Man Got Replacement Candy 60 Years Later

Better late than never! A then 14-year-old Dave Bell bit into his Pearson's Salted Nut Roll and found a twig. Angry and disappointed, Bell sent a letter demanding a replacement candy.

Sixty years later, he got it:

The company, which has been around for about 103 years, usually sends candy if a customer has an issue. It didn’t matter whether the complaint was from 60 years ago.

The candy arrived Friday. Bell received five Mint Patties, two Buns (one vanilla and the other caramel), one Nut Goodie and one Salted Nut Roll.

Bell thanked the company, then sent emails to two of his daughters and a friend who knew about the long-ago letter.

Everyone requested some of Bell’s candy. They even started referring to him as “the Nut Man.”

But compliments or requests for a sugar rush won’t work.

“I tell the kids I won’t share,” Bell said. “It took me 60 years for this one.”

Amy Bowen of SC Times has the story: Link (Photo: Jason Wachter) - via SF Gate

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