Is Krackel one of the best candy bars?
Krackel is another one of those bars you might have only seen in a bag of Hershey’s miniature bars. I remember my grandma having a bowl of them every time I went to her house and the red and white wrapper of the Krackel bars standing out among the Hershey’s bars and the Mr. Goodbars. Now, I probably only see them during Halloween.
The Krackel bar consists of milk chocolate and crisped rice. Such simple ingredients and yet so good! It was first created in 1938 and originally had almonds in it and then it was changed to peanuts in 1939. By 1941, both nuts were removed and replaced with crispy rice balls.
While I have only ever seen Krackel in its miniature form, it was sold as an individual big bar from 1938 until 1997. After that, it was only available in the mini form. It wasn’t until 2014 when the individual bar was made available again. But now, once again, the full-size bar is no longer available. Make up your mind, Hershey’s!
Is it very similar to Nestle’s Crunch bar? Absolutely. They are definitely each other’s competitors, but with its wider availability, Crunch is definitely winning in that department. They are made of very similar ingredients but some people still favor one over the other.