TIL that the “Candy bar protest”, also known as “the 5 cent chocolate war”, “the 5 cent war”, and “the chocolate candy bar strike”, was a short-lived 1947 protest by Canadian children over the increase in price of chocolate bars from five to eight cents.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_bar_protest

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  1. As the children marched, they sang:

    > We want a 5 cent chocolate bar
    > 8 cents is going too darn far
    > We want a 5 cent chocolate bar
    > Oh, we want a 5 cent bar.

  2. It makes sense the children would protest. They already had a family to support and home to pay off. The coal mines and factory jobs just didn’t pay enough to support their sugar problem as it was.

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