100 Grand Bar

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A bar broken in half

100 Grand Bar (formerly known as $100,000 Bar until the mid 1980s) is a candy bar produced by Nestlé in the United States. The candy bar was created in 1966, and named after a series of successful game shows. It weighs 1.5 ounces (42 grams) and includes chocolate, caramel and crisped rice. The bar contains 190 calories; it is low in cholesterol and sodium, but high in saturated fat and sugar.[1] Its slogan is "That's Rich!"

Notable prank[edit]

In the early 1990s, Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, DJs on Boston radio station WAAF-FM, promoted a giveaway of "100 Grand" over several weeks before finally revealing to the eventual winner that the prize was a 100 Grand bar rather than $100,000.[2]

In May 2005, a Kentucky woman sued another radio station, WLTO-FM in Lexington, Kentucky, for a similar prank in which radio DJ DJ Slick gave away one of the bars, leading (so the woman claims) listeners to believe the DJ was giving away $100,000.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calories in 100 Grand - Candy Bar | Nutrition and Health Facts". Caloriecount.about.com. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  2. ^ Deitz, Corey. "Radio Bloopers, Screwups, Outtakes and Embarrassments – Series 2". Your Guide to Radio (About.com). Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Radio Candy Stunt Not So Sweet". The Smoking Gun. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 

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