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    Post #1 - August 24th, 2006, 2:59 pm
    Post #1 - August 24th, 2006, 2:59 pm Post #1 - August 24th, 2006, 2:59 pm
    I have not seen/had a Zagnut in ages. Anyone know where to find them (Loop or Ukie Village area preferred)? Seems downright silly to order a box on eBay.

    While I have your attention, anyone know where to find Kinder Bueno candy bars? :)

    Jamie
  • Post #2 - August 24th, 2006, 3:07 pm
    Post #2 - August 24th, 2006, 3:07 pm Post #2 - August 24th, 2006, 3:07 pm
    I love Kinder Bueno bars! I don't really seek them out b/c I know that my local Joe Caputo's carry them. Be sure to check the "best by" date on them.
  • Post #3 - August 24th, 2006, 4:06 pm
    Post #3 - August 24th, 2006, 4:06 pm Post #3 - August 24th, 2006, 4:06 pm
    A bunch of the Kinder products (including the Kinder Surprise Eggs, my kids' favorite) are available at Essence of Europe grocery in Arlington Heights.

    I've also seen them at the Shop n Save at Golf Mill in Niles.

    No Zagnut sightings... yet. :-)
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  • Post #4 - August 24th, 2006, 4:52 pm
    Post #4 - August 24th, 2006, 4:52 pm Post #4 - August 24th, 2006, 4:52 pm
    I do not think that they make the Zagnut Bars anymore. They were produced by the Clark Co. of Pittsburgh which has since been shuttered with the assets sold to NECCO.

    Here is a link to the NECCO website http://www.necco.com/OurBrands/Default.asp?BrandID=9


    When I lived in Cleveland, I found this place that sells all kidnds of candy. Over the years, this guy has found me all sorts of odd candies. I would give him a call to see if Zagnuts are still being made.

    BA Sweeties. 7480 Brookpark Road. Cleveland, OH 44129. Tel: (216) 739-2244
  • Post #5 - August 24th, 2006, 4:55 pm
    Post #5 - August 24th, 2006, 4:55 pm Post #5 - August 24th, 2006, 4:55 pm
    I was playing around and came up with this link for Zagnut bars:

    http://store.candywarehouse.com/zagnutbars.html
  • Post #6 - August 24th, 2006, 4:56 pm
    Post #6 - August 24th, 2006, 4:56 pm Post #6 - August 24th, 2006, 4:56 pm
    You can order them online from candydirect.com, a great source for all types of vintage/regional candy.
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  • Post #7 - August 24th, 2006, 7:28 pm
    Post #7 - August 24th, 2006, 7:28 pm Post #7 - August 24th, 2006, 7:28 pm
    Cracker Barrel restaurants have all sorts of retro candy. If there's one near you, you may want to check them out.

    ('Course, there aren't any Cracker Barrels anywhere near the city.)
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  • Post #8 - August 24th, 2006, 9:03 pm
    Post #8 - August 24th, 2006, 9:03 pm Post #8 - August 24th, 2006, 9:03 pm
    The kinder stuff (including bueno bars) are available at Andy's Fruit Ranch and Cermak Produce on Kedzie.
  • Post #9 - October 21st, 2006, 10:40 pm
    Post #9 - October 21st, 2006, 10:40 pm Post #9 - October 21st, 2006, 10:40 pm
    Sorry to dig up this thread, but I found some Zagnut bars in a store--

    Lively Liquors on Higgins Road in Elk Grove Village has them on the candy shelf. Zagnuts are now a Hershey product.

    Hope this helps somewhat. :-)
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  • Post #10 - October 22nd, 2006, 12:51 am
    Post #10 - October 22nd, 2006, 12:51 am Post #10 - October 22nd, 2006, 12:51 am
    Evil Ronnie and I were out in the 'burbs at Lincolnwood Produce last week and they carry zagnut bars, having purchased some in my excitement.

    Lincolnwood Produce is at Lincoln and Touhy in Skokie. (thanks to Steve Z for turning us onto this place) It is both ethnic and eclectic...
  • Post #11 - October 22nd, 2006, 1:50 am
    Post #11 - October 22nd, 2006, 1:50 am Post #11 - October 22nd, 2006, 1:50 am
    caribiner23 wrote:Lively Liquors on Higgins Road in Elk Grove Village has them on the candy shelf. Zagnuts are now a Hershey product.


    I drive by that place all the time (funky sign, as I recall), but have never stopped in. Now, I have a reason to do so -- not so much for the Zagnuts as for other arcane candies they may have in stock.

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  • Post #12 - December 14th, 2006, 2:16 pm
    Post #12 - December 14th, 2006, 2:16 pm Post #12 - December 14th, 2006, 2:16 pm
    So, I stop into the corner store in my neighborhood last night for some beer and sitting next to the register is a Kinder Bueno display!!!
    I grabbed 2 packs (each pack has two small bars, kinda like Twix) for $.99 each and headed home.

    These really are quite possibly the best candybar in the world. It is almost like a chocolate covered Nutter Butter (the wafer ones, not the peanut shaped ones) filled with hazelnut cream. I hadn't had one of these since I was in Paris in 1998 where I would grab one from a vending machine in the Metro station before boarding a train to get the the venue where I was seeing the band Widespread Panic for 10 nights :) Ah, the memories...

    Anyways, the corner-store that has them is Nevada on Chicago Ave and Rockwell.

    Jamie
  • Post #13 - December 14th, 2006, 2:20 pm
    Post #13 - December 14th, 2006, 2:20 pm Post #13 - December 14th, 2006, 2:20 pm
    Kinder candy seems to be making a push around here lately. I'm not sure if it's nationally or targeted to the Chicago area, but I'm seeing Kinder stuff more and more.

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #14 - December 14th, 2006, 3:15 pm
    Post #14 - December 14th, 2006, 3:15 pm Post #14 - December 14th, 2006, 3:15 pm
    caribiner23 wrote: Zagnuts are now a Hershey product.


    A little history: M. J. Holloway, which made Milk Duds, Slow Pokes, and Black Cows, was a Chicago company. D. L. Clark, which made Clark Bars and Zagnuts, was based in Evanston. The two companies were bought by Beatrice Foods. The two operations were bought from Beatrice by Leaf, another Illinois company that had been purchased by Finland-based Huhtamäki. All the companies were rolled together and moved to Pittsburgh. Leaf bought Heath Bars, too. Then Hershey's bought Leaf. Now, everything says Hershey's, and the names of all the orginal candy companies have vanished, as have the buildings in which the candies were produced. (My dad was General Manager for M.J. Holloway for several years, and I loved visiting the plant on Ohio, admiring rivers of chocolate, long ropes of caramel, and 50-gallon drums of peanut butter, but the spot is a parking lot now.)

    Of course, moving all this stuff to Pennsylvania is why they kind of vanished from the Chicago scene.
  • Post #15 - December 15th, 2006, 10:21 am
    Post #15 - December 15th, 2006, 10:21 am Post #15 - December 15th, 2006, 10:21 am
    In a bit of lucky coincidence, last night I discovered that Lincoln Quality Meat Market also sells Kinder Bueno, along with other Kinder candies.

    Lincoln Quality Meat Market
    4661 North Lincoln Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60625
    773.561.4570
    http://www.lincolnqualitymeatmarket.com/
  • Post #16 - April 9th, 2018, 7:29 am
    Post #16 - April 9th, 2018, 7:29 am Post #16 - April 9th, 2018, 7:29 am
    jlawrence01 wrote:I do not think that they make the Zagnut Bars anymore. They were produced by the Clark Co. of Pittsburgh which has since been shuttered with the assets sold to NECCO.

    Here is a link to the NECCO website http://www.necco.com/OurBrands/Default.asp?BrandID=9

    For Candy Fans, the Only Thing Worse Than Necco Wafers Is No Necco Wafers. Although it tastes like ‘drywall,’ people are hoarding the 171-year-old sweet as its maker threatens to shut down

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-candy- ... 1523210168
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  • Post #17 - April 11th, 2018, 12:16 pm
    Post #17 - April 11th, 2018, 12:16 pm Post #17 - April 11th, 2018, 12:16 pm
    Don't nobody panic! First, go here:

    https://www.oldtimecandy.com

    If they don't have it, *then* panic!

    Zagnuts, Milk Duds, and lots and lots of others!

    Geo
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  • Post #18 - August 4th, 2018, 8:27 am
    Post #18 - August 4th, 2018, 8:27 am Post #18 - August 4th, 2018, 8:27 am
    With their chalky crunch and bitter flavors such as licorice and clove, Necco wafers have a reputation as a candy that people love to hate. But fans, many of whom attribute their enjoyment to sheer nostalgia, are facing the looming possibility that the 170-year-old treat might disappear for good. On July 24, 2018, the company abruptly closed its factory in Revere, Massachusetts, leaving the future of the classic New England candy in question.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/necc ... c8c05e4c9a
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  • Post #19 - August 4th, 2018, 8:30 am
    Post #19 - August 4th, 2018, 8:30 am Post #19 - August 4th, 2018, 8:30 am
    The Necco closing also affects SweetTarts, too.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
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  • Post #20 - August 4th, 2018, 10:35 am
    Post #20 - August 4th, 2018, 10:35 am Post #20 - August 4th, 2018, 10:35 am
    I remember driving north out of Boston on the way to Maine and passing a huge factory/warehouse with NECCO boldly emblazoned on its roof. Even though I loathe Necco Wafers, it was still pretty cool to see.
    Steve Z.

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  • Post #21 - August 4th, 2018, 4:40 pm
    Post #21 - August 4th, 2018, 4:40 pm Post #21 - August 4th, 2018, 4:40 pm
    Zagnut bars can be found at the two Lickity Split (https://www.lickitysplitchicago.com) locations: 6056 Broadway & 7000 N. Western.

    Along with their very good custard, LS offers hard-to-find soft drinks and candies (Bit-O-Honey and Mary Janes, oh my!) and some bakery sweets.
  • Post #22 - August 9th, 2018, 11:45 am
    Post #22 - August 9th, 2018, 11:45 am Post #22 - August 9th, 2018, 11:45 am
    Have you tried Eleven City Diner for the Zagnuts?

    I suggest Fresh Farms Niles (Touhy) for the Kinders. I'm 99% positive I saw them there last week.
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