Nostalgic America: 5 Sweet Candy Classics Still Made Today

on August 26, 2013
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Big Hunk

Originating in the 1950’s, Big Hunk is a taffy-like bar filled with peanuts and covered in honey sweetened nougat. Originally produced by Golden Nugget Candy Company, the candy bar was acquired by Annabelle Candy Company in the 1970s.

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Goo Goo Clusters

Considered the World’s first combination candy bar, Goo Goo Clusters originated in 1912 in Nashville, Tenn. This sweet treat is a rich blend of marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts and caramel. In the 1970’s the Standard Candy Company substituted peanuts for pecans to make the Supreme Goo Goo, and in 1991 they introduced the Peanut Butter Goo Goo, a combination of peanut butter, peanuts and delicious milk chocolate.

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Oh Henry!

This peanut, fudge and caramel chocolate bar was first introduced in 1920 by Williamson Candy Company in Chicago. The origin of the candy’s unique name comes from a friendly young man named Henry who frequently visited the Williamson factory. Soon the workers started asking favors of Henry, clamoring, “Oh Henry, will you do this? Oh Henry will you do that?” Having frequently heard these pleas for help, George Williamson decided to name his new candy bar after the frequent visitor.

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Sky Bar

Since 1938 Necco has produced this multi-flavored candy bar. Choose between four individually molded milk chocolate squares each filled with a unique flavor: caramel, vanilla, peanut and fudge. Necco first advertised this candy bar in a dramatic skywriting campaign; very appropriate for a candy named Sky Bar.

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First produced by the Cardinet Candy Company in the 1920s, this truffle bar with almond bits is similar to a 3 Musketeers. Annabelle Candy Company now produces the bar but has discontinued its mint flavor. Try placing an U-No in your freezer for a tasty ice cream-like treat!