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Mendoza79 Jul 25, 2011 09:06 PM

I used to eat a chocolate bar in the mid eighties that had a rice crisp texture,with peanut butter and was chocolate covered. I think it came in a purple wrapper but that is all I remember.....anyone have any ideas, I have searched high and low and racked my brain!

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    glbtrtr Jul 25, 2011 09:13 PM

    Galco's has all the old fashion soda pop and I think some old time candies as well - check them out to see if they can help: http://www.galcos.com/ (Warning - sound - musical pop bubbles)

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      Mendoza79 Jul 25, 2011 09:14 PM

      I will, thank u! My sister ad I have been searching forever!

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        glbtrtr Jul 25, 2011 09:16 PM

        Brown and Haley Mountain Bar? -- I think I remember those myself - at least this is peanut butter and chocolate and a start: http://www.sodapopstop.com/products/d...

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          Fortworthfoodie Jul 25, 2011 09:21 PM

          Sounds like a whatchamacallit.

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            Mendoza79 Jul 25, 2011 09:22 PM

            I checked that one out but that wasn't the one....I am sure it's no longer made and my search continues ! Arghhhh!

      2. goodhealthgourmet Jul 25, 2011 09:23 PM

        sounds like Hershey's Whatchamacallit.

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          Mendoza79 Jul 25, 2011 09:38 PM

          I tried that one too....I thought maybe that was it but they changed it over time?

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            Jenny Ondioline Jul 27, 2011 10:53 PM

            They did, actually: Whatchamacallits now have caramel in them, which they didn't in the 80s and early 90s. However, they never came in a purple wrapper, it's always been beige.

        2. Steve Green Jul 25, 2011 09:41 PM

          Not a purple wrapper, but 5th Avenue otherwise fits the description. They're still around though. Used to be Luden's; now Hershey's. I remember when they had a couple of nuts on top.
          http://www.thehersheycompany.com/bran...

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            Mendoza79 Jul 25, 2011 10:13 PM

            It really resembled a nestle chokito bar....but the filling is wrong.

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            punkin712 Jul 26, 2011 05:49 AM

            Was it the 100 Grand bar? That has a red wrapper though... I feel like I know EXACTLY which candy bar you are talking about, but I'm just struggling with the name. My first thought too was the Whatchamacalit, but it doesn't sound like that's it. Trust me, as a child of the 80s, I ate more than my fair share of candy bars - it will come to me eventually :)

            A few more questions...was it standard candy bar shape (like your run of the mill Snickers or 3 Musketeers) or was it round/oblong/twisty/etc? Any other distinguishing characteristics? Was it a mass-market candy bar or could it have been regional?

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              Mendoza79 Jul 26, 2011 07:23 AM

              It was like a bar but with a lumpy crisped rice exterior.....looked just like the nestle chokito bar but it had a peanut buttery filling. I grew up in southern california which is where I remember eating it but I have not seen this since I was a kid! I am beginning to wonder if this is a figment of my imagination but my sister remembers the same one.....

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                Jenny Ondioline Jul 27, 2011 10:56 PM

                Oh, wait...do you mean the PB Max? I'm almost positive this is what you're thinking of:

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbd-jz...

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                  Mendoza79 Jul 28, 2011 06:34 AM

                  I think you may be my hero....this looks right, I think my memory must b a little off but watching the commecial I think that's it! Thank you!

            2. ROCKLES Jul 26, 2011 09:02 AM

              did you try here?

              http://www.candyfavorites.com/shop/discontinued-candy.php

              look up crispy crunch bar by cadbury

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/797983

              Mr. Big bar?

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                blackoak Jul 26, 2011 10:42 AM

                Sorry for what may be a stupid question, or a question with an obvious answer (or both), but roughly what area (city/state/province/country) were you in when you were enjoying the candy? It might help to narrow the chocolate bar's name down. Thanks.

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                  Steve Green Jul 26, 2011 11:35 AM

                  OP covered that two posts upthread:

                  "I grew up in southern california which is where I remember eating it but I have not seen this since I was a kid! I am beginning to wonder if this is a figment of my imagination but my sister remembers the same one....."

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