Clark Bar

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Clark Bar
Product type Confectionery
Owner Necco
Country Pittsburgh, USA
Introduced 1917 in Pittsburgh
Related brands Zagnut
Markets North America
Previous owners
Website Official website

The Clark Bar is a milk chocolate peanut butter bar that is similar to a Butterfinger or Crispy Crunch made by Cadbury in Canada. It has been manufactured by the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) since 1999. The formula for the chocolate coating on a Clark bar has a distinct and slightly more bitter taste than its competitors.

Today, the Clark Bar uses its original formula pioneered by Irish immigrant David L. Clark in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1886. It comes in milk and dark chocolate varieties. It was acquired by Beatrice Foods in 1955 then Leaf in 1983, and in late 1990 studied consolidating operations in Chicago before the Pittsburgh area managed to retain the brand with the firm moving from the Chicago O'Hare suburb to the northside of Pittsburgh in the fall of 1991.[1][2] It became independent again with headquarters retained in Pittsburgh in 1996 when Hershey acquired Leaf's North American operations. NECCO bought it in 1999.[3]

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  1. ^ "City push is on to keep Clark Candy here", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), September 10, 1990: 5 
  2. ^ Ranii, David (September 11, 1990), "RIDC stuck with Clark plant loans", Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA): 5 
  3. ^ Pittsburgh’s Very Own, Vintage Clark Bar and Zagnut Bar | Candy Blog