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Giant fruit falling from the heavens! It’s the end times!

September 12, 2011

I always see this old ad for Bonkers candy cropping up in 1980s comics. Remember Bonkers? Did anyone out there actually ingest them? Did any actual fruit or fruit by-product make its way onto the ingredient label? I only have dim recollections of the television commercials, a staple during my Transformers/Jem/ G.I. Joe afternoon cartoon diet, vignettes which featured the live version of the old bag in the above ad, giant fruit crushing people and sudden onsets of ecstasy. I think the Book of Revelations spoke of such happenings, or maybe I need some refresher Sunday school. Anyway, bizarre. Thanks, YouTube.

Perhaps the huge mutant fruit was dropped from the Bonkers blimp seen above. Or it could be that it fell from the table of the giant at the top of the beanstalk. Who knows?

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  1. Vladeus permalink
    February 2, 2013 4:19 am

    I “ingested” them, as you put it, and would continue to do so had they not been discontinued. They were delicious and In fact, their untimely demise is a fact which I lament to this day. If you like chewy fruit-flavored snacks, Bonkers were tops, To answer your question, I was never hit by falling fruit, though I would hope you didn’t actually interpret the commercials so literally. Otherwise, it may startle you to learn that Old Spice doesn’t make you fly or produce diamonds from thin air.

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