Kinds Of Candy Bars

Learn about kinds of candy bars. Candy is a confection made from sugar or other sweeteners. It is often flavored or combined with chocolate, fruits or nuts amongst other things.

The history of people’s love of candy dates back to ancient peoples who snacked on candy of fruits and nuts rolled in honey. The manufacturing of sugar first began during the middle ages. Sugar was so expensive back then that only the rich could afford sugar candy. The price dropped by the seventeenth century however and it was also at this time that hard candy became popular.
The English word “candy” derives from Arabic “qandi,” meaning something made with sugar.

Cacao, from which chocolate is made, was re-discovered by Spanish explorers in Mexico in 1519.
Chocolate bars, or candy bars are commercial brands of confectionary that tend to contain or be covered by chocolate along with other ingredients such as biscuit, nougat, nuts or caramel added. These kinds of candy bars are typically packed in a log or bar form. They are often small enough to be classed as a single snack.

A wide-ranging variety of many different kinds of candy bars exists however; from solid bars of chocolate to multiple layered candy bars; or a mixture of ingredients such as fruit, nuts, caramel, nougat or fondant; with or without chocolate.
The first chocolate bar ever produced for widespread human consumption was molded in the Fry’s chocolate factory in Bristol, England in 1847. However it was not until the early twentieth century that this commercial venture rapidly took off. The Hershey bar, which is still being manufactured today, was the first chocolate bar to be wrapped and was molded in 1900 by The Hershey Company.

By the middle of the twentieth century in the United States, there were many, many different kinds of candy bars to be found that were being produced and distributed by small candy companies. A few of these companies still survive, although a handful of major manufacturers now tend to dominate the marketplace; buying up the smaller companies, then replicating their most popular kinds of candy bars.
Among some of the most popular candy bars in the U.S. are:
– Snickers Candy Bars (milk and dark chocolate varieties)
– 100 Grand Candy Bars
– Payday Candy Bars.
– Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
– Kit-Kat Candy Bars
– Twix Candy Bars
– Milky Way Candy Bars
– 3 Musketeers Candy Bars
– Baby Ruth Candy Bars
– Almond Joy Candy Bars
– Mounds Candy Bars
– Butterfingers Candy Bars
– Take 5 Candy Bars
– Mr Goodbar Chocolate Bars
– Butterfinger Crisp Candy Bars
– Crunch Crisp Candy Bars
– Nestle Crunch Candy Bars
– 5th Avenue Candy Bars
– Reese’s Fast Break Candy Bars
– Reese’s Crispy Crunchy Candy Bars
– Reese’s NutRageous Candy Bars
– Whatchamacallit Candy Bars
– Oh Henry! Candy Bars
– Zero Candy Bars
– Clark Candy Bars
– Zagnut Candy Bars
– Chocolate Turtles Candy Bars
– Hershey’s Cookies n Cream Candy Bars
– Skor Candy Bars
– Heath Candy Bars
– Dove Dark and Milk Chocolate Bars
– Slo Poke Caramel Candy Bars
– Black Cow Chocolate Caramel Candy Bars
– Good News Candy Bars
– Cadbury Caramello Candy Bars
– Sky Candy Bars
– Big Cherry Candy Bars
– Moose Munch Candy Bars
– Toblerone Chocolate Bars – milk, dark and white chocolate.
– Bubble Chocolate Bars
– Charleston Chew Candy Bars
– Tootsie Roll Candy Bars
– Abba Zaba Candy Bars
– Big Hunk Candy Bars
– U-NO Candy Bars
– Rocky Road Candy Bars
– Look! Candy Bars
– Chick-O-Sticks Candy Bars
– Bit-O-Honey Candy Bars
– Willy Wonka Chocolate Bars