Gooey, crunchy or chewy everybody loves a candy bar and everyone has a favorite. Candy bars epitomize indulgence and fun and maybe that is why even as adults, we continue to play with different ideas about candy bars. For example some industrious people have gotten together to create the worlds largest bar which weighed in at 5 tons or nearly 10 000 pounds. And the the town ate it!
Other interesting candy bar facts and trivia:
- Frank and Ethel Mars introduced the Snickers bar in 1929. They named it after the family horse.
- The Snickers Marathon bar is designed to be a cross between a candy bar and an energy bar. It is fortified with vitamins and minerals.
- The most valuable chocolate bar in the world is a 100-year old Cadbury’s chocolate bar worth $680 dollars
- The most chocolate bars eaten in one minute is shared at three and was achieved by Pat Bertoletti and Joey Chestnut in San Diego, California, on 22 July 2010
- The largest chocolate bar mosaic is 101.29 ft2 made with 700 bars of Green & Black’s chocolate by Sir Peter Blake in on 16 November 2009.
Different types of candy bars
It seems a lot of people are finding some pretty creative reasons to eat candy bars. It’s not surprising; there are over 120 different types of candy bar for sale in the world today. That may seem like a lot but not when you consider that at the start of the 20th century there were literally thousands of bars being made by small companies.
Most of those small suppliers have since been purchased by the larger companies we know and love. The favorite candy bars of the smaller companies were usually retained and the rest foregone in favor of the most popular candy bars.