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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Oh how I miss Marathon candy bars (but then again you knew that. I whine about it all the time....)

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved them too! Not much to them- simply chocolate covered braided caramel -but they were great! I used to freeze mine but the chocolate would crack and fall off!

from Wikipedia:

"Marathon is a chocolate bar consisting of an 8 inch length of braided chocolate covered caramel. It was manufactured by Mars Inc and first sold in the United States in August 1973. The bright red packaging had printed on it a ruler with inch (8) and cm (20) markings on the reverse demonstrating that it was as long as it claimed. (The length was the result of its braided shape; it did not weigh more than standard candy bars.) It was discontinued in October 1981.

Television commercials of the era feature John Wayne's son Patrick as Marathon John who would regularly confront villain Quick Claude."

joe said...

I never thought of freezing them. And I guess now it's a little too late...

Anonymous said...

I've got a thing about freezing candy bars. Kinda hard on the teeth though.

I remember riding my bike to the local 7-11 and buying a coke Icee, a candy bar (usually a Marathon, a Mars bar or a Three Musketeers), and two comic books, then sitting under a tree in our back yard and enjoying a summer afternoon- all for about a dollar and change.

The '70's were a great time to be a kid!

Hank

joe said...

A friend of mine used to freeze Charlston Chews, but I hated those. I think that's why he bought them because he knew I wouldn't ask for any

Michaelof71 said...

Marathon bars were one of my favorites, especially in the summertime! I loved getting a Marathon and a Mr Pibb as a snack at our community swimming pool. I remember how sad I was when the Marathon bars were discontinued.

Marco said...

I totally loved these as well but couldn't remember what they were called. I think they may have called them something else in Canada.

For some odd reason the things I love they discontinue but keep the lousy products (or tv shows), at lease in my opinion, around.

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Marco said...

Just did a search on google and Cadbury makes it now but it's called Curly wurly

http://www.candycrate.com/cuwumba.html

Starting my search for a local supplier.

joe said...

I'll have to try one. Caramel's always been a fave of mine

David said...

When I was a little kid I went to the theater to watch a movie. During the movie I had a Marathon and one of my loose baby teeth came of into the piece I was chewing. It hurt and freaked me out a little and I grabbed it out of my mouth and it went rolling off somewhere - I never did find it.

I wonder what the clean-up person thought about that.

joe said...

Somebody told me that little flecks of chocolate would fall off the marathon bar as they were eating it, and they'd flick the little specks of chocolate at their friends to stain their friends' clothes

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