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Alex Ovechkin… The candy bar? Where else but Canada

Jul 30, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

Alex Ovechkin candy bar

When you’re a pro athlete, you know you’ve made it as a huge star when you end up the face on a candy bar. While many will remember the legendary Reggie Bars from the 1970s with Reggie Jackson on them, guys like Randall Cunningham, Isaiah Thomas, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and even Doug Gilmour have had their likenesses emblazoned upon a wrapper covering some variety of a milk chocolate treat.

As it turns out, you can add Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin to that list of great confectionery all stars as the tremendous Ovechkin blog Alex Ovetjkin shared recently. Former Capitals video man and emergency backup goalie Brett Leonhardt tweeted his findings while in Toronto and helped show off the two-time NHL MVP as a king of candy as well.

Canada’s Mr. Big candy bar has been famous for putting superstar athletes on its wrappers in the past and now it’s Ovechkin’s turn to join Shaquille O’Neal as the face of the sweet treat. Given some of the rumblings about how Ovechkin seemed out of shape this summer, tinfoil hat fans and Ovechkin haters alike will say that perhaps he’s been sampling a lot of his new product.

As for the rest of us, we’ll be hoping that we can sneak away to Canada ourselves to get a sample of the chocolate bar with caramel, peanuts, and rice crisps to fulfill our own sweet tooth.

Of course, if Ovechkin is “Mr. Big” in Canada, what does that make national hero and gold medal winner Sidney Crosby, “Mr. Ginormous?”

(Thanks to AlexOvetjkin and Brett Leonhardt for the photo)

  1. derpdederpdederp - Jul 30, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    you guys have the Wheaties box, apparently we have the Mr. Big bar. cool

    • derpdederpdederp - Jul 30, 2011 at 10:46 PM

      thumbs down for Mr. Big? but they’re delicious

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Jul 30, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Hahaha that’s good stuff.

  3. bigbear42 - Jul 30, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    I didnt think Ovie was that popular in Canada, I thought he was only big in Russia and here in DC. Good for him.

    • 1943mrmojorsin1971 - Jul 30, 2011 at 11:28 PM

      Ovie’s big in hockey and hockey’s larger than life in Canada. Every time the Caps come to Toronto I can’t count how many kids have an Ovie jersey…and I’m sure almost none of them made the trip up from DC

  4. outlawwilly - Aug 1, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    I am one of those Caps fans living in Toronto.I lived in DC for ages before moving back to Canada, and fell in love with the Caps way back in the day. As a result, my 5 year old boy and 7 year old daughter, also are Caps fans.

    • derpdederpdederp - Aug 2, 2011 at 2:18 PM

      that’s awesome

  5. bblahblahblahh - Aug 2, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    R U Kiddin me ?? They should change the name to the “Baby OveShit Bar”. I see the only 5 fans that like him already blogged in ! One Goofy Russian !!

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