Writing and Zero Candy Bars


Now, I know what you’re thinking. And no, I don’t mean that fleeting thought you just had, wondering if you’ll still fit into that pair of killer capris from last year after eating an Easter basket full of chocolate. (P.S. You probably won’t. Go have another malted milk ball egg.)

I’m talking about the next thought you had. Namely, what does a Zero candy bar have to do with writing? Hear me out, ’cause I think I can make this work.

It all started with an innocent tweet along the lines of “why is it I always have to find a gas station to get a Zero candy bar?” As it happens, Zero is my fave candy bar. But I have to depend on a fill-up in order to come by said candy bar. In fact, a Zero just doesn’t taste the same without the smell of gas fumes intermingled with the chocolatey goodness.

So, one of my writer friends tweeted back, basically saying, “Yeah, what’s up with that?” LuAnn loves the Zero, too. But she lives out in the middle of nowhere (and by nowhere, I mean “Nebraska”) so getting a Zero is quite the jaunt for her. She was so riled up about the situation, she wrote an email to Hershey’s (Here’s where a little creative writing comes in). Hershey’s did not exactly share her riled-upness (I just made up a wordmore creative writing!).

Then I suggested that we should start a fan page on Facebook (even more creative writing!) And LuAnn, who is much more technically proficient than I, went right to work. And that is how I WANT MY ZERO CANDY BAR (AND I DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO FIND A GAS STATION TO GET IT) began. If you’re on Facebook, and you love the Zero, then rush over and join the group. Cause the pen is mightier than the, um, just-complaining-and-not-doing-anything ploy. (See? TONS of writing going on here. In fact, I kinda outdid myself.)

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9 thoughts on “Writing and Zero Candy Bars

  1. You probably won't believe this, but I've never had a Zero candy bar…and in fact, I don't think I've seen one! Thus, that's most likely because I never look at candy at the Gas Station!…Not that I don't eat candy…especially chocolate, but you know…since I already eat a ton of sweets in the form of cookies, cakes, ice cream,,,I thought avoiding candy bars would be a good thing!! I think the facebook plan is scathingly brilliant!! BUT, here's another idea…I bet Amazon.com has them! Did you know you can buy butt-loads….uh, excuse the metaphor…of groceries at Amazon??

  2. Well, Becky, you learn something every day. Groceries at Amazon…go figure. (And by figure, I'm definitely NOT referring to mine, which has developed a few Zero curves.)(P.S. If you could find a Zero, bet you'd like it!)

  3. It is your lucky day, Cath! Becky was right — you can get Zero bars at Amazon, annnnnnd you can get them at Dollar General and Family Dollar on 29 in Lilburn. Happy munching.

  4. Anita-you amaze me with all the stuff you know-including ZERO whereabouts! (Guess that library gig is paying off :-)Alack, Lisa! I didn't like white chocolate when I was young…maybe you're not old enough for ZERO yet? 🙂

  5. You're so funny. I love Zero, Zagnut and I used to get those little peanut butter cups the tan ones, were they Smoothies? I used to get this French Pastry for breakfast every morning too. Mmm. It was named French something. I lived next door to a little country store.

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