Idaho Spud

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Idaho Spud
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Product type Confectionery
Owner Idaho Candy Company
Country Boise, Idaho, United States
Introduced 1918
Website www.idahospud.com

The Idaho Spud is a candy bar made by the Idaho Candy Company. It has been produced since 1918 and is distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The wrapper of the product bears the slogan "The Candy Bar That Makes Idaho Famous." The bar's inventor, Thomas "T.O." Smith founded the Idaho Candy Company in 1902 and went on to create numerous confectionery concoctions such as Old Faithful Bar (1925) and Cherry Cocktail Bar (1926). These items are still in production today.

Sales[edit]

The Idaho Spud is in the top 100 best-selling candy bars in the Northwest United States. The bar is sold at room temperature, but is often frozen before consumption. They are also sold as bite size candies in clear plastic tubs.

In popular culture[edit]

The bar was featured in Steve Almond's book, Candyfreak as one of the few successful candies made by a small company.

Candy content[edit]

The candy bar consists of a cocoa-flavored marshmallow center which is covered with compound chocolate (a chocolate replacement made from cocoa, sugar, and vegetable fats) and sprinkled with coconut flakes. The oblong shape of the candy bar resembles a potato. The product has 180 calories and weighs 1.5 ounces or 43 grams.

Ingredients[edit]

  • Sugar, Corn Syrup, Coconut, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernal Oil, Invert Sugar, Corn Starch, Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Liquor, Egg Albumen, Agar Agar, Salt, Soy Lecithin (An Emulsifier), Nonfat Milk Powder, Vanillin (An Artificial Flavor), Artificial Flavors, And Potassium Sorbate (A Preservative).
  • Allergens: Egg, milk and sulfite products.

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