“Flowers” and Candy Bars

[Watercolor by Harold J. Nichols, 1924-2013]

I’ve started viewing “Flowers” on Netflix, a British series starring Olivia Colman. In episode 2, I think I heard a character ask a refreshment vendor for “two Clunks and a Milky Finger.” The vendor hands him three candy bars. Dialog goes at a fast clip in this endearingly daffy comedy, so I can’t be sure, but I’m hoping that’s what I heard. I’ve collected American candy bar names for years — O’Henry, Snickers, Butter Finger, Bit-‘O-Honey, Payday, Almond Joy, Mounds, Three Musketeers, Baby Ruth, Zero, Mister Goodbar — those are ones from the top of my head; however, their names are stale enough to have lost their laughability. If Clunks and Milky Fingers are indeed two wrapped British treats, freshness arrives.

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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2 Responses to “Flowers” and Candy Bars

  1. No, not heard of these. We have Milky Way, Milky Bar and a finger of fudge, but can’t think of something that corresponds to clunk. Curly wurly, Lion Bar, Bounty, Double Decker, Topic, Picnic, Twix, Mars, Twirl… Snickers used to be Marathons here and Starbursts – Opal Fruits, we still mourn the change

    • JMN says:

      Oh, wow, though. You’ve sweetened my candy bar file a lot with Finger of Fudge and Curly Wurly. Finger of Fudge: I can’t help but type it again. How distinct, I wonder, are the two Milky’s — the Way and the Bar? Where do they get these names? “Bounty” here is a paper towel. Topic? I’m imagining requesting two Topics and a Twirl. I agree that “Opal Fruits” is a step down from Starbursts. Thank you for this comment!

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