Friday Flashback… P..P..P…Pacers!

I don’t have a stutter actually. I just couldn’t think of a witty (or even a non-witty title) for this post and I didn’t want to simply write “Pacers” because it looked too short.

I asked Michael for his memories from his childhood.

He wasn’t very useful.

He did remember Pacers though.

I loved Pacers. So did he. Do you think that’s an indication that we were made for eachother? Because we both loved the striped white and green chewy sweets?

I don’t remember when they stopped being made.

I miss them.

In fact, most of my memories are of food.

Foods that are no longer with us.

Or re-named.

Snickers should have stayed as Marathon.

And why change Opal Fruits?


I digress.

Many of you probably don’t remember them. Many more of you probably didn’t even know of their existence. I’m sure lots of you remember foods long forgotten. Please share, and help me get over my grief.

As I can’t really talk further about Pacers without going into a deep, painful level of mourning I’ll leave you with this ode.

Ode to Pacers

Pacers, Pacers, how I miss you
Pacers, Pacers, I long to kiss you
Actually I don’t
I’d rather just chew you til your stripes all merge and you are in my tummy
Pacers, Pacers, you are were (*sob*) yummy.

The End.

21 thoughts on “Friday Flashback… P..P..P…Pacers!

  1. Marathon Bars became Snickers??? I remember Marathon Bars. I loved those. I had no idea that's what happened. But I've never heard of Pacers. What year was that?

  2. Oh, my gosh, I LOVE Pacers and miss them too. They were so cool!
    As to long ago candies, I found the Vermont Country store and they have many of those long forgotten but still loved candies.
    I really enjoyed your Ode.

  3. Funny how so many childhood memories include a certain food. I seem to remember everything based on the food I was eating at the time. Love the ode!

  4. LOLOLOL, what an adorably funny post! I'll be forty in December and do not remember Snickers being called Marathon and I've never heard of Pacers. I do remember Charelston Chews…do they even make them anymore? And, I remember when candy bars and pop ran about $.25 each.

    I hope you and your lovely family have a wonderful day!

    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog the other day. 🙂

  5. Okay so I don't remember Pacers, but honestly I'm a huge fan of Snickers by any name. They could call it "Shite" and I would still love it with all my heart.

  6. Love the ode…and will the first to say what in the world are Pacers? Honestly, I have never even seen these! 🙂

  7. You're hilarious. and therefore I enjoyed this post haha I have no idea what Pacers even are though! hmp.

  8. You're hilarious. and therefore I enjoyed this post haha I have no idea what Pacers even are though! hmp.

  9. Couldn't agree more…never could understand why the change of name on products we know and love. 'Snickers' still sounds too much like 'nickers' to my English ears, so that was a definite step in the wrong direction!

    Like your Ode by the way. 🙂

    (I'm over here from SITS and I've been reading down through your blog…really enjoying it).

  10. Very funny post… I love it!
    Sorry I don't remember Pacers and I didn't know that Snickers were once named Marathon… I remember a candy bar named Marathon but didn't relize it was or turned into Snickers! Lol
    Hope your having a great weekend… over from SITS.

  11. For me it was Chicko Sticks. I doubt if they are around anymore either. I think I remember Pacers. Where they black licorice?

  12. Cute post! 🙂 I don't remember Pacers. My brain is tired, so I can't remember any of my old favorites… 🙁

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! Have a great day!

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