Chick-O-Stick

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2005/06/08 07:13:01 (permalink)

Chick-O-Stick

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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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/06/08 14:50:36 (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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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/06/08 15:21:57 (permalink)
    My grandmother called them "Chicken Bones".
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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/06/08 15:57:40 (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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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/12/16 19:15:15 (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
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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/12/16 19:20:52 (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
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    Knoxville, TN
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    pharmerphil
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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/14 12:26:53 (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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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/14 13:56:12 (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
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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/14 16:22:44 (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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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/14 18:22:31 (permalink)
    improviserEatingTheRoad, 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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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/16 10:58:53 (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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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/16 11:55:17 (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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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/20 00:16:35 (permalink)
    Love them but why do I search for one that isn't broken and then bite in to it?
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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/27 03:09:24 (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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    RE: Chick-O-Stick 2010/03/20 23:13:37 (permalink)
    Always reminded me of a Butterfinger without the chocolate.
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