Candy Bar Trivia
Candy bar trivia is interesting for two reasons. First of all, there are a lot of facts about candy bars that most people don’t know. Second, quizzing people on candy bars gives a person a good reason to have a taste test afterwards.
Candy bars are ever evolving, with new ones added and old ones phased out. This makes their history particularly interesting, as evidenced below.
- In 1932, the original Three Musketeers bar has three pieces of candy; one chocolate, one vanilla and one strawberry.
- Frank and Ethel Mars introduced the Snickers bar in 1929. They named it after their family’s horse.
- There is controversy as to who the Baby Ruth bar is named after. The Curtiss Candy Company, who introduced it in 1921, claims it was named after Grover Cleveland’s daughter Ruth. Skeptics argue that it was actually named after baseball legend Babe Ruth, but an endorsement deal fell through.
- Ordinary citizen Nikola Jovanovic named the Butterfinger candy bar. He won a naming contest by sending in his own nickname, which he got for being a klutz.
- The town of Derry Church, Pennsylvania, was renamed Hershey to honor Milton Hershey and his candy bar factory.
- Philip Silvershein named a pyramid candy bar with chocolate, raisins, cashews and Brazil nuts after his granddaughter. The name he gave it: Chunky.
- The Wonka bar is a chocolate bar with the word "Wonka" imprinted on it and a graham cracker base. It is named after a fictional candy bar of the same name in the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
- The short-lived Wonka Xploder bar was released in 1999. It had "tongue crackling candy" inside its milk chocolate that was similar to Pop Rocks.
- Have a break … have a Kit Kat, was this candy bar’s slogan for a whopping 47 years.
There are lots of other tidbits regarding candy bars that people are unlikely to know, such as the following facts:
- Owyhee Idaho Candy Company makes the Idaho Spud candy bar. This bar, which is meant to resemble a potato, is actually a marshmallow and coconut concoction. It is the company’s best selling candy bar.
- Bit-O-Honey is a candy bar that does not contain chocolate. It is six strips of honey taffy with almond bits. These pieces are literally stuck together to form a candy bar size.
- Twix bars are usually sold in twos since they are narrower than the standard candy bar size.
- The Hershey’s Take 5 Bar has five main ingredients in it: chocolate, caramel, pretzels, peanut butter and peanuts. It is meant to mimic the salty sweet taste common in trail mix.
- 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.
Did You Know?
According to AOL, Snickers is the favorite candy bar of trick or treaters and has been for many years.
More Candy Bar Trivia Fun
There are several candy bar trivia quizzes available online, including the ones on the following websites:
To conduct a trivia quiz that ends with a taste test, a person should have participants fill out the quiz on paper. Then he or she should read the first answer and provide a small sample of the candy bar it pertains to, repeating this process for the remainder of the questions. This is a good way to teach kids a little bit about history while keeping them engaged at the same time. It’s a good idea to keep the quiz fairly short to avoid the potential of a sugar crash in about an hour.