Some names of well-known chocolate bars are Snickers, Nestlé Crunch, Nestlé Milk Chocolate, Toblerone, Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Milky Way, Baby Ruth, Cadbury Milk Chocolate, Grenada Chocolate and Kit Kat. According to TIME, as of 2014, Snickers is the world's best-selling confection.Know More
Launched in 1930, Snickers contains caramel, nougat and peanuts coated in chocolate. Supported by the successful “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” ad campaign, the candy bar reached $3.5 billion in sales in 2012.
Kit Kat was the first chocolate bar to achieve a global following. Marketed around sharing, it launched in the United States and Europe at the same time before expanding to Asia, Australia and Africa. In 2013, the first all Kit Kat store opened in Tokyo, Japan.
Introduced in 1875, Nestlé Milk Chocolate was the first chocolate bar to feature condensed milk. Its sweet, smooth taste paved the way for all other chocolate candy bars.
Launched in 1923, Milky Way was not named after the galaxy. It was actually inspired by a popular dessert at the time, the milky way malted milkshake.
Although most people associate the Baby Ruth bar with baseball legend Babe Ruth, its creators claimed that the bar was named for President Grover Cleveland's daughter. Launched in 1921, sales of the bar were boosted by its association with the baseball slugger.Learn more about Sweets
While pure, unsweetened chocolate is gluten-free, chocolate that is common in stores contains other ingredients, some of which may contain gluten. Two common ingredients that are added to pure chocolate that contain gluten are barely malt and wheat.Full Answer >
Most chocolate is contaminated with cockroach parts with an average of eight insect parts per chocolate bar. The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration allows up to 60 insect parts per 100 grams of chocolate.Full Answer >
Chocolate is made from the seeds of the cocoa tree. Its ingredients generally include cocoa butter, sugar, lecithin and in some cases vegetable fat. Milk and speciality chocolates may have additional ingredients such as milk, fruits and nuts.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, dark chocolate is healthier than other forms of chocolate because it lowers high blood pressure, decreases the risk of heart attacks, enhances neurotransmitters that regulate sleep and is a source of antioxidants. However, studies report that these health benefits are negated if too much is consumed at once or the chocolate is eaten with milk.Full Answer >