A Squirrel Nut Zipper is a kind of candy made by Southern Style Nuts
. They were previously made by some other company who had no problem with them using the name (I mean, who's going to mistake a band
?) but there were recent legal trouble
s with the new trademark
owners and their latest release, "Bedlam Ballroom
" has the disclaimer "Squirrel Nut Zippers (tm) name and mark used under license
from Southern Style Nuts, Inc. Not otherwise affiliated with Southern Style Nuts, Inc."
I've never been able to find the candy, I assume it's easier to find in the NC area than in California. From what I've heard though, it's really bad for your teeth, and has been known to suck out fillings if you're not careful. Sounds like my kind of stuff.