Is Crunch Bar one of the best candy bars?
Here we are back at another classic. The Crunch Bar. This bar makes me think of overpriced movie snacks or if your parents were sneaky like mine, going to the local 7-11, buying all the candy you could afford, and sneaking it into the movie theater.
I don’t know why the Crunch Bar makes me think of the movie theater, but I definitely remember seeing it there more than anywhere else.
The Crunch Bar is a classic for many reasons but one of them is its very basic ingredients. It’s made of milk chocolate and crisped rice. That’s it! And yet it’s delicious. This is another one of those bars that plays with texture in the most satisfying way. The crunch of the rice against the smoothness of the milk chocolate works so well.
The bar was first created in 1928. It was known as the Crunch Bar in the US but was called the Dairy Crunch in the UK. It wasn’t until the 1990s when the name changed to Crunch Bar in the UK too. Dairy Crunch just…does not sound good. I get it, but…no.
While the candy bar was originally made by Nestle, they sold the rights to the bar in 2018 to Ferraro, the same people who make Nutella and my beloved Ferrero Rochers. A subsidiary of Ferraro, Ferrara Candy Company, now makes the Crunch Bar.