Squirrel Nut Zippers. DAY Z OF A TO Z!

Squirrel Nut Zippers: More than just an old-time candy, it’s also a sweet and hot JAZZ BAND. There are so many great Squirrel Nut Zippers songs I can’t even count them without taking off the socks and shoes of everybody I know. But, since Wednesday is food day at this blog, I’ve chosen a foodie one, which also happens to be the first of their songs I ever heard.


With! A! Monkey! It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Squirrel Nut ZippersAs for Squirrel Nut Zippers the candy, it’s delicious, melt-in-your-mouth vanilla caramel with bits of peanut in. A word to the wise, though: Don’t buy one and carry it around in your purse during the humid and hot summer so you can give it to your daughter, who introduced you to the band. Seriously, it will not end well; trust me on this.

Remember, tomorrow is the first day of Story A Day May. I’ll be posting at about 9am Eastern Time in May, depending on when I finish the story.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has to offer a prim maiden lady some of these candies but is embarrassed to say the name.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Squirrel Nut Zippers. DAY Z OF A TO Z!

  1. jean baldridge yates

    April 30, 2014 at 9:43am

    was that a croquembouche I just saw??? Zut alors!!! Marian, you finished this A-Z up with divine flair and fun! and a monkey!!!

    xox thanks for everything! jean

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  2. Jane

    April 30, 2014 at 9:51am


    And the monkey was the hero!

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  3. Sarah Glenn

    April 30, 2014 at 8:34pm

    I adore the Squirrel Nut-Zippers. “Hell” was my introduction, and I was pleased to discover that the rest of their stuff was just as good! Gwen and I have several of their albums, and I’ve been known to play their stuff while writing. “Iiiiinnn the afterlife…”

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      Marian Allen

      April 30, 2014 at 9:10pm

      Yeah, Satan’s cheerleaders, right? “The D and the A and the M and the N and A and the T and the I O N!”

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