Food of the Eighties, Bonkers Candy
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It was a fruit/flavored candy chew that was packaged like the modern day Starburst. The chew was square and as an example .. had strawberry on the outside and banana in the inside. The commercial had giant fruit bonking people on the head ... fun stuff. I miss this candy!
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EAD - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Bonkers bonks you out! Starburst predated bonkers.
kim - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
didnt they come with a sticker or something with the wrapper??
80sBaby - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember eating this candy before, but not much about the taste, though I did like Bonkers. I'd like to see them return to the store shelves again, but it's probably another long-lost treat.
randy m. savage - July 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Watermelon was the best. The commercials were funny.
Feisty - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
the candy was soooo good! almost like Starburst is today...and yes they came with stickers, i still have the promo stickers when they were advertising Teenage Mutanant Ninja Turtles the movie.
Sammy - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
"My son thought Bonkers was gum..."
Dani - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Best candy ever! My mother was health food only, so my dad would sneak me the big bag of individually wrapped ones. Watermelon was my fave from what I can recall!
Adam - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite candies of all time. There was a lemon lime one that was so good I used to eat the whole roll in like a minute. Much better tasting than starbursts in my opinion.
tev - March 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Agreeing that Watermelon was the best! I remember thinking the commercials were really funny as a little kid, with the giant fruit falling on people.
Charlie - July 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Bonkers bonks you out!
Jasper - April 16, 2014 - Report this comment
My father worked at the plant that made these in upstate NY. We were eating them for years before the release as they worked out the formula. Best: grape, worst: chocolate.
Lisa - January 16, 2015 - Report this comment
These were so good. I remember the commercials for these. Almost as popular as the candy itself. Gigantic strawberries falling out of the sky on top of this old woman.
Hanglyman - March 08, 2015 - Report this comment
It's hard to remember exactly what these tasted like because it was so long ago, but I think that the Japanese candy Hi-Chew (available in oriental food stores or World Market-type shops) comes fairly close to replicating Bonkers.
Rick - August 12, 2018 - Report this comment
Maaan, I loved this candy. Loved the commercials. I really wish they would bring this back. I remember the grape and watermelon.

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