The Chick-O-Stick is a sweetened peanut butter stick candy that's lightly dusted with toasted coconut. Many Americans will recall enjoying this sweet treat as a kid--it's been around since the Great Depression!
Not for me, though. It was never available in my little town when I was a kid. I tried it as an adult, after seeing it featured on the Food Network several years ago and then noticed it on a road trip at a highway truck stop.
It's sweet and crunchy, and very much like a butterfinger, only without the chocolate and traditional candy-bar shape. It also has a dusting of toasted coconut, which gives a very slight coconutty aroma.
One taste and there was no going back.
Since that very first time, Chick-O-Stick has been a favorite... a sweet, rare indulgence. The essence of all that is crunchy, it's also a frugal treat--only 10 cents!
Nowadays I can get these in my hometown at any drug store. I usually don't succumb, but I did this time. Gladly, and guiltlessly.
Monday, October 6, 2008
What are some of your favorites? Is it something you enjoyed as a child, or a recent find?