Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chocolate Candy Bars-------Oh Yeah, Babe.......

The first chocolate bar for widespread consumption was molded by Fry's Chocolate Factory in Bristol, England in 1847.  They didn't know what they were starting, but I certainly am grateful.

Things got even more wonderful in 1900, when the Hershey Company created the first wrapped chocolate bar---a product they still produce to this day.

Then, during the period 1900---1950, there were thousands of different candy bars being made.  The price for these delightful indulgences remained stable at 10 cents from 1900 until the late 1960s, except for the Depression years, when the price dropped to 5 cents.

Here are my favorites:

--- Hershey's .....Simple, creamy milk chocolate

--- Snickers .....Peanut butter flavored nougat with caramel

--- 3 Musketeers .....Light fluffy nougat and chocolate

--- Baby Ruth .....Chewy fudge nougat, chocolate and peanuts

--- Almond Joy .....Coconut filling, almonds and milk chocolate

--- Mounds .....(sister product of Almond Joy) coconut and dark chocolate

--- Butterfinger .....Peanut butter and chocolate

--- Kit Kat .....Crunchy cream-filled wafer and chocolate

--- Milky Way .....Chewy caramel with nougat and milk chocolate

--- Reese's Peanut Butter Cup .....Rich peanut butter with rich milk chocolate (AUTHOR'S NOTE:  Goes great with cold milk!)

--- M and Ms .....Multi-colored candy shells filled with a variety of fillings---milk chocolate, dark chocolate, crisped rice, mint chocolate, peanuts, almonds, orange chocolate, coconut, pretzel, wild cherry and peanut butter

What are your favorites?  Why?

Let's eat!


  1. How many of us remember the old phrase, "Melts in your mouth, not in your hand!"?

    Answer: M & Ms

    You have some favorites of mine listed... Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, Almond Joys (I prefer the lighter chocolate), Kit Kats, Butterfingers, Milky Ways, Hershey's Krackle, Nestles Crunch, etc. Oh, let us not forget Junior Mints and Milk Duds consumed with popcorn...instant popcorn ball taste! You have made me want CANDY!

  2. P.S.

    How could I forget Reeses Pieces!

  3. wow, clint. i think you got them all! my favorites are baby ruth and almond joy. milky way and snickers will do too.

  4. I'm not that hot on nuts but give me caramel or coconut any day- a 100,000 grand and mounds I try to say its good for me so I'll say dark choc too! lol

  5. I am a turtle lover for sure. And to make it even better, I like to eat them frozen. But they must be the turtles with pecans. No walnuts for me. Yummm

  6. I am not eating chocolate very often, but when I prefer Snickers. I love the caramel and the nuts inside.

    I'll never forget one trip on the german autobahn: a lot of traffic, stress I took the next exit to a shop and bought a snickers. I don't know, but somehow it was better then.


  7. growing up i didn't like chocolate, and only ate three musketeers and milky ways at halloween. then i went on a pb cup and caramel twix kick. now i like to make my own chocolates with raw cacao. the price of candy bars is outrageous and they're filled with all kinds of crap, sadly.

  8. yummi, yummi, habe a break... ♥♥♥
    Greetings Sabine

  9. Yes!! You are speaking a woman's language! I know that Rieces Pieces are not chocolate, but they're my absolute fav. YUM!

  10. My dad said in 50's he paid 3 cents for Baby Ruth, Butterfingers at the movies. And for popcorn, movie and candy there went his quarter.
    I don't really have a favorite chocolate as I like most but have stayed away except for a small bag of peanut M&M's a few weeks ago. I like cashews and peanuts in my chocolate.

  11. Mmmmmm- this was a delicious post to read!

  12. STOP IT, now I want chocolate! lol My favorite is dark chocolate, sometimes with almonds and sometimes without or dark chocolate covered almonds... yummm. Now I'm going to see if my niece found the chocolate I have (or had) in the cupboard. Thanks Clint!

  13. These really, really brought home memories.

  14. Wow Clint I don't know weather to be happy or sad about this post. Do you know how far I live from a store and it is 7: am here. Sigh!!!! B