Candy bar

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A Planters peanut candy bar

A candy bar is a type of sugar confectionery that is shaped in a bar form. Many varieties of candy bars exist,[1][2] and many are mass-produced.[3][4]

A combination candy bar is one that contains chocolate plus other ingredients, such as nuts or nougat. The Goo Goo Cluster was the first mass-produced combination bar.[5]

Chocolate bar[edit]

Main article: Chocolate bar

A chocolate bar is a candy bar made from dark chocolate, milk chocolate and/or white chocolate. In addition to these main ingredients, it may contain emulsifiers such as soy lecithin and flavors such as vanilla.

Non-chocolate bars[edit]

Candy bars containing no chocolate include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hand-Crafted Candy Bars - Susie Norris, Susan Heeger. p. 13.
  2. ^ Nutrition - Paul Insel, Don Ross, Kimberley McMahon, Melissa Bernstein
  3. ^ Kiplinger's Personal Finance. p. 20.
  4. ^ Business Builders In Sweets and Treats - Nathan Aaseng. p. 28.
  5. ^ Kawash, Samira (2013). Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure. Faber and Faber. pp. 152–153, 156–157, 163. ISBN 9780374711108. 

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