In 1938, the Sky Bar was first announced to the public by means of a dramatic skywriting advertising campaign. Necco was the first candy manufacturer in the United States to introduce a molded chocolate bar, having four distinctly different centers enrobed in chocolate. The originator of the Sky Bar was a candy maker working for Necco named Joseph Cangemi.
In 1945, the blackout and curfew in Times Square, New York was lifted on VE Day, after three years of darkness. Only six display signs had their lighting equipment ready for operation and Necco’s Sky Bar was one of them.
The peanut section of the Sky Bar is not filled with peanut butter, but in fact a peanut-flavored caramel. The vanilla section is not quite nougat or marshmallow, but similar to the consistency of a Valomilk cup.
The Sky Bar has become difficult to find, but it is still produced by Necco and can be found in certain stores - especially in New England, at Cracker Barrel and old fashioned candy stores on the Internet, as well as being available in bulk through Amazon.
In popular culture
On the December 6, 2007 episode of Pardon the Interruption, Tony Kornheiser named the Sky Bar as his favorite chocolate bar. On the March 14, 2013 episode of his radio show, Tony Kornheiser once again professed his love of the Sky Bar.
A Sky Bar candy bar is shown twice in the 2009 film The House of the Devil. Early in the film the Samantha Hughes (Jocelin Donahue) character opens and begins to consume a Sky Bar while in her college dorm room. Later, during her babysitting job, she's shown eating an already opened Sky Bar (presumably the unfinished candy bar from earlier).
In 2010, to celebrate the DVD release New Moon (from the Twilight vampire series), Sky Bar released two special chocolate bars inspired by the original Sky Bar candy. One bar, quite similar to the original Skybar, contained three filling flavors - caramel, creme and peanut butter. The other bar resembled a heart shape and only contained creme.