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Unsavoury Snacks: From Meat Sweets To Biohazards

by | 8th, October 2014

ANORAK looks at unsavoury snacks, from meat sweets to biohazards.

When we think of sweets, we tend to think… well, SWEET.

OK, we might think of a shrimp…

 

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…or a fried egg…

 

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But chcken, bacon, turkey or meatballs are unlikely to come to mind.

Which only goes to show how blinkered we are. There’s a whole world of candy out there, and much of it is wearing sheep’s (and pigs’ and cows’) clothing…

Let’s start with Sperry’s Chicken Dinner, which was launched in 1923. It claimed to be ‘nutritious’, with ads that promised ‘candy made good’.

 

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It’s hard to imagine a more unappetising wrapper, but the line continued for the next 40 years, inspiring imitators such as Thanksgiving Gumballs…

 

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…and the rather lacklustre-looking Tom’s Full Dinner…

 

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Since then we have seen the genre diversify, with old Anorak favourite Hearty Italian Style Meat Balls…

 

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…Cocktail Wienies…

 

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…and the admirably no-nonsense Baxon Candy (which apparently does actually taste of bacon)…

 

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The effects of all this are unclear. Viz’s Johnny Fartpants used to claim that ‘you could get your Sunday dinner

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