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Who remembers … 5 Candy Bars from the 70s and 80s?


4.Sky Bar

This was my favorite on the list. First manufactured by Necco in 1938, it was marketed with a brilliant gimmick: you got four sections of caramel, vanilla, peanut and fudge all covered in chocolate. It was brilliant not just because you got such a variety in one bar, but because if you didn’t like one of the sections you could have fun and swap one out with a friend’s Sky Bar.

Unfortunately, Necco would close their doors in 2018 putting an end to one of the longest-running candy bars on the planet. There are also rumors that this candy bar will be revived this year (2019).

5. Seven Up

Trying to outdo Necco’s Sky Bar, in 1951 Pearson’s Candy produced two variants of their Seven Up bar in which had seven pillows or segments. One bar had mint, nougat, butterscotch, fudge, coconut, buttercream, caramel and the other had cherry, coconut, caramel, fudge, jelly, maple, and Brazil nut centers in each of its seven segments. It was like having the candy bar version of a Whitman’s Box of Assorted Chocolates. The bar would die out in 1979.

Which candy bar on this list was your favorite? Which one should have been on the list? Comment below or inbox us at info@newbedfordguide.com.

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