Tuesday, September 20, 2011

1980s Bonkers Chewy Candy



Bonkers fruit chewy candy
yummy in the  mid-1980s.

BONKERS - BONKS YOU OUT!

The commercials may have been a bit annoying, but boy did I love Bonkers soft fruit flavored chewy candy. The print ads and commercials usually featured a southern housewife sporting an apron and wire rim glasses. "Some folks thinks Bonkers is gum, they know it's candy now!"


Bonkers by Nabisco are longer available -- sure we still have Starburst, but Bonkers were better. Bonkers candy even came in chocolate flavor. Remember? 


9 comments:

Chunky Mama said...

I LOVED Bonkers and still talk about them all the time. I went to every retro candy website I could find looking for them until I found out they are no longer made. :(

Sabrina said...

Oh my gosh! I can't remember whether I ever bought any Bonkers candy, but I sure remember that commercial like it was yesterday! I loved that falling fruit and the people laughing. I wish we still had Bonkers today because I'd definitely buy them - especially the chocolate ones!

Ms. A said...

I don't remember that commercial, but I do remember the package. Funny how YOU manage to dredge up things from my brain vault, that I didn't remember were even in there!

Fresh Garden said...

Wonderful!

alicia said...

i love when you post things like that this NO ONE i know seems to remember so i feel less crazy. i can vividly remember the grape and watermelon flavours!

Caroline said...

Sometimes I can still taste orange Bonkers. There was a time (pre-youtube popularity) when no one else remembered it but me (or it seemed). Thank you for sharing this and bringing me to my people!

Kato said...

OH MAN this brings me back!! I LOVED Bonkers! Some of my favorite candy ever!

~ Noelle said...

good times!
loved this...

Miss Kolleen said...

I just stumbled on this... it seems they will be remaking Bonkers this year!

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