They Make It ‘Cause We Buy It: NASCAR chocolate cars

Jay Busbee
November 29, 2011

No sport offers up a more bewildering array of souvenir crap memorabilia than NASCAR, and "They Make It" digs deep into the corners of the Internet to bring all that strangeness to light. Today: horror beyond horror.

The item: NASCAR chocolate cars! So delicious, and filled with sweet goodness, just like the real thing! Only 19 cents each from this particular outlet, which sadly appears to be out of stock at the moment. But you could probably create your own edible race team at your local dollar store.

The deal: Never have car crashes been so tasty! This seems like a real missed opportunity for NASCAR; these candies ought to be everywhere in NASCAR Nation. You remember how, when you were a kid, you'd torture animal crackers or gummi bears by pulling off their limbs and devouring them in front of their eyes? (Come on, it wasn't just me.) What kind of a lift you think it would give a team to bite right into the hood of their hated rival (or, if you're a member of Kurt Busch's crew, your own car) and devour the innards? Although we'd recommend you remove the foil first. That doesn't digest well.

The call to action: Thanks to longtime Marblehead Carol Fitzgerald for this find. Got some bizarre NASCARiana for us to check out? Email me at with the details. Get to it!