Monday, September 29, 2008

Manic Monday - Nuts

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A little trivia about my favorite candy bar with NUTS:
The Curtiss Candy Company has traditionally claimed that the Baby Ruth candy bar was named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth Cleveland. Skeptics, however, are quick to point out that not only did Ruth Cleveland die 16 years before the introduction of the Baby Ruth bar, but the company had originally negotiated a failed endorsement deal with legendary baseball player Babe Ruth. Some have suggested that secretly naming the candy bar after Ruth was a way to tie him to their product without paying any royalties. Always a shrewd advertiser, company founder Otto Schnering chartered a plane in 1923 to drop thousands of Baby Ruth bars over the city of Pittsburgh -- each with its own mini parachute. His marketing plan must have worked -- Baby Ruth has gone on to become a top confectionary brand. Today, the Baby Ruth bar is owned by Nestlé.

I could sure go for some "fuel" about right now (followed by some alli diet pills)!!
What's your favorite fuel?!

18 comments, add yours here:

Lois Grebowski said...

I got a kick outta the Baby Ruth bar in the pool in the movie Caddyshack. Remember that? Now that was nuts!

Happy Manic Monday!

P.S. like the new decor!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well that is just nuts! ha ha ha and yeah, what lois said!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Travis said...

That's a great candy bar.

Janna said...

I like Baby Ruth bars too.
Love how the antique ad makes it almost sound nutritious. :)

Marilyn said...

I wonder if Jasmine's ever even had a Baby Ruth bar... I'll have to ask and/or rectify the situation.

bv said...

Anything with sugar!!!!!

Great post...who knew?!

anthonynorth said...

I was brought up above a newsagent and sweet shop. There wasn't a sweet or chocolate bar I couldn't name - or eat.

mimi11460 said...

The advertiser was a genius of course aside from the sweetness of their candies who can forget the parachuted candy..Oh! I love chocolates, nuts and sweets, really it perks me up like coffee..

Halloween Doll Clothes Gal said...

Unfortuanatley it has to be caffeine and sugar - not a good combination.

Kimmie said...

Great Post Tish! I didn't know any of that about the Baby Ruth Bar.

Coffee is what gives me the best boost. Well as good a boost as I can get from Folgers half and half. Regular coffee give me the jitters so bad I can't drink it.

I love your new header. The children look beautiful together! OMGoodness, Emily is getting so big already! You try to get some rest you hear? Love Ya'! :-)
Hugs,
Kimmie

Jamie said...

I'm a purist. Simple Hershey Bar. Though I have to admit that candy isn't my downfall. Now put a pan of bread pudding in front of me and watch the calorie chomping vacuum cleaner go to work. :-)

after hours said...

Receses Peanut butter cups are my absolute favorite. Great Post. Thanks for stopping by!

Bubba's Sis said...

I love love love Baby Ruths! But Reese's PB cups are my candy of choice these days. Yum!

storyteller said...

I’m not participating in Manic Monday … (I ‘mused’ and ‘memed’ instead) … but I do enjoy munching mixed nuts for energy!
Hugs and blessings,

Linda said...

A Baby Ruth bar is good but whenever I want something with nuts I tend to go for an Almond Joy as I just love almonds and coconut, too!

Alice said...

Not only was this an interesting post about 'trickery', but I also love the 'tricky' way you slipped that ad link in here, hahaha. I'll remember that, maybe I can use it, lol.

Mo said...

I think Baby Ruths are my favorite candy bar - not to be confused with Reese's - which are my favorite... well, anything.
And Baby Ruth candy bars dropped from a plane - well, that's a LOT better than Les Nessman dropping frozen turkeys over Cincinnati for Thanksgiving, right?

Amazing Gracie said...

Ha, ha, ha...Good one, Mo!
Baby Ruth is one of the things from my childhood that remains just like it was! One of the few...
~~~Blessings~~~