Monday, February 04, 2008
Chi, Chi, Chi, Chick-O-Stick!
At first glance, the Chick-O-Stick appears rather strange. Is it sweet? Is it some kind of dehydrated vegetable? I'm here to tell you - do not fear the Chick-O-Stick. It is possibly one of the most delicious "retro" candies out there.
The Chick-O-Stick has been made by Texas' Atkinson Candy Company since 1932. The two main flavors of the Stick are coconut and sweet, salty peanut butter. If I was forced to compare a C-O-S to any other candy, it would have to be a Butterfinger, but only to a certain extent. They both have an crisp, orange, peanutty core, however the center of the C-O-S has what I like to think of as little tubes of real peanut butter laced throughout. On top of that, the entire stick is covered in very fine toasted coconut. Altogether, it's a delicious piece of candy. And at $0.25 a pop, you can't afford to pass it up!