|The candy bars we sold each year.
Every year, the Catholic school I attended as a kid would have us sell World's Finest chocolate bars to raise money for our school and church. Yummy $1 milk chocolate with almond bars that broke into four perfect squares. Each chocolate bar wrapper included a coupon for a free McDonald's hamburger on the inside fold.
The bars always came packaged in a brown cardboard box of about 30. The cardboard box took on such an incredibly sweet scent. I remember wanting to devour bar after bar and sometimes I did! The box had a cardboard handle at the top. I remember how heavy the box would start out in the morning when I'd go to sell them, then get lighter and lighter as each sale was made.
My favorite hot spot to push these delicious treats, was at Franklin General Hospital, a block away from our home. I could easily sell about 60 bars in a day. I believe this location was my father's idea. He swore that visitors could buy them for patients and hungry nurses could pick one up on their way to their shift.
I was a very motivated kid candy seller. Why? I longed for those cheap-ass prizes in the catalog. Stupid crap like jump ropes, sticker books and other toys my folks could have easily purchased from Toys R Us or TSS (a popular department store near us back in the 1980s). One item in particular really caught my eye. It was a water bottle for my bike. I wanted this water bottle so badly for some reason. I remember how excited I was the day my dad attached it to my 10 Speed. I was such a geek.
|Example of a simple water bottle for a bike
Did you sell these chocolates for school when you were a kid?