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Screaming Yellow Zonkers!

In the “I don't believe they still make this” category; Zonkers…

I hadn't seen these things since, oh, the mid 70's when I was 5-7 years old. Well, they're back if you look hard enough, and complete with the great packaging they were famous for in the 60's…

The can I have here has such witticisms as “net wt. 24 oz (680g.) – Almost 25 TIMES MORE than one ounce!” and a dozen other things such as this festooning it's exterior.

Oh, and the “Win a continent contest” is still running! See, in 1970, on the original Zonkers box, they offered consumers of the crunchy yellow stuff the chance to win the continent of our choice by simply identifying the following voice; “Hello, what is my name?”

Surprisingly, nobody guessed correctly. So they have released clue #2 on the new cans: “I'm famous to some, but unknown to others. I may not like pie or have sisters or brothers.”

They say here that if nobody answers correctly clue #3 will be released in the spring of 2036… Oh, and the typeface of the mystery voice has been altered to make identification more difficult…

Now if they'll just bring back OK Soda, I'll die happy. 😉