Food of the Seventies, Pepchew

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it was a chewy mint chocolate that was still around in the 80's. I remember the wrapper being green and red with wiggly stripes.I loved the candy bar. I'm not sure if it was a product of Lowney. I'd just love to have it though.
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Theresa - August 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember this as a kid...5cents for a bar, one of the best...where has it gone?
princejellyfish - January 23, 2009 - Report this comment
The problem with Pepchew,was that even at room temp., if you streached the taffy out too far, the chocolate coating would all fall off! We would combat that by putting our's in the freezer for thirty minutes to make the taffy more ridged (it still melted in your mouth)
Kait - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I was reminiscing about these bars on the weekend. Still miss them. Really miss that 5 cent price tag.
sal - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
y the h-e double hockey sticks do they do away with awesome candies???????? remember BarSixs??????????? Yyyyyyyyuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyy
Crystal - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
How was the chocolate falling off a problem?? Eat the falling off, silly children. Anyone remember those cards with the rock hard stick of gum and the collector stickers....I think they were from Cracked or Mad....they were joke advertisements like "Meanbonnet margerine" instead of Bluebonnet margerine etc. We use to put the stickers on our lunch boxes.
Sheila - February 02, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG!!!!!!!!!! I love Pepchew , i wish they where still here, if NYONE KNOWS WHO HAVE ANY PLEASE LET ME KNOW.......MMMMMMM I CAN STILL TASTE THEM. :)
dude - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Sheila... I think you are thinking of "wacky packages" i loved them and still do...they have a newer version called "silly supermarket" hope that helps :)
Lynne - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Pep Chew bars were the best ever. Why doesn't some candy company bring these back? There's enough baby boomers out there that a company could make a fortune. Obviously, the price tag would need to go up, but I'd still buy them.
Dar - March 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I have read on other sites that they are no longer manufactured, so no luck in finding them. I too would buy them, they were my favorite childhood memory. And the falling chocolate was the best part. Trying to catch it in your mouth as you bit the bar.
Wanda - August 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember this candy bar from my own childhood in the 1960's to the early 1970's. My Mom & Dad would make a semi annually trips to Canada to buy 5-6 boxes each visit for all of the kids. Doled out once a week as treats. Now can't find this awesome candy bar anywhere.
linda - September 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I also loved the pep chew and wondered who made it so I could write to them and ask what the h#@@% happened to it lol..and yes they were wacky packages .I still have some and some of the new ones...
Funpig - October 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Pep Chew was made by Paulin's. I searched a few times on the Internet over the years, but they are out of business. I remember slamming them on the table to break it into bite size pieces and letting it melt in my mouth. Lost a couple of baby teeth trying to chew it too fast.
Donna - November 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I purchased them a few years back from a local candy shop and the gal told me that they were only produced one time a year in the mini size.. I recently spoke with another gal from a different candy shop and she told me that they stopped manufacturing them completely..somebody has a bazillion dollar recipe sitting in their recipe book.. :(
Brenda - April 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Pep chew was my all-time favorite candy bar!!! I wish they were still available to buy. I would buy them by the cases!!!
Christel - April 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Would love to see these bars on the shelves again. Our children are missing out.
Terry U - April 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to buy them all the time in the 60's when I lived in Edmonton. I remember getting them out of the old candy bar machine at the Bellevue Community skating rink. They were the best !!!!!!
Julie - April 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss Pep Chew Bars too as well as wig wags, four flavor bars, black cat gum, red fireball jaw breakers.
Demchook - May 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Man!! They will find Hoffa befor they find Pep Chew! I loved this chocolate bar...especially frozen.
Dragonlady - June 08, 2014 - Report this comment
My mom and I loved these bars. My brother drove truck and wud buy up cases at truck stops and we'd store them in the fridge. Get rid of the cheap waxy stuff out ow and bring them back.
Pete - June 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Also Edmonton, late 60's, pep chew at the pool concession. yeah, it stretched and the chocolate would fall off. Loved it. Great days
Ken Shabby - June 15, 2014 - Report this comment
funny reading all the comments, like smacking it on the table, catching all the chocolate flakes that break off as you wrestle with biting off a piece - this kid might possibly drooled once or twice trying to tear off a piece lol. Sad that the red, green and white wrapper (even a photo!) seems irretrievable. Cool "5 cents" on the wrapper. Always thought it was the best bang for the buy. Hopefully some enterprising freak will crawl out of the woodwork and revive it, somehow, but I wouldn't put money on it. :(
Ande - July 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I LOVED those and remember the red, green and white wrapper very well. I still look for them in the "retro" candy stores, but never see them and ask about them. Sometimes I just get a blank look, so obviously they're not available. Lots of "retro" tings are being revived, why not this? I think there's a market for this, eh?
SarahFriesen - August 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I still find pep chew at specialty stores. They import it from the UK
Marilyn - November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I have looked in every candy store for the Pep Chew bar. It was the best, especially the price. Us kids could afford it and it would last longer than a regular choc bar. Thought Cracker Barrel would have it but no such luck. I would definitely buy if someone came out with it! Sarah Friesen would love or you to name the specialty stores.
Billyboy - January 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Someone has to have a picture of a Pep chew bar ????
Norma S - March 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved the bar it was the best. Remember buying at Borden park pool in the 60's. Please bring em back.
Leslie E - March 12, 2015 - Report this comment
They were the most popular candy bar when I was growing up in Edmonton. I would always freeze them and let them melt in my mouth. Wow I can still taste them now. Maybe we should boycott all the bar companies till one of them brings it back.
Alex from Manitoba Can. - March 13, 2015 - Report this comment
I found a candy company located in British Columbia Canada that is making Pep Chew bars from scratch. They sell them in a pack of 9 bars for $36.00 they don't look like the original bar but they sure taste like em.......... The company is call Bad Duck Caramels ?? I know crazy name.
Barb - April 07, 2015 - Report this comment
Is this the treat with the " a really good chew"??
Norma - April 09, 2015 - Report this comment
WOW....yes great memory. But was there not something in front of it ..........and a really good chew. ?????
Herb - April 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Yeah ... I used to make Pep Chews when I worked at Paulin Chambers in the early 70s
Sheree - May 22, 2015 - Report this comment
I have been looking for a picture of Pep Chew because I knew they weren't a figment of my imagination. I would ask people if they remember and they would be dumbfounded, didn't recall. I would describe the wrapper, and they wouldn't remember. Finding this link has been great! If only we could have a picture of the Pep Chew. I too can still taste them :) and miss them so very much, they were my favourite!
Sheree - May 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Did we just read that 'Herb' used to make Pep Chews for Paulin's? OMG! PLEEEEEASE!! PLEEEASE make us some! Do you have a picture of the wrapper?
Margo - May 31, 2015 - Report this comment
It seems like the pep chew wrapper is certainly a mystery as to really what it actualy looked like,even a picture of one you would think would be around somewhere. Please for all the pep chew fans out there someone MUST have a picture to show us.
Bill B - August 15, 2015 - Report this comment
Cleaning out some OLD boxes and found three Pep Chew bars... Wouldn't eat them but it was cool to see them again.
Margo - August 18, 2015 - Report this comment
Bill B...... PLEASE send in a picture of the pep chew bar you found. Please please
Al S - August 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi Bill, Would you be willing to sell one of the bars for a display? Thanks Al
Dwayne dillon - September 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I do wish and hope some wonderful day to eat them again pep chew last tim e I did eat one 1979...
B. Chong - January 11, 2016 - Report this comment
Our family operated a small grocery store in Canada for over 30 years and remember the pepchew bar very well. Back in the 60's it was one of our best sellers along with OHenry and Cuban lunch. both Cuban lunch and pepchew were both made by paulins. Pepchew was delisted before Paulins went out of business so I am not sure why it was discontinued. I am a Lawyer now but I still miss those good old days hanging out with my friends drinking Coca Cola and eating pepchew.
Al - March 06, 2016 - Report this comment
Willing to pay $200 for a Pep Chew wrapper, $300 for a complete bar. Thank you Al
Donna - March 11, 2016 - Report this comment
OMG!!! Someone needs to bring back the incredible Pep Chew. It was an amazing bite of delicious.
Darlene - March 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I just ordered a Memories of Pep Chew bar from Bad Duck Caramel and the flavour brought the memories of this wondrous bar back. A bit pricey, but oh so worth it. 2nd order now done. And you can freeze it and it doesn't change the flavour or texture.
Terry - April 01, 2016 - Report this comment
I also had ordered some. Yes great taste memories. To bad we can't just order all the great memories of the past.
Jackie - June 24, 2016 - Report this comment
I think Pepchew was available up to the late 80's if I'm not mistaken but what year did it come out. I remember buying them in the mid 60's. Oh soooo goood especialy when you froze them.
Sylvia - August 10, 2016 - Report this comment
Omg bring it back. I look for it at candy stores n when I ask they don't even know what it is. Hmmm
Keith - September 21, 2016 - Report this comment
I have written to both Cadbury and Nestle about a year ago to see possibly if they could re-introduce pepchew since Paulins closed there doors,but neither company ever replied back. I guess they just don't know what there missing out on.
Dianne - October 18, 2016 - Report this comment
I also remember Pepchew and Cuban Lunch - loved both of them. I'll have to try ordering the Pepchew from the website listed previously. It would be nice if they also made a Cuban Lunch replacement - I also loved those.
Shannon - January 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I have been trying to find an image of the Pep Chew for a couple of years. Every time I watch the New Jersey Devils I think about Pep Chews because the uniforms totally remind me of the packaging! Does anyone remember the name of a chocolate bar from that time period - it was layers of wafers and creamy filling (like a Snack Bar perhaps) but it had a slightly cinnamon flavor and was coated with white chocolate and a drizle of pink. I think the packaging was clear cellophane so you could see the bar through the package. It might have been made by Paulins as well.
Candyman - January 02, 2017 - Report this comment
Shannon, happy new year, I think the bar your thinking of might be Neilsons Danish ??? It came in a clear package with white coating (not white chocolate but white yogurt) and swirly pink lines on top. I think it was out in late 70's early 80's.
Shannon - January 04, 2017 - Report this comment
Thank you Candyman! I have been trying to figure out what the name of that was for a long time.
Deneen - January 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Pep Chews were my fave!!!! And Cuban Lunch Chocolate bars!
MJ - January 18, 2017 - Report this comment
My favorite! Spent some time searching the internet for retro candy bar images, trying to remember the name of it, finally it came to me Pep Chew! Found this forum of people who are also looking for an image. So yummy. Wig Wags are exactly the same as Cadbury Curly Wurly which you can now buy at Walmart.
LORI - January 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Please someone post a picture of pep chews. I saw one website that said no pictures are available because it was before internet, so was the Cadbury Bar 6 and I found that picture. Someone from the Paulins family must have the recipe in their archives.
Jackie - April 02, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember pepchew when I lived in Canada in the 60's they were wonderful and even better when you froze them. I remember a dime would buy a pepchew and a Coke. Oh......if we could only bring back the good old days.
Crystal - May 11, 2017 - Report this comment
The Paulins factory in Winnepeg made this treat, along with the "Cuban Lunch". In 1976 they celebrated their 100 year anniversary. They sold out to Regal foods in the 1990's. You may find more resourses on the facebook page devoted to bringing back the cuban lunch.
Crystal - June 12, 2017 - Report this comment
Breaking news! I have heard from the owner of olde tyme candy shoppe "the clayburn village store" that they have found a "PEPCHEW" type candy in France and brought it in!
Sid - June 18, 2017 - Report this comment
Will they ship to us Pepchew craving humans to Alberta ?
Paige - July 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I would pay greatly for a pro hew and Cuban lunch I know many fans of both!!!
Alan - January 08, 2018 - Report this comment
Yes pepchew was one I remember well..." A really good chew" for only a nickel. Pepchew,Pie face,Fat Emma,Caramac,cinnomon toothpicks etc. All great memories.
Kathleen Ritchey - February 08, 2018 - Report this comment
I loved Pep Chew. It was my favourite and when talking to a friend a few weeks ago about our favourite I found out it was hers as well. We even went to the same store to get it but never saw each other. Found out she lived real close as well. Weird how small this world is. I thought I was the only one who bought them because they were never sold out. I thought they stopped making them because I was the only one who bought them hahahaha.
Sid - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Kathleen, you and thousands of other Pepchew addicts had the same thought.
Susie - May 21, 2018 - Report this comment
Next(almost)best thing to pep chew is an Australian minty dipped in dark chocolate, chewy chocolaty... but still not a pep chew, also spearmint licorice from the sixty’s the really dark green stuff!
Stacey - May 23, 2018 - Report this comment
Susie...what was the name of that Australian bar? I have friends that live there and they could send me some. Thanks
Bev. - June 01, 2018 - Report this comment
Just to see a picture of the pep-chew wrapper would be awesome !!
June - June 01, 2018 - Report this comment
There has to be someone out there that has a picture of the Pepchew bar. I know it looks like a NJ devils hockey uniform but would still love to see one again as it’s been a long time. Mmmmmm...I can still remember that great taste.
Gary - July 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Memories of summer holidays as a kid, takes me back in time
Gail - July 27, 2018 - Report this comment
There is a lady in Camrose Alberta that just bought the trade mark rights for Cuban Lunch as it has lapsed and is getting a company in Delta BC to manufacture and distribute it by end of 2018. Now let’s hope maybe she will also bring back Pepchew as well.
Dale - September 28, 2018 - Report this comment
Pepchew were a staple and always cheaper than other Choc, bars. I cna't even find a picture of the old Red/green wrappeer

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