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    Stuck in my brain. Need help to identify.

    I have a candy bar commercial from the 60s stuck in my head, which is no big deal, but I can't remember what candy bar it was for. Any childs of the 60s out there, for whom this rings a bell?

    Scene: A tiny weather-station-type cabin in the middle of the frozen waste. A guy (GUY) sits at a table. The door bursts open, with snow blowing in, and a dude (DUDE) wearing a parka bustles in, carrying two cardboard boxes.

    DUDE: We got some mail! We got some mail!

    Each of them enthusiastically tears open a box.

    GUY: What'd you get?

    DUDE: (slowly extracting his hands from a box) I think it was a lemon meringue pie. What'd you get?

    GUY: A box of [insert name of candy bar here].

    Dude: (his eyes growing wide) Hey! I'll trade you! (He begins to rummage around his tiny space for items to trade. All the while GUY slowly chews on a [insert name of candy bar here].) My after-shave lotion! Jungle Beast!

    ANNOUNCER voice-over about the delicious candy bar.

    DUDE: (dejectedly) My walrus-jaw book-ends?

    Does anyone remember this ad? It wouldn't bug me if I could just remember what candy bar it was. A coworker said "Wunderbar," but I don't think that's it. I think it predates the Wunderbar. Their commercial had vikings, if I recall correctly. All help appreciated.
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    No help. Just a recommendation for therapy. I prescribe you to read "Candyfreak" by Steve Almond. It may not hold the answer, but you'll be among good people.

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    I seem to remember the ad but not the bar sorry
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    York Peppermint candy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    York Peppermint candy?
    You're just guessing!

    And you're probably 24.

    I guess I wasn't entirely honest when I said "all help appreciated," was I? Sorry.
    Sin after sin I have endured, but the wounds I bear are the wounds of love.

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    Somebody on RetroJunk.com says it was for "Cadbury Coffee Ripple". I remember the ad very well, but not the chocolate bar. As for "Wunderbar", it had the great ad with Vikings finding the treasure chest full of Wunderbar on a beach somewhere.

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    And here is a photo of the Coffee Ripple wrapper. It matches what I remember was in the box the guy received in the mail.

    coffeeripple.PNG

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    Quote Originally Posted by konageezer View Post
    You're just guessing!

    And you're probably 24.

    I guess I wasn't entirely honest when I said "all help appreciated," was I? Sorry.
    Will you be banned or get a free yellow shirt for guessing Siu's age incorrectly?
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    holy crap! who dug this one up?
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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