Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Classic Candy Bar on eBay

Now, I’m not one to be throwing stone from my glass house where I consume expired candy, but this might be ill-advised:

A vendor on eBay is selling a Marathon bar ... the Mars one that is now called the Snickers bar. It has an expiry date of 1990.

Yes, hop on board folks, this auction ends in less than a day, you don’t wanna miss out on a 16 year old candy bar!

There are five bids and the current price is GBP 3.20 (Approximately US $5.65) with free shipping. The same seller is also offering a circa 1990 Wispa bar.

When I find old candy at the bottom of a suitcase or purse when I’m cleaning, I usually throw it out. It never occurred to me to put it up on eBay.

Of course if that’s a little hard to swallow, you might want to check out the other interesting things you can find, like eBay sellers that specialize in all the variations of KitKats worldwide and limited edition candy bars.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 4:45 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     NewsShopping

  1. there is a sect of collectors (including myself) that stash away unopened candies and gums in their original packaging.  we never eat them, just ferret them away for miscellaneous nostalgic personal reasons. we, too, are candy freaks but in a different sort of way. i’ve been collecting for 21 years and have many chocolate items and ebay has been an instrumental tool in expanding my collection.

    so this would be right up my alley….

    Comment by e on 1/25/06 at 1:53 pm #
  2. Hi, I first heard about Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews
    when I saw an interview with Neil Diamond on Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood on CBS several months ago. He told the story of how he bought several packages for Barbra Streisand who loved them. He took them on the plane back to Los Angeles. He had a couple of them and then couldn’t stop!  He ate them all!  He called Barbra later on and told her what had happened. She just laughed!!  You can see this story if you go to: Yahoo or Google and type in: Greedy Diamond ate Streisand’s candy treats. I’ve seen them at Rite-Aid as Peanut Chews, but I never knew they were the same thing!  I’ll try one tomorrow!  Sincerely, Joyce Granville

    Comment by Joyce Granville on 7/01/09 at 4:20 pm #
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