Take 5 (candy)

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A bar broken in two

The Take 5 (known as Max 5 in Canada but now discontinued[1]) is a pretzel, caramel, peanut and peanut butter-filled, milk chocolate coated candy bar released by The Hershey Company in December 2004. The "5" in the name refers the combination of five ingredients: milk chocolate, peanuts, caramel, peanut butter, and pretzels.

Due to its popularity, The Hershey Company has produced several variations of the original candy in 2005-2006:

Product change[edit]

Take 5, amongst other candy bar products often included cocoa butter, a fat derived from the cocoa bean. However, beginning in 2006 the price for cocoa butter began to increase dramatically, by 2008 the price per ton had increased from $4,000 to $8,100.[2] This placed pressure on Hershey and other chocolate manufacturers to reduce costs. Staple products such as the Reese's peanut butter cups and Hershey's Kisses were not affected by the price change, but second and third tier products saw a change in their composition, cocoa butter was substituted with other cheaper products, such as vegetable and sesame seed oil.[3]

Other products[edit]

Ice cream called "Take 6s," a spin-off of the regular Take 5 has a combination of six ingredients: peanut butter, ice cream, peanuts, caramel, pretzels, and milk chocolate coating.[citation needed]

Nutrition information[edit]

One serving contains:


  1. ^ http://popgunning.blogspot.com/2010/03/bring-take-5-to-canada.html
  2. ^ ALICE GOMSTYN (Sep 2, 2008). "Chocolate Lovers Pained by Candy Changes". ABC News. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Laura T. Coffey (2008-09-19). "Chocoholics sour on new Hershey’s formula". MSNBC News. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 

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