Wacky Wednesdays – Clunky!

Howdy everybody and welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  Today’s entry comes from 1974′s Wacky Packages series 10 and is a parody of the Chunky bar called Clunky.

To start off, let’s take a close look at the parody sticker artwork:

Wacky Packages Clunky Series 10 1974

I like this Wacky a lot as it features a fun wacky character and it also incorporates and displays the anvil-like shape that the original Chunky bar had.  In this case, that odd shape of the original product is what helps inform the parody.  If Chunky had an ordinary chocolate bar shape, I’m not so sure that it would have become “Clunky”.  Chunkys were kind of the oddball back then and remain an unusual offering in the candy isle today, partly due to their unusual shape.

I have a number of vintage Chunky foil wrappers in my collection, but I had a difficult time coming up with a good match for this Wacky.  Finally, I found the following wrapper – it’s been trimmed down, but enough is left that you can see it’s a pretty close match.

Ward – Chunky Original 1oz foil wrapper trimmed – 1970′s

And just so you know what an intact Chunky wrapper from the period would look like, here’s a complete early 70′s pecan Chunky I have:

Ward Candy Company – Pecan Chunky gold foil wrapper – 1970′s

And that’s everything I’ve got for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays.  See you next time!

About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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One Response to Wacky Wednesdays – Clunky!

  1. Tom says:

    Chunky remains one of my favorites, but they’ve gotten flatter and less Chunky. I’ll have to look at the current net weight.

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