Candy Bars That Should Be Brought Back

By Nick Hadji 11 months ago

1. Cookies & Creme Twix

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What could be better than a regular Twix bar…a cookies & creme version of course! This popular candy was first brought out in 1990 and they were flying off the shelves. Filled with a sweet creme and crunchy cookie pieces, we can only hope they bring back this ultimate candy bar.Original content sourced from

2. Hershey’s TasteTations

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Hershey’s are most well-known for their range of creamy chocolate bars which is why fans were surprised when they decided to bring out TasteTations. These hard candies came in a variety of flavours, including caramel and butterscotch, but they didn’t last long on the shelves. 

3. Wonka Donutz

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It wasn’t just the Wonka Bar we used to be excited about…Wonka’s Donutz were just as popular, featuring donut-shaped candy pieces with a creamy chocolate filling covered in sprinkles. Despite the initial popularity, they didn’t sell enough to keep manufacturing them.

4. Reggie! Bar

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Have you ever seen a candy bar named after a baseball player? Well, you have now! The ‘Reggie!’ bar from the late 1970s was named after New York Yankee player Reggie Jackson. The bar was a tasty combination of peanut butter and roasted peanuts encased in milk chocolate. 

5. Summit Bar

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We like the sound of a Summit bar…a chocolatey peanut wafer cookie bar, what could be any better? Despite being a popular tasty treat, people reported that the chocolate melted way too quickly leaving a complete mess everywhere! They tried to alter the recipe but eventually gave up.

6. Nestlé Butterfinger BB’s

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If you remember Butterfinger Bars, you will remember Butterfinger BB’s! These little balls filled with crunchy peanut butter were first released in 1992, with Nestlé bagging an advertisement deal with The Simpsons. Despite their popularity, they were discontinued in 2006.

7. Curtiss Coconut Grove Bar

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If you’re a fan of Mars Bounty bars, you would have loved a Coconut Grove made by Curtiss Candy Company. This tasty candy bar features a creamy coconut centre covered in bittersweet dark chocolate. It was popular in the 1950s but they are not available to purchase anymore.

8. Hershey’s S’Mores Bar

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The idea of a s’mores inspired candy bar sounds like a great idea…but sadly the Hershey’s S’Mores bar did not take off as they had hoped. People didn’t seem to enjoy this combination of a graham cracker base topped with marshmallow and covered in milk chocolate. 

9. Willy Wonka's Dweebs


Willy Wonka’s Nerds were such a success the company tried to keep the momentum going by producing Dweebs. These plump soft sweet treats were pretty much the same as Nerds, apart from they came with 3 flavour compartments rather than just 2, but this wasn’t enough to make them popular.

10. Peter Paul's PowerHouse Bar

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You might be wondering why this chocolate bar was called a ‘PowerHouse’…well, it’s because the bar weighed 4 ounces! In comparison, a regular Snickers bar only weighs 1.86 ounces. It had also had a similar filling of caramel, peanuts and fudge all encased in milk chocolate. 

11. Reese’s Peanut Butter & Banana Creme Cups

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If you’re wondering why there is a picture of Elvis on the wrapper of these peanut butter and banana creme Reese’s cups, it’s because his favourite sandwich filling was peanut butter and banana! Sadly these delicious treats were discontinued in 2008.

12. Mars Marathon Bar

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Have you ever wondered where the Marathon bar got its name? It was marketed by Mars as “the candy bar you can’t eat quickly” because the caramel was SO chewy! Despite their great popularity in the 1970s with many people taking on the challenge, they were discontinued in 1981. 

13. Hershey’s Kissables

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The original Hershey’s Kisses were released back in 1907 and are still a popular candy today. However, when the Kissables were released they were not met with the same popularity…these colourful miniature versions of the original Kisses only lasted 4 years on the shelves. 

14. Nestlé Wonder Ball Minis

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Being a kid in the 1990s really was a great time for candy treats…similar to the Kinder Surprise Egg, the Nestlé Wonder Ball Minis consisted of a milk chocolate sphere containing a small plastic figurine toy. This was the Disney version, but they also had Pokémon.

15. Hershey's Bar None

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Here we have Hershey’s Bar None which consisted of two wafers filled with chocolate cream covered in milk chocolate and crushed peanuts. They used to be really popular until they added caramel which seemed to put people off and sales dropped. Bar None was discontinued in 1997.

16. Kinder Surprise Eggs

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Who remembers these when you were a kid? There was nothing better than getting a Kinder Surprise Egg and cracking open the hollow chocolate egg to reveal a hidden toy. Unfortunately, they were banned as the tiny toys were a potential choking hazard…we wish they could bring them back safely!

17. Nestlé Alpine White with Almonds

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As if white chocolate couldn’t get any better…just add almonds! The Nestlé Alpine bar consisted of creamy white chocolate embedded with crunchy smooth almonds making the perfect combination for a candy bar. Unfortunately, they were discontinued in the late 1980s.

18. PB Max

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You’re probably wondering if the PB Max is similar to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup…and you would be correct! Mars brought the replica out in 1990 and although they initially did well on the market making $50 million in sales, they were discontinued 4 years later.

19. Pearson's Seven Up Bar

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Who remembers Pearson’s Seven Up bar? This unique candy bar was split into seven sections which each contained a different filling. Some of them included mint, fudge and coconut. There was a dispute over the name with the 7Up soda which meant they were taken off the market in 1979.

20. Garbage Can-dy

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How do you get kids to buy candy? Make them in the shape of garbage! This was the genius idea by the manufacturing company Topps who also released Wacky Packages. Although Garbage Can-dy was still popular up until the 1990s, the product was discontinued due to company cutbacks. 

21. Reese's Swoops

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Swoops were first brought out in 2003, boasting a unique melt-in-the-mouth experience in the form of thin chocolate discs which stick to the roof of the mouth. These ones are the special Reese’s edition  with swirls of peanut butter. They only lasted 3 years on the shelves.

22. Willy Wonka's Peanut Butter Oompas

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Willy Wonka’s Peanut Butter Oompas were like a cross between a Reese’s Pieces and Skittles, featuring a chocolatey peanut butter cream filling coated in a hard coloured candy shell. They didn’t last very long before the manufacturer changed them to a fruit flavoured candy which weren’t a success.

23. Max Headroom Candy

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Topps brought out this candy based on the fictional computer-generated TV host Max Headroom. He was so popular in the 1980s that all sorts of products were created for him, including his own candy. As his popularity died down, so did the sales for this product which was soon discontinued. 

24. MilkShake Bar

Image source / Snack HistoryThis one of the most retro candy bars on the list…the Hollywood Candy Company brought out the Milkshake bar in the 1920s which featured soft nougat and smooth caramel. They were popular for decades until the company was taken over by the Leaf Candy Company who discontinued the product.

25. Hershey's Mr. Goodbar

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If you’re a fan of the sweet and salty combo, you would definitely have loved Hershey’s Mr Goodbar. It was first released in 1908 and remained popular throughout the years as a staple sweet treat. Sadly, Hershey’s discontinued the bar in favour of new and more exciting candy ranges.

26. Bonkers! Candy

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Who remembers this iconic candy from the 1980s? Coming in a range of both fruity and chocolate flavours, these chewy rectangular-shaped candies were equally as popular with both kids and adults. There were rumours that they would make a return in 2005, but this never happened.

27. Wonka Bar

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If you’ve ever watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you will be familiar with the Wonka Bar…you can imagine the excitement when these became a real thing! Back in 2005 when Tim Burton’s remake of the film was released, there was a real golden ticket hidden in one of the bars!

28. Hershey's Rally Bar

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Another one of Hershey’s popular candy bars is the Rally which features a nougat centre covered in caramel which is coated in peanuts and milk chocolate. It was originally brought out in the 1970s but Hershey’s keep discontinuing it and then bringing it back.

29. Willy Wonka's Jumbo Nerds

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Another favourite from the Willy Wonka Candy Company are Nerds which are neon-coloured flavoured candies in the shape of mini pebbles. Due to their success, the company brought out these Jumbo Nerds which are the exact same as the original but in a bigger version. Unfortunately, they weren’t very popular.

30. M&M's Chocolate Bar

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When Mars brought out this M&M’s chocolate bar, the fans went wild! This bar consisted of solid milk chocolate studded with M&M candy pieces to create a smooth and crunchy texture. The release created a big rivalry with Hershey’s but eventually they were pulled from the shelves in 2008.

31. Space Dust

Image source/ wikiThere were many things about this candy bar which people - especially parents- were not so happy about. One, because it sounded like an inappropriate substance. And two, because the sugar content was so high. So, this candy bar was one that had to go...

32. Chicken Dinner

Image source/ PinterestOkay, so this has to be the winner of the all-time weirdest candy bar name. Chicken Dinner. And no, thankfully there was no chicken inside. It did have peanuts inside and it was actually a really great product. But it was discontinued back in 1962.

33. Wonka Peanut Butter Oompas

Image source/ goodtoEverything about this sounds good. It's a shame they didn't last long on the shelves. This cholate bar was made of peanut buttercream, milk and hard candy. But soon after launching it was switched up for a different product. We need this back to try it.

34. Mars' White Maltesers

Image source/ PinterestMars white Maltesers seemed like they'd be here to stay - I mean, what's not to love. There was a massive hype about these, and everyone seemed to love them. But clearly, they didn't get sufficient sales to keep them as these were discontinued just a few years back.

35. Quality Street Toffee Deluxe

Image source/ IrishdailymirrorThis one is something that Quality Street classic lovers are still mad at. In 2016 after 80 years the producers decided to switch the Toffee Deluxe up for the Honeycomb Crunch. But did it beat this hard chocolate covered toffee?  Bring back the original we say.

36. Cadbury's Tiffin

Image source/ eightieskidsCadbury's Tiffin bar was tried and tested twice and was scrapped twice. It was delicious, but the sales didn't impress Cadbury. But it did come back as a special bar in 2016 briefly in the UK. However, as for a permanent feature you can no longer find it.

37. Time Out Bar

Image source/ eightieskidsThe Time Out bar as we knew and loved it does no longer exist. In 2016 Cadbury revealed that they had been slowly reducing the sales of the bar until they stopped altogether. They made a new wafer version of the bar - which thankfully is still delicious too.

38. Snaps

Image source/ PinterestWhy did these have to go? They were pretty much the Pringle of the chocolate world. And there was something about the thin and crispy texture that made it way too tempting to scoff the entire box in one go. And best of all, there were so many good flavours including orange as well as mint chocolate!

39. Toffo

Image source / PinterestThere was nothing more satisfying than the texture of chewing a Toffo, chocolate covered gooey, chewy caramels. Who'd have thought that we hadn't seen these delicious chocolates since 2008. And if you remember, they also had mint flavour. These were surely too good to go.

40. Astros

Image source/ netmumsAnyone remember these delicious chocolate biscuit balls? They were aimed at children and of course, loved by adults too. But their popularity waned, and they were pulled from the shelves in most places. But apparently, they are still available in South Africa.

41. Mingles

Image source/ blogspotFor a lover of mint chocolate there really was nothing better out there in terms of mint chocolate products. It had it all - crunchy mint, soft mint, milk and white chocolate mint, all on one box. But it seems there aren't enough mint choc lovers out there to keep these delights going.

42. Texan

Image source/ chesterchronicleThe Texan bar had it all, chocolate, nougat, AND toffee. What's more to love, as well as the slogan Sure is a mighty chew. Apart from the fact that in 2005 these chocolates stopped completely! Which, a lot of people were very disappointed about. They brought it briefly back in 2005 and took it back again.

43. Milk Tray chocolate box

Image source/ eightieskidsLet's put everything into one tray and see if it works...strawberry cream, lime, fudge, Turkish delight. This must have been the concept of this box. The thing is, they pulled it off. Although sadly this Milk Tray was stopped. Perhaps it was a little too out there for most people.

44. Fuse bar

Image source/ eightieskidsNuts, fudge, raisings, even CEREAL...all in one bar. It really was a fusion of everything. These are one of those bars which sound like they shouldn't work - but they DO. How can over 15 years have passed since we tasted one of these iconic fuse bars.

45. Kit Kat Senses

Image source/ swiatzcoledyThey look, and they pretty much were a Kinder Bueno bar. And perhaps that's why they didn't work out. Because they definitely tasted good enough. But they were competing with the already established Kinder Bueno. So, in 2008 we said ''bye, bye'' to this bar.

46. Caramac bar

Image source PinterestCrispy wafers... with creamy caramel... and milk chocolate - it's a yes from us. This classic chocolate bar is still now considered one of the best. And there are still fans of the Caramac candy bar who want it back NOW. Sadly, this hasn't happened yet.

47. Aztec bar

Image source/ doyourememberThe Aztec chocolate bar is a blast from the past. Anyone from the 70s will probably know, and remember as well as LOVE, this bar. Now, we have Mars bar which is pretty similar in many respects. But those who had the Aztec will still claim it was better.

48. Banjo bar

Image source/ The MirrorThere is one person who loved this bar so much, can't let the Banjo bar go. In fact, they've started a petition to get this chocolate bar back. So, if you're feeling passionate about getting this throwback, back - you know what to do. But we do admit, it was a good bar.

49. Wispa Mint bar

Image source/ goodtoWho remembers the Wispa mint? It seems that mint chocolate is a divisive one - you either love it or hate it. And so, the market is not as huge as classic choices. For example, the Wispa gold was discontinued but it has now been brought back, but sadly Wispa mint has not.

50. Mint Crunchie bar

Image source/ goodtoAgain, it seems that the Mint Crunchie bar just could not live up to the sales of the other products such as the classic Crunchie. But nougat, chocolate, and mint together? This was the perfect bar for some, and we are definitely keen to see this reinstated back on the shelves!

51. Goo Goo Cluster

Image source FlickrThis candy bar was named after the sound that babies make - hence the Goo Goo Cluster was created!  It brought great excitement to the masses as it was the first combination candy, containing marshmallow nougat, caramel, roasted peanuts and milk chocolate.  Launched in the 1920, has been pulled and re-launched from the shelves several times over the decades.

52. Oh Henry!

Image source / FlickrOne of America’s oldest candies must surely be be Oh Henry!  It consists of layers of caramel and nougat, similar to a Mars bar but with the added treat of peanuts.  Launched as a single bar, it was re-branded to incorporate two fingers.  Gone but never forgotten.

53. Bit-O-Honey

Image source / FlickrThis honey and almond toffee bar treated us to six segments divided by wax paper, to stop each piece sticking and us losing out on every morsel of the delicious toffee.  Nestle bought the brand but didn't change the recipe, thank goodness.

54. PayDay

Image source / FlickrCrunchy and oozing with soft caramel, we wished every day could be a PayDay.  I think it was the sweet and salty taste, mixed together, that made us want more.  Part of the Hershey's treats, a spin-off included one bar with honey and a bar with chocolate.

55. 3 Musketeers

Image source / FlickrNamed 3 Musketeers because, when it was first introduced in 1932 by Mars, there were three different flavored sticks in one pack, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.  As a kid, I remember thinking which one to go for first.  No such decision these days as it's only available in one flavor.

56. Nestle Chunky

Image source / Wikimedia CommonsThis 4-segment chocolate bar was introduced by New York confectioner, Philip Silverstein in the 1930s.  It used to contain raisins, brazil nuts and cashews but was simplified in the '80s, when Nestle acquired the brand, to simply peanuts and raisins

57. Hershey's Krackel

Image source Wikimedia CommonsAnother Hershey’s creation that was to die for was the Krackel bar, incorporating chocolate and crispy, puffed rice, a perfect combination  The full size version was discontinued in 1997 and that was a dark day for all of us chocolate lovers.

58. Denver Sandwich

Image source PinterestNeither a sandwich nor from Denver, we're not sure why it was named as such but what we do know is that the chocolate covered salted nut roll, got our taste buds tingling.  The bar originally sold for 10 cents.  It was dropped, alongside Chicken Dinner and we will never get over it.

59. Almond Joy

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