tried the Reese's Big Cup White Chocolate, those where yumi, after eating two or three though they got a little dull. I really like the Nostalgia gums that are out again, Beeman's, Clove and Blackjack. Also saw Bannana and Strawberry Kit Kat's from Asia."

Mike says "I have seen and tasted the new Inside Out Kit Kat. I will be posting the wrapper and my comments soon (I hope). As far as the Kit Kat Orange, haven't seen them yet, but haven't looked for them. I'd much rather they release the Mint Kit Kats again...they were great! Canada now has the Strawberry Kit Kats. My sister took a vacation there and I told her that if she sees them (along with the vanilla Kit Kats), to pick me up some!"

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On 09/11/04, Jane from Spring, Texas, wrote: "I am in the mood to have a Mallo cup!!!!! I am 59 years old and grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas. I used to eat them as a kid and loved them. About a month ago, my husband and I were watching T.V. and a program about Mallo cups came on the screen and talked about how they are now making them again in Parsons, Kansas. It got me thinking about their wonderful taste. I cannot get them here in Houston. What can you do for me. I don't need a ton of them and I am concerned about them melting in transit."

Mike says "Unfortunately, there's not much I can do for you. I haven't seen them in my area of Pittsburgh in a while. The 'major' stores (Wal Mart, Eckerd's, etc) probably won't carry them as Boyer is a small candy maker who can't afford to pay for the space (yes, Hershey, Mars, etc, pay to be in big stores). I saw them down the Strip in Pittsburgh in the spring, but haven't been to the Strip since. You can check out some of the candy stores that are on the Internet. I don't provide links as I don't like to promote commercial sites that I haven't directly dealt with. If you went to Google and typed something like "Mallo cup", it should bring up some sites. Good luck!"

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On 09/09/04, Carlos from Co first wrote: "I was looking for a list of total fat and sat. fat in popular candy bars. I like them all and so if I knew which had the least amount of fat, I could buy those more often. I could just look at each of your wrappers and do the list myself, but I thought if you had it already, others might benefit from you posting it. Thanks."

Then, again on 09/09/04, Carlos wrote: "Nevermind. Found the holy grail @ http://www.cspinet.org/nah/octcandy.htm. Have fun. And keep eating -- you wouldn't want to waste away :-)"

Mike says "Pretty interesting web site you found, Carlos. A little bit depressing reading it though. And I don't think we need to worry about me wasting away!! Thanks for writing in!"

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On 09/06/04, Red from San Luis Obispo, Ca, wrote: "Alright, my boyfriend said that he once saw a commerical for the Dark Chocolate Reeses Cups... yet he never saw one in the market what so ever. Than all of a sudden he never saw the commerical again. I am assuming our town never recieved them and that since they were a "limited edition" only certain areas recieved them. Can you still purchase them? Did they do big? Sorry whats going on with those things. Have a great day and hope to hear from you soon."

Mike says "::sniff:: Every time someone mentions the Dark Chocolate Reese's, I shed a tear. Not sure how wide spread they were available, but they were here in Pittsburgh and I LOVE them. Unfortunately, the last time I checked the Reese's web site, they didn't even mention them. Not as a limited edition, not saying something like "Coming back soon", no mention at all. But they did decide to bring back the White Chocolate Reese's. I didn't like these nearly as much. I prefer the regular Reese's Peanut Butter cups over the white chocolate ones. At any rate, I don't know if we'll ever see the Dark Chocolate Reese's again."

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On 09/02/04, Robin from Santee, California, wrote: "I love (Nestle Crunch White)! It is my favorite. It is not easy to find anymore.... do you know why and what other white chocolate bars are there out there..... I think that they need more candy baars that are made of white chocolate."

Mike says "Not sure why it's hard to find. Guess it doesn't sell as well as the other bars. As far as other white chocolate bars, seems like lately (the past year or so) there's new ones coming out all the time. But they are almost all limited edition. White Chocolate Kit Kats and White Chocolate Reese's are now permanent."

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On 08/31/04, Pat from Rosemount, MN, wrote: "I am completely and utterly obsessed with the Almond Joy Chocolate! Chocolate! bar. I have a hard time finding them, so far I only have found them at my Target store, and they are kind of hidden with the novelty candies in the candy section of the store. It says limited edition, I don't know when they came out or when they'll go away, but I have already started stockpiling. It's a dark chocolate covering with chocolate flavored coconut. MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm."

Mike says "Lucky you to have even tried them. I never saw them here in the Pittsburgh area. Well, I never saw them in the stores I was looking at. I'll have to try Target next time I'm in there."

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On 08/31/04, Matt from Cordova, TN, wrote: "Zero bars are my favorite, i could eat one after the other. i tried them when i was 15 and now i am 21 and they are still my favorite. milky way is my second. you can still purchase them at almost any gas station locally."

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On 08/31/04, Renee from NJ wrote: "I tried the new Almond Joy and thought it was GREAT! Really did taste just like a pina colada, nice island like treat."

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On 08/30/04, Lee from Brookings, SD, wrote: "I couldn't agree with you more. I bought (Skybars) as a kid in Vermont where they, I'm betting, are still plentiful. Another favorite are the Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses by Necco. It's interesting how different parts of the country have their own trademark candy favorites that the rest of us haven't heard of. Another food item I am looking for are the hotdog buns I had as a kid. I remember them as cooked right along side the hotdogs on a flat grill. They were almost like sourdough, perhaps they were. They had a crunch to them as I recall, but most of all they were great. Cool site Mike."

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On 08/30/04, Kathy from Hamilton, Ontario, wrote: "I have been living in the States for 25 years now and every time I go back to Hamilton, Ontario for a visit I stock up on Coffee Crisps. I've brought them back to my work for snacks and one of my co-workers got hooked badly on them. They are truly a favorite of mine and wonder why they don't make them here in the States."

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On 08/29/04, Mark from Salt Lake City, UT, wrote: "My wife likes dark chocolate and I enjoy white. I am the one who got the shaft after Phish Food changed their formula, now it is her turn with the decision not to make dark chocolate reeses and kit kats. Is there any way that Reeses could make the dark versions available as a more expensive mail-order-only product or something for the hard core fans?"

Mike says "Doubt it. Reese's is into mass production. But someone said something once about a chocolate shop having 'home made' dark chocolate peanut butter cups. You know...the kind of store that sells different types of chocolate. I keep forgetting to check the stores around here and, of course, the peanut butter won't be the same. But it might be close enough to get us Dark Chocolate Reese's fans through these tough times."

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On 08/29/04, Lisa from PA wrote: "are they coming back out with the mint kit kats?"

Mike says "Oh, I wish they would. I like mint, I like chocolate. Mint Kit Kats were my favorite when they were out. I don't know if they are planning on making them again. I can suggest that you call the Kit Kat comment line and ask them. If enough people call, it might make a difference. The number is 1-800-468-1714 and you can call Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm EST."

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On 08/28/04, Ty from New York wrote: "I had the pleasure of trying the Hershey's White Chocolate with almonds and loved it. I had no idea that this product was in production. I happened to come across it one day and because I love almonds, I gave it a try. I'm not a fan of white chocolate, but this one has the right consistancy that I found to enjoyable. Too bad I haven't found more in the stores since that day. I've had people running all over seeking for this candy bar. I finally pulled it up on line to prove it exist."

Mike says "I totally agree. This bar is damn tasty. But like you, I saw them for an extremely short time. I probably shouldn't tell you this, but I have a whole box in my basement. Just waiting for the right time to break them open."

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On 08/27/04, Tillie from Danville, KY, wrote: "I take issue with the ad I am seeing on TV for Cookies & M&Ms. Your ad not only tells children it is okay to steal, as in cookies, but also to lie about it, as in saying "the dog did it!!!"

Mike says "AARRRGGHHHH!!!! ONCE AGAIN, I DO NOT MAKE COOKIES & ANYTHING!!!! This is just like the comment I got a while ago (see somewhere below). And this doesn't count the couple of other comments just like this one that I didn't bother posting. I suppose I should be flattered that these people think my web site is professional looking enough to pass as a company web site (because I sure don't). But seriously, come on. I think it's more along the lines of these people just not being very bright."

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On 08/27/04, Christy from Compton, Maryland, wrote: "Love the Wunderbar picked up two in Nova Scotia should have gotten more."

Mike says "I am seriously considering a trip to Canada for a candy bar run. Gotta stock up on the Wunderbar, Kit Kat Caramel Chunky and the Strawberry and Vanilla Kit Kats. Who's with me?? We'll split gas and tolls."

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On 08/26/04, Adam from Boston, MA, wrote: "I'm Out in SF and had a quite nice Kitkat. It's called INside out. White chocolate outside Chocolate creme-Wafers inside. Quite good."

Mike says "I just had one of these recently myself. I'm not sure when I'll get around to putting up the wrapper, but I will one day!"

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On 08/26/04, Erin from NH wrote: "I am a female and i think the yorkie bar is hilarious, i mean it must be a marketing tool, you know the whole thing where if someone tells you not to do or cant do something it just makes you want it more? I think thats what they are getting at. It makes me laugh when people say they are offended i mean come on lighten up!"

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On 08/26/04, Oona from Bombay, India, wrote: "Hi Mike. It is just such a wonderful surprise to find your page... and the dedication to put together my most loved food wrappers all on one page! Of course there are more but the fact that you have put this together is a wondeful surprise. I would like to help its collection grow. Till then bye."

Mike says "Oona, thanks for the note. When I started this page, I wondered if anybody would see it, let alone people from the other side of the world! Thanks for the offer to add to the collection, but one of the goals of the web site is that I eat everything that is put up here. So, right now, I'm not accepting wrapper donations. But thanks again for writing in!"

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On 08/25/04, Tara from Vernon, NJ, wrote: "I seriously think you got a pack of Toffifay from a bad or stale batch because they taste every BIT as good as I remember!! I, too, hadn't seen them in years, and happened across them one day and was hooked all over again. I now have a friend ship them from Eastern Europe (where they are readily available, and MUCH cheaper) so I don't have to hunt from store to store for them (although I have ordered in bulk from the net, but the prices were too greatly inflated)... Just LOVE EM!!"

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On 08/25/04, Christina from Philadelphia, PA, wrote: "my friend meghan really loves peeps!!! they're marshmallowy goodness next to their crunchy goodness, she says she can't get enough! her little tip for other peeps lovers is to open them and then eat them once they're stale!--she's so funny!!! LOL!! but i have a question for you mike, meghan says they help her get rid of all her UTI's??? I don't know if i believe her. hmmmm... anyways, i LOVE your website and can't wait to hear more."

Mike says "First off, you probably aren't going to see Peeps on my web site because I eat everything that ends up on here and I don't like Peeps too much. Now, about the UTI question. Oh, BTW, I'm guessing UTI means Urinary Tract Infection. I wasn't sure what you were talking about, so I went to Google and searched on "UTI" and that's what came up. So, we'll go with that. I'm not a doctor, so I don't know if Peeps help clear up UTIs. I know people usually tell you to drink cranberry juice for that. Who knows."

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On 08/24/04, Scott from somewhere in NY wrote: "I like zero bars. they're like white chocolate snickers. Mmmm"

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On 08/24/04, Len from Rocky River, OH, wrote: "I must disagree. You are well intentioned, I'm sure, but horribly terribly wrong. White Chocolate Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups dominate all the others. It is an extraordinarily tasty experience to eat them."

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On 08/24/04, Hummer from New Iberia, LA, wrote: "I purchased 2 chucky Kit Kat's on my way out of Canada. I love Kit Kat's but, I really believe the Canadian Kit Kat by far is better. I was mad I hadn't bought more."

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On 08/24/04, Christine from Sayreville, NJ, wrote: "I got a bag of Reese's Pieces with Peanuts-Limited Edition from the vending machine at my job and I thought that they were better than OK. I've never been "crazy" about Pieces anyway but I have a friend that absolutely LOVES them (My friend doesn't like chocolate.). I told my friend about them but now I CAN'T FIND THEM ANYWHERE. Finding your site lets me know that I am NOT crazy and didn't make up Pieces with Peanuts. Thanks Mike!!!"

Mike says "You're welcome! I still haven't seen them anywhere except the vending machine at work."

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On 08/22/04, Dave from Portsmouth wrote: "I LOVE Zero bars. As I often say, 'Its the 'best kept secret on the candy shelf.' Zero, the number of people who like them? Nah, probably not. The number of people who've had one maybe. I can't believe they're still around either. Rarely do I run into anyone who's had one. I've even taken it upon myself to introduce them to one. (I hope Hershey appreciates that.) Speaking of Hersheys. They're probably the reason Zeros seem to have disappeared for a while. I believe Zeros were originally made by another manufacturer. Hersheys ended up buying them."

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On 08/20/04, Michele from Los Angeles, CA, wrote: "wunderbar is my favorite! Every time anyone I knows goes to Canada, I have them bring me back a case!"

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On 08/20/04, Abi from Phila, PA, wrote: "If you think the Aero is yummy, try a "Mirage" Bar next time you're in Canada. Even at that Pittsburgh place in the strip, I haven't been able to find it. It's like a plan Aero but so much better. The bubbles make the chocolate MELT in your mouth. YUM!"

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On 08/20/04, Sandy from Sherrill, NY, wrote: "Last Sunday a lady brought my son-in-laws favortie to my daughters shower. They were call eggshell cookies. They are made with m&ms, corn flakes adn karo syrup. Thats all I know - they are very good and the recipe was not up for sharing. Have you ever heard of it. Also have you tried the Idaho Spud candy bar. A bit different and my current favorite. Only available on the west coast, which means I buy a years supply with me when i visit."

Mike says "I believe I have had some sort of cookie with corn flakes and Karo syrup in the past. After a quick search on the Internet, I couldn't find the exact recipe with M&M's. But if you do a search for corn flakes and karo syrup, you should be able to find the basic recipe. I would think once you have that, it's just a matter of mixing in M&Ms...or anything you can think of! As far as the Idaho Spud, I have heard of it but have never had one. That's one of those candies that is made by a regional company and is one of the subjects Steven Almond talks about in his great candy book called Candyfreak."

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On 08/19/04, Brenda from sunny California, wrote: "Oh I so remember Munchos as a kid these were and still are my favorite chip... Thing is we cant find them to much here in CA, we are now finding them at 7-11s but small bags only."

Mike says "I can't wait. I'm going home to NJ for a week to visit family and I get to partake in my tradition of Munchos and Mountain Dew on the drive to and from. Dare I say sometimes that's the best part of the trip?"

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On 08/18/04, Ross from Shakopee, MN, wrote: "Why can't I find Reese's Big Cups? I found the white chocolate ones for like 2 days at Walmart and then they disappeared. I can't find them anywhere! As a Reese's addict I demand that they make these more available to their consumers!"

Mike says "Try dollar stores and drug stores. I haven't had much luck lately finding the limited edition candy bars at Wal Mart."

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On 08/17/04, Greg from New Brunswick, Canada, wrote: "I would love to send you some Chocolate Bars that are available in Canada only. I can even ship them from the US to get there faster. I would do this at no cost to you."

Mike says "Thanks for the offer, but my Mom told me never to accept candy from strangers."

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On 08/17/04, Tara from London, Ontario, Canada, wrote: "Hi Mike! Great site! Two comments: I was at first puzzled by your disdain of the Zero bar. I thought, who wouldn't like a pure Belgian chocolate bar filled with cool mint truffle-y goodness? Then I realized that there must be TWO different Zero bars... Yours sounds icky, personally, but that's because I don't like any sort of nut in my chocolate. Here's a link to the kind of Zero I buy on a regular basis: http://www.only-in-canada.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_33&products_id=58&osCsid=21aee196267e34799f05031546a7075c. It comes in milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Mmm. Ok, comment two: Did you know that what Americans know as Milky Way bars are sold as Mars bars the rest of the world over? They come in black wrappers and have NO ALMONDS. Otherwise I wouldn't eat them. And now, we can't get Milky Ways here, except in specialty shops. Just a little chocolate trivia for ya."

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On 08/14/04, Chelsea (originally) from Houston, Texas, wrote: "I'm originally from texas of course! But recently i have moved to Australia. for 2 years and i thought i would comment on hwo the aussies here think that hersheys has a very bad after taste and its sort of like vomit. Now i thought that It wasnt true hersheys is the best especially HUGS! well ya thats what i think and ya bai!"

Mike says "I've noted before that a lot of people from other parts of the world do not like American chocolate. Tastes good to me!"

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Although I hate them, here's more people claiming they like the Zero bar:

On 08/12/04, Susie from Carrollton, Texas, wrote: "I definitely like the Zero candy bar and am furious that it is so difficult to find locally. It is smooth and sophisticated, not at all blatant and common like the chocolates. Of course, the very fact that is different and uncommon will make it less popular or even disliked by those with crude palates."

Mike says "I think I was just insulted, but I'm too crude to realize it. :-)"

On 08/14/04, Chris from Seattle, Washington, wrote: "I honestly love zero bars. I know they're a little different and may take some getting used to, but they're one of my favorite candy bars along with snickers."

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On 08/08/04, Susan (originally) from Philadelphia, Pa, wrote: "As you can see, I was born and raised in Philadelphia. My favorite Tasty Kake was also the Peanut butter. The only thing I really miss about living there is the Tasty Kakes! How I wish they sold them here in Tennessee."

Mike says "As I mentioned before, check out the Tasty Kake web site. You can check to see if Tasty Kake products are available in your area. Going home to NJ in a few weeks and I'll be stocking up!"

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On 08/06/04, Mike says "Thanks to Jordan for letting me know there were Strawberry Kit Kats and Vanilla Kit Kats up on eBay. I snagged the photos...click the name above for the scan. They are available in Canada. Hopefully, one day, they'll be available in the US."

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On 08/06/04, Denis from af, utah, wrote: "i like wunderbars too"

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On 08/04/04, Hiratsu from near York, PA, wrote: "This site is pretty cool. I just want to saw a few thing. One, thanks for making this site so chocoholics (like me) have a place to look a pics of their fav. chocolate wrappers. Two, Hiratsu isn't my real name, it's just what I'm known as on the messageboards. Three, Hershey ROCKS!!!! They make the best candy of all, and also have a pretty cool theme park as well. Four, I'm not the best speller, so please excuse any typos, misspellings, and stuff like that. Five, do you have any idea where I could find pics of the promtional Hershey wrappers? Like the Nickelodeon Halloween ones. Thanls for listening, erm, I mean reading, such a long comment!"

Mike says "Thanks for checking out the site! I don't think your misspellings are too bad. I used to correct everybody's comments, but now I don't unless it's really bad (you would be surprised how bad some are...and I don't mean just using Internet shorthand (which I hate)). I haven't been to Hershey Park in a long, long time. And as far as your search for promotional wrappers, I don't know of any other places. You could try Bradkent.com. He has tons more wrappers than I do."

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On 08/02/04, Alissa from Smithville, Oh, wrote: "They make your oreo double stuf in packs, but only 3 come in a package. It must be to keep the calories from getting too outrageous if i had to guess. They still make mint oreos, but i think theyre only available certain places. Have you tried the uhoh oreos?? They are sooo good. I finished a whole pack alone. I found the reeses pieces with nuts in my vending machine at work yesterday, i didnt care for them either, but i am not a big nut fan. My favorite things right now though are nutty bars, i cant seem to get enough of them!"

Mike says "I have seen the Uh Oh Oreos, but haven't had them yet. For the same reason I can't buy a whole package of Double Stuff Oreos...I will eat them all, probably in the course of one day."

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On 07/29/04, Sarah from Bucksport, Maine, wrote: "I love these Cookies & - and have seen the ad with a dog - which I think is funny and cute...Try the peanut butter they're really tasty."

Mike says "I finally saw the TV commercial the other night. I thought it was funny too. See below (on 7/13/04) for a comment from someone who is very upset about the commercial."

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On 07/29/04, Cyndy St. Paul, MN, wrote: "Sherri from North Andover posted on 6/14/04 that she was looking for a candy bar wrapper scan for the Seven-up bar. I have a link for that: http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/sevenup.html. I remember vividly the Seven-Up bar. It was kind of like bridge mix in a candy bar. It had seven different pieces joined together. They also had a dark chocolate version in addition to the milk chocolate version. They were discontinued years ago."

Mike says "Thanks for the link!! Several people have asked me about Seven Up and I never heard of it. Thanks again for the link!"

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On 07/29/04, Cyndy from St. Paul, MN, wrote: "Love those chocolate ice cubes! We use to get them back in the late 60's and early 70's as a regular size candy bar and I can still get them at the local Hardware Hank in the smaller size. They are so smooth!"

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On 07/28/04, Aaron from New Cumberland, PA, wrote: "Been following your page for awhile and I can say that once again, as a limited edition (hopefully they will become permanent), the "Inside Out" Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are once again back. Found them first at a 7-11 in Mechanicsburg but I have seen them in supermarkets as well."

Mike says "Can't say I really liked them, but I know other people do. Now if the Dark Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups would come back out, then I'd be happy."

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Although I hate them, the Zero bar does have its fans:

On 07/28/04, Bren from Alabama wrote: "I LOVE Zero bars. I'm basically a chocoholic. I don't eat sweets for the sake of sugar, but for the sake of chocolate. That being the case, I can't explain my fondness for Zero, but I do love them. They're different. I just had one this morning. If you like caramel and peanuts, then it hardly matters what else may be involved with them."

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On 07/24/04, Wendy from Hillsborough, NJ, wrote: "Where did you find the Mallo Cup??? I am looking to buy one for my friend's birthday. He saw them on Food TV and has been looking all over. I'll begin a search of all local Wawa's, but if you hit one near me I'll make the trip. By the way....love your site!"

Mike says "Found the Mallo Cup at a Wawa in South Jersey during a visit home. This was in April of 2004, so I don't know if they still have them. And I don't know if all the Wawa's had them. I also saw them here in Pittsburgh in the Strip District. And, of course, they pop up on eBay every once in a while, but you'll have to buy a whole box."

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On 07/23/04, Donny from pittsburgh,pa/chicago, il, wrote: "ARE YOU KIDDING?!! (Reese's Big Cup) is the greatest thing for me since the introduction of their seasonals (christmas tree, easter egg, etc.). I love them and was excited last night to find the double pack at 7-11 last night."

Mike says "I changed my mind about the Reese's Big Cup a while ago, but never changed the web page. It is now changed...they are awesome! Just had one last night."

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On 07/22/04, Nicole from Duluth, GA wrote: "Have you ever tried Cherry Mash candybars? They are made in St. Joseph, MO and are a gooey cherry nougat center covered with milk chocolate and rolled in chopped peanuts. YUM!!!"

Mike says "No, I never had one. From now on, anybody who asks me if I ever tried a particular candy must IMMEDIATELY send me a sample of said candy. Nicole, go to their web site, tell them about my site and ask them to send me samples. Then ask them if they are willing to advertise on my site. I have NO problem selling out. Just kidding. Except for the selling out part."

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On 07/21/04, Kathy from Bedford, OH, wrote: "Do you have a picture of Peanut Butter Snickers - have since been discontinued & I wish they would bring them back. My husband is Canadian & Coffe Crisps are the best! His parents bring some down every time they visit."

Mike says "Oh the poor Peanut Butter Snickers. Discontinued so many years ago, yet it's probably in the top three candy bars that are no longer made that I get asked about (along with Choco-lite and PB Max). The wrapper predates my web site. But good old Brad Kent has one. Go to his web site and do a search."

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On 07/19/04, Daniel from Sugar Land, TX wrote: "I admit it! I love Zero candy bars! I used to go driving all over the city of Houston with my dad and we would often stop to pick up sodas and candy bars. If they had Zeros, that's usually what we got. I'm also a white chocolate fan.. so maybe that has something to do with it."

Mike says "Wait...there's a town called Sugar Land?? I need to move there. I picture streets made of chocolate and beaches with sugar instead of sand. Better Google it. Oh, OK. I was wrong. Did you know Sugar Land, Texas, is #1 in growth among Texas' 45 largest cities? Anyway, I tried Zero again. People writing in, telling me how good the Zero bar is. So, I bought one from the vending machine at work. Nope...sorry. Doesn't work for me. I don't know what it is. Too dry? I don't know."

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On 07/15/04, LB from New York, NY wrote: "I just ate my first fast break and I feel sick. After craving a peanut butter cup all day (the best) I opted for what the vending machine offered - the fast break candy bar. What initially bothered me was the 'floating' peanut butter turd log in the middle. But a couple bites in I was more concerned with the nougat - which closely resembled chewing on a Tums calcium tablet. I want a peanut butter cup..."

Mike says "Believe it or not, I used to hate the Fast Break too. Now, I don't know why, but it's one of my favorites. The question is...if I hated it so much the first time, why did I continue to buy it?"

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On 07/15/04, Melanie from Atlanta, Ga, wrote: "I love the "Limited Edition" Reese's Pieces with peanuts....I too found them in the vending machine at work, can't find anywhere else! Help!! Anyone?"

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On 07/15/04, Jaime from New York wrote: "Mike what are your top 5 favorite candy bars?"

Mike says "Had to think about this one, and it was tough to limit it down to 5. I gave an Honorable Mention to Dark Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Here's my list:
5. Zagnut (comes out of nowhere to grab the fifth slot)
4. Nutrageous
3. Snickers
2. Milky Way Midnight
1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

And a special "All Canadian" list (but note that this list includes only the Canadian bars I actually have had):
5. Marble
4. Coffee Crisp
3. Aero (Mint)
2. Kit Kat Caramel
1. Wunderbar

So, what's your top five? Let me know! Maybe I'll start a new page with people's top five list. Just don't be stupid and put like the Zero bar for all five slots. Put some thought into it."

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On 07/13/04, John from Huntington Beach, CA, wrote: "Coffee Crisp is sold someplaces here in LA. I noticed them recently and bought one on a whim ... thought it was ok, liked the lightness of it, but it was a little too flaky for me."

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On 07/13/04, Kate from Nashville, TN, wrote: "I think it is hilarious that the (Mr Goodbar) wrapper gives you instructions on how to open it. Seriously, how dumb do you have to be to need directions to eat candy? I guess they've been doing it for awhile now since I just ate one in 2004, and your pic is from 2002. Go figure."

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On 07/13/04, Portia & Pat Freeman from Ewing, NJ, wrote: "My comment is not about the Cookies M&M Bar directly, but about the commercial being advertised on TV promoting the sale of the bar. The current advertisement displays a young boy feeding a dog Cookies M&M Bar. I highly object to this commercial as it support the wrong message, that there is nothing wrong with feeding dogs chocolate. If proper research had been done, whomever created this commercial would have discovered that chocolate can be toxic for dogs and untimately lethal and deadly leading to death. You commercial defintely sends the wrong message. For those of us who are pet owners and love animals, we automatically are more knowledagble of the above type of information regarding all conditions which are hazardous to the health and well-being of animals, and in this case, dogs. However, for people and especially children, who are not as informed as others, these individuals will interpret your commercial as being comparable to reality and literally implement that same unsafe behavior of finding amusement in feeding dogs chocolate. This behavior is actually inappropriately depicted in the commercial as a positive action. Our request is for you to either discontinue the commercial, modify it, or if left on follow up at the end of the commercial stating in some manner to send the proper message that dogs should not be fed chocolate. Thank you."

Mike says "OK, posted this comment for two reason. One, yes, it is true that chocolate is no good for dogs. Check out this link for more information. Don't give your dog chocolate no matter how much he/she begs for it.

The other reason I posted this comment is, obviously, the people who wrote it thought they were writing to the company that makes Cookies &. You would be surprised at the number of comments I get from people who think they are writing a company and not some loser guy in Pittsburgh who spends waaaaay too much time hunting down new candy bars, opening them so as not to ruin the wrapper, scan said wrapper, and post it on the Internet (BTW, it costs me $10 a month for this web site. I don't know if that adds to my 'loser-ness' or not. Maybe I'm a hero?). I get pleas from people asking to bring back candy bars and asking why I stopped making them in the first place. I think my barely-there web skills hardly pass for a slick, big-time candy company's web page. It's scary if you think about it. BTW, I'm serious thinking about adding advertising. I have no idea how I would or what I would charge (NO POP UPS!!!), but if you're an Internet candy seller and would be interested, leave me a comment. I get about 50 hits a day on the main wrapper page and my web site is in Steve Almond's book Candyfreak. Rant (and shameless plug for sponsors) over. Back to candy bar wrapper fun."

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On 07/12/04, MT from Hudson, MA, wrote: "Not really sure how to comment on a candy wrapper page.... However, I agree Coffee Crisps need to be sold in the US and they are AWESOME!!!!"

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On 07/12/04, Blair from Wayland, NY, wrote: "I LOVE ZERO BARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are the greatest cady bar ever invented."

Mike says "OK, people new to the site (or who never checked out my Zero page) might not know that I can't stand the Zero bar. But greatest candy bar ever invented??"

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On 07/11/04, Sara from MD wrote: "i love these (wunderbars)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i bought 20 of them at a dollar store in windsor!!"

Mike says "Wait a minute...they sell Wunderbars in Maryland?? Pack up the car...I'm moving to Maryland!!"

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On 07/11/04, Alissa from Smithville, Ohio, wrote: "The mint m&ms only come out at christmas time, my mom is obsessed when the stores finally get them. Also, I work at kmart, they have the almond joy swoops there, also at most gas stations around here. Ive been looking for those reese pieces with nuts to try, but i havent been able to find them. My aunt is bringing my wunderbars from canada this week sometime (theyre my favorite!!) I was in NYC and at the hershey store they have all the limited edition stuff, truffle peppermint patties and double choc almond joys, yum!! Ive been addicted to the popables lately though, the reeses are awesome!! They also have twizzlers, kisses, york,rolo, and kitkat in the popables i thinks, but nothing beats the reeses."

Mike says "Thanks for answering the question from Jess of Boston about the Mint M&Ms. Wunderbars are awesome and I wish sooo hard that they sold them in the US. And Popables/Bites are deadly. I need to invent a machine that gives you a handful of Popables once a day since if I have a bag and it's open, it's gonna be empty real soon."

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On 07/08/04, Kathy from Robinson, IL, wrote: "I want these forever----not just on a limited edition!!!!!"

Mike says "Thanks for writing. I have no idea which candy bar you're talking about, but thanks for writing!"

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On 07/08/04, Jake from Watertown, MA, wrote: "Zero Bars are my favorite candy bar. DON'T DIS THE ZERO!"

Mike says "Sorry, Jake. I was in Wal Mart, getting a few candy bars for the week, and I saw the King Size Zero bar there. I thought of all the people who wrote in saying they love them and I almost bought one. Just to try it again. But I couldn't do it. I just don't like them."

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On 06/30/04, Tracie from Waterbury, CT, wrote: "Hated those dumb commercials. "Toffifay: It's too good for kids." Nothin' was too good for me, especially when it came to candy!"

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On 06/30/04, Madge from Bucksport, Maine, wrote: "I LOVE Cookies& - have you tried the new TWIX Peanut BUtter...YUM"

Mike says "Wait. Cookies & Twix Peanut Butter or Twix Peanut Butter candy bars?? I haven't seen the Cookies & Twix Peanut Butter, although I haven't looked for them. As far as the regular Peanut Butter Twix, love them. They're great!"

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On 06/29/04, Katie from Greenville, WI, wrote: "My bank, usbanc is using the Zero bar for a promotional type of item...they've got them up all over the joint claiming that they have ZERO interest, or something like that, i don't really know, i only go there to get money, so i don't know the exact reasoning behind it...but i thought you would be interested to know that banks are getting into the chocolate business to make a quick buck."

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On 06/25/04, Carlene from Rhinelander, WI, wrote: "want to buy swoops almond joy and cant find them anywhere."

Mike says "I never noticed until I looked for them and couldn't find them either. Well, I only looked in one store. But they had the other three, but no Almond Joy Swoops. According to the Swoops website, they still make them. Has anybody seen Almond Joy Swoops in a store near you? let me know."

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On 06/24/04, Holly from Suffolk/Chesapeake/VA Beach, VA, wrote: "I have seen triple chocolate Kit Kats, chocolate York peppermint patties and chocolate Mounds (or Almond Joy - I cannot remember which one!) I have not tried them yet but they look great! I have also seen the white chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cup at Dollar Stores a-plenty."

Mike says "It angers me when people write in telling me about the new Kit Kats, York Peppermint Patties, and Mounds since I CAN'T FIND THEM!!!!! Usually once a week, I go on a candy run (bought like 8 candy bars this week, including Nestle Crunch with Peanut Butter...I'll post the wrapper soon) and hit the drug stores and grocery stores. But I can't find these three bars. Argh!!!"

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On 06/24/04, Sara from Overland Park, KS, wrote: "I just wanted to comment that due to a heart condition, I cannot have caffeine, so that cuts out chocolate, although I still crave it. White chocolate, on the other hand, is caffeine-free so I CAN have that. I search everywhere I go for white chocolate candy bars. My favorite so far is Hershey's white chocolate with almonds. There's also white crunch, white kit kat (of course), white reeces peanut butter cups, and white almond joy that's pina colada flavored. All of these, unfortunately, seem to be a "limited edition" and I hate that! The only one I can always find is a good ol' Zero bar. Those are okay, but I want the other stuff! I really really hope these delicious candy bars stick around. Maybe websites like yours that bring attention to the wonders of white chocolate candy bars will help increase their popularity. Thanks for your site."

Mike says "The things I've learned since starting this web site. I would have never thought about white chocolate for people who can't have caffeine (or are allergic to chocolate). The White Chocolate Hershey w/Almonds is outstanding...very good. And some good news...looks like the White Chocolate Reese's is permanent. From the Reese's web site:

Back by popular demand! You told us and we listened. Now White Chocolate REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups are here to stay. The irresistible REESE'S Peanut Butter surrounded by smooth white chocolate makes a great combination.

Thanks for writing!"

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On 06/22/04, Jess from Boston, MA, wrote: "I was just wondering what happened to mint m&ms. I remember them coming out at the same time as almond and yet they no longer exist."

Mike says "Wow...I forgot all about the Mint M&M's. They were good. Maybe M&M couldn't afford to make them anymore since they seem to come out with a new wrapper every other week. Just kidding. I'm not even sure the last time I saw them. Could it be they only come out at like Easter or something? Anybody have any information?"

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On 06/22/04, Gina from Longwood, FL, wrote: "I am sooo sad to find it's almost impossible to find anymore Dark Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...What can I do? I bought all that the one local grocery store that got them in has and all I can find now is one auction on eBay...These are soooooo much better than the white ones (that are too sweet and stick to the roof of my mouth, yuckhh!)...I always thought the regular Reese's were perfect...I never went for Reese's Pieces or Reese's sticks, etc...but these (the dark chocolate cups) are so outstanding that I prefer them over the regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...Praising aside...can you help? What do you know?"

Mike says "I think I agree that I like the dark chocolate Reese's more than the regular, but I'm not sure. Do I have to pick just one? Anyway, I heard they were supposed to come back out in May. Obviously, that didn't happen. There is no mention of them on the Reese's web site. And it looks like the White Chocolate peanut butter cups are here to stay. From the Reese's web site:

Back by popular demand! You told us and we listened. Now White Chocolate REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups are here to stay. The irresistible REESE'S Peanut Butter surrounded by smooth white chocolate makes a great combination.

I think that's a mistake as the comments I received for the dark chocolate far outweigh the comments for the white. Again, standard advice, call the number on the wrapper and tell them you like the dark chocolate and want them back. Reese's number is 1-800-468-1714 and you can call weekdays from 9 to 4 EST."

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On 06/22/04, Les from Bennett, CO, wrote: "Someone where I work gave me (a Reese's Inside Out). I loved it and have been trying to find a source ever since. I have looked at Safeway, Albertson's, King Sooper, Walmart and many convenience stores, all to no avail. I even called a local candy distributor and they didn't have any. Where can I get more? I love the regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cups but I think I love the ISO even better!!"

Mike says "Good luck finding them! I haven't seen them in quite some time and I had a hard time finding them when they were out. There's no mention of them at all on the Reese's web site. Who knows thou...they could come back. My standard advice...call Reese's and tell them you liked them and want them back. The more they know people liked them, the better chance of seeing them again."

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On 06/18/04, Mary from Ohio wrote: "Toffifay is my favorite candy. Try them again and make sure they are fresh. Outdated nuts can alter the taste. They are hard to find and my kids buy them for me whenever they see them."

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On 06/17/04, Dyanesa from San Juan, Puerto Rico, wrote: "that is so funny. I LOVE MUNCHOS. When I was a child growing up in the mountains of Puerto Rico in a town named Toa Alta, I would go to the back of my school and there was a hole in the fence that connected with this ladies house and she would sell bags of chips and soda to all the school kids. I would go see her every day and get my bag of munchos and today it is the only chip I like. I came across your page because when I was a young teen I would spend my summer with my grandparents in San Juan and to make money I started a small business (like the woman at my school) with my little brother and my cousin. Today about 15 years later my grandmother still has the little store and sells munchos like I did when I was 13. Now I live in Washington DC and am on Vacation in Puerto Rico with my family and my grandmother needed me to make her a new sign for her little business (selling sodas, chips and gum to the kids in the neiboorhood). Every time I see munchos I have to get some, they remind me of home and my childhood so I just had to send you a message to let you know. You know frito-Ley doesn’t even have munchos or funyuns on their web site? Well thanks for letting me share my story"

Mike says "Thanks for writing in! That was a neat story and another example of how something as simple as a bag of chips can bring you back to your childhood."

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On 06/17/04, Bob from New Hampshire wrote: "I love this Big Cup. I think these get better as they get bigger. I really do not prefer the minuatures. Maybe it's the Center filling/Chocolate coating ratio. Anyway, it's a great idea and I'm sorry to see it go. What I would like is to see something like a "Natural" Reeses cup, where the filling is closer to real peanut butter."

Mike says "I'll agree with you on the miniatures. Unless you stuff like three of them in your mouth at one time. Uh, not that I've done that or anything (btw, I ALWAYS eat Hershey Kisses two at a time). But I'm gonna disagree on the natural peanut butter Reese's idea. I love the peanut butter in the Reese's. Might be neat to try though."

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On 06/17/04, Sherri from North Andover, MA, wrote: "Mike....Mike...Mike...don't dish the Zero bar babe! You don't wanna go there hun! Honestly..as a kid I LOVED them but they are hard to find now. Milkshake was fab too. Does anyone remember the M&M bar that was very much like the KitKat we know now? Also..one more...my older brother always talks about the 7Up bar anyone have any photo/ads of it? I'd love to take a gander. Hey Mike thanks for this very cool site! But the Zero bar is BOSS! lol Luv ya, Sherri"

Mike says "Sherri, babe...my Zero bar rant, jeez, lighten up!! Hee hee. I know it has its fans, but I can't stand them. But just about everybody who mentions them also mentions that they are hard to find. I remember the Milkshake, but can't remember if I liked them or not. I don't remember the M&M bar that was like a Kit Kat, and I never heard of the 7Up bar. I did a quick search on the Internet, but couldn't find a scan of the wrapper. I'll have to keep looking."

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On 06/16/04, Tammi from Ohio wrote: "I've been looking everywhere for the reese big cups. I know it's a limited edition. I don't really care for reese cups, but I LOVE THE BIG REESES WHITE CHOCOLATE. they were on sale at the Kroger's grocer story in toledo ohio. They were selling for .25 cents a piece. I was told they were a limited edition. Although they are selling the smaller packs with two in them, I'm having a terrible time trying to locate anything on the internet. If you know where I may be able to order them, please notify me by e-mail."

Mike says "The Reese's White Chocolate Big Cups came and went super fast...at least in my area. I saw them briefly at a gas station and that was it. There are candy stores on the Internet, but I don't know if they have the White Chocolate Reese's. One of my rules is not to promote any web sites that I haven't dealt with personally in the past, so I don't have any web sites to recommend."

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On 06/16/04, Traci from Spartanburg, SC, wrote: "You must be CRAZY!!! I think big cups are wonderful, way better than regular reese cups. I realize they are a limited edition, but please consider keeping them available. Is there a website to vote on the limited edition items?"

Mike says "First off, I have changed my mind about the Reese's Big Cup. I have to change my comments on the wrapper page!! Too many Big Cup fans writing in yelling at me! Second, I don't know of any web site to vote on the limited edition candy bars that seem to suddenly be all over the place (but for too short of a time). Your best bet is to call the candy company with their toll free number listed on the wrapper. Make sure they know you like their product. Don't hope that someone else will do it. Grab a wrapper and find the number, or some numbers you can get from the scans of the wrappers on my page. It's painless and I think makes more of an impact than emailing the company."

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More people chime in about my claim that nobody likes Zero Bars:

On 06/15/04, Evette from Charleston, SC wrote: "People like me who cannot eat chocolate love zero candy bars. So please don't get it twisted, more than "zero" people like the bar!"

On 06/18/04, Melynda from Winston Salem, NC, wrote: "i love zero candy bar. they are hard to find."

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On 06/14/04, Dave from Atlanta, GA, wrote: "I'm trying to find the Orange Kit Kat bars in Atlanta. I heard that some Dollar Tree stores were carrying them, but I've come up empty at the 6 or so different stores I've checked out. Any idea on who might be carrying them in Atlanta?"

Mike says "I don't know of any specific places, but dollar stores in general are sometimes good places to look. They tend to get other store's overstock or things that didn't sell well. Sometimes, they pop up on eBay. Just remember with the weather getting hot, you're taking a risk having them mailed to you and arriving melted."

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On 06/12/04, Edward from Belvidere, IL, wrote: "I am looking to purchase more Mint Kit Kat bars and can't find them anywhere. Your website is the ONLY place on the whole internet, including Hershey's own site, that I have been able to find any information on them. Any further information on this item would be appreciated. I will be checking the website for updates."

Mike says "Edward, see the next comment below for more details. Try going to Google and typing in mint kit kats. You should come up with some more information, including some web sites that do sell the Mint Kit Kats."

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On 06/11/04, Kate from Cedar Rapids, IA, wrote: "One of my friends recently introduced to the mint kit kat a little while ago. I've been trying ever since to find them. I was surfing the web earlier, and found that they're made in England, and can apparently still be purchased. I believe they sell at $2.25/bag, hardly the $.99 the others went for, BUT if you really like them, they seem to still be available. :) Just an FYI in case you were wondering."

Mike says "Kate mentioned a web site in her comment, but I took it out as one of my policies is not to list web sites that I haven't personally dealt with. But there are sites out there that do sell the Mint Kit Kats and they do pop up on eBay every once in a while too. I believe they are generally available all the time in England, but were released as a Limited Edition here in the States."

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On 06/11/04, Amanda from Portsmouth, OH, wrote: "I LOVE these (Reese's Big Cups)....there is more peanut butter than the regular ones!! We sold them for a fund raiser and they went over big but now I'm having a hard time finding them!!"

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On 06/10/04, Emmett from Cornelius, OR, wrote: "I used to get the Ice Cubes as a kid and I thought they came in a gold wrapper. Have you seen them in the gold wrappers?"

Mike says "I have not, although Ice Cubes are not readily available here in Pittsburgh. Does anybody else remember Ice Cubes in a gold wrapper? Do they still come that way? Is there a difference between the gold and silver?"

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On 06/09/04, Asa from Houston, TX, wrote: "Well i guess i'm one of the few that loves the zero bar...They are hard to come by here, so i order a box of 24 whenever i get a chance."

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On 06/08/04, Echo from the Bronx, NY, wrote: "I'm a big Mounds/almond Joy fan. I'm pleasantly surprised to see a variation (Almond Joy Pina Colada) on such a stallwart as the Almond Joy. I know M&M limited editions are quite common....don't recal Peter Paul getting into this sort of thing. Oh yea, very tasty indeed...even for a dark chocolate-lover."

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On 06/08/04, Dan from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, wrote: "I am jonesing for Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs! lol Why is it that they taste SO MUCH BETTER than a regular Reese Cup? The X-Mas Trees are the same way! And why the heck can't they just make them all year long? Same goes for Girl Scout Cookies! Should shell them all the time! They would make a fortune! (At least a small fortune from me alone) I live on Thin Mints and the peanut butter ones (DOSI DOS I think)for 2 months out of every year until they run out and then I go through withdraw for a week! Life is so unfair! Cool Web Site!!! Take care."

Mike says "I have no idea why the Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs taste so much better, but I have thought about that for years. I wait for Easter to get close and then run out to the store to get my first Egg. I usually make it to the car before I rip it open and eat it right then and there. For that one moment, all is right with the world. Hee hee. The Snickers Eggs aren't bad either, although I didn't get any this year."

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On 06/07/04, Ted from Carson City, CA, wrote: "Is there, or is there not, a Hershey's Dark Chocolate bar with Almonds? I found a Hershey's web site that listed it as being Kosher Jewish food, but I can't find any place that sells them."

Mike says "I don't remember hearing about them or seeing them. Doesn't mean they aren't out there. I did a quick check on the Internet and I see Hershey has Dark Chocolate Nuggets with Almonds. But I don't know if they are Kosher. Can anybody help? Have you seen a Dark Chocolate with Almonds bar?"

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On 06/04/04, Renee from San Carlos, CA, wrote: "The Heath bars have to be the best candy bar ever. The sad part is that I can't find them in the minitures in any of the stores that I shop at. I just found the Heath bites but I am not as crazy about those."

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On 06/02/04, Les from Bennent, CO, wrote: "I found one of these (Reese's Inside Out) bars recently and I loved it. I am trying to find out where I can buy them."

Also on 06/02/04, Tanisha from Monterey, CAL, wrote: "I didn't know that reese's made a dark chocolate peanut butter cup, I just went to our farmer's market yesterday and got some from a deli down there and I told my husband that reese's should make them, thanks for updating me that they have already done it! I am going to the grocery store to see if they are still selling them!"

Mike says "Good luck to both of you. I haven't seen either in quite some time. I heard Reese's was supposed to come out with the dark chocolate peanut butter cups in May, but I didn't see them."

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On 05/31/04, Terence from Fort Lauderdale, FL, wrote: "Just found a TRIPLE CHOCOLATE KIT KAT at Walgreens. Milk chocolate, chocolate waffer and filling. Brown wrapper. OK. I still like the Dark Kit Kats the best."

Mike says "Been looking for these...can't find them! Argh!"

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On 05/29/04, Thomas from Portland, OR, sent in a scan of a Banana Kit Kat and I found another. They are available in Japan."

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On 05/30/04, Anna from West Hartford, CT, wrote: "the almond joy pina colada is really a disapointment. I know it that going white is like the cool thing to do now in the candy industry (reese's has done it, Hersheys etc) But this was a bad move for Almond joy. Who eats white chocolate and coconut? Very disappointed."

Mike says "As I wrote below, I wasn't too impressed either. I think the pineapple coconut would have tasted better with milk chocolate instead of the white. But it does have its fans as GF Laurie likes them."

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On 05/28/04, Charles from Houston, TX, wrote: "i have found an old hershey bar wrapper in very good condition. the price on it is 5 cents. is it worth any thing?"

Mike says "I'm sure it would be worth something to someone, but I don't know how much. Maybe you could put it up for auction on eBay or check around with some antique dealers in your area."

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On 05/26/04, Amy from Kenton, London, England, wrote: "Hey Mike i think they've added some American candy in England! Hershey's i think it was, what is that like?"

Mike says "Hershey is, I believe, the top selling chocolate bar here in the US. Chocolate bar as in nothing but chocolate (nothing added like nuts, etc). They've been around for like, ever. Classic stuff and I love them. But there's a 'but'. Most people from other countries don't like American chocolate. They say it tastes waxy. As a matter of fact, several people have left me that type of comment on this page. I don't know if Hershey changes their taste for other countries."

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On 05/26/04, Thomas from Portland, Oregon, wrote: "M&M's have changed the packaging again, with a new Shrek package. Plus i think the M&M's are larger. Nestle has a limited edition Nestle Crunch with peanut butter but it's a knock off of the nestle crunch with caramel, size wise. i just saw on Ebay someone selling Kit Kat Triple Chocolate bars, 5/26/2004. They look pretty darn good. And you may not belive this but Hershey kisses has two new limited edition bags out right now. One is Hershey kisses with strawberry and the other one is Hershey kisses with double fudge."

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On 05/24/04, Samantha from Tennessee wrote: "While in Canada last week, I saw these Yorkie candy bars several times. I wondered why they were "not for girls." I eventually wondered so much that I bought myself one. Turns out, it's just a gimmic to get girls to buy them. Hey, it was a lot of chocolate and it was good, though. I shared it with girls and boys. I did find the catch phrase funny, not insulting. Thanks for putting the links about it on here, so I was able to read some about it. I can't believe it was banned for being sexist. It's funny... and I'm a girl... Oh well."

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On 05/22/04, Michelle from Los Angeles, CA, wrote: "I would like to know between the following: Hershey's w/almonds, Crunch, M&M's w/peanuts, and Snickers, which do u prefer, and why? thank you!"

Mike says "Survey says...Snickers. Then M&M Peanut. Then, it's a toss up. Depends on my mood between Nestle Crunch and Hershey with Almonds. I tried to imagine walking into a store and they only had Crunch or Hershey w/Almonds..which would I choose? And I honestly can't decide. I suppose right now (at the moment I'm typing this), I would pick the Hershey w/Almonds. Anyway, why Snickers?? Always been my favorite since growing up. Probably because it's my Mom's favorite. So, seeing her eat them, I ate them. Although she likes liver too and I HATE liver!!"

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On 05/19/04, Sean from West Virginia wrote: "I just found a display at CVS stores that had Triple Chocolate Kit-Kats, Chocolate-Chocolate Almond Joys, and Chocolate York Peppermint Patties. All of them are limited editions. Keep your eyes open!"

Mike says "I had heard about these candy bars and have been looking for them. I can't find them!!! I have to try CVS again."

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On 05/17/04, Kay from Texas wrote: "Can I buy the Dark Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups anymore? If so, where?"

Mike says "I had heard (and several people wrote in) saying they would be back in May. Well, it's May 27th as I write this and I have not seen them in the Pittsburgh area. Has anybody seen them recently? More depressing...I went to the Reese's web site and I see no mention of the dark chocolate Reese's. They talk about the white, and about the (soon to be) double pack of Big Cup Reese's, but no mention of the dark. I guess it's time to mount another call in campaign. Call Reese's and tell them you want the Dark Chocolate Reese's back!! The number is 1-800-468-1714 (weekdays from 9am to 4pm EST)."

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On 05/14/04, Penny from Colorado wrote: "I currently live in Colorado and had never heard of Tasty Kakes till we ordered some food from this Phillycheesesteak place and they sell Krimpets, cupcakes, Kandy kakes and Juniors. And I love them all. Wow I can't believe how fresh they are. They taste as If they've just come out of the oven. My favorite is the Kandykakes(yummy). So glad I tried these fabolous treats that I had never heard of, they are wonderful. I don't know if they sell them in the grocery stores here but, I will forever be a fan of Tastykakes!"

Mike says "Tasty Kakes are oh so good and oh so fresh. Originally only available in the Philadelphia area, they're in a lot more places now. But I refuse to buy them from my local Wal Mart here in Pittsburgh. Why? I grew up in New Jersey, about 20 minutes from Philly. And I grew up with these wonderful kakes and pies. And eating them anywhere except in New Jersey just doesn't seem right (unless you buy them there and take them with you...like on vacation. Which is what my family did every year while I was growing up)."

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On 05/14/04, Joe from Knoxville, TN, wrote: "I love the Krackel bar. However, not one store in Knoxville stocks them. I have went to Walgreens, CVS, Krogers, local conveince stores, etc, etc, etc. For some reason, the Krackel bar has been removed from the shelf. The only way I can get the Krackel bar is in the minature size in the assorted bag. Local stores choose which bars they want on their shelf and Krackel is not one of them. They have every other Hershey product known to man. Anyone else have this problem?"

Mike says "I have noticed in the past that Krackel bars are harder to find. I'm guessing because Nestle Crunch is probably the first choice of many and the stores figure why have two bars that are basically the same when most people buy Nestle Crunch bars. Also, candy companies actually pay to have their candy in the bigger stores (they're called slot fees). Maybe Hershey has decided it's not worth the money to put Krackel bars in the stores there. You could ask the manager of the stores to stock them. If they think there's a demand for a product, you know they'll try to get it in."

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On 05/13/04, Casey from Bremen, IN, wrote: "i've had skybars all the time at my friends g-ma & g-pa's, altho i don't kno wher they get em. i think they're really good too! it's kul how they have fudge, vanilla, caramel, & pb, all the flaves people like in their candy bars!"

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On 05/13/04, Jennifer from Joliet, IL, is the first person (that I know about) that left a comment after finding my web site in the book Candyfreak. She wrote: "Hey, this is a pretty cool page. I am a candyfreak, maybe not as big as some people, but I can tell you I was drooling a lot when I was reading the book, and I was getting cravings reading your comments about some of those candy bars and wrappers! I like snickers, at least I used to, I seem to be getting a little worn out on them. Anyway, I remember when I was younger, I has a particular way to eat them. I would nibble off all the chocolate, the top first, as that is the hardest to get off, then the sides and the bottom. Then I would eat the nougat. You are then left with what I consider the best part, the caramel and peanuts part, which can then be eaten in its pure form. Mmmmmm, caramel...... Thanks for letting me share!"

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On 05/12/04, Josh from Boulder, CO, wrote: "Kit Kat from Canada is a certainly different from the one in the USA. For one, it is made by Nestle, like it is in the rest of the world, rather that Hershey's. The taste of the Canadian version is in my opinion better. It has a deeper cocoa taste, and less of a waxy, cheaper chocolate than the Hershey's Kit Kat. The Canadian version taste like the English, and Australian counterparts. Truly a chocolate bar rather than a candy bar, as it is here in the US."

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On 05/11/04, Matthew from Chester, VA, wrote: "I actually love Zero bars. I'd probably rank them as my favorite "chocolate". Right up there with York Peppermint Patties and 100 Grand bars. I love the flavor of the white chocolate and the almond nougat. Hopefully I am not the only one left who still loves these things."

Mike says "Based on the comments left by others, I know you're not the only one that likes Zero bars. York Peppermint Patties are good and when I want peppermint, I'll grab one. I haven't had a 100 Grand bar in a long time. Of course, I'm old enough to remember when they were called the $100,000 bar (as in hundred thousand dollar bar). I wonder two things...why did they change it and why did they call it that in the first place?"

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On 05/09/04, Dave from York, UK, wrote: "IF YOU KLICK ON THE IXQUICK SEARCH ENGINE U.K. THERE IS A LOT OF HISTORY ON KIT KAT BARS. AND OTHER CONFECTIONARY PRODUCTS LIKE AERO BARS, DRIFTER, LION BARS AND YORKIE BARS. ALL OUR PRODUCTS WERE ORIGINALLY MADE BY ROWNTREES, THEN ROWNTREE MACINTOSH AND NOW UP TO DATE WE ARE NESTLE U.K."

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On 05/09/04, Alena from Mahwah, NJ, wrote: "Today was the first time I had ever seen (Zero bar) & strangely enough it was in the college vending machine. I wanted something chocolaty. It caught my attention because it was something new to me so I bought one (after reading the CARAMEL, PEANUT and ALMOND Nougat covered with WHITE FUDGE description). I like it though I'm sure I couldn't eat them very often. It's definately a change from the more popular candy bars."

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On 05/06/04, Josh from Plano, TX, wrote: "Had the white chocolate Kit Kats over a year ago and I bought 2 boxes of them from my local convenience store. I haven't seen them since then and man are they missed. Absolutely the best tasting candy bar I've ever had.....until today. I just bought an entire box of my newest love at the local convenience store last night. WHITE CHOCOLATE ALMOND JOY w/ PINA COLADA FLAVORED COCONUT!!! They are like a dream come true. If you get a chance to taste these gems you won't be sorry. I hope they stay around."

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On 05/06/04, Brandelyn from Forsyth, MO, wrote: "I love twix bars they are the best ever!"

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On 05/05/04, Sean from Phoenix, AZ, wrote: "I think that your site is rather humerous... It was definitely worth a visit. I enjoyed it."

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On 05/01/04, Jon from Fallon, NV, wrote: "I am a Big peanut butter fan. I was wondering whatever happend to PB max and Peanut Butter snickers, and if you know which company made PB max?"

Mike says "The only thing I know is the companies stopped making them and I don't know why. Most likely, it had to do with sales, although I really liked both bars (and several other people have left comments about them). I remember there was a peanut butter shortage when I was growing up. I forget why, but peanut butter got really expensive. I remember my favorite donut at Dunkin' Donuts was the Peanut Butter Delight. Imagine my horror when I walked into my local Dunkin' Donuts and was told they no longer made them because of the cost of peanut butter. Maybe this had something to do with the demise of PB Max and Peanut Butter Snickers? I did a quick search on PB Max, but couldn't find out who made them. Anybody know?"

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On 04/30/04, Jennifer from Arizona wrote: "Yes!! I love the Mocha Crunch!! I have been looking for them all over!!! I had them in California, but I have had no luck finding them in Arizona."

Mike says "This one I have not found anywhere and I continue to look. The Mocha Crunch is still listed on Nestle's web site, although that doesn't always mean anything. Has anybody seen the Nestle Mocha Crunch recently?"

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On 04/29/04, Jo from Tennessee wrote: "i tried mint kit kats im in love but i can not find them anywhere."

Mike says "I too loved the Mint Kit Kats and haven't seen them in quite some time. Hopefully, Kit Kat will put them back out soon!."

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On 04/27/04, Karen from Southern Ohio wrote: "I had one of those white chocolate covered easter egg reese cups the other day and it was to die for!! Don't even get me started on the Zero bars . . . . yummmmmm . . . I remember the milkshake bar, bar none . . . I am a chocolate lover and lately I have been craving it seriously . . ."

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On 04/27/04, Dave from Wilmington, NC, wrote: "are you crazy, reese's big cups are the best thing to happen to candy lovers ever. Whats better than having a reese's cup...having a huge reese's cup. The advantage is that you can eat one big one instead of two little ones. hey if you have some way that I can contact reese's let me know."

Mike says "As I mentioned below, I have changed my mind and indeed, Reese's Big Cups are damn amazing. As far as contacting Reese's, just about every bar now a days has a phone number on the wrapper. In the case of Reese's, you actually want to call Hershey. For all the details, go to their web site."

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On 04/27/04, Jason from Indiana wrote: "I LOVE the ZERO bar...I remember as a child the commercials for ZERO were the best.....it had Godzilla destroying some Japanese city and the army would be like "Get that monster a ZERO" I think that came from an episode of Godzilla where he had to fight monster Zero.....I used to buy frozen zero's at the swimming pool in Clarksville and enjoy them in the hot summer sun! Long live the zero bar!!!"

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On 04/27/04, Amy from Kenton, London, England, wrote: "Mike did you know that in England penguin bars of all kinds have been around for years! And there was some low-fat candy br called flyte, if there is such thing as a real low fat candy bar. I would not consider it proper candy if it is low fat I mean what are they trying to save money on ingredients? Another of our decent tasting candy bars along with penguin is cadbury's dairy milk i switch between whether that is my all time favourite candy bar or mars is as whenever i get tht candy feeling i never know what to choose! Greetings from England! I better go my butler has just served lunch!".

Mike says "We have Cadbury chocolate here in the US and I think it's not as popular as it should be. Cadbury (IMHO) is some great chocolate. For some reason, I've been craving Caramello bars like crazy for the past month or so. I had one and forgot how good they are. Of course, I will put the wrapper up when I get around to scanning it."

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On 04/26/04, Wendi from Durham, NC, wrote: "Why can I not find Milky way midnights anywhere? Those are my favorites!!! PS: I already read "Candyfreak". IT ROCKS!!!!".

Mike says "Since I'm not a big Milky Way fan, I haven't taken notice if Milky Way Midnights are in the stores around here. You can get the phone number on the Milky Way web site and give them a call. I'm almost done the book "Candyfreak". And I was shocked to see that I'm in it!! Well, the web site is in the back of the book listed with other candy web sites. Pretty cool."

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On 04/25/04, Donna from Chicago wrote: "i'm trying to purchase reese's overload, can some one help me?".

Mike says "First off, Overload is made by Nestle, not Reese's. One taste of the peanut butter in Overload and you'll know it's not a Reese's product. I see the Overloads (there's at least two versions) in, of all places, Toys R Us. As a matter of fact, that's about the only place I've seen them. They might be available at some on-line candy stores, but one of my rules is not to recommend any 'stores' that I haven't personally used before. You could try eBay too."

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On 04/21/04, Shannon from Rochester, NY, wrote: "Zero bars are the absolute bomb. I would eat them for every meal if I could."

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On 04/19/04, Kevin from Sarasota, FL, wrote: "Munchos chips--is this the same product that was packaged in a box like bugles in the mid 70's?--i hadn't seen those in years, but i was recalling the name of "chipos"".

Mike says "I'm not sure. In the mid 70's, I was barely ten. As far as I can remember, they've always been in a bag. Not to say they didn't start out in a different container. A quick search on the Internet turned up nothing, but I see they have BBQ Munchos...haven't seen them yet."

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On 04/16/04, Junior from Portsmouth, NH, left a simple and straight forward comment in response to my Zero Bar rant:

"I LOVE ZERO BARS!"

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On 04/15/04, Virginia from Danville, Virginia, wrote: "Re: Zero Candy BarMan! Mike! I can tell you have never lived anywhere near the southeast below the Mason-Dixon line. This is a favorite of even displaced suh-thu-nas like myself. I believe that it was called Zero 'cause the traditional way of eating it was in frozen-then-broken form. It is the perfect anti-chocolate bar."

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On 04/15/04, Amy from Kenton, London, wrote: "Hi Mike i'ts your number 1 fan Amy from England (Big up to my homies!)I was just visiting to get updated on the candybar situation. I never realised until i got interested in this site just what a fickle and competitive market the candy market actually is! Well I will be back soon but my closing comment is, Can anyone really only have ONE favourite candybar? i am thinking of starting an I love mike's candybar website! what do you think?"

Mike says "While I would be touched someone would build a web site like that, I think you should create a web site about all your interests. A simple link to my website somewhere on your page would be nice. And as far as the favorite candy bar question...I think you're right. I try to think of it as the old "If I was stuck on a deserted island" type thing. If I was on that island, I would want Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They are my all time favorite. I have my standard top five candy bars that I buy, but on any given day, the order changes from top favorite to number 5 favorite."

 


 

On 04/15/04, Susan from Lindenhurst, NY, wrote: "I thought the Big Cups were great! I love the size."

Mike says "I have seen the light. After many people wrote in to tell me the Reese's Big Cup was great (I said they were OK and prefer the regular Reese's cups), I tried another one from my local Eckard Drugs. I admit...I was wrong. They are damn good. Keep in mind that I have been on a diet since March first (lost more than ten pounds so far!) and have had little chocolate when I used to eat chocolate, seriously, like everyday. I even had some of those "milk chocolate flavored" (read: not real chocolate) Easter candy and liked them too! But seriously, the Reese's Big Cup is fantastic."

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On 04/14/04, Bill from New Port Richey, Fl, wrote: "I love zero bars, number one on my candy bar list!"

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On 04/14/04, Bill from Spartanburg, S.C., wrote: "hey, thanks for showing the wrapper of the mythical dark reeses cup. i've been looking for them everywhere but evidently started my search about 6 months too late. Meanwhile i'm just enjoying the dark kit kat and regular reese's. Do you know if they're coming back with the dark one?"

Mike says "I was surprised they didn't come out for Easter...they went with the white chocolate eggs instead. I was disappointed because I think a dark chocolate Reese's Easter egg would have been incredible. Maybe next year. The last time I checked their web site, the Dark Chocolate Reese's Cups are coming back out in May."

 


 

On 04/13/04, Dave from York, UK, wrote: "I WORK AT NESTLE YORK, AND YES I WORK IN KIT KAT PACKING. I AM A HUMBLE PACKER WHO HAS WORKED IN KIT KAT FOR 25 YEARS. I'M GLAD YOU LIKE OUR PRODUCTS. PRESENT DATE 13/4/04 WE ARE PRODUCING A PRODUCT CALLED KUBES. THESE ARE PACKED IN BAGS/POUCHES, THE FLAVOURS UP TO NOW ARE MILK CHOC, ORANGE, MINT, AND CAPPUCHINO. WHY NOT CONTACT OUR WEB SITE IN YORK FOR MORE INFORMATION. KIT KAT IS SOLD WORLDWIDE, WE HAVE HEARD RECENTLY AT YORK THAT JAPAN AND GERMAN CUSTOMERS/CONSUMERS CAN BUY THE NEW VARIANT KIT KAT - LEMON CHEESECAKE - THIS IS NOT A JOKE AND ACCORDING TO OUR INFORMATION SELLS VERY WELL."

Mike says "Thanks for the comment, Dave. I know the Lemon Cheesecake is not a joke as I wrote about them further down this page (at least I think I did!). I hope the Cappuccino flavor makes it to the US...I would like to try that."

 


 

On 04/13/04, Ron from Fayetteville, PA, wrote: "Two candy bars I really miss from the Hershey Corporation are the Desert bar and the Bar None bar. Yes, I said the Desert bar! I know a lot of folks disliked this one, but I had a summer job outside during college and I didn't have to worry about sticky fingers. I don't know if Hershey has plans to bring this candy bar back since we are in conflict in Iraq again. I have no idea what happened to the Bar None. It was like a cross between a Whatchamacallit and a Kit Kat. One of their Sweet Escapes candy bars comes close, but it isn't the same. Please respond if you know how to get a hold of these candy bars or if Hershey's plans to bring them back! Thanks!"

Mike says "Seems like a lot of people are writing in about the Bar None candy bar all of a sudden. As far as I know, Hershey discontinued Bar None a number of years ago and it's not available in the US or anywhere. I don't remember the Desert Bar. If you want to find out if Hershey will make them (either Bar None or Desert...or anything!) again, call them. There's a toll free number on almost every Hershey package. It can't hurt to call...you never know what could happen!"

 


 

On 04/12/04, Kelly from Wichita, KS, wrote: "Toffifay is my favorite candy, it is very good. Just dont see it too often."

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On 04/09/04, Jennifer from Hackensack, NJ, wrote: "We love the big cups so much that we have formed a Big cup club and gather daily around the big cups and chitchat."

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On 04/09/04, Younique from Mobile, AL, wrote: "Does anyone remember the candy bar called bar none?"

Mike says "Yep...click here for a discussion about them further down this page!"

 


 

On 04/08/04, Brad from Jenks, OK, wrote: "Nice site...During my site's infancy I used to comment on each bar in a similar way you do. I wish I had kept the comments. I got a lot of comments on my silly comments. :) Of the special edition Reese's cups, I liked the Honey Roasted the best. Dark chocolate anything is great and they get my 2nd place vote. I guess we have the white chocolate big cup to look forward to. Add me to the list of people that like the Zero bar. Or as my comment used to say: the "anti-Snickers". It's about the only white chocolate bar I do like. Quite tasty and unique. What do you think about Almond Snicker's? I don't think it's as good as the Mars bar it has replaced was. I recently found 3 Mars bars on the shelf at a local drug store. I bought them along with 3 almond Snickers and conducted a blind taste test. Unfortunately the Mars Bars were way past their "best before" date and it was evident. The snickers won near unanimously."

Mike says "The Almond Snickers aren't bad. They fooled me as I'm not a big Mars bar fan, but when they stopped selling them as Mars bars and slapped the Snickers name on it, I bought one and liked it. There's a store in Pittsburgh that sells candy from around the world and they have Mars bars...I believe they are from Canada or England. A side note, Brad's site was in a way an inspiration for me to create mine...although his is slicker and has won awards!"

 


 

On 04/08/04, Nikki from Rossville, GA, wrote: "Mr. Goodbar has always been my favorite candy in the whole world. Before my boyfriend was actually my boyfriend (I'm in high school) I was walking down the hall at school with my friend. I glance to my right down another hall and I see him with one of his friends. I don't stop walking but I hear "Man! - I love Mr. Goodbar." When I realized three things 1-that it was him 2-what he said 3-Mr. Goodbar is my favorite, I spun around and ran back. I don't even remember what I said but it was so odd because no one eats them except me or so I thought."

Mike says "The beauty of Mr. Goodbar is it's so simple. Chocolate and peanuts. Two great tastes that taste great...er, wait. That's somebody else's slogan."

 


 

On 04/06/04, Jess from Oakland, CA, wrote: "In regard to Zero bars, they were one of the best candy values for kids in the 1960s... at least where I lived. You could buy one for a nickel versus seven or ten cents for a Milky Way or Snickers. I think they were made by "Hollywood" back then (Hersheys these days), and they were definitely an acquired taste because they had a sort of cardboard flavor. (The Hershey's version tastes much better today.) But, hey, they were only five cents! :)"

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On 04/06/04, Cindy from Williamsport, PA, wrote: "I LOVE Reese's White Chocolate Cups so much. :)"

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On 04/04/04, Maggi from Bridgeport, Al, wrote: "i loved the milkshake candy bar when i was a child it was put out by the leaf co.(?) does anyone know where to find any? they may have been discontinued how would you contact a candy company to complain?(:})"

Mike says "I remember them, but don't remember how they tasted. I believe they have been discontinued for quite some time. As far as how to complain, find out who made them (I'm not sure who), get their address, and send them a letter. I think letters are better than emails because you can actually see a letter...emails are easier to ignore."

 


 

On 04/02/04, Darnell from Indianapolis, IN, wrote: "I must say, I really do miss the Dark Chocolate Reese's Cups. I'm allergic to milk chocolate and I truly love the concept of a peanut butter cup. I've had to spend my whole life watching people devour regular Reese's cups. Well, I was completely overjoyed when I saw Dark Chocolate Reese's Cups. They were so great, just when I got used to being able to pick them up at the store, they yanked them off the shelves. I really wish they would bring them back."

Mike says "From what I hear, they'll be back in May. Seems like a lot of people can't wait...me included!"

 


 

On 03/30/04, Ruthie from Arlington Heights, Illinois, wrote: "Reese's peanut butter eggs are the greatest! I'm going to bust my cancer diet by having one (or two) on Easter Sunday!"

Mike says "They are soooooooo good!! I have cheated on my diet a couple of times, most recently by eating one of these. I had to. They're only out for a short time!"

 


 

On 03/30/04, Rebecca from Penticton, BC, Canada, wrote: "I am so confused...I have always bought and enjoyed Toffifee. Then I'm watching tv (American channel) and I see a commercial for ToffiFAY!!! Has it always been called that in the US? If so, I find it fascinating that the creators of this candy have two separate names for the exact same candy! I wonder what else they have different names for in other countries! :)"

Mike says "This was discussed earlier...one of the very first comments I posted! Click here to go to that comment. And I just learned that the Canadian Sidekick is the same as the American Fastbreak (see a few comments below this one for that comment!)."

 


 

In answer to my claim that nobody likes Zero Bars, Luanna chimes in:

On 03/29/04, Luanna from Virginia wrote: "OMG!! I love Zero bars! The perfect blend of white chocolate and nuggat."

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On 03/27/04, Ann from NY wrote: "I've been waiting to see if Reeses brings back the dark chocolate. I think the white chocolate is horrible, and don't understand why they have chosen to bring them back without the dark. Go figure."

Mike says "May...that's when the Dark Chocolate Reese's are supposed to come back out. Just a few more weeks!"

 


 

On 03/27/04, Thomas from Portland, Oregon, wrote: "I read online that in Canada the same exact candy bar the Fastbreak is actually called the Sidekick. Also, M&M's have found their colors but the party size bag of M&M peanut with the individual mini bags has just came out with yet another makeover of the characters and there animation on the bag."

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On 03/27/04, Susan from the West Coast wrote: "To the person trying to recall the (The U.S. version)candy bar w/bubbles, wasn't it the late, great, Chocolite? Aero bars sort of have the same effect, but the nearest thing is the Cadbury Wispa bar. Ummmmm."

Mike says "Well, that's two people who said it's the Chocolite. Amazing with all the chocolate I've eaten in my life, I don't think I've ever had a Chocolite."

 


 

On 03/26/04, Dave from Christchurch, England, wrote: "Heylo, the penguin bars are a popular lunchtime snack over here in England. Unfortunately they feature the worst jokes ever invented on the side, in which we take great pleasure in mocking. Eg. Why did the bicycle fall over? Because it was two tyred. See what i mean?"

Mike says "Is it bad that I laughed out loud when I first read the joke? And then I laughed again when I posted it? And I'm laughing right now thinking about it?"

 


 

On 03/25/04, Ann from Suffield, CT, wrote: "In answer to Joan from Buffalo, NY.(see post a couple down from this one), I believe she is talking about the Chocolite Bar from Nestle. Wish it was still around, but unfortunately is long gone. The closest thing would probably be the Cadbury Wispa Bar from the UK. Hope this helps!"

Mike says "Ann has written in a couple times...thanks for your help, Ann!"

 


 

On 03/25/04, Thomas from Portland, Oregon, wrote: "I was researching candy online and found a site that sells Hershey's Big Kat White Chocolate Crunch & Hershey's Big Kat Dark Chocolate Crunch. Both are being sold at the site and you can order either one. I wonder what Hershey will come up with next? I think something that would sell ridiculously well would be a Hershey Peanut Butter Cup 4-Pack with each cup being a differnt flavor. For instance, one cup is dark chocolate, one cup is white chocolate, one cup is inside out and the last cup could be either the regular cup or the honey roasted peanut cup. Then with Kit Kat they could do the same thing with each of the four sticks. Make one stick white chocolate, one stick dark chocolate, another stick orange chocolate then the last one either, strawberry, mint or regular. Now that sounds good."

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On 03/24/04, Erika from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, wrote: "I MYSELF LOVE THE MOUNDS,MY HUSBAND LOVES REESE CUPS AND MY GRANDMOTHERS LOVES KIT KATS. THESE ARE SNACKS I BUY AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK."

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On 03/24/04, Lyss from Kettering, England, wrote: "I'm writing to reply to Chris from Ohio, who asked, "Who came up with the name Kit Kat?". While researching Kit Kat for my business studies coursework I used the Kit Kat site a lot. And it says about the origin of the name, they dont know for sure and this is the official site so maybe its one of lifes mystery's. The page is www.kitkat.co.uk

I also wanted to say about Mint and Orange Kit Kat, by reading the comments it seems as though it is very hard to get them in the US. Over here you can just buy them at any supermarket and they aren't limited edition. And do you have Kit Kat Cubes? They are bite sized Kit Kats and are a recent release over here.

I'd love to try the Special Edition Reeses cups, we used to be able to buy the normal ones but now they are gone! I also love Oreos but the Co-op stopped selling them!! I need to go to Asda since they are the same company as Walmart and I heard they sell them. I found you can buy a few of the US chocolates in my local Poundland, things like Toffifee but that's about it. Still Luv the site, keep up the good work! Lys x (My mum is going to America soon, hopefully she can bring back some of the sweets Ive heard on here.)"

Mike says "If your Mom times it right, she can pick up some White Chocolate Reese's since the Peanut Butter eggs for Easter are out now, and Dark Chocolate Reese's as they're coming back out in May. As far as the Kit Kat Cubes, we have Kit Kat Bites which are little round Kit Kats and, like all the Hershey Bites, are HIGHLY addicting. From the web site above, I was able to find this about the name Kit Kat: Kit Kat was supposedly named after the Kit Kat club, an 18th Century Whig literary club."

 


 

On 03/22/04, Joe from Sprfld, OH, wrote: "I personally love reese's inside out and am trying to purchase a case or two. I've never endulged in a more delicious candy in my life. I also plan on writing to the company to attempt to make the inside out cups permanently. I think they are an excellent idea. You should try them again."

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On 03/17/04, Terence from Fort Lauderdale, FL, wrote: "I've found alot of Mint and Orange Kit Kat packages. Eckerd Drugs has plenty and they have been selling them cheap. Last week they were 62 cents for the 4.5 oz. package. This week, I've purchased them for 29 cents!!! I've been buying up all the MINT packages. Not that fond of ORANGE. Since I really like the DARK kit kats, I've mainly given away the MINT to other family members. I think the expiration date on the back of the packages are 4H. (which means 4=2004, H=August) Some of the Dollar Stores still have the MINT and ORANGE kit kat packages. (but they cost $1)."

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On 03/16/04, Joan from Buffalo, NY, wrote: "I'm trying to remember the name of a chocolate bar I loved as a kid: It was chocolate with "bubbles" that was supposed to make it crunchy? It was segmented and I think came in a brown wrapper. It was NOT the aero bar, but maybe the American equiv.?"

Mike says "I'm stumped...anybody??"

 


 

On 03/16/04, A Woods from Detroit, MI, wrote: "Hello, all. It has come to my attention today [3/16/2004] that Orange Kit Kat are available in an office gift shop where a relative works, here in Detroit, MI. She told me that while browsing, she noticed that they were available in the 2-finger packs. I asked her (of course) to bring me a pack tomorrow after work, and to look for any Mint Kit Kat, if possible. Now, here's something that I found VERY intriguing...while performing a Yahoo search for online retailers of Orange/Mint Kit Kat bars...I discovered Strawberry Kit Kat. They are supposedly available in Japan, and I actually snagged the candy bar wrapper photo, which I plan to e-mail to the webmaster. Maybe there is a way to order them from the U.S... a man can only hope : ) Regards, Fredo"

Mike says "Thanks for the photo. View it by clicking here. I knew about the strawberry and pineapple (both available in Japan) and a quick check of the Internet showed there is also Passion Fruit, and Lemon Cheesecake is available in Germany and Japan!"

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On 03/15/04, Chris from Ohio wrote: "Who came up with the name kitkat?"

Mike says "I tried to do a quick search on the Internet, but couldn't find any answers. If anybody knows, please drop me a line and include the link to the information if you have it!"

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On 03/13/04, Kim from MS wrote: "Thanks for displaying all your pictures of candy bar wrappers. I am doing a project for my graphic design class and needed to do some research and your site was the perfect place. Thanks for keeping all those wrappers."

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On 03/10/04, Kaylin from Houston TX, wrote: "I think its cool you have all of these wrappers now I can check somethin off my list today."

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On 03/06/04, Larry from Kentucky wrote: "What ever happened to the highnoon candy bar? It was the best candy bar ever. Who made the candy bar? How can i get some?"

Mike says "I haven't heard of that candy bar before. Can anybody help?"

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On 03/05/04, Ann from Suffield, CT, wrote: "In my Brooks Pharmacy circular today, that I received in the mail, they had Hershey's Limited Edition Cookies & Mint Candy Bars on sale 3 for $1.00. I used to love these when they had them out about seven years ago! They disappeared! I must go grab a few to try again. Just wanted to let everyone know. These are awesome - try one if you come across one! :>)"

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On 03/05/04, The Unknown Hershey worker from Hershey, PA returned and wrote: "its me again from hershey guess what people the regular big cups are back too. I love those things, and the dude that wants rally bars, i can get them, but i don't know why. ohenrys are better, also i think this website is cool keep up the good work."

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On 03/03/04, Davis from Houston TX, wrote: "I have just seen The newest Kit Kat commercials. i just think it is a slaughter of the product, it is because of that commercial that I stopped buying Kit Kats."

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On 03/03/04, Michael from Bay City, MI, wrote: "I have been trying to get those old wonderful SEMI-Sweet or Dark Chocolate bars in my hometown of Bay City, Michigan. Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club has no Dark Chocolate except the Baker’s Chocolate. Is that the same as the Hershey’s Semi Sweet Chocolate or is there no longer any Dark Chocolate Bars sold?"

Mike says "I haven't looked for the Special Dark bar in a while, so I'm not sure if they still make it. The next time I'm at Wal Mart, I'll have to look. I believe Hershey was making Hershey Kisses in dark chocolate, but it might have been a limited edition thing and you might not be able to find them right now. With Easter coming up, I would think you should be able to find some sort of dark chocolate."

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On 02/29/04, Patrick from North Carolina wrote: "I love Zero bars.. who doesn't like almonds.. it's like the anti-snicker's bar."

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On 02/28/04, Mairead from Stanmore, England, wrote: "i love this site it's the best. i come on it every evening mike, i think ur cool. i love cadbury's caramal eggs after easter there really cheap and i stack my cupboard with loads. because of lent i giv up chocolate hopefully 4 once i won't sin. u must think i'm dumb 2 come on ur webpage but this is the last time till easter of course. with all the money i save i'll eithier give t he money to church or a charity but i know i'll get a good easter egg, hopeful a cadbury' one. keep up the good work!"

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On 02/28/04, Naftal from Atlanta, Georgia, wrote: "I bought one package each of the orange Kit Kat and the mint Kit Kat that were at a downtown CVS drug store here. I went back and bought all the mints. Now they're all gone and I can't find anymore. Man, they were good."

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On 02/25/04, Amy from London, England, wrote: "Hey Mike me and my friend Mai discovered your site months ago but when hotmail had a fault they lost your web address i just found it and am so happy keep up the good work England thinks you are great!"

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On 02/25/04, My Mom from Runnemede, NJ, wrote: "How come you never told us about buying a Penguin candy bar when we were in the candy store in the strip? Were we too filled from kettle corn? I need to try one of those when we come in April. (After I finish my kettle corn)."

Mike says "Yes, the above is really from my Mom. She just learned how to surf the 'net at work. It probably won't be long before she asks me to help her pick out a PC for her home (which she swore she'd never do). The kettle corn is from The Strip District in Pittsburgh...a guy sells it on the street and it is FANTASTIC. We'll pick you up some Penguins when you come out, Mom. Just keep them away from Bob!"

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On 02/25/04, Elizabeth from New Brighton, MN, wrote: "When I click on the Milka to view larger photo, I just get the small red x box."

Mike says "Thanks, Elizabeth. Thought I fixed them all. Thanks for letting me know!"

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On 02/22/04, Ambercrombie from Rochester wrote: "One of my favorite candy bars from the early 1970s was the Rally bar made by Hershey's. I recall that while Rally looked similar to a Baby Ruth or an Oh Henry (a log of caramel coated with peanuts and covered in chocolate), the Rally was SO SO SO MUCH BETTER than these other two bars. While Baby Ruth and Oh Henry have a very bland, nondescript, flavorless quality, the Rally had a distinctive Butterscotchy-Chocolate flavor, absolutely fantastic. I have searched the web and found that Hershey's websites in Brazil and South Korea show the Rally bar as being available in those two countries, and someone on a website said he bought some in Australia. Does anyone know of any website where I can purchase Rally bars online??? Is there any US website that sells candy bars imported from other countries? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks."

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On 02/21/04, Tomo from England wrote: "the Penguin wrapper..., these busicuits are availble in the UK, they come with many differant wrappers and flavours like ( original , Mint , Orange )."

Mike says "Dang. Well, I don't plan on being in England anytime soon. I'll have to hope the candy store in downtown Pittsburgh that sells candy from around the world (and where I got my first Penguin) will start selling the other flavors too."

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On 02/19/04, Marsha from Albany, NY, wrote: "I did a search on the mint kitkats and found your page... I like them so much too!!!! I did the exact same thing... RiteAid had them on clearance, so I bought a few... I liked them so much, but when I went back there were no more!!! Quite disappointed, hopefully they'll see there are people like you and me who enjoy them and they'll make more."

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On 02/17/04, Lori from Colorado Springs, Colorado, wrote: "We used to be able to get this great chocolate bars here in Colo. Springs, Co from Longs Drugs stores. It was great because I am originally from Canada and it was a little bit of home! They have now been discontinued for some reason and I would love to be able to get them again. Thanks."

Mike says "Thanks for the comment, Lori. Unfortunately, I don't know what candy bar you're talking about. If you are going to leave a comment, please let me know which candy bar you're talking about...thanks!"

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On 02/17/04, Eric from New York City, NY, wrote: "That guy was right, i work at kmart and there are white chocolate reeses eggs. I saw them in the stock room yesterday! Yum."

Mike says "Eric is talking about the post below this one. And I can also confirm the White Chocolate Reese's Eggs as I saw them at Target the day after Valentine's Day. If your local department store has their Easter candy out, they might have them!"

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On 02/10/04, Unknown from Hershey, PA, wrote: "I work in a distrbution warehouse for hershey,i see and get to eat stuff sometimes months before it hits stores,yes dark choc. PB cups are coming back,white choc Big cups,white choc PB eggs,3 different kinds of carb control bars,and I see a few pallets of orange and mint kit kats left,but they are gone,cookies in choc. bar and a cookies in mint bar."

Mike says "I usually don't post comments from people who don't leave their name (and at least a state, for that matter), but I posted this one. If you're the one who wrote this, don't take offense with what I'm about to say....just because it's on the Internet doesn't make it true. Sounds true, and very well could be. And I understand that if this person works for Hershey, he/she wouldn't want their name attached to the comment....just sayin', that's all. And if the person wants to send me some free samples, well, I'm all for that!"

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Although I say nobody likes Zero Bars, Ashley does:

On 02/10/04, Ashley from Ohio wrote: "I love the zero bar, it's dreamy!"

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On 02/10/04, Spencer from California wrote: "I would like to know if you have any idea where to find theese reeses i would like to try them! Tahnk you!!!!!"

Mike says "Well, I'm really not sure which Reese's you're talking about since you didn't say. I'm sure you're talking about one of the Limited Edition ones...they come out every few months (once a year?) for a little bit and then go away. I was in a Giant Eagle grocery store Friday the 13th and they had some White Chocolate Reese's. I don't like them that much, so I didn't buy any."

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On 02/09/04, Deena from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, wrote: "Hello,I surfed over your site and came in to check it out. I very much admire your work. Your information given to all whom read it, is well done by you also. I was wondering how much candy bar wrappers are worth. That's what brought me to your website. I have a few oldie wrappers of a milky way bar(1920)A few wrigleys gum wrappers too. They are from the 1920's too. Instead of yellow they are green and white stripes. Of the juicy fruit flavor kind that is. They were found while tearing down an old building in Kentucky. I thought they were something cool to hold onto. Plus they are interesting conversation pieces to own. Thank you for making your site available to all. Good luck with it too."

Mike says "Thanks for the kind words about the web site. I have fun with it and it's neat to read the comments people leave. About the old wrappers...I'm sure there's a market out there for them somewhere. I just don't know where or who you would turn to. Maybe an antique store would know of someone. Of course, there's always eBay. But with eBay, you would have to sell them and I get the feeling you don't want to sell them, you were just wondering how much they were worth."

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On 02/08/04, Ben from Sacramento, California, wrote: "well, i thought your comment on why the zero bar is named zero was hilarious! very funny, and mostly true. everyone i talk to hasnt really heard of them, but i really like them alot.... so maybe it should be renamed to 'one'."

Mike says "Your comments made me laugh out loud...it'd be pretty funny if someone came out with a candy bar called "One". Of course, there are people who like Zero bars and I've learned from doing this page that the bars are often hard to find."

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On 02/06/04, Jason from Salmon Creek in Vancouver, WA, wrote: "somebody, anybody, please please please get reeses to come back out with the DARK chocolate peanut butter cups. I live in the salmon creek/hazel dell area in Vancouver, WA 98685. Please, I beg of you, do whatever it takes. I am freakin' addicted to them. I need to get them again, they are just simply the best candy in the world. Make it happen very, very, very soon.DO WHATEVER IT TAKES."

Mike says "Jason sounds serious!! You'll be happy to know that, according to a comment a further down the page (and I have read the same thing on Reese's web site) that they are supposed to be back in May of 2004. I hope you can hang on that long!!"

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On 02/05/04, John from Virginia wrote (about Reese's Fast Break): "Why did they switch to orange? I bought one of each color thinking one had differnt thing but it didnt hmm .. i love fast breaks by the way."

Mike says "John is talking about Reese's Fast Break and how when they first came out, the wrapper was blue, but now it's orange. My feeling is that when it first came out, it wasn't doing well so they switched to the familiar orange color of other Reese's products to let people know that it was a Reese's product. The color orange is almost like a trademark with Reese's and I don't know why they didn't start out with the orange wrapper right away. Anyway, if you see one in a blue wrapper, it's old!!"

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On 02/05/04, Dawn from Baltimore, Maryland, wrote: "I read your comments about the Reese's Big Cup and I have to disagree! I am a peanut butter lover, and this is simply the best peanut butter candy bar I have ever had. I am really disappointed that I cannot find them anymore. I was wondering if you knew of any links to boost Hershey's likelood to increase production of this candy bar!?! Thanks, Love your site!"

Mike says "Probably the best thing you can do is grab a Reese's wrapper and call the number on the wrapper. Tell them how much you love the Big Cup and that you hope they'll make them all the time. I feel that this is better than going to the web site and sending an email (which is too easy for them to ignore). The Hershey people are paying to have the phone lines and are probably more interested in those comments. There's probably X amount of reports that get generated from people's calls!"

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On 02/04/04, Ann from Suffield, CT, wrote: "For the Zero Bar fans - I always see them at my local Wal-Mart & Target. Let me know if you would like me to custom purchase them for you. I would be glad to send you some if you would like. I found out on a website that the Limited Edition Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are coming back in May 2004! Just thought I'd share!"

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On 02/02/04, Jennifer from Vancouver, BC, wrote: "Actually I was just enjoying a Moritz Icy square and I was wondering if anyone has any idea how many calories these creamy little dreams have??? I'm sure most people don't care but I have added this decadent little treat to my diet, occassionally, and am afraid that although they are small they are soooo fantastic that they must have 1000's of calories. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks."

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On 02/02/04, Brent from NY wrote: "the picture of the reese's dark peanut butter cup wrapper isn't there. i need to see it."

Mike says "I've had a couple of people make the same comment about different wrappers not showing up. Turns out I had a slight typo in my code. While some browsers corrected my mistake and showed the wrapper with no problems, there were a few that didn't correct it. I finally went through all the wrappers and corrected the error (some 70+ pages!). I hope they're all fixed now and I'm sure there are other pictures in other sections that need to be fixed eventually too. If there are any pages that don't load correctly, let me know!"

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On 02/02/04, Gabriel from Rochester, NY, wrote: "I just tried the Honey Roasted Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They were good, but nothing special, as you said, and did not taste especially different from the regular cups. I haven't seen the Dark Chocolate Cups and would love to try them. Must hunt for them! Thanks for sharing info with us."

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On 02/01/04, Hoff from Austin, TX, wrote: "Hey thanks for having a picture of the inside out peanut butter cup. My girlfriend has never seen them and she would not believe that they ever even exisisted at all. But now I have proof!"

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On 01/29/04, Casey from Logan, Utah, wrote: "Cool website. I did notice that your comments for the Fast Break were not extremely favorable. I too thought it was too soft upon first purchase, but then they really grew on me. Especially when I realized that if you combine a Fast Break and a regular Snickers, you get a very close taste of the old Peanut Butter Snickers (which is my all-time favorite). Also, I am a big fan of the Zero bar - though they are very hard to find, so I must be one of the few."

Mike says "Yes, the Reese's Fast Break is growing on me, too. I actually bought one of those packages with ten 'fun size' Fast Break bars in them. Although they haven't broken into my Top Five, I've taken them off my "Do Not Buy" list."

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On 01/25/04, Melissa from Boston, MA, wrote: "i LOVE the new white chocolate Reese's. I think it's about time that they make a white chocolate candy. I don't like any brown chocolates and i think this was GENIUS idea. Only problem, they're always sold out when i go to buy them EVERYWHERE!!!"

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On 01/24/04, Mrs. B from Rhode Island wrote: "Concerning Reese's Big Cup: I think this is the most perfect candy bar ever made. I love the concept of chocolate and peanut butter. The original cups are good, yet most of the chocolate shell(especially the bottom) is quite thin. The miniature version of the cups have too much chocolate and not enough peanut butter. But the Big Cup, in my opinion, is the perfect ratio of peanut butter to chocolate. I wish Hershey would keep making these. I saw them for a brief time and them they were gone quickly. Was it that they were so good everyone wanted one?"

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On 01/24/04, MVD from Minnesota wrote: "Cant get enough of the white chocolate kit kats and white chocolate reeses peanut butter cups. I WANT MORE!!!!!!!!!"

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On 01/22/04, Kathie from Unionville, CT, wrote: "WELL THIS PLOY WORKED - I BOUGHT 2 PKGS OF M&M's - ONE PLAIN AND ONE WITH PEANUTS. MY CO-WORKERS THOUGHT THE WHITE AND BLACK PACKAGING WAS STRANGE BUT ATE THE CANDY WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. I ASSUMED IT WAS SOME SORT OF CONTEST TO GET THE PUBLIC TO CHOOSE NEW COLORS FOR THESE DELICIOUS CANDIES. MY MISTAKE. I AM ON ATKINS SO THE CANDY IS NO LONGER SOMETHING I CAN EAT. HOW ABOUT LOW CARB/SPLENDA FORMULATION OF M&M's? CAN'T HURT TO ASK??"

Mike says "It wouldn't hurt to call the M&M's people and let them know you'd buy a low carb version of M&M's, although I don't know how they would do it. But since you brought up the Atkins diet, I might as well use this opportunity to let everyone know that I'll be doing the Atkins diet soon...probably by the end of February. I know what you're thinking...the guy has almost 80 different wrappers on his web site, he must be HUGE. Well, I'm not huge, but I could stand to lose a few pounds (like most of us). When I start the diet, it means no more candy. So I don't know what will happen to this web site. Of course, the comments will still be updated. I just don't know what I'll do with the wrappers. I might start asking for people to send in wrappers, but I don't know yet."

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On 01/22/04, Holly from Auburnal wrote: "I love zero bars."

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On 01/21/04, Reece from Dandenong, Victoria, wrote: "I was thinking when do you think you will get a Five Boys Chocolate Bar wrapper I have been looking for a picture of one but I can't find one any way if you could get one that would be good."

Mike says "I'm assuming you're from Victoria in Canada. I've never heard of Five Boys Chocolate bar. If it's from Canada, I'll have to look out for it the next time I'm up there (hopefully sometime in February)."

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On 01/20/04, Dave from Phoenix, Arizona, wrote: "I was getting the orange Kit Kat bars at an import food shop(they are a great variation on the norm), and would talk to people about them. When I heard there were mint, I was shocked that I had been missing out. Someone at my work was going and he brought me back a 2 stick bar. Ever since I have been looking out and inquiring. No one seems to want to ship them... I found a motherlode at a dollar store."

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On 01/20/04, Jess from Morehead, KY, wrote: "I love White Chocolate Reese's! They're Great!"

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On 01/20/04, Steve from Traverse City wrote: "I BOUGHT THE MOST DELICIOUS CANDY BAR THE OTHER DAY. KIT-KAT MINT LIMITED EDITION. I WOULD LIKE TO BUY MORE OF THESE. THESE ARE WONDERFUL. BUT THEY ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND. I BOUGHT IT AT A SHELL GAS STATION AND LIKED IT SO MUCH THAT I BOUGHT EVERYONE THEY HAD!!!!!!!!!! I WENT ON THE HERSHEY WEB SITE AND THEY DON'T EVEN LIST THEM. IF YOU FIND THEM, TRY THEM BUT BE PREPAIRED TO GET HOOKED!!!!"

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On 01/19/04, Beth from Washington, DC, wrote: "The Mint Kit Kats are now available at CVS for $0.99 each.....as well as the Orange ones..... The mint ones are sooooooooooooo good!!!!!! Tastes like mint Girl Scout cookies!"

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On 01/15/04, Sharon from Greensboro, NC, wrote: "For the past few weeks I've been thinking about Zero Bars. What got me wondering about them was UnWrapped on foodtv.com, they did a thing on childhood favorites, Zero Bars weren't mentioned, but the show triggered my memory. I'm a southerner, married to a yankee, and we live now, in the San Francisco Bay area. My hubby had never heard of Zero Bars, so I'm wondering if it's a regional thing, or he lead a very sheltered childhood..LOL! I haven't had a chance to look for them out here, but now that I know they are still around, I'm going too. I loved them, just hope if I get one, it doesn't disappoint me, because once you are all grown up, things don't taste like you remembered...learned that with SpagethhiO's ...yuck! Thanks for being another person that knows what's good..."

Mike says "Like I mentioned on my comments about the Zero Bar, I seem to remember them disappearing for a while. Then they came back. And I've learned from others who have wrote in that they are sometimes hard (if not impossible) to find. They're in the local Wal Mart around here."

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On 01/15/04, Cheryl from Milwaukee, WI, wrote: "I love both dark and white chocolate but recently found Orange flavored. I wasn't thinking I should have bought more. Very 'old memory' taste for me. I am looking for all the different bars for a fun gift for my dad. Anyone see orange. White and Chocolate come and go pretty often in the Dollar stores around here."

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On 01/14/04, Dawn from Ouray, Colorado, wrote: "I actually bought (Reese's Inside Out) because they have a lower carb count than many other candy bars. If you eat just one, that's a 9.5 carb treat. Have been searching everywhere for more, but...no luck. Will call Hershey's tomorrow."

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On 01/14/04, Rach from Baltimore, Maryland, wrote: "my mom got mint flavored kit kats for christmas, i havn't tried them....yet.... i imagine they will be good since i love mint! i never knew that there was a dark and white chocolate flavore! i will keep an eye out for them! i think you could get the mint at walmart... for a limited time that is.. don't know if you still can though! i will write back if i find out more!"

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On 01/10/04, Alissa from Smithville, Ohio, wrote: "I recently found a 24 pack of white chocolate reeses at sams club. they had honey roasted and dark chocolate too. I think the box was like, 12 dollars maybe? i dont remember, but i got a box of the white. They are oh so fresh and amazing. I enjoyed the big cups the best though, but they didnt have those. Also, you know how you were looking for a pb snickers wrapper? Theres a pic of one on www.bradkent.com i do believe. Thanks for your page, i always look foward to looking at your updates and comments!"

Mike says "On a recent rip to my local Sam's, all they had was the Honey Roasted and the Inside Out. I'm waiting for the Dark Chocolate ones to come back out...I LOVE them!! And you are right about the Peanut Butter Snickers wrapper on bradkent.com."

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On 01/09/04, tspreche from BC wrote: "When did toffifay become toffifee as we buy it in Canada now?"

Mike says "I talked about this very subject a while ago. For that information, click here!!"

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On 01/07/04, Romeo from Oak Park, IL, wrote: "My wife and I recently visited Australia and New Zealand. They have white chocolate everything down there - you can get white chocolate Twix, M & M's, big bars of it, etc. However, the Nestle Kit Kat White is absolutely the best! Why we don't have as much White Chocolate candy bars in the U.S. I'm not sure. But we definitely need more of it, especially the white chocolate Kit Kat's."

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On 01/06/04, Amanda from Ohio wrote: "I seen on your white and dark chocolate kit-kat page that there was a guy named Josh from Japan that said that they have different flavors of Kit-Kats like orange,blueberry,melon,etc. Is there anyway I can get some of these rare flavored Kit-Kats? And also,where can I fing the orange Kit-Kats in Ohio? I hope somebody can help."

Mike says "I don't know where in Ohio you are, but if there's a Giant Eagle nearby, check them out. Or check out other grocery stores. The ones I've seen are in a cardboard display stand. Look in different grocery stores...good luck!!"

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On 01/04/04, Eva from Chicago, IL, wrote: "In the summer of 2002 I went to Japan for a language study and they had Pineapple Kit Kats. I generally don't really like kit kats but had to try them and they were awesome. Then during the winter holidays a friend of mine went and she brought me back Strawberry Kit kats. Apparently the different flavors are seasonal in Japan as well, just like some versions of the tasty snack Pocky. Of course I wouldn't have found this site if I hadn't found the mysterious Mint Kit Kat in my Sun Coast bag. There's no bar code or anything for indiviual sale so I'm guessing it was a promotional thing for XMas but it was awesome. I'd love to be able to get the different flavors in the bags of single serving ones, even if only seasonly. If you freeze them they last a decent amount of time. Here's to hoping they offer more flvors, even if only occasionally."

Mike says "The Mint and Orange Kit Kats are sold (in the USA) in a pack with 6-two bar packages. That's why your package didn't have any bar code or anything on it...it came from a bigger pack. And unfortunately, today I ate my last 2 bar pack of Mint Kit Kats. Dang."

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On 01/04/04, Lance from Gastonia, NC, wrote: "Zero was my favorite American candy bar. Most American candy bars suck compared to European chocolate bars, because of inferior ingredients in the chocolate. This is especially true of Hershey products. Not so with the Zero. It doesn't have the phoney Hershey chocolate. It is really unique. It is certainly not the greatest bar out there, but there is nothing else like it."

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On 01/03/04, Reece from Dandenong, Victoria, wrote: "I think your web page is the best and I love chocolate bars and I think you should be very proud with what you have done and thanks for the picture of the NESTLE CRUNCH chocolate bar. I will enjoy that anyway...thanks."

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On 12/29/03, Brownie from Northern, CT, wrote: "Great page - I love it! Just wanted to let you know I found the limited edition Orange Kit Kat Bars & the Mint ones, too. They were at my local grocery store for $1.00 for six individually wrapped bars in one whole wrapped package. I tried them and fell in love with them. My husband tried them and loved them, too, so he went back to the store and bought nine packages of them. He said he likes the Mint ones just a little bit more than the orange ones. They are great! Thanks again for a great page!"

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On 12/24/03, Sue from Indiana wrote: "found special edition orange and mint flavored kit kat candy bars for l$ containing 6 two finger bars at BP service station. Wonder when they will come out with the same thing in dark chocolate!!"

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On 12/19/03, Heather from Fraser, Colorado, wrote: "I LOVE the White chocolate reese cups. Where have they gone?"

Mike says "They're Limited Edition and come and go throughout the year. According to the Reese's website, they're due to come back in May. If you really like them, get a package of regular Reese's and call the number on the package. Tell them you like the White Chocolate Reese's and maybe they'll make them year round!"

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On 12/19/03, Jeff from Arlington, TX, wrote: "I was wondering if you have any idea why Snicker's stopped making peanut butter Snickers. I guess it's been about 10 years since they were made, but i thought that was the best candy bar ever."

Mike says "Oh my gosh...I forgot all about the Peanut Butter Snickers!! They were great!! I tried to find a wrapper on-line, but couldn't find one. I don't know why they stopped making them. Probably didn't sell enough. Dang...now I wish I had one!"

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On 12/16/03, Pao from San Diego, CA, wrote: "i think ur website was very informative i must say i absolutely loved it. i come here everyday now just to see if you've updated it. I know the web page by heart. I think that u should include Heath bars in it i think that they are quite good. i agree with u when u said that milka does taste more "milky" than Hersheys. Well till next time i hope u take care and keep writing these great candy reviews!!!"

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On 12/09/03, HiKath from Marietta, GA, wrote: "Many years ago, we bought orange flavored milk chocolate kit kats in Victoria. I've looked everywhere to find them again. Any ideas?"

Mike says "I have recently had both Orange and Mint Kit Kats!! They are another limited edition candy, just like the white and dark chocolate Kit Kats. As far as I know, they are only sold in a bigger pack that is actually six 2-piece packages for a total of 12 bars. I found them at a local Giant Eagle grocery store. This is the only place that I have seen them, although I'm not really looking for them. But it's important to remember that (again, as far as I know) they aren't in the regular packaging and probably won't be in with the rest of the candy bars. Look down the aisle with all the bagged candy. Another tip is to look for one of those cardboard display stands since it's a special limited edition."

On a side note...a little bit of a rant here. I got more comments than are posted here, but the people leaving them didn't bother to fill in their name and/or where they are from. If you can't take the time to tell me your name and where you're from (it can even just be the state (if in US)), I'm not going to take the time to post your comment. I don't have a mailing list that I'm going to sign you up for, I'm not going to use your information to steal your id. Believe me, once I post your comment, I delete all the information. I just like to see where people are writing me from and attach a name to a comment.

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On 12/09/03, Ryan from Smithville, NJ, wrote: "Hey does anyone remember a candy bar that was around in the late 80's/early 90's called pb max? This was my all time favorite candy bar. It had an insane amount of peanut butter in it and some little cookie type things. The whole thing was covered in chocolate. Nobody other than me seems to have had one of these. If you know of any way that i can get my hands on one..please let me know."

Mike says "First off, how's Historic Smithville, NJ??? Growing up in NJ, I know all about Smithville. Many a NJ woman has dragged her man to Historic Smithville to shop the shoppes. Anyway, PB Max....I remember the name, but couldn't tell you anything about them. Even after you described it, it doesn't sound familiar, but I do remember the name. Put it this way...if it was a candy bar when I was growing up (especially if it had peanut butter), I had it. Anybody else remember the PB Max??"

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On 12/08/03, Jennifer from Huntsville, AL, wrote: "i love white chocolate reese's because i love white chocolate and i love regular reese's and the fast break bars. I like the new swirly wrappers too. they're so pretty."

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On 12/06/03, Brent from Sanford, NC, wrote: "Hi. I was wondering if anybody remembers an old white chocolate candy bar from Nestle that contained chopped nuts. The current White Chocolate Crunch is similar, but it has rice instead of nuts. It used to be my favorites when I was a kid, but I havn't seen any in around 10 years. Does anyone know if they're still made anywhere (in US or elsewhere)?"

Mike says "Nothing comes to mind for me. Does it sound familiar to anybody??"

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On 12/05/03, LX from Atlanta, GA, wrote: "A lot of people are saying that they are dissappointed that their favorite limited edition Reeses aren't available anymore. Please call into Reeses (Weekdays 9-4 EST 1-800-468-1714) and tell them you loved it and would buy them if they kept making them. ESPECIALLY if you likes the white chocolate Reeses."

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On 11/30/03, Lyss from Kettering, England, wrote: "I am commenting on the Spanish Wrapper Kit Kat. On the page you say the Slogan is in English (Have a Break, Have a Kit Kat) and you said that they probably don't have a Spanish word for Gimme. In the UK the slogan is Have a Break, Have a Kit Kat so they probably just used that version. I learn something new everyday, I never knew it was so different in the US, wrapper and everything untill I came to this site. Luv the site, Lys x"

Mike says "Thanks for the information! Guess I was playing the part of the typical American who thinks the world revolves around the USA and if it's a certain way here, it must be that way everywhere. ::smile::"

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On 11/30/03, Deb from Florida wrote: "I keep hearing the tail end of a commercial, saying something about 'the best part is seeing if you've won', but I can't seem to catch the whole commercial. I found a white chocolate kit kat and was wondering if there is some kind of kit kat contest going on. Any info you can supply would be appreciated. My boyfriend is sick thinking he ate a winner...LOL"

Mike says "I can't remember seeing a contest like that (although I have a bad memory!). Does it sound familiar to anybody??"

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On 11/25/03, Amy from London, England, wrote: "Hi Mike i think your page is great. The comments are funny and the information you put on your website really helped me with my school project i ended up getting an 'A*' from all your helpful notes and comments. I told all my friends about your site and they think its great one of them even suggesed starting a mike fan club but we are all too busy as we have mock exams coming up which decide what groups we're in for the real ones!!!!! I'll write again soon! please post my message on your site it's flown all the way from London!"

Mike says "I came thisclose to getting my own fan club!! I'll think about that next time someone writes me and tells me to get a life."

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On 11/24/03, Dave from Youngstown, OH, wrote: "To all - i'm a graduate student at Syracuse and my thesis topic is candy bar wrapper design (i'm serious). So... i'd love any help i can get. Interesting folks in the business, graphics, printing, design, collections, manufacturers... whatever. thanks. dave"

Mike says "Dave, you didn't leave any email address, so I can't get in touch with you if somebody writes in."

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On 11/22/03, Chuck from Dayton, OH, wrote: "Could you *please* pass my question on to "Pat" in Austin, TX, whose father was "Dr. IQ", and now lives in Columbus, OH? (see comment from Pat further down the page)

Pat: I was on your dad's show one morning in (I *think*) 1963, in Dayton ("The Jimmy McClain Show"). He might remember me, because I won both of the prizes the show gave out daily - the daily trivia question prize, and the sports question prize. It was memorable because I was only nine years old at the time. When it was time to announce the trivia question winner, he said, "The winner is... well, I'll be... it's the little boy!" Could you put me in touch with him? I just want to say "Hi" to him, and tell him where my life went afterward."

Mike says "Chuck left me his email address and I passed it on to Pat."

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On 11/21/03, Stuart from Seattle, WA, wrote: "I remember getting Toffifay at the movies in the late 1970's right here in Washington state. I even remember the commercials and the jingle "Toffifay, it's too good for kids". A lady at the grocery store had Toffifay samples out today at the end of an aisle, and was pushing boxes of it with coupons. So I bought two boxes of it. I'd say that they were about 8 oz boxes."

Mike says "After you mentioned the jingle, I now also remember it! I remember TV commercials dealing with it. Can't remember exact details, but I know what you're talking about!"

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On 11/20/03, Krisytal from Hodgenville, Kentucky, wrote: "i love zero bars they are my favorite type of candy bar. i cant find them anywhere though. there is hardly anywhere to buy them."

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On 11/08/03, Vertigo from Seattle, WA, wrote: "I like Reese's Fast Break. Although, they have more fat and calories than any mortal human should tolerate, they're still pretty good. I must tell you that I'm a HUGE Reese's fan; I eat 'em all, so I may be a little peanut-butter-candy biased. I can eat as much candy as I'd like and Reese's Fast Breaks are WAY too bad to eat on a regular basis... But, I still like 'em."

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On 11/17/03, Tracy from Nixa, MO, wrote: "I love 3 Musketeers, they are really good slightly warm so it is gooey!"

Mike says "I heard of freezing candy bars for a different taste. Never thought about warming them up to make them gooey!! Interesting. Might have to try this with some different candy bars. A side note that isn't about candy bars but is about heating things up...Sprite is very good when it is warmed up. Almost like a cider. Try it!"

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On 11/13/03, Robert from Wilmington, DE, wrote: "Yes, I actually like Zero bars. I first discovered them many years ago as a youngster who liked to attend the movies on Saturday afternoons. In the old Park Theatre on Union Street in Wilmington, they had a candy vending machine which included, among other goodies, Zero bars. I tried one and liked it, and although I don't eat very much candy as an adult, Zero bars remain my favorite. If I go to the movies these days, I try to find a Zero bar in Eckerd's first, and then take it with me to watch the flick. I never see Zero bars for sale in theatres anymore. For that matter, I don't see Zero bars anywhere, except for some stores in the Eckerd's chain. Why do I like them? I really don't know why, I just do."

Mike says "I know I joked that nobody likes Zero bars, but of course there are people that do. And from what people have wrote in, it does seem like they are hard to find. Since I started this page, I do look around for them and notice not everybody carries them. For what it's worth, I got mine at a Wal Mart. But I haven't looked lately to see if they still have them. I know my local Sam's Club doesn't sell them by the case like they do with just about every other candy bar."

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On 11/09/03, Ann from Northern CT wrote: "Hi Mike! Love your page! I also share an addiction to chocolate, & being originally from South Jersey, share a love of Tastykakes, especially Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes. I am actually going to visit NJ this weekend, so I am going to bring some back with me! I wanted to answer a comment made by a girl who was looking for a candy bar from the 70's that had a yellow & brown wrapper. I am thinking she is referring to the Chocolite Bar made by Nestle. It was my all time favorite candy bar of all time. Wish they would bring it back! The only thing I have found to be even remotely similar is the Wispa Bar from the UK. Thanks for the great info on your wonderful site!"

Mike says "Make sure you check your local stores for Tasty Kakes. I recently found them in my local (just outside Pittsburgh) Wal Mart. They're the family pack boxes and no pies yet. Not the same as going back home to NJ and buying them at the Wawa, but good enough for a fix! And I think you are right about the Chocolite bar. After having a name, I searched on the Internet. Couldn't find a wrapper, but the way people were talking about them, it sounds like you're right (they even mentioned the Wispa as an almost as good replacement). Thanks for the info!!"

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On 11/09/03, Aurora from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, wrote: "I disagree with you on the airheads. I adore them and haven't really tasted anything quite like them. They have some really interesting flavours, too. My favorite chocolate bars are Caramilk, in fact, anything Cadbury, and the mint Aero. The package is different now, though, didn't recognize any of the Aero packages. And we don't have those cookies & M&M bars either, which seem neat. My favorite candies are M&M's, Riesen and Clodhoppers. Have you had Clodhoppers yet? If you haven't, you MUST try them. Highly recommended, especially the clodhoppers and dream, that's delish."

Mike says "Cadbury is good chocolate...I like most Cadbury stuff too. And the mint Aeros are good. And I haven't had a Clodhopper yet. I might be in Canada early next week...I'll have to look for them."

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On 11/08/03, Heather from Lyndonville, VT, wrote: "I liked the inside out reese cups. I was very disappointed when I found out I couldn't get them any more. I liked the inside out better then the other reeses cup. I hope they will start making them all the time."

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On 11/05/03, Rebecca from East Aurora, NY, wrote: "I am desparate to find dark chocolate Reese's. Have you seen them in stores? Do you know where i can buy them online? Thanks for your help. They are for a birthday present."

Mike says "I'm not sure if you can get them on-line or not. They are very hard to find. I don't list web sites that I haven't dealt with personally, but if you do a search for on-line candy stores maybe you'll get lucky. Good luck!"

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On 11/02/03, Teresa from Ocala, Florida, wrote: "I purchased one bag of the Reeses White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and shared them with my co-workers. We all agreed that they were better than the regular peanut butter cups. I went back to purchase more and found out they were gone. I'd like to buy more, but I am not sure where to find them."

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On 10/30/03, Homer from Mass. wrote: "I agree with you completely (about Nestle Crunch with Caramel). I actually sent an e-mail to Nestle about this and told them that there was no creaminess to the caramel either. I was hoping for a caramello like experience with crunch. Maybe the'll change the recipe."

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On 10/29/03, Tracy from Vancouver, Canada, wrote: "Yo mike...how r u? Cool comment about the yorkie..."don't feed the birds" and "not for girls". Why is it not for girls do you think? I'd like to know what your opinion please if you don't mind. See yah and thanks for your time. Keep looking for odd phrases in candy bars."

Mike says "I'm guessing it's a marketing thing. Maybe to get people talking about it. A lot of advertising is aimed at one sex or the other, they just don't come right out and say it. It made me pick up a bar and buy one (because I thought it was funny...not because I'm sexist!). Who knows...maybe they even have a candy bar over in England that isn't for boys."

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On 10/26/03, Joe from Ocean View, Virginia, wrote: "Hi Mike. Came across your site while searching for an outlet to buy Zero Bars. They were my favorite as a kid and I hadn't thought about them in years. I found them online and bought a box. Hope they still taste the same. Also found another favorite, Chunky, and bought some of those too. Enjoyed your site."

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On 10/26/03, Tessera from Denver wrote (about the Yorkie): "Uh, thats really bad, but the whole thing about not feeding the birds, still the not for girls message. A Bird is a girl..."

On 10/28/03, Rebecca from Chicago, IL, wrote: "Note on Yorkie candy bars: If it's from Britain, then the phrase "Don't feed the birds" is referring to the fact that it's not for women - bird is Cockney slang for woman or girl. Just a fun trivia fact! Great site."

Mike says "Whoops!! Dang foreign slang!! Thanks for writing in...I fixed my error."

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On 10/26/03, John from Indiana wrote: "You need to put in some information on "Ice Cube" chocolates. They are imported from Germany and I have seen them for sale in candy stores at malls, but I buy mine at the gas station."

Mike says "I have had Ice Cube in the past (before I started saving wrappers). I think I had them on a trip to Ottawa. They're pretty good. I was at my favorite chocolate store in the Strip District of Pittsburgh Tuesday (Oct 28th) and they had them. So I bought one. I'll have the wrapper up soon. (Update! The wrapper is now up!)"

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On 10/24/03, Pache from Raleigh, NC, wrote: "I think you ought to track down some surviving Mars Bars. I was a big fan of the Mars Bar before it was renamed the Snickers With Almonds. It just doesn't taste as good to me with the new name. I would love to see the classic rapper. Thanks."

Mike says "That might be hard to do! It's been months since the Mars bar was around. I will make an effort when I'm in stores, but I don't think I'll find any. Plus, if I do find some, I'm gonna know they're really old!! It funny because I'm the opposite of you...really didn't like the Mars bar, but kinda like the Snickers With Almonds."

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On 10/24/03, Earl from New Orleans, LA, wrote: "Hey everyone, where do you buy Nestle White Chocolate Crunch Bars I can't seem to find them. Thanks."

Mike says "Getting a lot of these types of questions! I think I bought mine at my local Wal Mart, although I don't know if they still sell them. They might not be available in all locations. The only thing I can suggest is to ask your local grocery store's manager (or any store, really) if they can get them in. Sometimes, this is the only way they know that their customers want something in the store. Other than checking all the local stores (dollar stores, drug stores, Wal Mart type stores, etc), don't know what to suggest!!"

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On 10/22/03, Lorri from Arizona wrote: "Do you know where I can get the King Size Zero Bars at wholesale price? They run around 65 cents per bar and can retail anywhere from 88 cents to 99 cents. Any information would be greatful. I am doing a mass marketing for my business and need to order 1000 bars for now and more to come but I need it to be wholesale pricing. Can you help?"

Mike says "Did you try one of those warehouse stores like Sam's or Costco?? I was in my local Sam's recently (after I got your comment), but they didn't even have the regular size bars. Did you try Hershey? I don't know if they would sell to an individual or not. Their web site is www.hersheys.com. Maybe try at your local grocery store? Maybe they can order it for you, although I don't know if they would give you a price break. I would suggest a local grocery store and not a big chain grocery store. Check the phone book to see if there's a company in your area that sells candy in bulk or wholesale. Good luck!"

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On 10/22/03, Athina from Peekskill, NY, wrote: "I am looking to find something called "snack" candy bar. I first had it when I was in Canada...tried searching online for it. Can't find it...would you be able to help??? Thanks for your time."

Mike says "Did you try some of the web sites that sell candy? I don't list any of them because one of my rules for my web site is I don't link to companies I haven't personally dealt with. Can anybody else help? If you can, let me know."

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On 10/21/03, Amanda from Orange County, NY, wrote: "I found your page on a search for the Zero candy bar. I have to find a target market for this particular candy bar for a marketing class in which I am currently enrolled. My partner and I have scheduled taste tests and various other research and have found NO ONE that likes this candy bar! We have been completely unsuccessful in finding anyone on this planet who desires this bar...thus we have targeted the elderly. Who else to push the project off on? If I never see a Zero bar again in my life it will be too soon!"

Mike says "This project must be a popular one. I've gotten several comments like this. If I may offer my opinion, I would market it to the young adults. The elderly are set in their ways and aren't as likely to try something new. Young adults (15-21) aren't as brand loyal yet and are willing to try new things. Market it as a hip, cool thing and the young adults will take over. Think Mountain Dew. Never did a lot for Pepsi (it was an OK seller) until they marketed it for Gen X. Now it's a huge seller for them. (Personally, I've been drinking Mountain Dew since I can remember and I'm at the ripe old age of 37!)"

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On 10/20/03, Amy from southwestern PA wrote: "Hi Mike! Thanks for a great site! I stumbled upon it while browsing Reese's information online. I am well-known for being a Reese's cup lover. I am hoping I can find the latest two L.E.s because today's the first day I found out about the honey-roasted and inside-out. I have only seen the Big Cup once, in a Sam's Club store. I should have bought it! I can't wait to see what else they come up with. Keep up the great work! It's a tough job! LOL :o)"

Mike says "That's the problem with the Limited Edition Reese's...you got to grab them while you can. I haven't seen any of them around except for the short time they were in my local Wal Mart."

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On 10/19/03, Sarah from Cleveland, Ohio, wrote: "I am trying to rememember the name of a chocolate bar from the 1970's. The wrapper is yellow and white. The bar is chocolate and similar to a wispa. The bar was in segments. Each segment with a half circle on it. Any ideas?"

Mike says "You got me on this one. Can anybody help?? If you can, let me know."

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On 10/17/03, LX from Georgia wrote: "Was looking for a site about the White Chocolate Reeses when I found your site. First I think everyone who likes them should call Hersheys and tell them to keep making them. I did. I am originally from Pittsburgh but moved south 15 years ago. I get some Boyer Smoothies every time I visit home, and the white Reeses are very close.

The next comment while I am here, is about Clark bars. I used to get them all the time. Then recently had one and thought it wasn't as good. Looking at the wrapper they are made by NECCO now. Am I not remembering them right, or are they not as good? Too chewy, not as crunchy, and kind of a honey taste. What do you think?"

Mike says "I think that it could be your tastes have changed. But it could be the bar. As you noticed, NECCO makes the Clark bar now (and, I believe, they are no longer made in Pittsburgh at all). So, they could have a different taste now. But, as an adult, I have tasted things from my childhood and sometimes they don't taste the same. I think that sometimes it crosses between the candy bringing back a certain feeling or mood from your childhood and not the actual taste. OK, getting kinda heavy for a whimsical web site. Another reason I can't help is because (sorry!) I don't like Clark Bars at all."

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On 10/16/03, Susie from Portsmouth, NH, wrote: "What about the Reese's PB Cups Inside Out? Have you tried it yet? Peanut butter outside and chocolate inside..."

Mike says "I had one last week and was waiting for the wrapper to flatten out before scanning it. My high tech wrapper routine is to place the wrapper in a book for a week or so, so it's nice and flat and easier to scan. Just like putting leaves in books when I was a kid! Anyway, see the Reese's PB Cups Inside Out wrapper to see my comments on them."

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On 10/15/03, S.S. from Georgia wrote: "I like your site; it's one of the funniest I've seen. A whole page dedicated to candy bars! Great! I just think it could look amazing with a new color scheme. Think about it; candy companies probably put a lot of time into making a candy wrapper look really appealing. So you should make your site about candy wrappers really appealing too!! :)"

Mike says "Truth be told, I didn't think the site would be as popular as it is. When I first started it, I tried to take several candy wrappers, scanned them together, and tried to use it as the background. But I couldn't get it to look right no matter how I shrank or enlarged the scan. So, I went with the basic solid color background just to get the page up and running. I've thought about changing the background, but when I have time to work on the page, it seems my time would be better spent posting everyone's comments and adding wrappers. Maybe someday I'll change the background!! I've thought about adding a page that posts people's comments automatically, but I get some pretty rude comments and they might stay up on the page for a week or two before I get around to editing the board."

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On 10/14/03, Karen from Lake Jackson, TX, wrote: "I loooved the Big Cup so much and I also had one from Wal-Mart and the next time I went to my dismay I couldn't find it again. The reason why I loved it so much was because of the lusious amount of peanut butter. That's my favorite part and I just can't get enough of it. Yuumm thanks for making this page!"

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On 10/13/03, Bill from Stow, Ohio, wrote: "I JUST FOUND OUT THAT TASTKAKES ARE ON THE STORE SHELVES HERE IN NORTHEASET OHIO. THIS NEWS IS LONG OVERDUE !I FOUND THEM IN SEVERAL GIANT EAGLE GROCERY STORE IN THE AKRON OHIO AREA .I FOUND THEM AT THE GIANT EAGLE IN STOW,AND RAVENNA OHIO SO FAR AND I HEARD THAT ALL GIANT EAGLES HAVE THEM.ALSO I JUST FOUND OUT THAT WAL MARTS IN THE AKRON AREA HAVE THEM. NO MORE LONG TRIPS TO GET TASTKAKES ANYMORE THERE HERE IN NORTHEAST OHIO YEA !"

Mike says "I guess since Bill is so excited by finding TastyKakes near him, I'll excuse the "shouting"!! I just got back from New Jersey and grabbed a Tasty Klair pie on the way back. My FAVORITE Tasty Kake pie."

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On 10/13/03, Steve from Upland, CA, wrote: "There is just something about sliding the bar out of the sleeve and opening the foil to access the bar one square at a time, that puts the Hershey Bar into its own class. It just won't be the same."

Mike says "While it seems all the candy bars are going to the sealed once piece plastic wrapper, it does seem that there's something wrong with it on a Hershey Bar."

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On 10/11/03, Dave from Athens, GA, wrote: "Great site man! But I have to totally disagree on the Overload candy "bar." Thanks to your great image capture though, I think I may have a different version--an orange king size that had three multi-candy cups. I thought it was a great move in the right direction! Terribly fatty tho you are right!"

Mike says "Yes, Dave, there are at least 2 types of the Overload. I have seen the orange wrapper one, but since I didn't really like the blue package one, I didn't bother buying it. That's one of the rules of the page...if the wrapper is on the page, that means I bought it and ate it. I'm not going to buy something I don't like just to get the wrapper. I will agree that it's a good thing to have three different 'candy bars' in one package thou!"

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On 10/10/03, Denise from Tarentum, PA, wrote: "Wondering if you can let me know where the store is where you find the most unique candy. I love your webite."

Mike says "Denise, if you're talking about the Limited Edition stuff (like the Dark Chocolate Reese's, etc), I find them in my local Wal Mart or Eckerd's. If you mean the candy from outside the US, some of it I bought while in Canada and Mexico. The rest I find at a candy store in the Strip District in downtown Pittsburgh. It's called Mon Aimee Chocolat and they have candy from all over the world. A totally cool store that I always stop at when visiting the Strip. I don't know if Tarentum is near Pittsburgh, but if it is and you're downtown, make sure you stop there."

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On 10/09/03, Lex from Georgia wrote: "This is the funniest, silliest, site. I love the Three Musketeers comment, how it's not your favorite but you would still buy it...TOTALLY HOW I FEEL! I also like the Pirate's Booty statement as well. Man, what a funny website. Oh, yeah, I also like that people comment "I like them too" and that you don't know what they are referring to. Good stuff."

Mike says "Thanks for the comments!! It is a pain when people leave comments about stuff and I have no idea what they're talking about. Sometimes, I can figure it out, but usually I can't. I would like to include their comments, but not when I don't know what they're talking about."

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On 10/04/03, Katherine from Brentwood, CA, wrote: "I have a question regarding the white chocolate reese's. Where do you buy them? Are they out yet?"

On 10/07/03, Cindy from Macomb, MI, wrote: "Where can I find a Dark Chocolate REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups?"

Mike says "Killing two birds with one stone here. Most of the candy I buy comes from Wal Mart. I'm there at least once a week (usually more) and I always look for new candy bars. The only problem is when they come in, they usually sell pretty quickly. The White and Dark Chocolate Reese's are limited edition and came out a few months ago. But it looks like they are coming back out again as I saw them this week at my Wal Mart (near Pittsburgh). Another good place to check is any major chain drug store. They seem to have a good selection and the product tends to stick around for a while (I wouldn't worry about it getting stale...Hershey's web site says most candy is good for at least a year in its sealed wrapper). I recently found White Chocolate Reese's at a nearby Eckerd's. They also had White and Dark Chocolate Kit Kats. Just remember that sometimes you have to look around since a lot of the time the Limited Edition bars come in a display case and might not be in the normal candy aisle."

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I found more people who like Zero Bars, making my claim that nobody likes them less true:

On 10/02/03, Ash from Marion, NC, wrote: "I like Zero bars. I guess that makes me a zero."

Mike says "To set the record straight, I never said people who like Zero bars are zeros. I just don't like them...er, 'them' meaning Zero bars, not the people who like them."

 

On 10/02/03, Warren from Salem, OR, wrote: "My wife and I absolutely LOVE the Zero bar. Does that make us strange? How can anyone not like them?!"

 

On 10/07/03, Suebee from Milwaukee, WI, wrote: "I absolutely love Zero Candy Bars.......unfortunately they seem to only be in the stores during small portions of the year......that's why I decided to hunt on the internet for them. I knew there were some out there somewhere to be had. You're right......they would've stopped making them if nobody liked them.......we are just a rare and more sophisticated breed of candy lovers.....LOL!"

Mike says "Thanks for taking the high road and not calling me a bad name because I don't like Zero bars. Recently, someone called me an a-hole because I don't like Three Musketeers that much. I guess I'm one because I didn't agree with him. Hmmm. Anyway, if you're looking for a case of Zero bars, have you tried one of those warehouse stores (Sam's, Costco's, BJ's, etc)??"

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On 9/29/03, Renate from Florida wrote: "Hi, I'm from Germany and my favorite chocolate is MILKA. They even sell it here in Florida at Walgreens & Target's. If you can't find it, let me know and I'll send you one when the weather is a little bit cooler down here!!"

Mike says "Can't resist when someone recommends a candy bar. I found a Milka bar at my local Target and gave it a try. Click on the Milka bar link to read my comments about it."

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On 9/29/03, Michelle from Scotland, UK(!!), wrote: "What a fantastic idea!! I'm in Scotland, so I only recognise Aero, Penguin, Marble, KitKat, M&M's, Twix... actually, I should have listed the ones we don't have! I've never heard of a Reese, Hershey, Baby Ruth (that's what I was looking up on google, I had no idea what it was). Well, I just wanted to thank you very much for all your scanning and eating efforts for the good of the UK population ;)"

Mike says "It's a tough job eating all this candy, but someone has to do it! Reese's are my favorite things, whether they're the peanut butter cups or ReeseSticks, or just about anything they make. I'm surprised you never heard of Hershey. They're the number one chocolate maker here in the US. Then again, I hear Americans like their chocolate a lot sweeter than most people in other countries. The Penguin is a favorite, but I can only get it at the downtown store that sells chocolate from around the world."

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On 9/29/03, Mary from Allentown, PA, wrote: "I LOVED ALL OF THE COMMENTS ON YOUR WEBSITE. I SIT HERE EATING MOUNDS. THEY HAVE THE DARK CHOCOLATE WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE HEALTHIER CHOCOLATE. MIKE, DO YOU REMEMBER A CANDY BAR CALLED THE RALLY. NOBODY REMEMBERS IT EXCEPT MY FAMILY. I KNOW IT EXISTED I BELIEVE IT HAD A RED WRAPPER AND IT TASTED LIKE A PAYDAY BUT WITH MORE CHOCOLATE. I REMEMBER EATING THESE, DURING THE 70'S MY FATHER LOVED THEM AND WOULD ASK ME TO GO TO THE MOM AND POP STORE TO GET A RALLY FOR HIM. A WORD ABOUT ZERO CANDY BAR. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS YOUNGER WE WOULD GO SWIMMING EVERY DAY AND AT THE REFRESHMENT STAND ONE COULD BUY FROZEN ZEROS . THEY WERE DELICIOUS ON A HOT DAY. I THINK I WILL BUY ONE TOMORROW. MY FAVORITE CANDY BAR IS A DARK CHOCOLATE MILKY WAY CANDY BAR."

Mike says "Yes, Mary, I heard of the Rally bar. One of the advantages of growing up 2 blocks away from a 7-11...spending my allowance on candy! Although I've heard of it, I can't remember if I ever had one and I couldn't tell you what was in it. A quick check on the Internet shows that Rally bars were made by Hershey. And here's the good news if you know someone overseas...Hershey still makes them, but they don't sell them in the US. I found some information about them at this web site. Someone commented that they taste just like Nutrageous bars."

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On 9/25/03, Michael from Hershey, PA, wrote: "I share a love for new found candy bar wrappers! I was so excited to hear that Whatchamacallit had a new design that I rushed out and purchased a case of them immediately. Thanks so much for scanning in the wrapper, now I can have it set as my desktop on my computer! Also, I ate them all and am insanely obese now. Please stop tempting me with candy."

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On 9/25/03, Tonya from Syracuse, NY, wrote: "I love Toffifay. I hadn't seen them for years and then about 3-4 years ago I started seeing them. They are at Rite-Aid stores, Target - sometimes, and that is about it. I think they are one of my favorite candies."

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On 9/22/03, John from Saco, ME, wrote: "I remember a candy bar that used to be out when whatchamacallit's came out...and I think they even had a commercial together. I think it was called "Go Ahead" but I can't find any mention of it anywhere. I'm sure it is not made anymore. Ever hear of it?"

Mike says "Nope, never heard of that one. Anybody else??"

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On 9/17/03, Lynn from North Haven, CT, wrote: "I absolutely love Munchos, my favorite chip. I live in Northern California now and everytime I go home to CT. I buy a big bag of these (yes they do still have them in big bags) and tear them up. I cannot find them in any stores at all over here."

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More people claiming they like Zero Bars, despite my claim that nobody likes them:

On 9/16/03, David from Reston, VA, wrote: "I liked (and still like) Zero bars. Maybe it's the white chocolate...but I think they taste great. I don't know what happened to the other bar this candy company made (Milkshake), but that one was pretty awful as I remember."

On 9/18/03, Aaron from Mound, Minnesota, wrote: "I love zero bars. They are very unique, and tasty, nothing similar out there."

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On 9/15/03, JD from Staten Island, NY, wrote: "I never dared hope for a dark chocolate Reese's Cup, but now you have given me new faith in humanity. Thank you, Mike. Thank you."

Mike says "Glad I could help. I can't wait for them to come out again...they're great!"

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On 9/15/03, Joan from Milwaukie, Oregon, wrote: "I bought a 1.16oz box of Toffifay. It does not look good. I have it...I will sent it to you if you give me na address. The chocolate has white bumps on them. Thanks."

Mike says "Thanks for the offer, but I'll pass. I would try taking it back to the store where you bought it from. Usually, white on chocolate means the chocolate is old. But I don't think I ever saw actual bumps...just white streak-like marks."

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On 9/15/03, Caroline from Roanoke, VA, wrote: "I absolutely love the Dark Chocolate Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and have been calling Hershey's toll free line to request that they bring them back as a regular product. Call them!! 1-800-468-1714."

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On 9/14/03, Pat from Austin, TX, wrote: "I am looking for anyone that has a picture of the Dr. IQ Bar wrapper (see comments below about Ping bars) or someone that is willing to sell one. My father was the second IQ (Jimmy McClain) and he lives in Columbus, Ohio at 91 years young. I would like to find one of these wrappers for him."

Mike says "One of my rules for this web site is to not list email addresses (except my own!). I have Pat's email address, so if you can help, drop me a line by clicking here, or write me an email at junkfood@hotmail.com. If you write me an email, please make sure you put "Dr IQ wrapper" in the subject line. I get a lot of junk mail and it's easy to over look 'real' mail when deleting all the spam. I'll make sure Pat gets it."

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On 9/13/03, Mike from Chesapeake, VA, wrote: "Really interesting. Keep it up. I'd really like to see more. The more exotic the better."

Mike says "Thanks for the compliment!! It's getting a little harder to find wrappers since one of the rules is I have to eat it in order to put the wrapper up. I'm not going to buy a candy bar I don't like just for the wrapper. Might be going to Niagara Falls this month...maybe I can pick up some new bars while there."

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On 9/11/03, Carol from New Jersey wrote: "Yorkie candy bar.....Not for Girls? Well I hope they lose business as it is more women who crave chocolate in this world ..what an awful comment!"

Mike says "Just want to make it clear that the comment was from the candy bar wrapper...not from me!!"

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On 9/10/03, Kilef from St Louis, MO, wrote: "i'm only 15 but reese's is my favorite too. it will always be that way."

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On 9/09/03, Holly from Sequim, WA, wrote: "These Canadian kitkats are disgusting and very wrong. I almost threw up after biting into one, unawares of the differences between American and Canadian kitkats. Horrors."

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On 9/08/03, Paul from Lee, Massachusetts, wrote: "I'm a big fan of the often misunderstood Toffifay - but I've got to say they have the dumbest tv commercials of all time. Whoever thought of them must be brain-dead, and whomever approved them needs immediate mental health treatment."

Mike says "You might think they were stupid, but you remembered them!! That's all that matters in advertising. Of course, if you thought they were stupid, you might not buy the product."

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On 9/07/03, Caitlin from Salem, Oregon, wrote: "I have a friend who loves white chocolate and I am looking for the white chocolate reeses for a birthday present. Do you know where I might get them, I hope you can help!"

Mike says "Judging from the comments I get, it seems you're more likely to find them at drug stores rather than grocery stores or stores like Wal Mart. You could try eBay too. Good luck because I haven't seen them around for a while. You could also try some places on the Internet that sell candy. I don't have any web sites, and if I did, I wouldn't list them unless I've actually dealt with them in the past. But they're out there...try searching on Google."

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On 9/07/03, Jennifer from Richmond, VA, wrote: "I visited Australia for a while with my family and I have to say that the Nestle KitKats there are MUCH better than the ones sold in America. The chocolate is not so phony-tasting and its very creamy and milk-chocolately. If you can get your hands on one, eat it up!! Also in Australia they sell Juicy Fruit in small candy bites, like Chiclets. Very yummy!"

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On 9/06/03, Andrew from Ewing, NJ, wrote: "I just wanted to let you know that I'm wolfing down a 6 1/2oz bag of Munchos right now, so they are available in the big size. But it set me back a whopping $2.29. In my opinion, a bit steep and they never go on sale. I have also found them hard to come by. When I was in California last year, I couldn't find them anywhere. I had a major craving and couldn't find them anywhere west of Rockies in several months of traveling (for other purposes of course)!"

Mike says "Funny you should write about the 6 1/2 oz bags. A week and a half ago, Laurie and I were in Wal Mart picking out snacks for a car trip to Baltimore for a wedding. And there it was...the 6 1/2 oz bag of Munchos!! I forget how much they were, but I think they were cheaper than $2.29. I got them, ate about half on the car trip, and the other half watching TV when we got back Sunday night. Yum!"

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On 8/31/03, Angi from Tempe, AZ, wrote: "just because of these "easter inspired" peanut butter cups, I wish that it could be Easter every day :)"

Mike says "They are good! I like to pop the whole thing in my mouth all at once. I see the Halloween peanut butter pumpkins are out. Might have to pick up a couple of those."

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On 8/27/03, Scott from Atlanta, GA, wrote: "I was in CVS the other day and they had both orange AND blue wrappers (of Reese's Fastbreak) on the shelf in different places. Just for giggles, I asked the clerk the difference and she examined them closely for some time and couldn't tell me anything. Turns out, they apparently aren't rotating their stock! Will check expiration dates next time! I love these things, by the way. The bigger the better. The first ones were smaller and maybe that's why you didn't like them. Sounds like you are warming up to them!"

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On 8/20/03, Brenda from Oregon wrote: "I love Munchos too and they are hard to find. Only at small convenience stores/gas stations. Cheers to Munchos. They rock!"

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On 8/20/03, Ron from Methuen, MA, wrote: "Re. Edith's query about PING bars (see farther down below). They were out about 1945-46 for a very brief time. They were like a nougat as in 3 Musqueteers with chopped nuts inside and were coated with a milk chocolate. I enjoyed them, but apparently not many others did. Dr. IQ was another bar, like Mars, but with peanuts and caramel. Mars put that out in honor of the radio quiz show, I believe."

Mike says "Thanks a lot, Ron!! I was wondering about the Ping bars and I'm sure it's been driving Edith crazy. Thanks for writing in!"

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On 8/14/03, J.W. from Hershey, PA, wrote: "I found Toffifay for the first time at a bus stop in Chicago. Good stuff. I know what you mean about it not tasting as good as it used to- I surmise that it's not the most popular candy and sits around longer than others- I say this because it's very variable- sometimes it's good and other times it tastes like cardboard :). I HATE the new plastic wrappers. WHY DID THEY DO IT, WHY???? I don't even like chocolate, but I DO like Caramel... which makes 100 GRAND my favorite. Does anyone agree? And I am SO happy they are STILL making ROLOS."

Mike says "Rolos are ok...not my first choice. I haven't had a 100 Grand in a while, but remember liking them as a kid (when they were the $100,000 Bar). And my guess for why all the candy companies seem to be switching to the plastic wrappers is I think they're sealed tighter, which means the candy will stay fresher longer...and I'm sure it costs less somewhere along the line."

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Another person who is out to set me straight in my hatred of Zero Bars:

On 7/9/03, Chris from Florida wrote: "I LOVE zero bars, they are excellent. I dont see how anyone could not like a ZERO bar. Now a candy bar that is absolutely NASTY and DISGUSTING to me is the SNICKERS bar. I have always hated them and always will. Hooray for Herseys ZERO!"

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On 8/12/03, Laurie from Florida wrote: "I LOVE HERSHEY CHOCOLATE BARS! We go to Pennsylvania at least every other year and we always stop at the Chocolate Factory on the way home. The first time I was really little and my parents took me there because I was really tired of riding and they said I didn't talk the whole time and then at the end of the tour they gave me a chocolate kiss and for the first time I said anything all day (and i'm kind of a chatter box so this was new) I look at dad like it was the best thing in the world I said "CHOCOLATE!" NOW I LOVE IT!"

Mike says "Chocolate IS the best thing in the world!! I drive right by (more or less) Hershey Park, PA, every time I go back home to visit in New Jersey. But I haven't been there in years. Might have to make a side trip one of these days!"

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On 8/10/03, Tristan from Bayside, NY, wrote: "Where can i get the "Groovy Summer" screen saver and wallpaper?"

Mike says "Not sure what you're talking about. If it's from the MnM Groovy Bag, then I don't know since I don't have the wrapper anymore. Can anybody help?"

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On 8/09/03, Denise from Tacoma, WA, wrote: "Snickers with Almonds is the Mars Bar. You are right though, it does need more Almonds. Mars Bar when it first came out had more & then over the years started to have less."

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On 8/05/03, Katie from IL wrote: "i like fast breaks that is propley because i like reese's."

Mike says "That's why I thought I would like them. They're not as bad as when I first had them. Guess they're growing on me!"

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On 8/01/03, Lucas from Maine wrote: "I love Reese's Fast Breaks. I think I alone am keeping them on the market. Ha!"

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On 7/28/03, Alissa from Smithville, OH, wrote: "I finally found reeses big cups at my local grocery store this weekend. They are awesome! Just like the name, a big reese cup. I still am in love with the white/dark chocolate ones though, i wish they werent just limited edition :(. I cant wait to see the inside out reeses and the honey roasted ones...hopefully theyll be amazing!! On another note, i got my aunt to bring me home some wunderbars from canada....ohh man. I havent seen her lately but she called and said she has them and im waiting in suspense..its seriously the best thingy ever. Yumm! I guess im just a peanut butter person. I wish they had tasty kakes in ohio, i really want to try those. Oh well!"

Mike says "I'm keeping an eye out for the Reese's Big Cup here in Pittsburgh. No sign of them yet!"

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On 7/25/03, Emmers from San Francisco, CA, wrote: "What's wrong with you?! Now I want to try all those Canadian candybars, but I don't live in Canada :-(."

Mike says "If you live in San Francisco, I would think there would be a candy store somewhere that specializes in candy from other countries...that's where we some of the Canadian candy bars here in Pittsburgh. Maybe check the Yellow Pages??"

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Mike says "Another mystery solved. I called the Snickers company and they confirmed that the Mars bar is no more and that it has been replaced by the Snickers with Almonds bar."

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On 7/15/03, Charles from Colorado Springs, CO, wrote: "I was a New Jersey resident until 8 years ago (moved to CO at age 45), and I echo your positive comments about Tasty Kakes. We visited NJ last summer and I was ecstatic to be able to enjoy Tasty Kakes once again (especially the Peanut Butter Tandy Kakes)."

Mike says "Make sure you check out the Tasty Kake web site for locations that now sell Tasty Kakes. We now have them in some Giant Eagle grocery stores out here in Pittsburgh and they sell them in a lot more places than I realized. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll be out there by you!"

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On 7/13/03, Lin from Mason, NH, wrote: "I LOVE this new candy bar (Reese's Fast Break), I hope its around forever!!"

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On 7/11/03, Katybeth from Royal Palm Beach, Florida, wrote: "Gee, I love 3 Musketeers, it must be because of the fact that it's all chocolate. I don't like having nuts, caramel, and peanut butter in my chocolate. It takes the flavor away. That Reese's peanut butter is nasty!"

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Although I hate them, another person steps forward and admits they like Zero bars:

On 7/9/03, Bob from Maine wrote: "the zero bar is the best candy bar i have ever eaten. its not crunchey or stickey it's just right, and then on top of it all it has creamy white chocolate. oh yah"

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On 6/28/03, Marne from Iowa City, Iowa, wrote: "To give a partial answer to the Mars Bar/Snickers with Almonds question, my local Drugtown pharmacy posted a sign in the candy section that says that if you are looking for Mars Bars, they are now Snickers with Almonds. I'm assuming that they didn't make that up and it's probably true, but I don't have anything more official than that to go on."

"On a totally unrelated matter, I'm so excited that I found the white and dark chocolate Reese's in the gas station across the street from my house today. (This after trying about every other store in town first.) Now if I could only find the elusive white chocolate Kit Kat (my local grocery store only had the dark for some reason), I'll be all set!"

Mike says "Marne is referring to the fact that someone said that Mars bars are no more...they are now the new Snickers with Almonds (see comments farthur down this page). I took it as a joke, but it's looking like it might be true as I can't seem to find Mars bars anymore. Has anybody else been able to find Mars bars recently? I've been meaning to call the Snickers people and ask them...just haven't gotten around to doing it. I tried going to their web site, which is nothing but an advertisment for their new wrapper game. So I tried to go to the Mars web site. I forget where I said it, but the Mars web site has to be one of the WORST "Professional" web sites EVER!!! SLOW and it tells you nothing."

"I'm back to having trouble finding the White/Dark Chocolate Kit Kats and Reese's. My local Wal Mart had a ton of Kit Kats, but now I can't find them. Either they got rid of them or they moved them somewhere."

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On 6/24/03, Sean from Hunington, WV wrote: "Just wanted to let you know that the new Reese's Big Cup is in stores. I just bought one at a Chevron. I thought these things weren’t supposed to be released until next month, but there it was."

Mike says "Dang. Haven't seen any around here. How was it?? Anybody else seeing them??"

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Another vote for Zero Bars, despite my hatred of them:

On 6/21/03, Jara from Maryland Line, MD, wrote: "I LOVE ZERO BARS, AND ALL MY FRIENDS DO TO.... BEST BARS EVER...."

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On 6/20/03, Wayne from New York wrote: "Why doesn't Hershey take milk chocolate and coat a Zero bar with chocolate over white and call it a sub-zero. That would be cool."

Mike says "Neat idea. Why don't you send it in to Hershey?? Only, I would write it up and send it in (after making a copy). This way, if they come out with it, you'll have better proof it was your idea!"

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On 6/17/03, Krystal from California wrote: "OMG I LOVE PENGUINS!! (the animals...uh not to eat i mean tho!) and there's a candy bar called Penguin??? Do they still make them?? Can u buy one for me!! I will pay you!! Ship it to me!! I am serious!!! IT IS SO CUTE!!! But yeah i was looking for the Almond Joy wrapper cuz i'm doing a logo project on it. So thanks for making this site!! email me!!

Mike says "The Penguin candy bar isn't from the United States, so it might be hard for you to find. Laurie and I found them at Mon Aimee Chocolat, which is a candy store in the Strip District of downtown Pittsburgh (which is about 20 minutes from where I live, depending on traffic). They're a little pricey at $.89 for a very small bar, but they are GOOD!! Every time we're down the Strip, we stop in and get some. Next time I'm down there, I'll try to remember to pick you up one and send it out. I guess I should mention that the Strip District isn't like a neighborhood where Pittsburgh keeps all the strip clubs and other adult stuff (my family uses that joke every time I mention The Strip). It's like a big outdoor/indoor street market in an area that covers a couple of blocks. Everything from unique stores to bookstores to sidewalk vendors (that's where I got my sunglasses!) to fruits, vegetables, and fresh flowers. Awesome area and you MUST hit the Strip if you come to Pittsburgh."

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Another defender of Zero Bars, responding to my rant on my hatred of them:

On 6/16/03, Mike from Blue Rock, Ohio, wrote: "I think Zero bars are sweet."

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On 6/16/03, Jeff from Muncie, Indiana, wrote: "I've been a long time collector of candy bars. I not only save the wrapper, but the whole candy bar. I buy two, one to eat and the other to "save". It is fun to find the wrappers that have "new" printed on them. Kind of like a rookie baseball card or a first day cover (stamps). I like to save the "movie" related bars too. I have heard that Reeses Peanut Butter Cups are now in White Choc. I have not seen that! I saw, last year, that M&Ms are in a Caramel Favor. I bought a couple bags at Universal Studios in Florida - but have never seen anymore! Was that a test market??

Although this is not really a candy bar, if anyone knows where I can buy a bag of Sweetarts from the 1960s that were in a gold foil wrapper, I'd pay alot for them! Sweetarts were originally in a foil wrapper about 3 X 4 inches. I see alot of people talking about white chocolate...has anyone ever tried a white Clark Bar? I think it is called a "Winter Clark" bar. I have a couple in my collection and they are very good. I have not seen them for a year or two though.

Hersheys is changing the way they package Hersheys choc bars now! After decades of the same design and packaging, they are now in a sealed plastic wrapper. If you like the bar, try to find the old style wrapper before they are all gone! Finally, is the Mars bar no longer made?? Someone commented that the new Snickers bar with Almonds was the Mars bar!

Mike says "Thanks for writing, Jeff!! That's cool that you collect the whole entire candy bar. Do you worry about bugs?? I could never have chocolate in the house for that long. I have no willpower. I have just added the White Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and the Dark Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to the page. I think they sold out quicker than the White and Dark Chocolate Kit Kats...I can't find them anywhere anymore (except eBay!). Although I like the White Chocolate Kit Kat better than the dark, I LOVE the Dark Chocolate Reese's over the white. I only have four packs left!! Haven't heard of the Caramel M&Ms. Probably was a test market. Anybody else heard and/or seen them? And I never saw a white chocolate Clark bar either...I really don't like Clark bars.

I did notice the Hershey bar changed wrappers from the foil to the sealed wrapper. Much like Kit Kat did some time ago. And I just added that wrapper too!! About the Mars bar...I took the comment made by someone as a joke, that the new Snickers Almond is just like Mars so it really isn't new. But then I started looking for Mars bars and can't find any. Well, I looked in my local Wal Mart. Maybe they did stop making them. Anybody know??"

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On 6/15/03, Matt from New York City wrote: "I was surprised you didn't have a "Butterfinger" wrapper. Bart Simpson's favorite! Interesting candy factoid: White chocolate has no chocolate in it!"

Mike says "The reason I don't have a Butterfinger wrapper is because I haven't had one since I started this page. Only candy I've eaten ends up on this page. Butterfingers are ok...not one of my favorites. Usually, if I stray from my all time favorites (Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey Bar), it's for a 5th Avenue bar. Come to think of it, I haven't had one of those in a while either!"

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On 6/4/03, Ann Garniss from Guelph, ON, Canada, wrote: "I'm looking for information on how to contact the company that makes kit kat. I specifically want some info on the actor in the new "Dylan" Male Supermodel ad."

Mike says "Ann, since you are from Canada, you need to call the Nestle people. In the United States, Hershey distributes Kit Kats for Nestle. Anyway, the number for Nestle in Canada is 1-800-387-4636...at least that's the number off the Coffee Crisp wrapper. "

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On 5/29/03, R.K. from Modesto, CA, wrote: "I found your section about white and dark chocolate kit kats very entertaining. I have recently been in a similar situation. I was somewhere in town the other day and my eyes passed a box of white chocolate reeces peanut butter cups. It took a couple days for this to register in my brain though. When it finally did I realized I had to try it. I went to wal mart and they didnt have them. (they did have plenty of the kit kat varieties though). I began to wonder if I had dreamt it. I looked online and found they really did exist. I went nuts. I went to every gas station, grocery store, and convienence store in town and eventually found them at Rite Aid on McHenry ave. I bought a box. They are ok, but really aren't as good as the white chocolate kit kats. They are in my fridge right now as they melt easily in this awful heat. I'm able to go on with my life without the thought of finding those damn things nagging my brain all day. It's good to know there are others out there driving around their towns looking for these types of things. I can give a very accurate report of what's going on in Modesto, California as far as those candy bars as of may 28, 2003. If you want the reeces, go to rite aid. According to the reeces website there are going to be a couple more limited edition ones such as inside out and giant. hmmm... just thought I'd let you know!!!"

Mike says "Thanks for the tip! I'll have to be on the lookout for the other Reese's you mentioned. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are one of my all time favorites (them and Snickers run 1-2 in my book!) "

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On 5/29/03, R.K. from Modesto, CA, wrote again: "hi again. Looking at your website I couldn't not mention that my 2 favorite candy bar related items in the world aren't on here. they are both seasonal but have been available every year for the bast several years...Mint M and M's, Christmas only...milky way chocolate cream bunnies, Easter, aka milky way reindeer, Christmas. these are the BEST!! for my waistline's sake its a good thing they are only available during the holidays."

Mike says "The reason they aren't on the site is because only wrappers from candy that I eat make the page! I do enjoy the Snickers Easter Eggs and have a wrapper from one to scan...just need the time to scan it! But I do remember having the mint M'N'M's at one point and remember I like them. I like mint. "

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On 5/24/03, Sherri from Cleveland, Ohio, wrote: "AHH! Reeses came out with white and dark chocolate reese cups, they are soooo amazing!! i love the white ones. maybe they're trying to be like kit kat? i dont know but i hope they keep them out, theyre sooo good!"

Mike says "My local Wal Mart (near Pittsburgh) had the new Reese's for about a week and a half. Now they're all gone. Looks like people are going crazy over them just like the White and Dark Chocolate Kit Kats."

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On 5/23/03, Alisha from Charlotte, NC, wrote: "The White Chocolate Reeses Cups were advertised on tv just recently. They are absolutely heavenly !!!"

Mike says "I like the dark chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups more than the white chocolate. Actually, I would rather have the regular Reese's more than the white chocolate. I have the wrappers, just have to have the time to scan them and put then up! "

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On 5/21/03, Becki from Louisville, KY, wrote: "I also remember Toffifay growing up as a child. However, it was one of my favorite candies. I remember it being taken off the market (US) for years. I looked everywhere. I have recently ran into my old childhood favorite again and find that it is even more delicious now then it was long ago."

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On 5/20/03, Linda from Chicago, IL, wrote: "The Snickers with almonds is not a new candy bar! They just renamed the Mars bar!"

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On 5/15/03, Kelly from Charlton, MA, wrote: "Are their 2 kinds of Zero bars? In Canada I always remember them being pure chocolate, with the center being smooth and cool like an "icy square". Here in the US, they are nugate in the center. Very different type of bars - but I am sure they are both called Zero bars. Any thoughts?"

Mike says "Not sure about that. I do know from someone else who wrote in that there is a Zero bar in Canada in a gold wrapper...it's dark chocolate instead of the regular chocolate. Maybe the one you're thinking about from Canada was called a Zero bar, but was made by someone else in Canada...not by the people who make them today? I don't know. Anybody have any idea? "

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On 5/12/03, Alex wrote: "Wow, I love Cookies&. I didn't know what they were until my friend brought them to school for his lunch. And now im adicted, I have to have Cookies& everyday. It's really good."

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On 5/7/03, Kitty from Memphis, Tennessee, wrote: "I do not like the Fast Break bar at room temperature. I actually put mine in the fridge for a while. They taste alot better that way. Try it, you may like it also."

Mike says "Cool!! Maybe I will!! Thanks!!"

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On 5/6/03, Stacey from Fergus wrote: "Where can I find out what's in a Kit Kat bar?"

Mike says "If you check out my scan of a Kit Kat wrapper, you can see the ingredients...although they're upside down!"

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On 5/5/03, Mandy from San Francisco, CA, wrote: "Do you know what kind of Candy bar is the most popular? And I just wanted to say I think it's really awesome how you take time to do this web page, and it's about somebody has!"

Mike says "After a quick search on the Internet, I found one site that claims to rank candy bars. The most recent data is from 11/03/02 and the top five in America are (drum roll, please!):
5) M&M Peanut (M&M Plain were 6th...thought that was weird)
4) Hershey's w/Almonds
3) Hershey's Chocolate bar
2) Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
1) Snickers
 
What I thought was neat was that you can select certain markets across the country too. For instance, Butterfingers were #5 in Denver. Here in Pittsburgh, it was really strange with Reese's at #1, York Peppermint Patties at #3 and Fastbreak at #5.
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On 5/5/03, Nina from Miami, FL, wrote: "I think it's cool that you collect wrappers as hobby, right? I just wanted to tell you that!"

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On 5/3/03, Bort from Fort Wayne, Indiana, wrote: "Nestle's Crunch is the consumate candy bar. It has to rank #1 or #2 over all."

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More people write in for their love of Zero Bars in response to my rant on my hatred of them:

On 4/20/03, Elise from New York, NY, wrote: "I LOVE Zero Bars!!!!!!!!!!"

And On 4/30/03, Cindy from Gulfport, MS, wrote: "I love Zero bars!!!!!"

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On 4/29/03, Jesse from Miami, Texas, wrote: "I don't like Three Musketeers either."

And On 4/30/03, Bob from AL wrote: "I love Three Musketeers. They're my favorite!"

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On 4/29/03, Amy from Plainville wrote: "What is a Whatchamacallit? What does it taste like? Where do you find it?"

Mike says "Whatchamacallit is a candy bar from my childhood that I didn't see for a long time and thought they stopped making it. Then I saw them in a dollar store (Dollar Tree) and bought one. I might have seen them elsewhere since then since now that I know they still make them. What do they taste like?? They taste almost exactly like a Snickers Cruncher. Well, since Whatchamacallits were first, I guess Snickers Crunchers taste like Whatchamacallits."

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On 4/27/03, Eric from Leavenworth, KS, wrote: "I'd seen these candies (Toffifay) since I was a kid and never tasted one. I'd noticed them lately for some reason and decided to try one, mainly because of their unique shape. Not too bad. They are rare to come across, and some other posts have noted that they tasted "old." I doubt this particular candy was ever very popular, could it be that we're still buying and eating the last of a production that ended years ago? I noticed there isn't any expiration date on the wrapper. Anyways, it's sites like this that make the internet such a treat (no pun intended) to surf!"

Mike says "Thanks for the kind words, Eric. The site is fun to do, although I've fallen a little behind in the comments section. And good point about the Toffifay...maybe they ARE the ones from my childhood!!"

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On 4/26/03, G from Ahoskie, NC, wrote: "I am a huge fan of Reeses Fastbreak. It is an awesome melange of super sweet tastes. I am hooked on them. I am always trying to get the rebound, throw an outlet pass and to start a "Fastbreak".

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On 4/11/03, Alissa from Smithville, OH, wrote: "Have you ever had the Wunderbar by Cadbury from Canada??? I think it's honestly the best thing I have ever put in my mouth. Too bad I ate it on my way home from Canada in Pennsylvania, I would have bought way more than just one."

Mike says "No, I haven't had one of those. If Laurie and I get back to Niagara Falls, I'll have to remember and pick one up!"

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On 4/10/03, Sheryl from Winnipeg, MB, Canada, wrote: "I'm sorry, I don't believe the penguin bar is Canadian. There are no French labels and the TM is UK. Also, the ship is British (HMS= her majesty's ship, in Canada ships are HMCS=Her Majesy's Canadian Ship). I believe that there is a better chance that is British. I like how you feature some Canadian "chocolate bars" (in Canada, no one knows what a "candy bar" is)! Come back and get some more! I find American chocolate too sweet and chewy, but that's just my opinion. British chocolate is quite nice!"

Mike says "Yep, a couple people have pointed out that the bar is probably not from Canada. As I explained, I got it at a candy store in The Strip District in Pittsburgh that features candy from around the world. They had it on the Canadian table, so I thought it was from Canada. And I have heard before that Americans like their chocolate sweet!!"

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On 4/03/03, Urban from Morrisville, VT, wrote: "Whatchamacallit had the COOLEST tv ad ever! I'm looking for the theme music - have any idea where I could find it?"

Mike says "Not sure if anybody ever put it on CD. I guess you could search for it on eBay or Amazon (which is now CDNow). Good luck!!"

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On 4/03/03, Michelle from Hershey, PA, wrote: "Is the wrapper really maroon instead of brown...everyone tells me that?"

Mike says "I assume you're talking about the Hershey Chocolate Bar Wrapper. At first I thought 'of course they're brown'. Then, when I was in a store, I took a good look at the wrapper. I musta looked pretty silly holding a Hershey bar about an inch from my eyes. But now I don't know if it is maroon or brown. Did you try calling the Hershey hot line and asking them??"

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On 3/25/03, Roger from Steubenville, NB, wrote: "I was wondering what the prizes were for all purple M&Ms. Your wrappers provided valuable insight!"

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On 3/24/03, Dallas from Tuscon, AZ, wrote this about my rant on Zero Bars: "I love Zero bars. I first tried a Zero in a local Wal-Mart. I think they are one of my fav. candy bars. Awesome website!!!!!!"

And Elizabeth added:"I just wanted to say that I actually do LOVE zero bars, and so do my friends!"

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On 3/24/03, Aretha from San Francisco, CA, wrote about me asking about the Mocha Nestle Crunch bar mentioned on the Nestle Crunch White wrapper: "I have seen them, but didn't want to buy them and not like them-therefore wasting my money. So I decided to wait and get the word from someone else if they were o.k.--then, I couldn't find them anymore."

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On 3/24/03, Kels from Texas wrote: "I am really glad that you enjoy adding pictures to your wonderful page. You must spend a lot of time and effort to make this such an amazing web site. I am slightly confused however about why someone would create a website on candy wrappers. You are a very intelligent person as I can tell from your comments that you have written on your page. I am quite sincere in saying that you have a magnificant website and I have used it many times now to get pictures of candy wrappers. For instance, I was doing a report and I just happened to need to persueade my teacher to participate in a contest through my report. So her incentive to participate would be a free Snickers bar. I had to find a picture of a Snickers wrapper so it could appear on my final poster. Can you believe that you cannot just copy a picture of a Snickers bar on the internet on hardly any other site? Maybe there are others out there that I didn't see but I must thank you for having this site. I enjoy it tremendously, but I am still confused about why it is here in the first place. Thank you for reading my comments and taking time out of your precious schedule."

Mike says "Kels, thanks for the kind words!! You asked me why I do this site. Well, really, you answered your own question. You had trouble finding a web site with candy bar wrappers until you found my site. I was looking for wrappers one day too and had a hard time finding any. So I thought why not add Candy Wrappers to my web page. I had no idea so many people would stop by and I love getting comments from people. And it doesn't take that much time since what little html I know is just bare basic stuff. Thanks for writing!!"

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On 3/24/03, Kyle wrote: "Hi. So far I'm digging this website of yours, but I'm eager to know if you have ever tasted the candy bar called "Bar None"? I haven't had one in so long and didn't think it was a one time deal with distribution. Now I'm feening for this long lost chocolate bar. What can I do?"

Mike says "Wow...yes, Bar None. Memories. Forgot all about this bar. Can't remember much about it, but I do remember I liked it. Did a quick search and found this: http://www.swlink.net/~danichi/heydude/otherbn.html. Ah yes, peanuts...wafers...chocolate. Doesn't look like they make them anymore. I don't know where you could find any...and if you did find some, they'd probably be stale."

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On 3/21/03, Kari from Gilbert, AZ, wrote this about Toffifay: "I remember the same thing happening. I was in jr. high and I use to stop by a drug store and buy Toffifays. Then all of the sudden I didn't see them for years. I just fell upon them at a circle K about 2 years ago. I almost always buy one when I gas up there. I have also had ones that tasted 'old', probably because they were. Back to the Comments Main Page

 


 

On 3/20/03, Kevin from Pittsburgh, PA, wrote: "I am from Pittsburgh, too. I have had a difficult time locating Tasty Kakes here, although, when I called TK HQ, they referred me to Giant Eagle. I know the one at the Waterfront has a very limited selection. The CVS on Forbes Ave in Oakland, back of store, near soda cases. Small selection there too, at least last time I was there. Come to think of it, I have also seen them in Save-A-Lots in Natrona and Waynesburg. There is a Save-A-Lot in Crafton, have not gone to it, so I don't know if they carry them of not. Have you had any luck in finding TK in the Pittsburgh area?"

Mike says "The Giant Eagle I usually go to in Braddock Hills doesn't seem to have them. I was in the Giant Eagle in North Versailles and saw a small display. I checked it out but they didn't have my favorite Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes, so I walked away. That's about it, but I haven't really looked a lot for them. I'm back home in New Jersey about once a month and usually stock up then!! I would think Tasty Kake would start out small to see if people buy them."

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On 3/13/03, Leslie from California, wrote: "What is the guy's name(the one that is arguing with shaq)? Thank you"

Mike says "I'm guessing you're talking about the Nestle Crunch with Caramel TV commercial where they're arguing over how to pronounce caramel. As far as I know (after doing a brief Internet search), it's Orlando Brown...but I'm not positive."

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On 3/13/03, Mel from New York, New York, wrote: "I just had one of these (Snickers Cruncher) for the first time and I totally agree with everything you said. I was really in the mood for a Snickers and this was just not it. And it also reminds me of a Whatchmacallit. Nothing like having instant validation of your exact opinions! Thanks!"

Mike says "You're welcome!!"

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On 3/11/03, Wendy from Louisville, KY, wrote: "Thanks for making the Nestle Crunch with Caramel wrapper available! I was trying to decide whether to buy one out of my company's candy machine or not and wanted to find fat and calorie info. I looked on the Nestle site, and it wasn't there! Fortunately, you provided it -- thanks!"

Mike says "You're welcome!!"

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On 2/28/03, Phillip from Cambridge, MA, wrote: "Have you SEEN the "new" wraper on the whatchamacallit? I mean.... what are they trying to prove?? Hershey's has taken it too far.... at least I think so."

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On 2/27/03, Mag from Garrattsville, N.Y., wrote: "I like dark and milk chocolate. Did you ever notice that a Mounds is made with a dark chocolate, and an Almond Joy is made with milk chocolate? I've been in many an argument about this, but it has many a-time been solved splitting the cost for one of each. Each time I prove my point...and because I win, I get to eat them both. It makes for a yummy wager when you know you'll always win...lol."

Mike says "Pure evil genius!! I never noticed that!! Then again, I usually feel like a nut, so I usually don't get Mounds bars. But now I'm gonna have to get both just to see for myself."

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On 2/19/03, Kathy from Manitoba, Canada, wrote: "That Penguin bar isn't from Canada. First clue is that the wrapper isn't bilingual. All labels here have to have all info in English & French. If you read your label --- it says product of the U.K. Interesting I had never heard of these Penguin bars before."

Mike says "Good call about the bilingual wrapper...never thought of that. I got the candy bar from a candy store in Pittsburgh that specializes in candy from around the world and it was on the table with other Canadian candy. That's why I thought it was from Canada. I did see that the wrapper said it was a product of the U.K., but thought nothing of it since that really isn't a good clue. For example, the Aero Bar wrapper mentions England and Switzerland, but I know it's available in Canada. Then again, looking at the wrapper again, it's just in English. So I guess this particular wrapper isn't from Canada either! Argh."

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On 2/17/03, Brian from Houston, Texas, wrote: "My experience with the Reeses Fast Break is the oposite of yours. At first I saw them and thought who would ever want that. I was thinking this till I finally got one out of a vending machine at Sears hardware. I loved them and I still do. I'm eating one now. Yummy nogut."

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On 2/14/03, Edith, wrote: "What do you know about a candy bar called PING by Mars? In doing some remodeling, we found two partial Ping wrappers. The wrapper indicates it was a cocoanut bar and it cost 5 cents. Just being curious and never having heard of a Ping bar before, I've been trying to get some information about it. Along with searching the Internet, I've asked several folks about it and they are as clueless as I am and have never heard of them. I'd appreciate hearing from you if you could tell me anything about this mysterious candy bar."

Mike says "I've never heard of it either. After a quick search on the Internet, I came up empty too. You can try www.candyusa.org. They have an email address...maybe you can write them and they'll know something. I tried the Mars web site, but it has to be one of the worst web sites I've seen. If anybody knows any information about Ping Candy Bars, let me know and I'll pass it on to Edith."

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On 2/14/03, Bob from Reedsport, Oregon, wrote: "Had my first Peanut Butter Tasty Kake in late January of 2003 when a friend returned from Pennsylvania with a case load. One bite and I was addicted! Unbelievably, there's not a single place to purchase them in any northwest state. Life is so unfair!"

Mike says "At least you're on the other side of the country. It's worse being so close to stores that sell them, yet so far (too far to make a trip JUST for TastyKakes). But it seems like they are making their way into the Pittsburgh area. I spotted them at the local Giant Eagle grocery store and a co-worker spotted them at another. And there was a coupon in last Sunday's paper...leading me to think they are here or coming. As far as Oregon, according to WWW.TASTYKAKE.COM, they're in major convenience stores in Oregon. But I don't know about that since it also says they're available everywhere in PA. Oh, and my favorite way to eat a Peanut Butter Tasty Kake is to pop the whole thing into my mouth at one time...God they're good."

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On 2/4/03, R Blann from Columbus, Ohio, wrote (about Reese's Peanut Butter Cups): "They're my FAVORITE!!!!! Do you have any idea of how to get them directly from the company??? I had a couple of them a few years back when my son was selling them for school as a fundraiser, and I have never tasted them SO VERY FRESH BEFORE! The taste was awesome!!! I can't obviously buy them in a huge bulk, but would love to know how I could get them fresh from the company, instead of buying them at the grocery or drug store??? If you think the ones fresh at the store are great...try one right from the company! Wow! Talk about hooked! Let me know if you have any info about that, okay? Thanks so much!"

Mike says "I went to their web site WWW.HERSHEYGIFTS.COM to see if they sold anything interesting over the Internet (thinking maybe they would be fresher). Didn't really see anything. I tried looking at their FAQ too, but that didn't tell me anything. I guess you're best bet would to get in good with the local grocer. Perhaps they can get you a box or two from the factory. Other than that, I don't know what to suggest."

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On 1/27/03, R Cruse from Pickerington, Ohio, wrote: "My husband hails from Pa. His favorite snack is none other than Tasty Kakes. I would like to have a web site to order some for Valentines day to surprise him. Do you have a web address, or any suggestions?"

Mike says "The web site is WWW.TASTYKAKE.COM. They do sell gift baskets, but I think they're a little pricey. But something else they have on their web site is worth checking out. I didn't realize Tasty Kakes were available in so many parts of the country. Check out their web site for a list of places that sell Tasty Kakes. Not quite in every state, but I was surprised they were in so many. If you never heard of Tasty Kakes, they are made in Philadelphia and I grew up on the things. Think Hostess Cakes, but sooooo much better and soooooo much fresher."

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On 1/26/03, D Korkow from Las Vegas wrote: "You can get Coffee Crisp candy bars at the 99 cent stores in Las Vegas."

Mike says "Gambling, $2 steak dinners, AND Coffee Crisp??? Damn, I gotta get to Las Vegas one of these days!!"

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On 1/24/03, Helayne from Clayton, GA, wrote: "Is this the winning bag or a bag that you bought on your own? Do you have any idea if the contest has been won as of yet?"

Mike says "I guess you're talking about the M&Ms Win a 100 Million Yen contest. According to the wrapper, the game ended on 12/31/03. I didn't win and I haven't heard if anybody won. The wrapper was one I bought on my own. I did check out their web site (www.mms.com), but it didn't mention anything about a winner."

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Peter, from Ottawa was wondering why he now sees boxes of Toffifee (note the spelling) in Canada, but he remembers them spelled as Toffifay while growing up. Simple answer seems to be that the German company Storck that makes Toffifay (along with Werther's Chocolates and Originals, Riesen's, Mamba, and more) sells them as Toffifee everywhere in the world, except the US. Why, I don't know. But the ones in the US are distributed by Storck USA in Chicago, where they probably make Toffifey. Storck also has a location in Ontario and I bet they make Toffifee. It's the same exact thing. Just a different name.

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Cynthia responded to my comment that nobody really likes Zero Bars by saying that she likes the dark chocolate Zero Bars in the gold wrapper. I have never seen the gold colored wrappers. But she spelled color as colour, so I think she's from Canada. Maybe they have the dark chocolate bars up there and not in the US.

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David from Montgomery, AL, agrees that Dark Chocolate Kit Kats are wonderful. But at the time he wrote his email to me, he couldn't find them in his local Wal Mart anymore (I still have them here in Western PA) and wanted to know how to get a hold of Hershey and let them know to keep making them. I suggested calling the toll free number from the wrapper...1-800-468-1714 (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm EST).

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Emily from California wrote to correct me about Pirate's Booty. I had said you can only get it in the north east. I was wrong. She says you can get it all over California at just about every health food store, and their Safeway's even sells it now.

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