Chicken Dinner Candy Trucks

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"Chicken Dinner" was the name of a candy bar that was produced in the early '20s by Sperry Candy, a company based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The name came from the concept of  “a chicken in every pot”a slogan repopularized  for the 1928 Republican  Presidential campaign. At some point the company started building Chicken-Trucks that would be used to promote the candy and it seems also sold the candy like a modern day ice-cream truck. Each was one unique and had its own version of a stylized chicken integrated into the bodywork.


The flavor was not of a Chicken Dinner, but was a nutty  It stayed in production for nearly 40 years before being discontinued in the 1960's. This may also be where the phrase "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" came from when a Chicken Dinner Candy Bar would be a prize at fair or carnival.







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