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Mark Suszko
Re: Smaller Bars
on Jan 30, 2008 at 3:31:14 pm

Three Musketeers Bar got it's name from being made with three types of filling: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry nugat. Some time in the mists of ancient history, they dropped the strawberry component for reasons unknown, but kept the name.

Comedians will tell you, universally, the funniest candybar name is Zagnut. I like Zagnut bars. I LOVE their old commercial, which has the feel of a Stan Freeberg work., dunno if it was his but has his flavor on it. Description:
Two executives are touring a candy plant, discussing the new candy they are going to market. They go on about how great the bar tastes, as they reveal that they were using a newfangled computer to help pick the best name for the product. The head suit asks what the computer came up with. The junior exec proudly exclaims; "ZAGNUT!".

The Head Suit goes ballistic, saying this is the stupidest name for a candybar he's ever heard of and that nobody in their right mind is going to buy a candybar called Zagnut, no matter HOW good it tastes.

By this time, the tour has arrived at the shipping and packing department, where we see the situation is a fait accompli', as the infinitely huge warehouse is already brimming with cases and palletloads of candy all branded "ZAGNUT".

The Head Suit sighs resignedly and says something like, "oh hell, might as well give it a try".

"Oh, you wanted to RECORD that?"

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