Today's letter is......Z
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SCREAMING YELLOW ZONKERS!
Yummy, sweetened popcorn in a box...that's Screaming Yellow Zonkers!
Back in the 1960s and early 1970s, Zonkers were a must have snack among the hippie crowd. The popcorn tasted great when you had the munchies, but the box it came in was special.
You bought the snack as much for the box, as for the popcorn. The box was black, one of the first products to be packaged in a black box. There was lots of writing on the box...some of it absurd, mostly funny, with cartoon characters and witty (so we thought) sayings. That was the main selling point...the snack was just a bonus.
At times Zonkers were hard to find at the store. If someone found a store that was selling them, word was passed around. I remember at least once, driving way out of my way to find them. Down unfamiliar streets, I went, finally finding the little convenience store that reportedly had Zonkers. It was so worth the trip...I had my Zonkers!
Screaming Yellow Zonkers were discontinued in 2007, but as of May 2012, they have been in production again, in limited editions. You can find them at times at Walgreens Drug Stores!
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