I remember that there was a company in the US that packed candy or snacks as a bonus in the shipping box with their products. They were well-known for this practice. I'm pretty sure the snack was either Moon Pies or Goo Goo Clusters. I can't remember if the products were hardware or software or if it was a retailer of multiple products.

What company was this, what were the products and when was this done?

I've done some pretty thorough searching and wasn't able to find any mention of this.

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    An interesting question, considering that Prusa (3D printers) is well known for including Haribo gummy bears in the product when shipped. As this is in retrocomputing, one would expect that your source predates Prusa by a substantial duration.
    – fred_dot_u
    Apr 26 at 14:43
  • I can recall an optics company, and a vacuum equipment supplier that did that, but have no recollection of a computer hardware/software company doing so...
    – Jon Custer
    Apr 26 at 15:06
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    @fred_dot_u: And Atomic Filament includes Albanese gummy bears. These brought to mind the (incomplete) memory of the earlier instance in my question. Note that there may be a tie to Tennessee since both Moon Pies (Chattanooga) and Goo Goo Clusters (Nashville) are from there. Apr 26 at 15:06
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    Thorlabs, which supplies fiber optic equipment, is known for shipping boxes of “lab snacks” with orders. But I think there’s a lot of companies the OP could potentially be referring to.
    – Sneftel
    Apr 26 at 17:37
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    I don't know, but whenever I wanted a snack I went to Fry's and bought some hardware to go with it.
    – davidbak
    Apr 26 at 19:59


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