Nooooooooooo!!!! After 113 years, Clark Candy Bars shuts down

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  1. http://www.post-gazette.com/businessnews/19990502clarkcandy3.asp :(


    I was just asking about how I'd like to have one recently before the holidays.


    A very unique candy bar, and I know of few that I wish would of taken their same demise.


    I can't find anything online that will take over production of the product either. Thanks economy, now you took my damn candy bars!!! :mad:


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  2. Cookie

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    I will have to send you some, that is my territory. :)
  3. Cass

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    RUGGED...is this going to stress you to the point that you become a hack plumber???


  4. Possibly. Low blood sugars, inability to cover my plumber's crack, potential for using push fit fittings and snap together drain lines.


    Yes. Big possibility.




    I just can't believe I was wondering about this before christmas not seeing any and then this. :(


    They were the type of candy bar that you'd only eat maybe once a month, nothing more. They should toss Almond Joy or them Mallow Cups, Get rid of those!
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    The mallow cups should be sold to the talaban...they are worthless. My favorites when I was a kid used to be Zero bars but at some point they changed the ingredients and they stopped tasting the same...Necco Wafers, a product that comes from the same State as Ted Kennedy, should go with the Mallow cups.

    Now I eat 70% cacao bars...I like the bitterness...but it must be the good stuff made with coco butter...the stuff made with hydrogenated fat is no where near as good tasting...the 70% bars also have a nice little caffeine lift.
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  6. 99k

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    I now eat the 70% dark Chocolate too ... I cannot go back to milk chocolate (way to sweet). The Necco wafers are good for roof shingles on the kids gingerbread houses (that's the only time we buy them).:D
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    I crave these at 2 am.

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    Got 2 bags of Xmas M & M's at Giant eagle for a buck this afternoon. Now, they didn't have my peanuts, :( but, those are good, too.

    Sorry, Rugged, I looked for Clarks, but, couldn't find one. I think, I know where I can though.
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    zero bars are still pretty good to me. :)
  10. speedbump

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    Anybody remember the penny squirrels?

    bob...
  11. Cookie

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    Not here... sorry Bob.:)
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    Zagnutz! That was my favorite!
  13. Cass

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    Yes...Penny Squirrels...we had a penny candy store at the bottom of the hill I grew up on, Wilson's Candy Store, here is a pic of it...

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    as you can see it is now an appliance store but there are a lot of memories in there...the windowed front used to be a porch with long benches that we would sit on and eat some of what we bought...they some times had 5 for a penny this was back in the 50s...I remember paper ribbon with dots of candy on it...
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    We had a penny candy store in Hull near an amusement park
    The park is gone - condo's, as is the store

    Maybe another company will take over production
    Sounds like the interested Mfg is in no hurry to try to get a better deal
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    We had penny candy at Kate's Grocery growing up, I just never had heard of it as Penny Squirrels. Bob, do you know why it was called that maybe?
    Penny Squirrels?

    We also had 10 cent snow cones. I loved those, especially the root beers or the blueberries.
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    They were just called Squirrels. They cost a penny. They were in a paper wrap, kind of brownish I think and the candy had crushed nuts and a really good kind of carmel flavor.

    Friends of ours opened a Country Store and Deli (plus a small restaurant) last year. Debbie the owner buys all the old candy and sells them there. There is a lot of candy I had forgotten that she has for sale. I guess you can still get a lot of this stuff if you know where to look. Problem is, she does not have squirrels. If she ever finds them, I'm sure the penny won't buy one.

    bob...
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    That pic of the store above is in Littleton MA.
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  18. Cass

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    Is this them...


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