|Apollo Candy Company|
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The Apollo Candy Company is the manufacturer of Apollo Candy Bars and have been referenced many time throughout LOST and also in "The Lost Experience".
Appearances on LostEdit
- Pilot - Part 1 - Boone offers Shannon a chocolate bar, which she refuses to eat claiming that she'll eat on the rescue boat. This chocolate bar appears to be an Apollo Bar.
- Adrift - After being locked in the pantry by Locke and Desmond, Kate discovers the entire pantry is full of food. Kate notices a tin labeled "Candy" and a surplus of Apollo Bars inside. Kate takes one of the bars and eats a bit of it, and then places several more in the back of her pants before she makes her escape.
- Everybody Hates Hugo - When Hurley and Rose are inventorying the food and other supplies found in the hatch, Hurley reads the wrapper and comments "Apollo bars. Ever hear of these?", to which Rose replies that she hasn't. Rose then states that "Candy is Candy" at least that's what her husband Bernard always said, and then adds that he has a mouth full of sweet teeth. That night Hurley passes out food from the pantry to the group and Rose keeps one of the Apollo Bars to later present to Bernard.
- The Whole Truth - While walking through the jungle eating an Apollo Bar, Hurley is caught by Sun. Hurley plays it off as though he had found the bar in the middle of the jungle, and said that it wasn't melted or anything. He offers to split it with Sun, but Sun politely refuses.
- S.O.S. - While trying to recall what the map on the blast door looks like so that he can draw it, Locke ignores the countdown alarm. While doing so, an Apollo bar sits on the desk in front of him.
- The Man Behind the Curtain - As a child, Ben is offered an Apollo Bar by Annie on the day that he arrived on the island and joined the DHARMA Initiative.
The Apollo Candy CompanyEdit
- Not in Portland - Edmund Burke is hit by a bus in Miami, FL, and the bus bears an Apollo Candy Company logo on the side.
- Flashes Before Your Eyes - While watching a soccer game in a London pub, Desmond watches as the events of the game unfold and his prediction comes true. On the field are various ads for companies, one being: The Apollo Candy Company.
The following is a comprehensive history of the company gathered from the Apollo Candy Company's official website.
Never in his wildest dreams could M. David Benson have imagined how this moment would change everything. It was 1964.He had just delivered, from the back of his beast-to-the-bolts 1959 Jeep FC-150, the very first crate of Apollo Bars to San Francisco´s legendary J.Pickersweet´s Five and Dime.
Benson knew this was the moment of truth. If Pickersweet liked what you had to sell, profit and prosperity would most certainly follow. But if he took issue with your product..
Benson held his breath as Pickersweet bit into the impossibly rich, unimaginably creamy Apollo Bar. A full, heart-wrenching ten seconds passed. And then, the miraculous happened. Pickersweet´s mustache curled up above a grin that stretched from ear to ear. The Apollo Bar had landed in the Golden Gate City.
Starting with only the milk chocolate recipe given to him by his grandfather, Oskar Benson, M. David Benson began the Apollo Candy Company in 1962, out of a one-room factory in San Francisco´s legendary Cow Hollow district. By 1964, Benson had perfected the recipe for his affordable, yet exceptionally delicious, Apollo Bars, and began distributing them citywide. By 1968, the fledgling company had secured distribution outlets nationwide.
Sadly, in the early 1970s, the Apollo Candy Company fell into dire straits. However, due to the considerable financial intervention of Alvar Hanso, founder of the worldwide philanthropic organization, The Hanso Foundation, the company was saved from bankruptcy... and infused with new life. Today, the Apollo Candy Company is alive and well as the private purveyor of chocolates for Alvar Hanso and his many companies.
The Apollo BarEdit
After his tour ended, Benson knew what he had to do. He would bring the Benson Bar to America, but with a change. He would make it affordable, but with no sacrifice to quality, so that every American, regardless of class, creed or station could come together through the simple delight of the world´s richest, creamiest, milk chocolate.
Bringing this proposal to his grandfather, a man he barely knew, Benson was devastated to learn Benson Chocolatiers had gone under, the brand sold to a British candy manufacturer. However, Oskar Benson had a surprise for his grandson. Having missed out on his childhood, hoping only to reconnect after so many regretful years, Oskar Benson offered his grandson the most valuable of family secrets: the original, secret recipe for Benson Milk Chocolate.
Working from this recipe, it was only a matter of time before M. David Benson concocted the recipe for "The Apollo Bar", a confection fit for even the Greek god of light himself.
Once he´d Perfected the Apollo Bar´s recipe, M. David Benson found himself in a predicament: he´d spent all but his last cent on starting the company—which left him no means to travel around and hawk his sensational new chocolates.
The short of it? He needed a truck, and fast.
But, how? And which truck? This was no small decision. Choosing a distribution vehicle was about more than just getting a box of Apollo Bars from here to there. Whatever Benson chose to drive, he knew it would forever be associated with the Apollo Candy Company. It would represent him, his family, and the image of the company he was trying to lift off the ground—for good or for ill.
Luckily, fortune smiled on Benson once again. A close friend had just moved to the Big Apple and had no more need for his 1959 Jeep FC-150 Truck. It was beaten up, dirty, looked like it had no business rolling on city streets, but Benson took one look at that jeep and knew it was the perfect truck—not only was it affordable, it was a vehicle as rugged and durable as the American spirit.
600,000 miles and 44 years later. Benson still prefers his Jeep FC-150 to the other vehicles in his fleet. As he´s been know to boast, "Apollo himself would gladly give up both horse and chariot for a chance to ride in my Jeep FC-150!"