Is PayDay one of the best candy bars?
Ok, it’s impossible for me to be unbiased about the PayDay candy bar. It is my favorite candy bar of all time. While I love some chocolate, the saltiness of the peanuts and the sweetness of the nougat caramel make a perfect combination and make me crave it like nothing else.
As stated above, the bar is made of a caramel nougat center that is then rolled and covered in salted peanuts. It’s the equivalent of salted caramel or chocolate-covered pretzels. The salty-sweet combination can not be beaten. Our taste buds love it!
The PayDay bar was first introduced in 1932 when it was created by Frank Martoccio who founded F.A. Martoccio Macaroni Company which turned into the Hollywood Candy Company in 1933. The bar is now made (as most candy is) by the Hershey’s company.
But how did the bar get its name? It’s pretty simple. The bar originally came out on payday at the Hollywood Candy Company. Sometimes, product names are creative or based on market research, and sometimes, they just happen in the moment.
While I am clearly a huge fan of the PayDay bar, I am not the only one who loves it. It was named the number three candy bar in the 2019 LA Times Candy Bar Power Rankings.