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SOFT AND CHEWY. Posted on 02/03/2002.

Tonight I enjoyed an Abba-Zaba candy bar, a favorite from my childhood. There was a brief period, in later elementary school (5th grade or so), where Abba-Zaba's became "cool" on the playground, and everyone would run off after school and buy them. For me, it ended up not being a passing fad.

And now that I have you all dreading that is turning into one of those 'accretions of diurnal detail,' well, the reason I'm posting is that, on the black-and-yellow checkered wrapper, is a starburst exclaiming "LONG LASTING FUN!" Which seemed like an odd thing for a candy to promote.

It also directed me to it's manufacturer's web site, The Annabelle Candy Company. The company happens to located in Hayward, just south of my new city of residence. And, you've just got to make sure your speakers are set to "loud" for the page promoting the chewy taffy product I love. And dig that animation!

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I love Abba-Zabas can you make a king size one!
Posted by Dylan Davison @ 05/26/2002 01:08 PM PST [link to this comment]

love abba-zabas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by abba zaba @ 05/27/2002 06:48 PM PST [link to this comment]

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