That's why it's so odd that I have such a strange love affair with food, what's stranger is my obsession with all things retro, shit that the kids and generations today know nothing about simply because it's too old. Not just food but shows.. I Love Lucy, Three's Company, the original Three Stooges, All in the Family, The Honeymooners, The Munsters, the original Addams Family and the like, all shows that I love that could probably be considered retro by today's standards and of course, yes, I love candy, food and retro edibles of all shapes, sizes and types and that's why I love doing these articles! It's something I'm passionate about, something I truly enjoy and something I have a ridiculous amount of trivia knowledge on.
So without further adieu, shall we delve into Remarkable Retro Rations 11? BANZAI!
Clark Double Bar:
This Bar is Necco’s version of the Butterfinger, a Crunchy Peanut Buttery Bar of Chocolaty goodness. Nothing about that sentence is wrong or does not belong, all of it is word for word perfect.
It was David L. Clark who founded the Clark Company in 1886 and in 1911 the Clark Bar and well known Zagnut Bar were created, Zagnut being the basic Clark Bar but with the addition of Coconut basically. Yes, the Zagnut Bar is a higher level of crack cocaine for me but for the purpose of the article we're discussing the Clark Bar which is delicious in and of itself and certainly doesn't suffer for lack of decadence.
It's interesting to note that the Clark Bar now uses no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours - It's all natural, folks. That's right. Bad for you but better for you than some of the shite out there with names I can't even goddamn pronounce without having my tongue try to commit Seppuku. Take for instance the Butterfinger Bar;
And I'm left to question what the fuck purpose exactly half of those damn ingredients serve? And what in the name of all that is Unholy and abominable is goddamn TBHQ? Sounds almost like Marijuana in which case, FUCK YEAH, BUTTERFINGER! Munchies and doob in one?! AWESOME! I'm gonna smoke me a Butterfinger!
IngredientsSUGAR, GLUCOSE, PEANUTS, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL, COCOA POWDER, MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS, MOLASSES, CORN FLAKES, SALT, SOYA LECITHIN, CORN STARCH, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOUR, TBHQ, CITRIC ACID, COLOUR.
MADE ON EQUIPMENT THAT PROCESSES PEANUTS/NUTS.
...But I'm guessing that's not what it is so I'm just kind of freaked out by something listed as an ingredient that is JUST A BUNCH OF FUCKING LETTERS.
All in all the honeycomb is a little dry and the Chocolate is a little off in truth but the Violet Crumble is still a delicious offering and as many in the past have discovered and are sure to discover as time rolls on, the Violet Crumble makes an AMAZING topping for Ice Cream when shattered as intended and sprinkled on.
Boston Baked Beans:
Introduced in the early 1930s by The Ferrara Pan Candy Company, the little beans have been around for a pretty good time and are created using the cold panned candy process, a process which involves building the candy pieces individually such as with Peanuts, tossing them into revolving pans and adding flavour, colour and other ingredients. All said it is actually pretty interesting to see, the little beans are impressive little snacks.