The confection industry is littered with failed products, but some candies become staples of our collective consciousness. How much do you know about these famous candy bars?
Hershey's is a classic chocolate bar. Introduced in 1900, its slogan is simple and direct: "The Great American Chocolate Bar."
The plain Hershey's rocketed to success after its 1900 introduction. Eight years later, Hershey's introduced a new version that included almonds.
Butterfingers are famous for their crisp peanut butter filling. The crunchy, flaky filling is covered with delicious milk chocolate.
Kit Kat has four long sections divided by what are essentially chocolate perforations. Part of the fun of eating a Kit Kat is carefully separating the pieces from one another.
There is some question as to how the bar was named. The company claimed that the bar was named after U.S. President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth, but it would have made more sense to capitalize on a star athlete. No one knows for certain.
Snickers wants you to know that its contents will fill you up. The old slogan, "Snickers satisfies" is now "You're not you when you're hungry."
The thin but substantial Nestle Crunch has a distinctive crunch, all thanks to crisped rice. The rice is suspended in a long chocolate bar.
It's one of the catchiest candy slogans of recent years. If you need a break, break off a piece of that Kit Kat bar.
No, there's no Special Magic version of Hershey's. The Special Dark is a slightly bitter version of the original; Symphony has two variations, one that's crunchy and one that includes almonds and toffee.
In 1936, the Fifth Avenue candy bar was unveiled. It combined chocolate with layers of a crunchy peanut butter center.
There are no babies in Baby Ruth. If that seems like false advertising, maybe you should sue.
In 2008, Twix Java arrived in America. The Java was a twist on the original flavor -- it included coffee notes in addition to its classic ingredients.
Butterfinger is known partly due to its often funny ad campagins. In one famous campaign, the bratty Bart Simpson chomped Butterfingers by the boatload.
Twix hit America in 1979 and came in two separate pieces. It's a "twin biscuit." But it contains chocolate and caramel, too, making the biscuit delicious.
In 1920, the Williamson Candy Company introduced the Oh Henry! Its odd name and distinctive punctuation help it stand out in a crowded field.
In 1907, Hershey's got the idea to make their famous candy bar into Kisses, little foil-wrapped bits of chocolate. Fun fact -- when Kisses were first introduced, each bitty piece was wrapped by hand.
Heath bars are relatively skinny candy bars, notable for their hard crunch. They feature chocolate-covered toffee.
In the 1960s, the 100 Grand bar was named after some very successful TV game shows. It's slogan is, aptly, "That's Rich!"
Mr. Goodbar has the famous red and yellow wrapper. It's essentially a Hershey's chocolate bar with peanuts.
Mounds is just like Almond Joy. They both have chocolate-covered coconut. But Almond Joy has almonds and the Mounds does not.
Almond Joy uses a typical mild milk chocolate. Mounds, on the other hand, is covered in darker, slightly bitter chocolate.
PayDay candy bars are sort of turned inside out. The peanuts are on the outside, surrounding a center of caramel and nougat.
If you've ever eaten a Milky Way, you know that these bars are a gooey and laborious treat, giving you an excuse for everything. "Sorry, I was eating a Milky Way."
The Canadian version of the bar has no milk chocolate, which is standard in the U.S. So depending on which side of the border you're on, the recipe is different for Oh Henry!
The 3 Musketeers has a unique whipped nougat filling, which has a soft, delectable mouthfeel. It's all coated in sweet milk chocolate. No word yet an exactly what "nougat" is, though.
Yes, it was Snickers. Frank Mars, of the Mars candy company, named Snickers after one of his favorite equine friends.
The Sky Bar is unusual in that it has four sections, each with a different filling. In the late 1930s, when airplanes were still new to the world, the company made a huge splash by introducing the product with a skywriting campaign.
Sadly, there is no cloud filling in any part of the Sky Bar. Its four sections are vanilla, caramel, fudge and peanut.
In 2017, Snickers added to its long line of flavor variations by including a new hazelnut version. Past versions have included tweaks such as three times the caramel or three times the chocolate.
Caramello is nothing but chocolate and gooey, sticky caramel. It is always messy and always delicious, too.