25 best candy bars of all time

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Reese's Take 5
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Is Reese’s Take 5 one of the best candy bars?

The Reese’s Take 5 is one of the best candy bars ever made. Why? Mainly because of its ingredients. It’s made of five ingredients, hence the 5 in the name. It includes caramel, peanut butter, peanuts, and pretzels, and is covered in chocolate. Can you think of anything better? It’s practically a trail mix in bar form. Yum!

The Reese’s Take 5 bar (also known as the Max 5 in Canada) was first created by Hershey’s in 2004 making it one of the youngest candy bars on the list. It was first simply called Take 5 but was soon renamed Reese’s Take 5 so people would focus on the Reese’s peanut butter that they already knew and loved.

It’s like they said “what 5 foods work perfectly together” and made a candy bar out of it. Chocolate and peanut butter? Perfect. Chocolate and caramel? A classic.

Chocolate and pretzels? The best. Peanut butter and pretzels? Surprisingly good. Peanuts and pretzels? Delicious based on every snack mix ever. And of course, chocolate and peanuts always work. Whoever put this bar together is a flavor genius.

It also doesn’t hurt that the gooeyness of the peanut butter and caramel is the perfect contrast to the crunchiness of the peanuts and pretzels.

I haven’t had this bar in quite a few years and that needs to be fixed immediately. Since my beloved Nutrageous is so hard to find, Reese’s Take 5 is going to be my new go-to when I hit up the candy aisle.