Can You Name These Unwrapped Candy Bars?



By: Ian Fortey

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

We tend to take candy bars for granted these days because we can find them at literally every corner store. Just whole racks of different kinds and different flavors. Some with nuts, some with mint or caramel, some all exotic and mysterious. But it wasn't always like that. Our ancestors had no such luxuries! It wasn't until 1847 when Joseph Fry, of J.S. Fry & Sons, first pressed cocoa and sugar into a bar shape and changed all of history. Two years later, a man named John Cadbury tried his hand at the chocolate game and the rest is history. Chocolate bars were born.

If you like chocolate, and why would you be here if you didn't, then you've probably had your fair share of bars, right? You know the good from the bad, the almonds from the peanuts, the nougat from the caramel. You know Reese's peanut butter versus a Clark bar's peanut butter. But when a bar is stripped down with no wrapper, can you pick it out of a crowd? When it's just you and the chocolate head to head, only a real expert can tell what's what. Prove your chocolate skills. Take the quiz and see which candy bars you know!

Olive Garden gives out an exclusive version of this confection. What is it?

Andes Mints are very thin, green foil-wrapped mints that are pretty common after-dinner mints. Olive Garden has an exclusive flavor available that's still mint, just a different formulation than you can get anywhere else.


This bar is sold in breakable fingers. What is it called?

Kit Kat was made back in 1935 after an employee at the Rowntree Candy Company suggested a candy bar that "a man could have in his lunch box for work." Good thing no one asked why you couldn't fit any other bar in a lunch box.


Do you know which bar is chocolate and crisped rice?

Crunch is usually called Nestle Crunch and is made with crisped rice. Don't call them Rice Krispies, because that's a totally different thing. Well, it's the same thing, but it's a brand name so you can't say it.


Do you know which of these is made with a bit of chipotle pepper?

Chuao's firecracker chocolate bar is made with dark chocolate and sea salt as well as a hint of chipotle pepper and some popping candy, like Pop Rocks. So eating it is a pretty memorable experience for your senses.


Do you know which of these bars is named after a horse?

Snickers was the name of the Mars family's favorite horse, and the name was given to the candy bar. This is one of the most popular candy bars in the world. To put that in perspective, in 2011 Snickers made about $3.29 billion in sales.


Do you know which of these is top-selling candy in America?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are hands down America's favorite. They had $52 million in sales in 2016 compared to the number two item, which was Peanut M&Ms at $37 million.


Do you know which of these is made with peanuts?

The curiously named Whatchamacallit from Hershey is made with chocolate, caramel and a crispy layer. It's been around since the '70s but very rarely seems to get advertised anymore.


Do you know which of these is organic and kosher?

Theo's dark chocolate is 100% organic and made with 70% dark chocolate. Unlike most bars, they sell themselves based on their lifestyle niche so their ingredients are non-GMO, vegan, soy and gluten-free.


Which of these are malted milk balls?

Whoppers are pretty old as far as candy goes. They were first made back in 1949 under the Whoppers name although they had been produced under the name Giants for a number of years beforehand.


This bar is chock full of coconut. Do you know what it is?

Almond Joy is pretty much a Mounds bar but it has, as you might expect, added almonds. It dates back to 1946 and was a replacement for something called the Dreams bar which was basically the same thing.


Which of these has been produced by four different companies over the years?

People must love Rolo because it has been around for a while. It started in the UK being produced by McKintosh, then it went to Rowntree, then it went to Nestle except in the United States where it's made by Hershey.


Made in Colorado, the chocolate for which of these is imported from Belgium?

Chocolove is based in Colorado but imports its chocolate from Belgium. The orange peel bar is made with 55% dark chocolate and bits of real orange peel inside. The chocolate also comes from Rainforest Alliance certified farms, so it's good stuff.


They call this Caramilk in Canada. Do you recognize it?

The Caramello is pretty similar to Canada's Caramilk, but the United States version is a little bit chewier. In the UK a bar called Dairy Milk Caramel is sold which is different again, but still in the same ballpark.


This comes in bar forms or in stand-up bags of minis. Do you know what it is?

Hershey's Cookie Layer Crunch comes in a few flavors like mint, caramel and vanilla creme. They're basically little cookie bits of varying flavors in a creamy filling that's then coated in chocolate.


This bar was named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter. What is it?

While it seems like Baby Ruth might have something to do with Babe Ruth the baseball player it's actually named for Ruth Cleveland, the daughter of President Grover Cleveland.


You need umlaut dots to properly spell the name of this candy bar. What is it?

Skor is a Swedish word that means "brittle," which is a decent descriptor for this chocolate bar. If you don't spell it with umlaut dots, those two dots over the "o," then it still means something in Swedish, but what it means is "shoes."


Do you know which of these bars was originally produced by a fake company called "Chocolate Sales Corporation?"

Mr. Goodbar is made by Hershey, but word is that Milton Hershey was not a fan of putting peanuts in their bars and wanted it released under a different name — a fake company called the Chocolate Sales Corporation.


This bar is called Galaxy in Europe. What is it?

Dove Milk Chocolate bars are made by Mars and come from a place called Dove Candies and Ice Cream in Chicago. Mars picked the company up in the 1980s and they make not just chocolate bars but ice cream bars as well.


Which of these bars had Bart Simpson as a spokesman?

Butterfinger has a pretty weird history as far as candy bars go. It was named via a contest and the manufacturer also drummed up some publicity by literally dropping them from airplanes over cities, which seems like a terrible safety hazard.


Hershey acquired which of these bars in 1996?

Heath has been made since 1928, but Hershey got it under their banner in 1996. It was originally made by two brothers whose father owned a combination ice cream and candy shop.


Which bar is either a Mars or a 3 Musketeers depending on where you live?

Weirdly enough, Milky Way isn't always a Milky Way. What they call Milky Way in the United States is known as a Mars bar everywhere else and what everyone else calls a Milky Way is known as 3 Musketeers in the United States.


Which of these is made by an Italian chocolatier?

Ferrero Rocher comes straight from Italy, but it's only been around since the '80s. It used to have a whole roasted hazelnut inside, but to keep costs down the switched it to half a hazelnut back in 2017.


If this confection doesn't break cleanly in half, it's a dud. What is it?

The York Peppermint Pattie is another Hershey treat that is defined by the strong mint flavor and also how crisp it is. Most other mint chocolate patties have a much more soft and gooey center.


Some versions of this bar contain marshmallows, white chocolate or peanut butter. What is it?

Take 5 typically contains chocolate, peanuts, peanut butter, caramel and pretzels. The "5" in the name refers to those 5 ingredients, but there are versions that swap ingredients like the one that replaces the milk chocolate coating with more peanut butter.


This bar is made by a very small company in the Northwest. Do you know what it is?

Even though it's not made with potato, the Idaho Spud chose to use that imagery for marketing since Idaho is pretty potato-friendly and the candy is made by the Idaho Candy Company. It's also vaguely potato-shaped.


This bar is peanut butter crunch covered in chocolate. Do you know it?

The 5th Avenue bar gets its name from the street in New York City and is meant to evoke images of upper class and elegance. 5th Avenue was featured in the movie "Stargate" when James Spader shared one with people on another planet.


This bar came out in 2016. Do you know what it is?

Because you can never have enough Oreo, Oreo introduced its own candy bar back in 2016. It's made with Oreo cookie bits and is covered in a creme filling and then some milk chocolate.


Which of these bars is full of fluffy, whipped nougat?

If you've ever wondered why they call 3 Musketeers by that name, it's because they used to be sold in packs of three and each one was a different flavor — chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Mars dropped the flavor variety because of the Second World War and never looked back.


The original slogan for this candy bar was "indescribably delicious." What is it?

Mounds and Almond Joy are sort of sister bars and used to be advertised together in commercials. Almond Joy had nuts, Mounds didn't. Instead, it's just coconut covered in dark chocolate.


This bar was once made by the Hollywood Candy Company. What is it?

As candy bars go, the Payday bar is pretty simple. It's peanuts rolled in caramel, no chocolate or anything fancy involved. It's been made since way back in 1932 and has gone through several companies. These days it's made by Hershey.


Do you know which candy bar radio DJs give away as a joke sometimes?

The 100 Grand Bar, which used to be the $100,000 Bar, has been used more than once as a joke on radio contests where the DJ pretends to be giving away $100,000 and instead just has the chocolate bar as a prize.


Which of these is German?

Ritter Sport is a German chocolate company that was founded in 1912. The company produces numerous flavors of chocolate and is also known for introducing new flavors on a regular basis.


Do you know which of these bars used to be made with grapefruit and apples?

These days, Chunky is made with chocolate, raisins, and peanuts. Back in the 1930s, it was apples, Brazil nuts, raisins and grapefruit. Basically, a block of chocolate that thick can accommodate any ingredients thrown at it.


Do you know which of these bars is made from organic ingredients?

OCHO bars are made from organic ingredients and come in a decent variety of flavors including caramel, caramel and peanut, coconut, dark caramel, peanut butter and dark peanut butter.


Which of these bars came from the UK in the 1960s?

Twix started life in the UK back in 1967. It didn't make its way to the United States until 1979. Weirdly enough it wasn't called Twix in Europe until at least the '90s, and then in some countries not until 2001. They called it Raider.


Do you know which of these bars is over 100 years old?

Made back in 1917, the Clark Bar is made with crispy peanut butter and spun taffy coated in milk chocolate. As you might expect, the bar was named after its creator, David L. Clark.


The Annabelle Candy Company makes which of these bars?

U-No is pretty old school as far as chocolate bars go. They were actually first made way back in the 1920s. Back then it was made by the Cardinet Candy Company, which was bought out by Annabelle in 1978.


Cashews and marshmallows flavor this chocolate bar. What is it?

Made by the Annabelle Candy Company, the Rocky Road bar is a marshmallow center sprinkled with cashews and coated in chocolate. They date all the way back to the 1950s and can be hard to find these days depending on where you live.


Do you know which of these featured prominently on "Seinfeld?"

Oh Henry! was a recurring theme on "Seinfeld" in reference to a fictional heiress of the Oh Henry! candy bar fortune. In real life, there are actually several competing stories about the origin of the Oh Henry! candy bar.


If you like honey-sweetened nougat, you'll like which of these bars?

Big Hunk is from the Annabelle Candy Company and is a mix of roasted peanuts and nougat. These are pretty hard to track down in most states unless you're in Alaska. It's everywhere up there.


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