Friday, May 12, 2017
French Fry Diary 731: Idaho Spud
On a recent trip to Rocket Fizz, the amazing nostalgia soda and candy store, I picked up a candy bar called Idaho Spud, thinking it would make a good entry for French Fry Diary. I got rather concerned shortly after purchasing the candy bar on the ride home. It was squishy. Not surprising in the hot Florida sun, but I was hesitant about opening it when I got home.
Having never heard of the Idaho Spud candy bar before, I did a little research before opening what might be a melted mess when finally revealed. Idaho Spud has been around since 1918, one of the most successful candy bars produced by a small company, and as promised on the wrapper, "The Candy Bar That Makes Idaho Famous."
The Idaho Spud is a coconut flavored marshmallow, covered in chocolate, then covered again with coconut flakes. It's odd shape resembling a potato is where the name came from... but should it be squishy? Before I tear away the wrapper, I should mention I was unable to find the meaning of the word Owyhee on the packaging other than it's a river in Idaho.