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:
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.
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:
And that’s everything I’ve got for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays. See you next time!
Chunky remains one of my favorites, but they’ve gotten flatter and less Chunky. I’ll have to look at the current net weight.