Candy Bars

Candy Bars

candybar.jpgDelicious Specialty Candy Bars both imported and from the United States.

The earliest recorded candy bar was made in 1847 by Joseph Fry, a Quaker from Bristol, England. During much of the nineteenth century, British Quakers could not join the military or attend Anglican universities, and many sought their fortune in business instead. Chocolate manufacturing expanded in England through the rest of the century, led by businessmen such as York's Joseph Rowntree and Joseph Terry, and Birmingham Quaker John Cadbury.

Candy bars were originally made from only cocoa powder and sugar. During the latter part of the nineteenth century, confectioners began to experiment with other ingredients. Swiss confectioner, Henry Nestle, added milk to his chocolate recipe to reduce the bitterness of the cocoa. Rodolphe Lindt, a Swiss confectioner and inventor, began adding cocoa butter as an ingredient in 1879. The addition of cocoa butter allowed the chocolate bar to keep its shape and melt in the mouth. In the United States, immigrants who arrived with candy-making skills drove the development of new candy bars. Milton S. Hershey, a Pennsylvania caramel maker, saw a German-manufactured chocolate-making machine at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. He immediately ordered one for his Lancaster factory and produced the first American-made milk chocolate bar.

The chocolate bar became popular during World War I, when the U.S. Army commissioned a number of American chocolate makers to produce 40 pound blocks of chocolate. These were shipped to Army quartermaster bases and distributed to the troops stationed throughout Europe. When the soldiers returned home, they demanded chocolate, and the future of the candy bar was assured.

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    Atkinsons

    CHICK O STICK SINGLE 2 OZ

    $1.25
    Atkinson Candy Chick-O-Stick This is the one they are famous for! Just imagine a delicious combination of homemade peanut butter in a crispy crunchy hard candy shell with mouth watering toasted coconut on the outside. Get a Chick-O-Stick, eat, and...
    $1.25
  • Mondelez Int. Import

    DAIM 2pk

    $2.50
    DAIM! Delicious crunchy caramel & almonds, covered with 42% milk chocolate. ABOUT: The Daim bar (Dajm in Scandinavia and Finland until 1990, and Dime in the UK and Ireland until 2005) is a crunchy almond...
    $2.50
  • Freia

    FREIA JAPP 82g

    $5.49
    JAPP DUODelicious milk chocolate filled with cocoa meringue and caramel. An amazing delight!INGREDIENTS:Sugar, glucose syrup, milk powder, sweetened condensed milk, cocoa butter, palm oil, cocoa mass, sorbitol, fat reduced cocoa, invert sugar syrup,...
    $5.49
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    FREIA KVIKK LUNSJ 47g

    Freia

    FREIA KVIKK LUNSJ 47g

    $3.25
    FREIA KVIKK LUNSJ The physical appearance of the Quick Lunch bar is very similar to the US Kit Kat bar but I assure that the taste of this Norwegian favorite leaves the Kit Kat in the dust. The milk chocolate is creamy and rich, the cookie is crisp and...
    $3.25
  • Freia

    FREIA MONOLIT 60g

    $4.25
    FREIA MONOLITThis Norwegian candy bar features layers of marzipan, jelly and hazelnut truffle and is enrobed by decadent milk chocolate.INGREDIENTS:Jelly (28%), truffle (22%), and marzipan (20%) covered in dark chocolate. Sugar, cocoa mass, glucose...
    $4.25
  • Kraft

    FRY'S TURKISH DELIGHT 51g

    $1.99
    FRY'S Turkish Delight bar is an exotic taste sensation with soft eating Turkish Delight jelly centre covered in milk chocolate. With 60% less fat*, it is the perfect bar to treat yourself.INGREDIENTSTurkish Delight (Glucose syrup, Sugar, Water, Modified...
    $1.99
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    Zolotoi-vek

    HALVA APRICOT AND LICORICE 360g

    $3.75
    APRICOT AND LICORICE SUNFLOWER SEED HALVAAmazing properties of halva are determined by its the components, as the production technology allows to save all the nutrients. The paste of sunflower seeds, as sunflower seeds themselves, is rich...
    $3.75
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    Zolotoi-vek

    HALVA VANILLA LICORICE 360g

    $3.75
    VANILLA SUNFLOWER SEED HALVA WITH LICORICE ROOT 360g IN A RESEALABLE TUB. Roasted ground sunflower seed kernel, sugar, corn starch syrup, licorice root extract, citric acid, vanilla extract and flavor.
    $3.75