February 25 is National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day.
Since I have already posted about Goobers and Almond Joy for other occasions, I had to think of another chocolate-covered nut candy for today’s post so as not to repeat myself. Fortunately, I was able to consult Wikipedia’s list of chocolate bar brands.
I wouldn’t necessarily have thought of Chunky, because to me, raisins are Chunky’s more memorable ingredient. But there are nuts in there too, so it counts. Therefore, in honor of National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day, I present to you this vintage Chunky commercial. I feel as though I should know the name of the character actor wearing the bowtie. If you know who it is, please leave a message in the comments. (Update: My mother tells me it’s Arnold Stang.)
Vintage Chunky commercial (1955-1960)
There is also a chocolate candy bar with nuts called Take 5. I had never heard of that one, but I immediately thought of the famous jazz piece by that name. Even if you don’t like jazz, you’ve heard this:
Dave Brubeck Quartet,“Take Five” (1961)
The candy bar Take 5 is not named after the jazz composition. It is named for its five ingredients: milk chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, pretzels, and of course, peanuts.
Whether you eat Goobers, Almond Joy, Chunky, Take Five, or some other chocolate-covered nut product, have a great National Chocolate-Covered Nut Day!
- Two goobers sing about Goobers (michaelstvtray.com)
- Today on the tray: Something nutty (michaelstvtray.com)
- National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day (punchbowl.com)