very good point. feeling stupid that it hadn't clicked with me before. Had noticed it, but it hadn't clicked.
Rather than the Dharma people putting their logo on everything, or stamping everything with their logo.....does anyone else think that their logo is on all the food because they manufactured it? They produced it? Aside from the candy bars, I mean. I mean, why take a retail jar of peanut butter (and every other kind of food in the hatch), peel the company brand labels off of them, and put your own label on them? That doesn't make much sense to me. I think that Dharma manufactured its own food and labeled it as such. Except for the candy bars.
I thought about that last night too. I think they made it a point to show those candy bars so close up, and focus on them, and even have Rose and Hurley have a convo about them to make it SCREAM out loud to us "a clue, a clue"!
All we needed was a little blue pawprint to make it official. (parents of preschoolers will get that joke)
I think, given the other threads that have linked the swan and the arrow to constellations that link to Apollo , that there is definitely more to it just being candy, as Rose suggested when she quoted her husband.
I don't think Desmond got to the island the way he said he did. When Jack asked him why he didn't know about the crash he said that he doesn't get out much - busy entering the numbers. If Desmond washed up on the island, how did Kelvin know he was there if he was on his own.
Sorry, not really on the topic, but I'm just saying, I don't think that Desmond brought the chocolate there.
The Apollo bars are important because they put a time frame on how long the hatch has been there. I think they are supposed to make us think the hatch has been there since the 60s and 70s based on their reference to NASA's Apollo missions. Couldn't have been before that, anyway.
From the research I have done so far, it is my impression that it's a fictional candy bar. I guess Tang is too prevalent now to elicit the "this product went to the moon in 1969" response it used to have, or perhaps they just didn't want any product placement in the show. In any case, I believe the Apollo candy bar is supposed to add to theories that the hatch is somehow connected to the space program, or that time period at least.