Food of the Eighties, Choco-Lotto candy bars
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Maybe this was just a Canadian product...I dunno...but there were chocolate bars (came in plain, mint and puffed rice) called "Choco-Lotto". Under the wrapper you could win 5, 10, 25 cents or a free candy bar. I remember eating a lot of these!
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Sherri - November 01, 2007 - Report this comment
We remember these - rumour was they were discontinued because they encouraged gambling. The big prize was a t-shirt. I knew one kid that had one, and everyone in the school was jealous. This was in Winnipeg.
Geoff - April 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these bars as well! I actually won a t-shirt from these guys! I have looked everywhere for graphics but I haven't seen anything.
Joe - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I knew I wasnt dreaming when i was remembering these bars since nobody else remembers. I thought they had really trippy commercials with plasticine figures or something...but yeah ...i think it was collect the wrappers and once you had $3 then you could send it in for cash!
Steve - September 01, 2008 - Report this comment
im glad to see i was not the only one on the planet who rembers these.. they were around in my childhood and are still to this day one of my fav's manufactures need to bring it back.....like old times........once we have one of these babys again
Don - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Yep. I remember watching the tv too seeing some wierd chocolate looking claymation type of animated "Coco Lotto" commercials. This is when I was a kid in the 80's, oh yes, in eastern Canada. For a brief while, it seemed all the neighborhood kids were eating these silly choco-lotto bars. I remember trying a couple myself and thinking they didn't really taste so good. But yeah, I do remember it.
Paul - December 19, 2009 - Report this comment
These bars were my favorite.... I remember figuring out the 2nd chocolotto bar in, on the top, usually had a prize. I would go store to store looking for freshly open boxes always buying that specifically positioned bar. I made money and a lot of t-shirts...
mh - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Yeah, I remember weighing and shaking them before buying. I think if you got one with a quarter, you ended up making money and eating chocolate!
Stephen Moncton NB - July 05, 2010 - Report this comment
yes i remember if you got one that was 25 cents you could ad 5 cents and got 2 it was grate it has been sutch a long time i thought there was 4 or 5 kinds plane mint and don`t remember the other does anyone know what other ones
paul - August 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Anyone want to start a Chocolotto memory club, we could all meet up and eat chocolate.
Vincent - October 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Those were really good chocolate bars! I remember there was 3 types(I liked the yellow wrapper ones!) Too bad they stopped.
Sarah - August 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I have my shirt still!! light brown ringer tee with a cartoon guy smiling holding a chocolate bar. I will try and upload a pic, if i can do this on here. Glad i'm not the only one who remembers this, if it wasn't for the shirt, i would have thought i'd dreamt it up :p
paul - August 13, 2011 - Report this comment
How much for the shirt?
Geoff - August 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Thank u sarah! I would really like a good scan of the graphic! Would u send it to my email? Classic_rock975@hotmail.com. I would love to have a t-shirt like this.
Loco for Lotto - September 15, 2011 - Report this comment
If my memory serves me well, the mint Choco-Lotto was out of this world good. Even better than the Laura Secord ones.
G $$ - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
i remember them vividly, i too had won a t shirt and sent in the wrappers to get my crisp $3 back in cash, also i recall all the different wrappers, 5,10,25 cents, free tshirt and lotto sweepstakes (i hated getting that one) the cost of the bars was 30 cents so it was great to get back as much as 25 cents-ah the memories, i don't have my tshirt anymore but i do have my i love nerds and i love runts t shirts which i sent away for :)
Lotto Not-Loco - March 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Thank you! Thank you! Everyone keeps telling me I'm crazy (and I may be, but at least clearly not on this point)'cause they don't remember them. Choco Lotto bars were my absolute favourite and I remeber being soooo jealous when my brother got a couple on top of his birthday present one year. But it was definitely late '70's - I used to get them from my neighbourhood corner store in Burlington, ON before we moved out East in 1980.
VanFab - March 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Nobody at work in Montreal, Quebec, remembers these bars! Loved the commercials with the claymataion figure whose head turned into a piece of mint!
Michael - June 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Choco-loto.......Mint tingling mint...it's dairy good...Choco-loto...you just can't lose...I remember those crazy commercials, wish they were on youtube.
Ron - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes I remember them! They were awesome! 30 cents and I won so many free bars. Wish they still made them. Does anyone have a picture of the wrapper? I think the mint was green, Regular was yellow and Rice was Red. They should bring them back!
Frank - July 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I will buy a bar for $300, to anyone who has an original bar still in the wrapper.
Derek - September 01, 2012 - Report this comment
...and here I thought I was the only one who remembered this bar! It was a lotto fun was it not. They were one hot fad in Nova Scotia,every kid in school were buying these bad boys.
Jack - September 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Chocolotto was ahead of it`s time. It was superior to the Iphone and the Electric car. Who would have thunk it was such a trend setter
Stephen - September 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Chocolotto got me hooked on gambling at a young age. A habit I have yet to break.
John Pitts - October 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I also found it gave me the gamble bug at the age of 12. From there it went to horse racing and now after rehab from a Las Vegas addiction I might have kicked the habit some 30 years later. Wish me luck. Thank you Chocolotto
BOB - February 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Was my favorite. Lets go on deal den and try to resurrect the company.
Loblaw - February 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I used an x ray scanner to find winning tickets and only buy those specific bars.
Peter - June 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Chocolotto was fantastic. It brings tears to my eyes remembering the good old days. So much hope as a child only to be shattered by the reality that life as an adult is horrible.
WpgJetsLady - July 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I too remember these bars and loved the part about opening it to reveal "The Prize" mint flavored were my faves. I remember walking to Mac's in Winnipeg to get these bars every night after supper. Then I'd trudge through 2 feet of snow back home again. I also caught the gambling bug as a result. 30 years later, I'm living a secret life of gambling my self to death. Thanks Choco-lotto!!
Newbrunswick Retiree - July 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Chocolotto was a pyramid system built on the explotation of chocolate and lotteries praying on children who loved both. Many going on to have difficulties later in life.
Off The Cuff Cliff - October 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Chocolotto game me the gambling bug too but I was the lucky winner of Lotto Max. in December 2011. Now I live on a Cliffside house in Perth Australia and creit Chocolotto for the early gambling start.
Gromit-Langley BC (Brookswood) - November 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember these bars vividly. I found the gambling to be a great cover so i could eat chocolate guilt free. I distinctly remember these in the summer of 82. I used to stock up on these things by brick and hide them in my room with my paper route money.
jack spratt - November 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved these bars. I can`t believe others remember. that's so cool.
Janis - December 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I want to eat one now. MMmmmmm Yummy Chocolotto
polar ice - January 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Chocolate was high in calories. You got fat while gambling as a child. Shane on them
Dave - February 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Boy, do I remember these! Around 1982. The thing I remember most was sending in all of my cut-out 5, 10 and 25 cent circles, and getting back the crispest $1 bill and $2 bill I'd ever seen. I thought they were fake, as at 11 years old I'd never seen money so crisp and clean. I loved that $3!!!
Hugues Grégoire - March 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a chocoLotto coffee cup
Erik - March 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to love these... I remember the fun of getting a free chocolate bar! That must have cost them a bunch of money. Oh, something to note: in the picture of the shirt that was scanned it appears the bars were called ChocoLoto (not "lotto").
Jake - April 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember these also. I would collect pop bottles all day To buy one I remember them being 25 cents I think to buy one Or 35 cents. My friend won the t-shirt also I was super jealous. Lol. Oh the good d days
spencer - June 06, 2014 - Report this comment
These bars were the best chocolate and the best concept. I want to go back and eat one, then tell myself not to marry my current wife.
Joey - July 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Oh the great memories of my Chocoloto summer. My best friend and I would take back her parents glass pop bottles to get the refund money and use it to buy our treats from the "corner store". The best summer day was winning a free Chocoloto from one we just won! My kids love hearing this story along with my penny candy memories!

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