|Product type||Chocolate Bar|
|Owner||The Hershey Company|
Mr. Goodbar is a candy bar containing common peanuts and chocolate, whose packaging is identifiable by its yellow background and red text. It is manufactured by The Hershey Company and was introduced in 1925. Although the Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar with Almonds had been produced since 1908, Milton Hershey initially did not want the Hershey brand name associated with a chocolate bar that contained peanuts, so it was introduced as being produced by the "Chocolate Sales Corporation" (a fictitious company name created by William Murrie). It is currently available both as an individual product and as one of the varieties of Hershey's Miniatures.
Ingredient changes to reduce production costs
The formula was modified in 1995 to add more peanuts.
In 2008, Hershey replaced cocoa butter with cheaper oil substitutes. Hershey changed the description of the product and altered the packaging slightly along with the ingredients. Though the formula contained chocolate, according to United States Food and Drug Administration food labeling laws, these modified recipes that do not contain cocoa butter cannot be legally described as milk chocolate.
By 2014, milk chocolate returned as the primary ingredient.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar was also the title of a 1975 novel by Judith Rossner and an Oscar-nominated 1977 movie, and Lacey Fosburgh titled her book about the same case (the murder of Roseann Quinn by a one-night stand she picked up at a bar) Closing Time: The True Story of the "Goodbar" Murder.
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