Bit-O-Honey

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Current Bit-o-Honey wrapper
An unwrapped Bit-O-Honey
An old Bit-o-Honey wrapper, c. 1969
Bite-sized assortments of Bit-o-Honey

Bit-O-Honey is an American candy product.

It first appeared in 1924 and was made by the Schutter-Johnson Company of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Bit-O-Honey was a new kind of candy bar consisting of six pieces wrapped in wax paper and then packaged in a cover wrapper. The candy consists of almond bits embedded in a honey-flavored taffy, which makes for a long-chewing candy. Both a large version the size of a candy bar and a small, bite-sized version are available for sale, the latter in bags of multiple units.

In 1969, Schutter-Johnson was merged into the Ward Candy Company of New York City, makers of other candies, including Chunky, Oh Henry! and Raisinets. Between the mid- and late-1970s, a chocolate-flavored version called Bit-O-Chocolate was made, but this product was later dropped. Other spin-offs included Bit o' Licorice and Bit-O-Peanut Butter.

Bit-O-Honey and most of Ward's other brands were acquired by the Nestlé Company in 1984. In May of 2013, Nestlé sold the Bit-O-Honey brand to the Pearson's Candy Company of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Bit-O-Honey is similar in style and packaging (single pieces) to Mary Jane made by Necco. The current ingredients listed on a package of Bit-O-Honey bought in December 2013: Corn syrup, sugar, non-fat milk, hydrogenated coconut oil, almonds, honey, salt, egg whites, canola and/or safflower and/or palm oil, modified soy protein, natural flavor, TBHQ and citric acid.

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