My focus is a non-controversial post to counteract all the negative
repercussions to my last rant about taking Halloween away from the
kids! This is a fun and short post where all can enjoy the “treats” in
the subject matter.
When the major candy company founders created some of those
famous candy bars, they had famous names. Their names led to the
given names of some of our favorite chocolate candy bars.
H. B. Reese gave his name to both Reese’s Peanut Butter cups (1928)
and Reese’s Pieces (1978 in U.S., Ireland and UK and introduced in
Canada in 1980).
L. S. Heath contributed his name to Heath bars with that delicious
English toffee covered with milk chocolate. This originated in 1914,
introduced by Leaf, Inc.. and later, 1996, bought by Hershey’s.
Milton Hershey, of course, invented the milk chocolate Hershey bar,
that now comes in semi-dark chocolate, cookies and cream and milk
chocolate with almonds. “The Great American Chocolate Bar” was
first created in 1900 and the milk chocolate with almonds in 1908.
There is a “legend” about when the man named George Williamson
started marketing in his local store, a candy bar with peanuts and
caramel covered with chocolate. It is the store clerks would exclaim
at their frequent customer’s request for the bar, “Oh, Henry!” The
Williamson Candy Co., Chicago, Illinois, began distributing this in mass
production after 1920.
The 3 Musketeers Bar, originally was produced with a TRIO of flavors,
chocolate, vanilla and strawberry (1932). I always wondered about this
one! Once WWII came around, the cost of producing all three flavors was
just “too pricey” and they just continued making the bars with the most
favorite flavor of chocolate inside.
Last fact about candy that I will let you in on, in 1929, Sean Le Noble of
Hoffman and Co. wanted to make a perfectly round ball of caramel
coated with a milk chocolate covering. When the production came up
with less than perfect, flattened mis-shapened candies, someone
declared them “Duds!” Of course, Milk Duds came into existence!
Hope these yummy candies and memories attached will sweeten your
mood, hope you won’t hold my opinions on my Halloween “evil rant”
My favorites are listed above, that is what drew me into the research
Please share your favorite “treats” with all of us, don’t have to write
much but your candy of choice in the comments!