Is Whatchamacallit one of the best candy bars?
The Whatchamacallit bar first started out being made of only peanut butter crisp with a thin chocolate covering but in 1987, the recipe was changed and the bar became what we know and love today. The new recipe added caramel into the mix with peanut butter crisps and chocolate.
Adding caramel to peanut butter and chocolate is never a bad decision. It’s certainly not going to make it taste bad!
The bar was first invented in1978 and was manufactured by Hershey’s. It was named by a woman named Sallie Grayson. She was in charge of new brands for Hershey’s account and came up with Whatchamacallit.
The bar is called Hershey’s Special Crisp in Canada but it doesn’t have the same wide distribution as the bar has in the US. While the candy is still made today, it’s harder to find than it used to be.
Over the years, Hershey has come out with similar bars to the Whatchamacallit, but none of them has lasted as long as the original bar has. The Thingamajig which included cocoa crisps, peanut butter, and chocolate was first created in 2009 but isn’t made anymore.
The Whozeewhatzit is the latest bar added to this candy line. It was introduced in 2021 and includes cocoa crisps, crisped rice, peanut butter, and chocolate. Fans came up with the name, but we’ll have to see how long it sticks around.