Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate!

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leethebard
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Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Fri, 04/4/08 6:39 PM
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As a kid,I mwent crazy for chunky's...but as an adult with type 2 diebetes,I hardly have tasted a piece in decades. Got to try a piece the other day..and was shocked to see it had peanuts in it,along with the raisens.I seem to remember in the 50's they used to advertize pecans were in Chunky's...or cashews..or both at one time,not peanuts. It seemed to have a whole different taste! Anyone remember pecans or cashews in there like I do..or is the memory getting faded...Also, I don't think Nestle's made Chunky's then...perhaps a chintzy move to save money!!!

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Mon, 04/7/08 6:42 AM
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Growing up in my Brooklyn days, we'd say:

Chunky, watta chunka chawklette!!

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Mon, 04/7/08 2:40 PM
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Yes...the saying isn't the same unless it's done with that proper accent!!!

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Mon, 04/7/08 8:53 PM
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What a Chunk of Chocolate! Arnold Stang, (he was also the voice of Top Cat, among others).

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Mon, 04/7/08 10:22 PM
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You're right, Chunky wasn't always made by Nestle. They've been passed around a few times, but I think most of us remember when they were made by the Ward-Johnson company, who also made Goobers & Raisinets. Nestle took them over in 1984. (I remember liking Nestle chocolate when I was a kid, but I don't much now. It seems waxy.)

There were a bunch of different versions of Chunky.

The pecan seems like it would have been the best. There was a version with Brazil nuts too.

Here's a little history I wrote up last year:

http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/chunky

There's also a variety available in the South Pacific that's made by a completely different company with Cashews

http://flickr.com/photos/yasoki/171290136/

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Mon, 04/7/08 10:38 PM
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Didn't Chunky used to come in more than one kind? I seem to remember seeing different colored wrappers, but I'm not positive.

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Tue, 04/8/08 1:57 PM
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cybele, thanks for the info. Yes,I do remember Brazil Nuts...and you are right about Nestle chocolate tasting waxy...less real chocolate in Nestle chocolate...oh if we could only have the ones with cashews...anything but cheap peanuts. I hate when a different company takes over a product line and alters the formula and quality!

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Tue, 04/8/08 2:22 PM
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I never liked the raisins.

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Tue, 04/8/08 2:30 PM
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And to me raisins and chocolate are a taste treat...that's what I loved about Chunky...also Rasinettes!

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Wed, 04/9/08 11:41 AM
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I hated nuts in candy as a kid so I always read the ingredients. The Chunky in Chicago in mid '60's had either Brazil nuts and chopped cashews.
One that I nver ate was ice cubes. It said almond on the label and I gave away the ones my Oma gave me. What a shame. I tried them later on and loved them(Turns out it was only almond extract!).
See this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpBFZ5S-t1M
britt

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Sat, 04/26/08 2:38 AM
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A friend of mine used to buy Ice Cubes by the boxful when we were kids. Being her buddy I always got several. I LOVED THEM. I never tasted chocolate so smooth.

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RE: Chunky..what a chunk of chocolate! - Sat, 04/26/08 4:37 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by fabulousoyster

I never liked the raisins.


I never liked the raisins in them either. If it was just chocolate and nuts, YES!

Andrea