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Old 06-28-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Seeing Bosco brought back memories, not of the chocolate, but of a family owned store in upstate NY. When I lived there, that's the only place I bought meat. It was just excellent, along with their home made Italian bread.

I must admit I've never heard of Bosco chocolate. I did drink a lot of Ovaltine growing up. Maybe it was because of the secret decoder ring..

Bosco & Geers
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:23 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Was Bosco a New England thing? I don't think I've heard of it since I was a kid. I remember coming home from school at lunchtime and watching Big Brother on a Boston station, whose sponsor was Bosco.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I had the jar with the clown-head pump on it; I think that was a big part of my love for it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I had the jar with the clown-head pump on it; I think that was a big part of my love for it.
I remember that so well! When I was growing up, we always had one of those clown Bosco bottles around. It was so fun to make chocolate milk or put chocolate on ice cream using the clown bottle! Sweet memory!

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Old 07-01-2011, 02:07 PM
 
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Was Bosco a New England thing? I don't think I've heard of it since I was a kid. I remember coming home from school at lunchtime and watching Big Brother on a Boston station, whose sponsor was Bosco.
Nope. We had it in SoCal.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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Was Bosco a New England thing? I don't think I've heard of it since I was a kid. I remember coming home from school at lunchtime and watching Big Brother on a Boston station, whose sponsor was Bosco.
It was in the Midwest in the 60s. I remember the Bosco bear and that with a purchase, you could get a key to the Cincinnati Zoo that would allow you to activate an audio program.

I guess that it did not take much to impress us back them.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Was Bosco a New England thing? I don't think I've heard of it since I was a kid. I remember coming home from school at lunchtime and watching Big Brother on a Boston station, whose sponsor was Bosco.
No, we had it in Texas. I remember it, but we never bought it that I recall. We always had to get Nestle Quik, probably because it was cheaper, would be my guess. I've seen Bosco somewhere recently, but I don't recall where.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Our own little Loonyverse
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I have never actually had it, but I saw it today with my girls in our Big Lots seemed pretty cheap (under $2). Our Big Lots is smaller with just a tiny section for food, so probably most of them would have it.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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Don't you just hate when stores stop carrying something for seemingly no good reason? I think it is just that they get a better deal on an item from a vendor. Mostly when that vendor is one of the big ones.... Kraft, Lays, etc. they stop carrying the more "local" (usually) brand. the little guy gets shoved aside for the shelf space. Thus the reason I like to shop at the smaller chain stores not so much at the national chain groceries. They carry the "small" brands that the super mega-marts will not deal with. These little chain stores may also be willing to order certain things for you. Someone I know that works for a grocery chain told me to ask this.
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