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  • DonnaJean McWhite

    German company Burk Braun sold Radium Schokolade between 1931 and 1936. It was promoted as chocolate that would make the consumer younger.

  • Adam Sterling

    Radium chocolate. An open box of this is always open somewhere in the Mesa Lair.

  • John O'Leary

    Radioactive Chocolate bar, 1930s

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Oh how I love chocolate covered cherries like the beauties in this fun Brach's ad from 1952.

...well, not ALL 8 flavors are delicious--the chocolate and licorice flavors can take a hike, but those purple clove ones? NOW those are worth buying the whole pack for. I still buy these every year to put in the kids' shoes on New Year's Eve (what? Santy Bogus doesn't come to your house on New Year's Eve and leave candy in the shoes by the fireplace? This must be a southern mountain thing.)

Mars are marvelous! Chocolate to sustain, glucose to energize, milk to nourish you! See, they ARE a health food... (1940s.)

Vitamin Chocolate Bar.You must be energized to clean, cook, and take care of the man of the house!

Toblerone advertisement. by totallymystified, via Flickr

Tin of chocolate worm cakes London, ca. early 20th century. In the early 20th century, children were regularly fed ‘worm cakes’ to keep tapeworms at bay. Such ‘medicine’ was unpopular and often tasted revolting. The cakes in this tin have been made more palatable through the addition of chocolate flavouring. Source: Museum of London

Granted, it has got to be better than cod liver oil. But this kid looks like the type who would eat a whole bar of Ex-Lax to miss school the next day, if you know what I mean.

M's were originally created to allow easy transport of chocolate to the military. I read that in middle school about how the Mars Co. & Hershey's were racing to make the best candy for the military ;)

yes...it does...beautifully. WAIT! I THOUGHT THAT SAID "GLOW"! In which case...SHIT!