|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 an acclaimed best-selling novel by Judith Rossner, published in 1975 and adapted as an Oscar-nominated film in 1977. Lacey Fosburgh, appropriating Rossner's title, published Closing Time: The True Story of the "Goodbar" Murder, an "interpretive biography" of the real-life murder of Roseann Quinn, which had inspired Rossner's fiction.
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