Tuesday, August 08, 2006



An update has been made to Rachel Blake’s secret page. It is subtle but noticable when found. The fragment code glyph "KU12PB5LV7" can be found at StopHanso.com. Directly below the old 748L glyph is a blank space. Place your cursor over this area and the new glyph will appear.

The video is of the bearded man saying: "What you may not know is why we have assembled the Dharma Initiative."

Make sure you look at our fragment code page for more details concerning the fragment codes at: Fragment Site


As advertised on the back cover of the Offical Lost Magazine (Issue # 6) ApolloCandy.com is now up and running here at Apollo Candy.

The front page note reads: The Apollo Candy Company is a subsidiary of The Hanso Group. To find out more about The Hanso Group's philanthropic projects, please visit us on the web at www.thehansofoundation.org.

The available hot links include:


(Image of a birthday cake at top of screen)

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 beat-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.

Distributed by Apollo Candy Company


(Image of another faceless man – silhouette of, presumably, M. David Benson)

Born in 1938, M. David Benson is the child of Nils Christer Benson, son of Oskar Benson, founder of Scandinavia’s revered Benson Chocolatiers.

Some would say Benson was a child of strife. His grandfather, Oskar Benson, was a man of tradition. Upon learning of his son’s engagement to a woman well below his station, Oskar turned his back on Nils, cutting him from the family inheritance. Leaving Norway with his pregnant wife, Elli, Nils established a new life in the U.S., joining the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1941. Sadly, however, Nils Benson lost his life on Omaha Beach just a few short years later.

Like many immigrants, the widowed Elli Benson, felt a strong sense of patriotism for her adopted country. Her husband had died defending America, and M. David Benson was raised to cherish his homeland.

M. David Benson served America in the Korean War and recounts the moment when he, too, discovered that chocolate ran through his veins:
“The six of us were pinned down – scared witless. I knew we’d be lost if we didn’t come together. So, I rifled through my pack and found it – the Benson Chocolate Bar mom had sent. They were expensive. She was poor. But once a month, like clockwork, there was that care package. Six ways, I split that chocolate, and even with death staring us in the eye, not a one of us could deny the smile on his face. It was dead midnight, but for that sweet moment, as we ate that Benson Bar, the sun came up for us all.”

It was in that foxhole that M. David Benson first envisioned the Apollo Bar. Less than two years later, that vision had become a reality. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Distributed by Apollo Candy Company
Enjoy By OCT 23-06


(Image of dripping chocolate)

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 family secrets: the original, secret recipe fro Benson Milk Chocolate.

Working form 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.

Distributed by Apollo Candy Company


(Image of a hot air balloon)

Starting with only the milk chocolate recipe given 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 1970’s, the Apollo Candy Company fell into dire straights. 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.

Distributed by Apollo Candy Company
Enjoy By OCT 23-06


(Image of a truck with the Apollo logo on its side and door)

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 starting the company… which left him with 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 Jeep FC-150 Truck. It was beaten up, dirty, looked like it had no business rolling on the streets, but Benson took one look at that jeep and knew it was the perfect truck – not only was it affordable, but it was as rigged 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 known to boast, “Apollo himself would glady give up both horse and chariot for a chance to ride in my Jeep FC-150.”

Distributed by the Apollo Candy Company
Enjoy By OCT 23-06


Note: I cannot seem to get the ad to run. Perhaps it is not yet live. Hmm...

But it can be found here Apollo Ad 01

"Announcer: Guess what's coming into your orbit?
Singers: The new bar with the really big taste, Apollo!
Space Boy: Far out!
Space Dog: Woof! Woof!
Singers: The Apollo dark chocolate bar!
Announcer: Go to ApolloCandy.com to find out where you can get your free Apollo Bar."

Presented by ABC, Inc.

Not sold in stores.


Something to think about?

Fragment 29 has yet to be found.


jmacan mama said...

So does the show start back up on October 23? or is that when the game ends?

jmacan mama said...
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The Alternative said...

I believe that is when the series begins again.

The Alternative One