A candy bar is a type of candy that is in the shape of a bar. The most common type of candy bar is the chocolate bar,[citation needed] including both bars made of solid chocolate and combination candy bars, which are candy bars that combine chocolate with other ingredients, such as nuts, caramel, nougat, or wafers.

A Planters Peanut Bar. Some candy bars do not contain any chocolate.

Many varieties of candy bars exist,[1][2] and many are mass-produced.[3][4] Between World War I and the middle of the 20th century, approximately 40,000 brands of candy bars were introduced.[1][5]

Chocolate bars edit

Goo Goo Clusters, the first combination chocolate candy bar.[6]
A Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel bar in its foil wrapper

A chocolate bar is a bar-shaped piece of chocolate, which may also contain layerings or mixtures of other ingredients. A wide variety of chocolate bar brands are sold. A popular example is a Snickers bar, which consists of nougat mixed with caramel and peanuts.

The first chocolate tablets were produced in the early 19th century.[7][8] In 1830, Kohler started producing hazelnut chocolate.[9] In 1866, Fry's Chocolate Cream became the first mass-produced combination chocolate bar.[10] The Goo Goo Cluster was the first mass-produced combination bar in the United States, including marshmallow, nougat, caramel, and roasted peanuts.[6] In some varieties of English and food labeling standards, the term chocolate bar is reserved for bars of solid chocolate, with candy bar used for products with additional ingredients.

Non-chocolate bars edit

A caramel-flavored Caramac candy bar
Almond- and honey-flavored Bit-O-Honey-Bar
The PayDay candy bar has peanuts and caramel.
The Big Hunk Bar is a flat bar of nougat with peanuts.

Candy bars containing no chocolate include:

  • Abba-Zaba: taffy with a peanut butter center
  • AirHeads: a taffy based candy that comes in multiple flavours
  • Big Hunk: nougat center covered with peanuts
  • Bit-O-Honey: honey-flavored taffy with almond bits
  • Cajeta Elegancita: caramel center covered with goat's milk
  • Carambar: caramel-based candy
  • Caramac: caramel-based candy
  • Chick-O-Stick: peanut butter center covered with coconut
  • Choo Choo Bar: liquorice-based candy
  • Hershey's Cookies 'n' Mint: mint-flavored Hershey candy bar with mint-flavored cookie bits
  • Hershey's Gold: caramel-flavored Hershey candy bar with peanuts and pretzels
  • Kendal Mint Cake: peppermint-based candy
  • Laffy Taffy: a taffy based candy that comes in multiple flavours
  • Mantecol: a peanut butter nougat bar
  • Mr. Tom: peanuts and caramel
  • Munch: peanut brittle-like candy
  • PayDay: peanuts and caramel
  • Pecan log roll: cherry-laced nougat center covered with caramel and pecans
  • Planters Peanut Bar: peanut brittle-like candy
  • Salted Nut Roll: nougat center covered with caramel and peanuts
  • Turkish Taffy: taffy-based candy
  • Wazoo: taffy center covered with sprinkles
  • Yeot-gangjeong: hangwa center covered in toasted seeds, nuts, beans or puffed grains mixed with mullyeot (rice syrup)
  • Zagnut: peanut brittle wrapped in toasted coconut

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Norris, Susie; Heeger, Susan (2013-03-19). Hand-Crafted Candy Bars: From-Scratch, All-Natural, Gloriously Grown-Up Confections. Chronicle Books. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-4521-0965-7.
  2. ^ Insel, Paul; Ross, Don; McMahon, Kimberley; Bernstein, Melissa (2010-04-07). Paul Insel, Don Ross, Kimberley McMahon, Melissa Bernstein. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7637-9376-0.
  3. ^ Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Kiplinger Washington Editors. December 1947. p. 20.
  4. ^ Aaseng, Nathan (2005-05-31). Business Builders In Sweets and Treats. The Oliver Press. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-881508-84-7.
  5. ^ Insel, Paul; Ross, Don; McMahon, Kimberley; Bernstein, Melissa (2010-04-07). Nutrition. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN 9780763793760.
  6. ^ a b Kawash, Samira (2013). Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure. Faber and Faber. pp. 152–153, 156–157, 163. ISBN 9780374711108.
  7. ^ Barel, Michel (2021). Du cacao au chocolat: L'épopée d'une gourmandise. Éditions Quæ. p. 102. ISBN 9782759233793. Le premier est François-Louis Cailler, l'inventeur de la tablette de chocolat telle que nous la connaissons aujourd'hui. [The first is François-Louis Cailler, the inventor of the chocolate tablet as we know it today.]
  8. ^ Petit, Élisabeth (29 December 2014). "Menier, une dynastie pour le chocolat". Ouest-France. Archived from the original on 22 May 2022. Retrieved 22 May 2022. Les premières formes de tablettes, enveloppées de papier blanc, voient le jour. En 1836, Menier lance une tablette à six divisions semi-cylindriques. Le succès est au rendez-vous. [The first chocolate tablets, wrapped in white paper, are created. In 1836, Menier launched a tablet with six semi-cylindrical divisions. Success is on the way.]
  9. ^ Hermé, Pierre (2019). Le Larousse du chocolat. Editions Larousse. p. 44. ISBN 9782035981820. Les noisettes furent les premiers fruits à être ajoutés dans le chocolat solide, une innovation suisse due à Kohler en 1830. [Hazelnuts were the first fruits to be added to solid chocolate, a Swiss innovation due to Kohler in 1830.]
  10. ^ Mintz, Sidney (2015). The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets. Oxford University Press. p. 157.

Further reading edit

  • Cadbury, Deborah, Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers (PublicAffairs, 2011)
  • Mazze, Edward M. and Michman, Ronald D., The Food Industry Wars: Marketing Triumphs and Blunders (Praeger, 1998)

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