8 of the Oldest Candy Bars in the World That Are Still Around Today

8 of the Oldest Candy Bars in the World That Are Still Around Today

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8 of the Oldest Candy Bars in the World That Are Still Around Today
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Did you know that when you're craving a Hershey's bar, you're actually participating in a 100+ year-old practice? Those babies have been around forever, and they're not the only ones to stake their claims on the chocolate bar world for a century already. 

From Hershey's to Toblerone, here are eight of the oldest candy bars in the world, all of which are still around and available for purchase today.

Lindt chocolate
Lindt chocolate by Hindrik Sijens (CC BY-NC-SA)

1. Lindt

$7.82 at Walmart

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Debuted: 1879

What’s inside: Chocolate in various flavors

Lindt is your typical hoity-toity Swiss chocolate, but I’m a big fan. Never met a flavor I didn’t enjoy. Wanna know a secret? Toss half a bar of Lindt’s spicy dark chocolate into a crockpot when you’re making chili. Trust me.

Reese's peanut butter cups
Reese's peanut butter cups by Famartin (CC BY-SA)

2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

$2.37 at Walmart

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Debuted: 1928

What’s inside: Peanut butter, chocolate

Less than 30 years into Hershey’s dominant run, they decided to switch things up. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were born and life has truly not been the same. No candy is more synonymous with the changing of the seasons, and as far as I’m concerned there are few bites of anything in this world more rewarding than a mini peanut butter cup.

Vintage Oh Henry bars
Vintage Oh Henry bars by Jarek Tuszyński (CC BY-SA)

3. Oh Henry!

$7.99 at Walmart

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Debuted: 1920

What’s inside: Peanuts, caramel, fudge

You’ll find peanuts, caramel, and fudge inside an Oh Henry! bar, and for fans of simplicity like myself, that’s the most you’ll ever need. Plus, how many candy bars have punctuation?

Psst, this song has nothing to do with the candy bar as far as I’m concerned, but it’s been stuck in my head since the minute I started writing this paragraph. So, now it's stuck in yours too.

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Vintage Hershey's bars
Vintage Hershey's bars by Like_the_Grand_Canyon (CC BY-NC)

4. Hershey's

$5.38 at Walmart

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Debuted: 1900

What’s inside: Chocolate

Classic, right? For 124 years, Hershey has probably been the most household name in the chocolate game. Though I’m never going to be the one to eat a plain chocolate bar, stick me in a room with a bowl of Hershey’s Kisses (which have been around since 1907) and watch those suckers disappear.

Related: Everything You Wanted to Know About M&M's But Were Afraid to Ask

Fry's Turkish Delight

5. Fry's Turkish Delight

$21.99 at Amazon

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Debuted: 1914

What’s inside: Milk chocolate-covered, rose-flavored Turkish delight

I can’t think about Turkish Delight without thinking of Narnia, and the famous treat that lured Edmund to the White Witch. Obviously she was not out here offering him a bright pink candy bar, but man, that’d be way funnier.

Related: 30 of the Oldest Companies in America

Clark Bar sign
Clark Bar sign by Joseph (CC BY-NC-SA)

6. Clark Bar

$35.99 at Amazon

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Debuted: 1917

What’s inside: Crispy peanut butter and spun taffy

These are still common all over Pittsburgh, where they were invented by Irish entrepreneur David L Clark. You can also get them on Amazon, where you get everything else. 

Do you hear Tom Hanks’ voice in your head when you hear Clark Bar? I do.

Vintage Nestle's milk chocolate bar

7. Nestlé

$2.28 at Walmart

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Debuted: 1875

What’s inside: Milk chocolate

Nestlé tried its hand at plain milk chocolate but realized that most people aren’t gonna pick them over Hershey. So what did they do? They dropped the Crunch Bar, loaded with beautiful little crunchy rice morsels, on us in 1938. I have so much gratitude for that.

Toblerone bar
Toblerone bar by Ashley Pomeroy (CC BY)

8. Toblerone

$2.84 at Walmart

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Debuted: 1908

What’s inside: Chocolate

People love Toblerone, and I’ve never fully understood why. You gotta have the strength of the Hulk to break off one of those little triangles. I guess I’m the weirdo who prefers my chocolate in non-jagged shapes.