All About Our Favorite Halloween Candy

It’s October, which means the aisles of every grocery store have Halloween candy out. Ever wonder more about your favorite candy bars? Here’s some fun facts about some of our most popular candy!

1. Kit Kat

These chocolate-covered wafer bars were created by Rowntree’s of York, U.K. in 1935. The name Kit Kat goes back to the 18th century where it was a name for mutton pies served at London’s Kit-Cat Club.

2. Butterfinger

These peanut butter chocolate bars were created by Otto Schnering of Chicago, Illinois in 1923. Some spokespeople for Butterfinger have been Bart Simpson, Seth Green, Rob Lowe, and Jaime Pressly.

3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

These chocolate peanut butter cups were created by H.B. Reese in 1928, who was a former dairy farmer and shipping foreman for Milton Hershey. In 1963 H.B. Reese Candy Corporation merged with Hershey Chocolate Corporation.

4. M&M’s

These colorful round candies were created in 1941 in Newark, New Jersey by Forrest Mars, Sr. and Bruce Murrie, hence the name M&M’s.  Bruce Murrie was the son of Hershey’s president, which allowed for M&M’s to be made with Hershey chocolate.

5. 100 Grand

These chocolate, caramel, and crisped rice bars were created in 1966, under the name of $100,000, by Nestle.  It was named after a series of successful game shows.

6. Baby Ruth

These chocolate flavored nougat, caramel, and peanut bars were created in 1921 by the Curtiss Candy Company. Baby Ruth is supposedly named after former President Grover Cleveland’s daughter Ruth.

7. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

These milk chocolate bars were created in 1900 by Milton Hershey, the creator of Hershey Chocolate Company. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds followed soon after in 1908.

8. Almond Joy

These coconut-based bars were created in 1946 by the Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company. The Almond Joy bar was a replacement for 1934’s Dream bars.

9. Snickers

These nougat, peanut, caramel, and milk chocolate bars were created in 1930 by Mars, Incorporated. Snickers was sold under the name of Marathon in the U.K. and Ireland until 1990.

10. Twix

These caramel and milk chocolate biscuit bars were created in the U.K. in 1967 by Mars, Incorporated. It was introduced in the U.S. in 1979. For many years, it was called Raider in Europe before it became known as Twix.

11. 3 Musketeers

These fluffy-whipped chocolate bars were created in 1932 by Mars, Incorporated. It originally had three pieces in each package with three different flavors: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. Its name came from the novel called The Three Musketeers.

12. Milky Way

These chocolate-malt nougat, caramel, and milk chocolate bars were created in 1923 by Frank C. Mars. Its name came from a milkshake named after Earths galaxy. The U.S. version of the Milky Way bar is bigger than the European version.

13. Crunch

These milk chocolate and crisped rice bars were created in 1938 by Nestle in Fulton, New York. The name Crunch comes from the sound made as someone takes a bite of this candy bar.

14. PayDay

These salted peanut and caramel bars were created in 1932 by Frank Martoccio, who served as the head of Hollywood Candy Company. It became part of Hershey in 1996.

15. Whoppers

These malted milk balls were created in 1949 by Leaf Brands. Whoppers were released two years after a malted milk candy called Giant.