UPDATE: Big news: Bonkers are coming back!
Iâ€™m going Bonkers. I havenâ€™t had my favorite candy since I was a kid, and Iâ€™ve been an adult for longer than I like to admit. I miss those chewy little two-tone blocks so much that sometimes I check eBay for an old (and probably very toxic at this point) pack.
Grape was my favorite, but I liked strawberry and watermelon almost as much. I swear I remember a limited edition pink and yellow comboâ€”possibly strawberry and bananaâ€”but I canâ€™t find anything to substantiate my memory. At least some of their cool commercials from the 80s are posted online, so I can take comfort in believing thereâ€™s a slight chance of Bonkers returning to Bonk You Out. I’m ashamed to admit that I’d forgotten about chocolate Bonkers until I saw this old commercial for them:
Does anybody remember the yellow ones with a pink center? So far Iâ€™ve been told I must have made up that flavor in my state of inconsolable mourning for the loss of the best fruit chews Iâ€™ve ever eaten.
The best chance at snagging some Bonkers is at Candy Crate, and they seem to share my sadness about the unavailability. Of all the candy in the world, I donâ€™t understand why something that tasted so great and had such popular commercials faded away.