Bonkers for Bonkers!

If you were sick of eating Starbursts in the 1980s, you could switch to Bonkers. It came in the standard grape, orange, strawberry, watermelon and the odd tasting chocolate. I was always a fan of the watermelon, but it left a strange dairy-like aftertaste. Maybe it was just me. When the novelty of the candy’s odd commercials waned so did the candy. Fortunately for us the candy lives on in old comic book ads, like the one below for chocolate (yuck) and commercials that still survive.

In the Commercials snooty people eat bonkers and then get “bonked” by mutant giant fruit. Then they laugh themselves to death and die. See for yourself:


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