Authored by Sharon Carter in Food and Cooking
Published on 09-27-2009
There are hundreds of brands of candy created and distributed every day. Even though there is a huge assortment of candy on the market, chocolate has proven to be the favorite among consumers. These are just some of the most popular chocolate candy currently on the market!
Twix was developed in 1967 in the United Kingdom. The chocolate bar wasn’t introduced in America until 1979. Twix is one of the few chocolate bars that come in a twin pack. Each individual Twix bar is small, but packs a punch in the taste department. Twix is one of the many candy bars produced under the Mars corporation. Each Twix is a rectangular cookie covered by a layer of caramel and milk chocolate.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Reese’s are an American candy created in 1928. The candy was created by farmer H.B. Reese. Reese was extremely poor when he began building his company. His corporation, H.B. Reese Candy Company, was initially managed from his basement. H.B. Reese Candy Company and the Hershey’s Corporation merged in the early 1960s. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are peanut butter filled candies that come in packs of two. There are dozens of variations of the peanut butter cups, but the original still remains the best of the bunch.
Three Musketeers is another candy bar distributed under the Mars Inc. The candy bar was the third candy manufactured under the company. The 3 Musketeers bar was introduced to the world in 1932. The original bar consisted of 3 separate flavored pieces. These three flavored pieces (strawberry, chocolate & vanilla) is the reason why the candy bar is known as the ‘3 Musketeers’ candy bar. Three Musketeers is a nougat-filled bar coated with milk chocolate. The United States is the only place that refers to the candy bar as a 3 Musketeers.
M&Ms are distributed under Mars Incorporated. M&Ms are multi-colored pieces of milk chocolate coated in a variety of colors. These little pieces of heaven are known for their candy-coated shell and ‘m’ imprints. Through the years, a few colors were added to the M&M family while others were discontinued. Violet was one of the original M&M colors until it was replaced by tan in 1949. Orange was added to the candy-coated treat in 1976. In 1995, the Mars Corporation gave the people a say in which new color would be added to the M&M family. Through a nationwide vote, blue won by a landslide and replaced tan. M&Ms have a standard set of colors that come in each package. However, the Mars Corporation does amend the colors when specific holidays are celebrated.
Snickers has been ranked one of the top selling candy bars on the market. In 1930, Snickers became the second candy to be produced and distributed by the Mars Corporation. Just reading the ingredients in a Snickers bar is enough to make you gain 10 pounds. This decadent candy is coated by a thick layer of milk or dark chocolate. The bar consists of caramel, roasted peanuts, whipped chocolate and nougat. Snickers Dark, Snickers Almond Bar and Snickers Munch are just some of the various versions of this candy currently being distributed.
Most of these candies are produced by the same corporation. However, none of them have the same taste. The corporations that manufacture and distribute these candies are always developing new variations. The candy industry is just like a box of chocolates, sometimes you never know what you’re going to get.