Chick-O-Stick

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steveindurham
Cheeseburger
2005/06/08 07:13:01
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.
Lucky Bishop
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/06/08 14:50:36
Nothing like a fresh bag of Chick-O-Sticks, although they're extremely nasty when they go stale.
Lone Star
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/06/08 15:21:57
My grandmother called them "Chicken Bones".
Lucky Bishop
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/06/08 15:57:40
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.
Saint Matt
Cheeseburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/12/16 19:15:15
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."
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2005/12/16 19:20:52
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
pharmerphil
Junior Burger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/14 12:26:53
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.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/14 13:56:12
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?
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/14 16:22:44
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?
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/14 18:22:31
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?
scurry
Junior Burger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/16 10:58:53
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
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/16 11:55:17
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




mar52
Sirloin
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/20 00:16:35
Love them but why do I search for one that isn't broken and then bite in to it?
rainyday6
Hamburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2009/10/27 03:09:24
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.
badbyron722
Cheeseburger
RE: Chick-O-Stick 2010/03/20 23:13:37
Always reminded me of a Butterfinger without the chocolate.