The thing that snackers love about a Snickers bar is its caramel and nougat center, but could they recognize the candy bar by its cross section alone? Many people may be able to distinguish a Ferrero Rocher from an M&M, but many of these chocolate covered treats made stump even people with the most stubborn sweet tooth!
Time Out candy bars are made of milk chocolate between two wafers and the candy is typically sold in pairs. Time Out’s were originally made in Cadbury, Ireland and they were introduced in the UK in 1992.
Toblerone is a Swiss chocolate bar known for its distinct triangular prism shape. They are still produced in Bern, Switzerland where they were originally created in 1908.
The Charleston Chew was named after the popular 1920s dance The Charleston when it was invented in 1925. The candy is available in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors and a mini, bite-sized version is also available.
A Heath Bar milkshake sold at Baskin-Robbins has been dubbed “The Unhealthiest Drink in America” by Men’s Health Magazine. It had 2,310 calories, 108 grams of fat and 266 grams of sugar.
The Baby Ruth was the best-selling confection in the late 1920s after it was first introduced in 1921. Although the name of the candy might sound like an homage to baseball legend Babe Ruth, it was actually named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter Ruth.
Twizzlers most popular flavor is strawberry, which makes up 70% of annual sales of Twizzlers. Other flavors that have been available include grape, chocolate, cherry, watermelon, orange and blue raspberry.
In France, Sour Patch Kids are known as Very Bad Kids. They were originally sold under the name Mars Men in the early 1970s before they were named partially after the toy brand Cabbage Patch Kids.
Whoppers are malted milk balls covered with chocolate that come in a cardboard box. Whoppers were first introduced in 1939, when they were sold unwrapped and two pieces of the candy cost one cent.
Butterfinger fans were upset in 2019 when the Ferrara company reformulated the recipe for the candy bar. The revised recipe uses a higher percentage of cocoa and milk in their chocolate coating and larger peanuts for the bar’s core.
Oh Henry! is a candy bar that contains peanuts, caramel and fudge coated in chocolate. No one is quite sure how it got its name, but the candy bar has been around since at least 1920.
The slogan for Cadbury Caramellos in the 1980s was “I was right in the middle of a Caramello when I found gold.” This is referring to the caramel filling of the candy bar.
The idea for M&M’s came from a soldier’s snack during the Spanish Civil War, which was a chocolate pellet covered in candy to keep it from melting. The M’s in its name come from its inventors, Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie.
Mallo Cups might look similar to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but they predate them. Mallo Cups were introduced in 1936, becoming the first commercially sold cup candy in America.
Mounds was invented in 1920 by candy maker Vincent Nitido and they were originally sold for 5 cents a piece. The chocolate coated coconut candy is now produced by the Hershey company.
Swedish Fish were invented to share some aspects of Swedish culture with the world. Because fishing is a large part of Sweden’s culture and gummy candies are popular in the country, this gummy fish was invented in the late 1950s.
Almond Joys are similar to Mounds candy bars, but they contain whole almonds in each bar. During the ‘70s, the products were advertised with the slogan, “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Almond Joy’s got nuts, Mounds don’t.”
The PayDay was first made in 1932 by the Hollywood Candy Company and it got its name because it was always produced on payday at the company.
The American version of the Mars bar, which consisted of nougat, toasted almonds and caramel covered in milk chocolate was discontinued in 2002, but the same candy is now sold under the name Snickers Almond.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups come in a few size variations including Big Cup, Minis and Thins. There is also a version of the Big Cup which contains Reese’s Pieces candy mixed into the peanut butter filling.
The 100 Grand bar is made up of chocolate, caramel and crisped rice and its slogan is “That’s rich!” In 2005, a Kentucky woman sued a radio station for leading listeners to believe they would be giving away $100,000, when they were actually giving away a 100 Grand bar.
Tootsie Rolls were the first penny candies to be individual wrapped in the United States and they have been sold since 1907. Today, Tootsie Roll Industries is one of the largest candy manufacturers in the world, making about 64 million Tootsie Rolls per day.
In the late 1970s a chocolate version of this candy was made and sold as Bit-O-Chocolate. There were also other versions called Bit-O-Peanut Butter, Bit o’ Licorice and Bit-O-Honey Chocolate.
If you find a Milky Way bar while you’re traveling, it might not be what you expect it to be. The United States version of the Milky Way is sold under the name Mars bar in other countries and a candy bar sold globally as a Milky Way bar is known in the United States as a Three Musketeers.
Rolos, the cone shaped chocolate candies with caramel middles, were first invented in the United Kingdom in 1937. For decades, the slogan for this candy was “Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?”
When Hershey’s Kisses were first manufactured in 1907, each candy was wrapped by hand. It was not until 1921 that the company started to use machines to wrap each chocolate kiss.
Reese’s Fast Breaks were introduced in 2001 and just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, they include milk chocolate and a peanut butter filling. In Canada, this candy bar was sold under the name Hershey Sidekick.
The Ferrero Rocher was introduced in Europe in 1982 and was named after both its inventor, Michele Ferrero, and the French word for boulder, which is rocher.
The Twix bar was first called a Raider when in was sold in Europe, and the name stuck around until it was changed in 1991. The name Twix is actually a portmanteau of the words “twin sticks.”
Snickers used to be sold in some locations, such as the United Kingdom and Europe, as Marathon. And the candy bars have maintained their popularity since they were introduced in 1930, selling $2 billion annually as of 2004.
The York Peppermint Pattie got its name from the location where it was first produced, York, Pennsylvania. Although there were other chocolate-covered peppermints on the market, the York brand stood out because their product was crisp, not gooey.