Pluggers by Gary Brookins


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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 2 years ago

    5 cent? Whoaaa…that goes back a ways.

  2. celarius

    celarius GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    There was a tavern just across the Wisc. border in Ill. that sold oleo. They had a neon sign above their door that read OLEO for the longest time I thought it was the name of the bar.

  3. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I do!!! I have one that calls for a 5 cent hershey bar. I’ll see if I can find it tomorrow. I can’t remember what the recipe was for. Forgetting things like that make me a plugger too, right?

  4. The Nihilist

    The Nihilist said, over 2 years ago

    …and exactly how much bigger was the five-cent candy bar in comparison to the more expensive one we buy today?

    I know I go back into my old ‘Household Searchlight’ for recipes and have to make adjustments all the time. Does anyone really know how big a ‘square’ of chocolate is??

  5. rogersgeorge

    rogersgeorge GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I found a nickel candy bar in one of my grandad’s shirt pockets several years after he had died. It was still, um. good.
    And I’d like to see the rest of the recipe from today’s comic!

  6. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 2 years ago

    You’re a plugger when the best cookie recipe you have calls for an item that is no longer made. Bring back Rockwood Mints!

  7. Shannon Smith

    Shannon Smith GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    …and Oleo. The first time I saw that on a recipe card it was in my Grandma’s collection and I had to ask her what it was.

  8. MosesJJN

    MosesJJN said, over 2 years ago

    Your a plugger if you keep a supply of unsweetened chocolate in your cupboard for such recipes (as your mother & grandmother did) because candy bars are too expensive.

    Be blessed.


  9. david_42

    david_42 said, over 2 years ago


    1969 to be precise. That was the last year nickle candy bars were sold.
    I still use this as a deflater for prices. Gas was 7 candy bars a gallon back then; now it’s only four.

  10. stukuls

    stukuls said, over 2 years ago

    Oleo in the recipe may give the date away too.

    Nothing says tasty to a Plugger like oleo. Mmmmm…

  11. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    Five cents for a candy bar? Is has been a while!

  12. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, over 2 years ago

    When I started reading comic books they were a dime. Then they went up to twelve cents and that slowed down my reading. But when they soon went to fifteen cents I quit buying them and switched to the library. That was back in the ’60 to ’62 time frame when I lived in Louisiana. Oh yes, a soda pop out of the vending machine there cost 6 cents.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    The small Hostess apple pies I used to buy as a kid at 15 cents are now a $1.49.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago


    Your library had comic books? My library turned up their noses at magazines.

  15. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 2 years ago

    When wife was watching my mother make a chocolate cake and the chocolate frosting(with the unsweetened chocolate), everything was fine until she added some coffee to the mix. My mother loved coffee(it really helps the chocolate), my wife can’t stand it and could not imagine that it would make the chocolate taste better.(it does)

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