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steveindurham

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  • Joined: 6/3/2004
  • Location: durham, NC
Chick-O-Stick Wed, 06/8/05 7:13 AM (permalink)
What does everyone think of these? I'm a big fan of this candy although I like the coconut/peanut butter combo. THe best version I had of this was the homemade zagnuts I purchased last fall in Blowing Rock, NC.
 
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    Lucky Bishop

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    • Joined: 6/9/2003
    • Location: Allston, MA
    RE: Chick-O-Stick Wed, 06/8/05 2:50 PM (permalink)
    Nothing like a fresh bag of Chick-O-Sticks, although they're extremely nasty when they go stale.
     
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      Lone Star

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      • Joined: 5/22/2003
      • Location: Houston, TX
      RE: Chick-O-Stick Wed, 06/8/05 3:21 PM (permalink)
      My grandmother called them "Chicken Bones".
       
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        Lucky Bishop

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        • Location: Allston, MA
        RE: Chick-O-Stick Wed, 06/8/05 3:57 PM (permalink)
        That was their original name! They changed it to Chick-O-Stick in 1955 after someone quite rightly realized that the original name was, well, nasty.
         
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          Saint Matt

          • Total Posts: 183
          • Joined: 12/14/2004
          • Location: Aptos, CA
          RE: Chick-O-Stick Fri, 12/16/05 7:15 PM (permalink)
          I love Chick-o-Stick and they are fairly easy to find around these parts. I just wish Atkinson's other products were easier to find in California. I love those Peco bars.

          I like Zagnut too, but the only place I can find them is in those mall bulk candy stores such as "The Candy Factory."
           
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            Sundancer7

            RE: Chick-O-Stick Fri, 12/16/05 7:20 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Lone Star

            My grandmother called them "Chicken Bones".


            enjoyed it. I thought it had dissappeared. Maybe it hasn't??

            If it is still around, please advise me.

            thanks
            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN
             
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              pharmerphil

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              • Joined: 10/18/2006
              • Location: buchanan, TN
              RE: Chick-O-Stick Wed, 10/14/09 12:26 PM (permalink)
              I recently "scored" both Chick-O-Stick & Zagnut candy bars at a local Family Dollar Store. If there any Familly $ stores in your area you try them if your looking for either of these candy bars. Atkinson still makes the Chick-O-Stick and Zagnut is now part of Hershey, according to the labels on those I just purchased.
               
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                EatingTheRoad

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                • Joined: 8/30/2009
                • Location: Santa Fe, NM
                RE: Chick-O-Stick Wed, 10/14/09 1:56 PM (permalink)
                I ran into these for the first time on my recent roadtrip and feel in love. I'm a huge peanut butter fan. They're all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. I want to make it out to Baldinger's in PA sometime, they're still seeing true penny candy!

                Any Abba-Zaba fans out there?
                 
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                  improviser

                  • Total Posts: 865
                  • Joined: 7/3/2003
                  • Location: Clemson, SC
                  RE: Chick-O-Stick Wed, 10/14/09 4:22 PM (permalink)
                  I've never had a Chick-O-Stick, but they're available in my area, so I'll try one soon. I love Zagnuts, haven't had one in forever.

                  EatingTheRoad, I've wanted to try an Abba-Zaba since I read about them in Steve Almond's great "Candyfreak." How are they?
                   
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                    EatingTheRoad

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                    • Location: Santa Fe, NM
                    RE: Chick-O-Stick Wed, 10/14/09 6:22 PM (permalink)
                    improviser
                    EatingTheRoad, I've wanted to try an Abba-Zaba since I read about them in Steve Almond's great "Candyfreak." How are they?


                    Oh they're amazing....if you like peanut butter...it's essentially taffy filled with PB. I like them softened up a bit so it's not a chore to eat 'em.

                    What's everyone's favorite regional candy? I've yet to try a SkyBar, any huge fans out there?
                     
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                      scurry

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                      • Joined: 11/14/2007
                      • Location: pittsburgh, PA
                      RE: Chick-O-Stick Fri, 10/16/09 10:58 AM (permalink)
                      Nice variety of Chick-o-Sticks at this site:
                      http://www.oldtimecandy.com/chick-o-sticks.htm

                      Another good peanut butter/coconut combo that resembles the crunch and texture of a Zagnut are these:
                      http://www.georgehowe.com/store/Products/Coconut-Crunch-10-oz-bag__07902.aspx
                       
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                        EatingTheRoad

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                        • Joined: 8/30/2009
                        • Location: Santa Fe, NM
                        RE: Chick-O-Stick Fri, 10/16/09 11:55 AM (permalink)
                        Here's a pretty thorough list of all candy/snacks PB related:
                        http://www.taquitos.net/s.cks.php?category_code=98

                        I want to try one of these badly (Trader Joe's PB&J Bar):
                        http://gigi-reviews.blogs...rader-joes-pb-bar.html




                         
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                          mar52

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                          • Joined: 4/17/2005
                          • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                          RE: Chick-O-Stick Tue, 10/20/09 12:16 AM (permalink)
                          Love them but why do I search for one that isn't broken and then bite in to it?
                           
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                            rainyday6

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                            • Joined: 7/31/2009
                            • Location: sacramento, CA
                            RE: Chick-O-Stick Tue, 10/27/09 3:09 AM (permalink)
                            My uncle used to distribute Abba Zabbas in LA in the 60's/70's.  He's give us tons of them when we would visit.  I have the fillings in my mouth to prove it.  I don't think my old teeth could handle them now.  I did try one a few years ago and there's not so much PB in them anymore.
                             
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                              badbyron722

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                              • Joined: 5/25/2009
                              • Location: Spartanburg, SC
                              RE: Chick-O-Stick Sat, 03/20/10 11:13 PM (permalink)
                              Always reminded me of a Butterfinger without the chocolate.
                               
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