Tingles, Where Are You?
All this talk of Halloween candy has really got me in a proactive mood.
In my excitement, I searched for my favourite candy of all time: Allan's Tingles. After I couldn't find their website, I discovered that Cadbury had taken them over. In the hopes that it would be forwarded to the Trebor/Allan division, I decided to write a letter to Cadbury:
For years my friends and I have been struggling to find Allan "Tingles" candy, the best candy ever made in the history of candy! Even though the Allan candy factory is located only a few blocks from my house, I haven't been able to find Tingles in the stores.
From research I've done, I found that Cadbury owns Trebor Allan. Although Tingles have not been available in my area of Ontario for about 8 years, I have found a website here, which indicates that Tingles in fact, were still being produced as of the year 2000. Can you please provide me with information of how and where I can purchase Tingles?
thank you very much,
Last night I shed a tear as I read the reply:
Dear Mr. Martini:
Thank you for contacting us concerning the availability of Trebor Allan Tingles.
Unfortunately, we no longer produce this product. Sales studies indicated that there was insufficient consumer demand for the product; therefore, production was discontinued.
Although we are no longer making a product you once enjoyed, your interest is truly appreciated. Your comments will be shared with the appropriate staff members so they are made aware of your inquiry.
We hope you continue to purchase and enjoy our other brands.
Despite Sarah's forwarding skills, and the anonymous writer's pleasant nature, I could not help but be overwhelmed by this devastating news. Tingles slipped out of the consumer world without so much as a goodbye.
I sincerely hope that one day Cadbury/Trebor Allan either creates another fantastic candy that can fill Tingles' shoes, or revives Tingles from their candy grave for another shot at Halloween candy fame.
Should I start a petition?