Salted Nut Roll

Man Gets Free Nut Roll Candy Bars After Complaining 60 Years Ago

St. Cloud, MN – It took one man 60 years for his candy company complaint to be honored. Now, he has received a free box of Nut Rolls to settle his complaint.

Dave Bell, of Minnesota, bit into a Nut Roll in 1952 to discover a twig lodged in his candy bar, reports MSN. He wrote to Pearson’s Candy Company, who make the Nut Roll, to complain and “to obviously get some candy.” They apologized for the twig in his candy, but did little else.

Now, at 74-years of age, Bell is finally getting his free candy.

Though he was 14-years-old when he filed his complaint, he rediscovered his letter and decided to re-submit it to Pearson’s Candy Company, reports The Associated Press. They apparently decided to make good on Bell’s complaint, and sent him a free box of complimentary mea culpa Nut Rolls on Friday.

Pearson’s Candy Company is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and was founded in 1909 as a confectionery distribution firm. They started making their own products in 1912. The Salted Nut Roll was introduced in 1933 during the Great Depression, and has proven to be one of the company’s most popular treats.

I personally enjoy a good Nut Roll now and again. Har har, get the laughs out, but go to your local gas station and find one. I’d be wanting a free box myself, even after 60 years.

Bell joked that he’s not sharing his free candy. Who can blame him?

Have you ever had a Nut Roll?