American Candy


Our online Sweet Shop offers the consumer a variety of sweet types to choose from.  A popular choice over recent times has been the American Sweet Section in. American Candy in Ireland is increasingly becoming a big seller in the confectionery business. Products such as Sour Patch Kids Theatre Boxes, Rainbow Nerds, Wonka Bars and Swedish Fish are fast becoming well known online sweet brands.

Chocolate has been in existence for approximately 3,000 years.  Then in around 1900 an american caramel manufacturer at the time, Milton Hershey, discovered a very successful formula for milk chocolate, although this was prevalent in Europe, it still had to be discovered in America… and the Hershey Bar was born.  This seen the milk chocolate industry take off in the USA with many other manufacturers coming onto the market and hot on the heels of Hershey.

According to a publication by Food & Wine, the top 25 most influential American Candy Bars of all time can be categorised as follows:


1900Hershey's Chocolate BarThe bar that started it all, although the (slightly sour) taste is still somewhat...controversial. Some attribute Hershey bars’ unique flavor (which has remained unchanged since 1900) to spoiled milk, though the company vehemently denies it.
1909Oh Henry! - FerreroOne of the first "combination candy bars," the Oh Henry!—named for a after a guy who was constantly flirting with the women who worked in the factory where it was produced and wouldn't, just, let them do their jobs—was a mix of peanuts, caramel, and fudge coated in chocolate.
1914: Heath Bar - Hershey'sMade of toffee, almonds, and milk chocolate, the Heath Bar was originally marketed as a health bar. The tagline? "Heath for better health!"
1917: Clark Bar - Boyer CandySimilar to the Butterfinger, the Clark Bar has a crispy peanut butter and spun taffy core. After the Necco factory shuttered earlier this year, the Boyer Candy Company in Altoona, Pennsylvania—located about 100 miles east of Pittsburgh—purchased the rights to produce Clark Bars (they should be back on store shelves within a few months).
1920: Mounds - Hershey'sOne of the simpler (and more enduring) candy bars out there, this shredded coconut and dark chocolate confection remains a favorite to this day.
1921: Baby Ruth - FerreroThe Baby Ruth bar—which is supposedly named for President Grover Cleveland's eldest daughter and not the famous baseball player—was originally marketed as an “energy bar” and a “complete luncheon for 5c.”
1923: Butterfinger - FerreroIn an early marketing campaign, the Curtiss Candy Company dropped Butterfingers with tiny parachutes from airplanes, which is very adorable (also, mildly dangerous).
1923:Milky Way - Mars Wrigley ConfectioneryMade of chocolate malt nougat topped with caramel and covered in milk chocolate, the Milky Way bar was modeled after a popular milkshake at the time.
1925: Charleston Chew - Tootsie Roll IndustriesFeaturing nougat in a chocolate coating, this classic candy bar—named after the Charleston, a popular dance in the 1920's—originally came in four flavors: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and banana (that one was eventually phased out).
1928:Reese's Cups - Reese's
The original Reese's Peanut Butter Cup was created in 1928 as a partnership between H.B. Reese and Milton Hershey. When Reese left his job to start his own company, it caused quite the scandal in the candy world (Hershey eventually bought Reese's in 1963, bringing things full circle). Since then, the Reese's family has grown to include a variety of flavours and forms. Today, you can try Reese's products in dark chocolate, white chocolate, snack-sized pieces and candy bars.
1930:Snickers - Mars Wrigley ConfectioneryIf Snickers is your favorite chocolate bar, you're not alone. It's nabbed the top spot in lists of America's best-selling candies for years.
1932: 3 Musketeers - Mars Wrigley ConfectionerySimilar to the Milky Way, the 3 Musketeers bar is made of fluffy, whipped nougat covered in chocolate. It originally came with three flavors in one pack—chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry—hence the name.
1932: PayDay -
One of the few chocolate-free candy bars, PayDays consist of salted peanuts rolled in caramel, surrounding a nougat-like center. During the Depression, candy bars were often marketed as meal replacements, and the PayDay, with its peanut-dense outer layer, was one of the more filling options out there.
1935: Kit Kat - Hershey'sOK, this one isn't technically American—it was invented by Rowntree's, a confectionery company based in York—but Hershey acquired a license to produce Kit Kats in the U.S. in the 1970's, and they've been a top-selling candy bar here ever since. The original four-finger design was developed after a worker at Rowntree's factory put a suggestion in a recommendation box for a snack that "a man could take to work in his pack."
1938: Crunch Bar - FerreroOne of the original crisped rice milk chocolate bars, the Crunch's direct competitor is the Krackel, introduced by Hershey that same year.
1946:Almond Joy - Hershey's It took the makers of Mounds 26 years to realize that sometimes you feel like a nut. (And sometimes you don't! It's OK. Live your truth.)
1966:100 Grand - FerreroThis candy bar—whose slogan is, aptly, "That's Rich!"—was originally called The $100,000 Bar (spoken as, "the hundred thousand dollar bar"), which is kind of a mouthful. For a while, inviting listeners to call in for the chance to win "100 Grand"—and mailing the winner a candy bar instead of a check—was a popular radio DJ prank.
1967:Twix - Mars Wrigley ConfectioneryToeing the line between cookie and candy bar, Twix is a portmanteau derived from "twin biscuit sticks."
1968: Caramello  - Hershey's Hands down, one of the messiest candy bars you can eat. (Also: one of the best to blend into a milkshake.)
1978:Whatchamacallit - Hershey'sAnother crisped rice bar—this one with a layer of peanut butter between the crunchy bits and the chocolate coating—the Whatchamacallit briefly had an all-chocolate companion called the Thingamajig. (R.I.P. Thingamajig: 2009—2012)
1981:Skor - Hershey'sThe word "Skör" (with umlauts) is Swedish for "brickle." The word "Skor," which is what's printed on these candy bars' wrappers, is Swedish for "shoes."
1992:Dove Silk Chocolate - Mars Wrigley ConfectioneryOne of the first mass chocolate bars marketed as luxury, the Dove Silk Chocolate bar paved the way for the artisanal chocolate movement that took place in later years.
1994: Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme - Hershey'sOne of the few Hershey's bars sold in the United Kingdom (Europeans often find Hershey's chocolate to be sour), the Cookies 'n' Creme is similar in taste to an Oreo (and is one of the few white chocolate candy bar success stories).
2004:Take 5 - Hershey'sWith pretzels, caramel, peanuts, peanut butter, and milk chocolate, the Take 5 was one of the first candy bars to contain All the Stuff.
2017:Hershey's Gold - Hershey'sOnly the fourth candy bar to carry the Hershey's name, the Gold is another chocolate-free treat, with peanuts and pretzels baked into "caramelized creme."