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Stand, The (Stephen King) - Chocolate Paydays?
Many times though the book, references are made to Harold Lauder's favorite candy bar- the chocolate covered Payday candy bar. Many times through the course of the book, references are made to the path of chocolate covered Payday candy bars. In the biggest slipup of all, Stephen King leaves the clue of a chocolate thumbprint from a chocolate coated Payday in Stan's diary, allowing him to see that Harold was in there.
I find it kind of funny that, of all the candy bars that existed at the time of this book's writing, Stephen King chose a candy bar that contains NO chocolate WHATSOVER. Whoops!
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Jade writes:
In any case, it's not a slip-up because there were chocolate-covered Paydays. They just don't make them anymore.
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sbmsu writes:
There was a chocolate-covered Pay Day for a little while. It was extremely tasty.
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Jade writes:
OK, first of all, Fran's "husband's" name is Stuart Redman or Stu for short. Second, they weren't technically married at that time (or ever for that matter since there was no priest/minister/J.P./whatever). Third, the only two people mentioned as having diaries/journals are Fran and Harold. And Harold got the whole idea to start one after he read Fran's. There is no Stan and he never had a diary.
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Kyth writes:
there were chocolate covered paydays once upon a time, tasted like baby ruth candybars.
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southgirl writes:
What I find really interesting is that in the abridged version (the first version released), if I'm not mistaken, Harold didn't eat chocolate paydays, but Milky Ways. I guess King decided chocolate paydays were not quite as yummy, and kind of weird, so they would be something someone as strange as Harold would be attracted to.
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JohnDoe writes:
I think that any mistake of this ilk (e.g. wrong chocolate bar names, date inconsistencies, etc.) can be excused by Mr. King's "There are other worlds than these" get-out-clause. Fans may remember the "Co-op City is in the Bronx/Brooklyn" dilemma faced by Eddie Dean (Dark Tower). Maybe in world of "The Stand", Pay-Day bars were all covered in chocolate and maybe Coke was called Nozz-a-la....
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Karen writes:
See http://www.mikescandywrappers.com/paydaychoc1005.html. Just had one. Yum.
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mandelbrat writes:
When I first read The Stand I too thought that this payday reference was a mistake. However in one of the "Dark Tower" books, the gang ends up on an alternate earth that has suffered a pandemic that wiped out 99% of the population. Other details indicate that this earth is the earth we read of in The Stand. The Dark Tower commentary on this and other alternate worlds is that while much of each world is the same as "this" one, many details are different. The chocolate payday is perhaps King's clue that the Stand earth is not "our" earth. Just a guess!
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thegirlaz writes:
They still make chocolate covered paydays, I just had one last night. I bought it at CVS.
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Peabody writes:
Why is this even on here? If he slipped and mentioned chocolate on a candy bar w\o it, WHY would he call it CHOCOLATE COVERED?
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peseibert@gmail.com writes:
Dude, It's fiction, he could have invented a canybar and it still wouldn't have been a slip-up. King is too brilliant.....you can bet he planned the slight variation from a well-known candybar. He had to make it unique to Harold. Paul
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Andi writes:
Wouldn't a chocolate covered Pay Day be the same thing as a Baby Ruth?
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Peter Griffin writes:
What Are In Paydays?
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MovieBuff writes:
Isn't a PayDay bar made of caramel covered in peanuts and coated with chocolate? It's been a while since I had one.
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tribulation writes:
did anyone ever stop to think that maybe he covered them with chocolate when he had them at home? alot of people like to make their own candy.
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Jade writes:
Who's Stan?? OOOOHHHHH! You must mean FRAN! oops!
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johnhb writes:
To Jade and Dr. No Name. You guys should call this the "Stan-d"!
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catsimboy writes:
No, Jade, I meant Stan. It has been a while since I read the book, and if Fran's husband's name isn't Stan I am confusing his name with one of the characters in one of the 30 books I have read in the couple of years since I read The Stand. (Note: This is Ihavenoname using my friend's account)
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I have no name writes:
As I said before, I don't remember the characters very well. I do, however, clearly remember the Paydays detail. I distinctly remember thinking "What the &*@$#%^!?!?!" at that.
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