Apollo bars...we've chased them, cursed them, photographed them, mailed them, and talked about them ad-nauseum. Is there any candy in history with the media mythology of Apollo bars? Who cares. All I hope is to be able to look back and understand why the kids in Dharmatown were encouraged to eat as much of them as they wanted to!
It could be that the candy was just laced with vitamins that "helped build strong bodies twelve ways", like Wonder Bread's retro slogan. There seems to have been a few variations of the Apollo bars, so maybe Annie's version was like a giant chocolate Flintstones vitamin for kids or maybe an early Dharma version of a chocolate energy bar. Perhaps super-candy for super-soldiers? Or, the kids were given bars with questionable additives like from TLE last summer. Not a nice thought, but a very compelling one with many possible implications that we've talked circles around already to no avail till we get more story or game. If they were laced with something to make people more docile and subservient, they should have given Roger Linus a steady diet of them. It might have saved his life if he was nicer to Ben. Or who knows, maybe whatever additive was in the bars reacted with the island's magnetism and made the girls grow up to have a 75 year old uterus and to spawn killer babies?
At any rate, it was kind of strange how TPTB wrote into the script the random comment by Annie to Li'l Ben, that they could eat as many as they like. It kind of jumped out in the conversation and made me think, "Huh? What did she say?" Again, it's either something pertinent from TPTB, or another "gotcha" type red herring. But it's another instance where I would like to be able to look back at that scene some time in the future, and realise why Annie said that to Ben in his flashback.
BTW, thanks again to Dennis who shared two of his Apollo bars with me and my nephews. :-)