Is 100 Grand Bar one of the best candy bars?
The 100 Grand Bar, formerly known as the $100,000 bar until the 1980s, is pretty similar to the Crunch bar, it just happens to have caramel which makes all the difference. It has a stretchy caramel center and is encased in milk chocolate mixed with crisped rice.
This bar may have a few of the same ingredients as the Crunch Bar but it is much newer. The 100 Grand Bar was first created in 1964 by Nestle.
But, as with the Crunch bar, Nestle sold the rights to the 100 Grand Bar to Ferrero in 2018 and is now made by their subsidiary, the Ferrara Candy Company. At first, Ferrero could keep the Nestle name on the bars, but after a year, they took the name off the label.
With its bright red, white, and yellow packaging, the 100 Grand stands out in the candy aisle against all the blue, silver, and black wrappers.
This is one of the few candy bars that never came on my radar as a kid. I saw it at the grocery store and got it on Halloween but I never tried it. I think maybe the name made me think it was for adults. Or maybe because they didn’t advertise on Disney or Nickelodeon, I just assumed it wasn’t for me.
Now, as an adult, I am all over it. An outer shell like a Crunch Bar and caramel in the middle? Yes, please! I will take two.