You know I miss shit like old-school cereals, old school cereals used to feature the best Premiums. Sure they usually cost an arm and a leg and a small hidden cache of proof of purchase cut-outs but the Premiums back in the day were awesome, some were outright amazing and unbelievable, they kind of left you wondering how the hell the companies managed to afford to do them but they did.
One such offer was one I remember offered by 1988s Post Croonchy Stars;
Of course little things like that make something like Croonchy Stars a Sensational Snack, what about others? Delve into Sensational Snacks 10 with me to find out!
Smuckers Goober and Grape:
Sure with Peanut Butter you could always add Jelly later but how exciting is that? Not very, huh? Not comparably so when you could instead get a Goober and have a product that not only featured a fucking ridiculous and fun name but also featured both Peanut Butter and Jelly all in one freakin' jar! All you had to do was scoop and serve, that's just awesome!
This stuff was pretty cool too because when you made a sandwich or spread it, it didn't spread like normal Peanut Butter and Jelly but instead made weird psychedelic designs in your sandwich/on whatever it was spread upon. It looked rather decidedly more awesome than the average vanilla Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Amazingly and surprisingly unlike most products featured on my blog from my memories the Goober brand is still alive, well and sold in stores today.. Although it's expensive and it's a brand name I still have to kind of support it because of that ridiculous name and the awesomeness that is having your Peanut Butter and Jelly in the same jar as well as the psychedelic swirls it forms! It's like a hippie vomited PB&J into.. Ew.. You know what, nevermind.. Fuck it..
MacRobertson's Cherry Ripe Bar:
A delicious blend of Dark Chocolate, Cherries and Coconut this Bar is kind of like a high-end version of.. Well, there's really nothing like it in the U.S., is there? That's a bad thing. A very bad thing because the Cherry Ripe Bar is one of the top Chocolate Bar brands sold in the country for a damn good reason.
Soft, chewy and just moist enough to be truly enjoyable the Cherry Ripe Bar is a mouth experience, an orgasmic little treat that literally can't be beat! Sweet and shredded Coconut inside melds perfectly with the sweet maraschino cherry and the thin shell of Dark Chocolate covering which acts merely as a pocket for the Cherry and Coconut which are the true stars of the show compliment it perfectly while serving it's intended purpose. The Cherry Ripe Bar is something I wish I could have right fucking now, in fact I'm in one of those moods where I'd rip your own grandmothers arm off and beat her to death with it to get one of these damn Bars right now.
Oh and did I mention.. These bars are fucking HUUUGE.
Curly Wurly Bar:
Introduced in 1970 the Curly Wurly is an intricately designed bar of Caramel weaved back and fourth in a serpentine fashion with a Chocolate coating and is quite delicious and fun in it's odd shape, I mean really.. Talk about a simple concept.. Take a Caramel and Chocolate Bar and turn it into a weird shape, if that's not a simple and sure-fire way to please I don't know what is.
Honestly it kind of looks like what I'd expect the DNA strand of Chocolate to look like.. Fucking awesome, does this mean if we combine multiple Curly Wurly Bars we'll induce odd and aberrant mutations? Fucking mutant Curly Wurly, bad ass.
With this Bar the best two things about it are how the Caramel provides a chew that gradually gives way and melts and the Chocolate which melts near immediately providing a moist and creamy delicious delight to the first few chews before slowly melding into the Caramel as it itself melts.
Mm.. Oh yeah..
I really wanted this one. It smelled quite good and James seemed to really quite enjoy it tonight.