Is Mr. Goodbar one of the best candy bars?
If you lived in the US for a good portion of your life, there is an almost 100% chance you’ve either bought or seen a bag of mini chocolate candy bars and that it had a Mr. Goodbar in it. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a full-size Mr. Goodbar, but the mini ones are everywhere and they’re delicious.
Mr. Goodbar is pretty simple. It consists of peanuts and milk chocolate and comes in an instantly identifiable yellow and red wrapper. It was one of Hershey’s first new candy bars in 1925. Hershey’s with Almonds had already been a hit so why not try peanuts next?
During WWII, the bar was marketed as a way to get a nutritious lunch that would fill you up. During the war, there was rationing so you weren’t always full at the end of the day. This chocolate bar would help (supposedly).
The “nutritional” chocolate bar label stuck into the 1960s and Mr. Goodbar was even advertised as an energy bar for a while after the war. I mean, sure, you’ll get some energy from the sugar, but after that, you’re going to crash.
Of the Hershey’s miniatures, Mr. Goodbar is definitely my favorite. Peanuts and chocolate were made to go together and if it can’t be peanut butter, this is the next best thing.