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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE...APRIL 30, 2014...LETTER Z

A to Z CHALLENGE
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!

Thanks for reading! If you'd like to, visit my other blog for the letter Z. Find it at... http://teleportingweena.wordpress.com



8 comments:

  1. I've never heard of Screaming Yellow Zonkers...but what a great name for a snack! Thanks for visiting my blog today...we did it...we finished the challenge!!
    ~Katie

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    1. Hi, Katie! It sure is a cool name, huh? Now, I'm going to be looking out for them! Thanks for your comment and visiting here. Yay for making it through the AtoZ Challenge! :)

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  2. oh my now i want some! even if it is just for the fun of saying i ate something called a zonker ^_^ it really is not suited to being a food name ^_^ it looks just like butterkist with groovy packaging ^_^ i do confess i have a complete addiction to butterkist though yesterday i bought a huge pack for the kids and ate the whole bloomin lot meself! i haven't even told the kids i bought any there was no point when i ate it all ^_^ actually now i read the packaging butterkist ios better it is pocorn covered in butter toffee darn even saying it is making me want go get some ^_^ have a great day x

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by! Yes, Zonkers is a "groovy" name, but you'd have no idea what it was just by that. Your butterkist sounds so good! Now I'm hungry for some! Enjoy the weekend! :)

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  3. I'd never heard of Zonkers but they sound yummy!

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    1. Hi, Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by and for your comment! I haven't had any in years, but they were really good! I may have to go looking for some, now! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  4. I've never heard of them! But it's fun when products you used to love come back into circulation, isn't it? :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog during the Challenge!

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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    1. Hi, Madeline! Thanks for visiting here, and for your comment! It is great when something you used to like comes back to the stores. Never know why they stop making them. I'll have to go find some of the Zonkers, now! Yay for finishing the AtoZ Challenge! I loved all the stories on your blog! Enjoy your weekend! :)

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