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  • #16
    Originally posted by Nimrod View Post
    The Curtiss Company that introduced the Baby Ruth candy bar also introduced the Oh Henry! bar in the same year(1920).During Aaron`s pursuit of Ruth`s record (beginning circa 1973),the Curtiss Company started to advertise this bar as if it were named after Aaron!!I would think Henry got some money out of it.They claimed the Baby Ruth was not named after the Bambino when it WAS(in essence)and over half a century later implied that the Oh Henry! was named after Aaron when it WAS NOT!The Oh Henry! bar looks like it would be like the Snicker bar.Very,very strange coincidence no matter how you look at it.
    Oh Henry! had a commercial that played during Aaron's pursuit of Ruth's record that featured a clip of Aaron hitting a HR. I have no idea if Aaron got paid for it or if MLB did.

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    • #17
      Is it still possible to obtain Reggie Bars anywhere?
      It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by TeacherMan View Post
        Pretty funny

        If I recall, that was a Graig Nettles line.

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        • #19
          I remember eating a Reggie Bar as a kid - it tasted something like a cross between a 1,000 Grand Bar and a Nestle's Crunch.

          Ken Griffey also had a candy bar available in the Seattle area back in 1989-1990. I think I still have one or two put away in my freezer. They weren't very good - it was more of a collector item.

          I did find a Reggie Bar on Ebay:

          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Reggie-Jacks...item3a6ef03321
          Last edited by Zito75; 04-17-2012, 10:44 AM.
          WAR? Prove it!

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          • #20
            ^ If that's vintage, I'm wondering if it's still safe to eat even after all these years...
            It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
              I understand when you unwrapped the Reggie Bar, it would tell you how good it was.
              I'm still laughing at this... Same also goes for the Joe Morgan bar.
              WAR? Prove it!

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              • #22
                Whereas the Hawk Harrelson bar would tell you how crappy the other bars taste.
                It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
                  I don't know if there's any difference, but that's a newer one (1993). The original ones came out in 1978.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
                    I don't know if there's any difference, but that's a newer one (1993). The original ones came out in 1978.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
                      I remember eating a Reggie Bar as a kid - it tasted something like a cross between a 1,000 Grand Bar and a Nestle's Crunch.
                      That's exactly how I remember them. However, the chocolate wasn't very good quality...so they didn't taste nearly as good.
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                      • #26
                        The one on the eBay listing that Zito75 had mentioned was what I remember having. Got 'em from the dollar store for 3 for a buck around '94 or '95. They were almost like the chocolate pecan caramels that Turtles currently makes, except of a lesser quality.
                        "Age is a question of mind over matter--if you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
                        -Satchel Paige

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by VIBaseball View Post
                          If I recall, that was a Graig Nettles line.
                          I believe it was Catfish Hunter.
                          Shalom, y'all!
                          What's the rumpus?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Nimrod View Post
                            The Curtiss Company that introduced the Baby Ruth candy bar also introduced the Oh Henry! bar in the same year(1920).During Aaron`s pursuit of Ruth`s record (beginning circa 1973),the Curtiss Company started to advertise this bar as if it were named after Aaron!!I would think Henry got some money out of it.They claimed the Baby Ruth was not named after the Bambino when it WAS(in essence)and over half a century later implied that the Oh Henry! was named after Aaron when it WAS NOT!The Oh Henry! bar looks like it would be like the Snicker bar.Very,very strange coincidence no matter how you look at it.
                            Wow...I didn't know the Oh Henry had a history before Aaron, most interesting.

                            Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                            Whereas the Hawk Harrelson bar would tell you how crappy the other bars taste.
                            I'd smash the Hawk Harrelson bar with a hammer before it could say anything...well, maybe it could call me "Wimpy" before the first blow.
                            "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
                              I'd smash the Hawk Harrelson bar with a hammer before it could say anything...well, maybe it could call me "Wimpy" before the first blow.
                              Where as the Sammy Sosa bars come with a cork filling...

                              The Barry Bonds bars grow about 25% each year...

                              And the Rich Harden bar comes wrapped in bandaids...
                              WAR? Prove it!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
                                Wow...I didn't know the Oh Henry had a history before Aaron, most interesting.



                                I'd smash the Hawk Harrelson bar with a hammer before it could say anything...well, maybe it could call me "Wimpy" before the first blow.
                                All I can say too that is yep. He is so horrible.
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