The term "chocolate bar" is generally used to refer to stick-shaped confections. They are usually packaged as bars with individual holes or as elongated sticks covered in chocolate. There are many varieties of chocolate bars and thousands of companies that produce chocolate bars. Some companies produce many variations of toppings for chocolate bars, such as nuts, fruit, mint, coconut and marzipan.
The origin of chocolate bars dates back to the late 1900s. Chocolate was already popular many years before the introduction of chocolate bars, but the idea was to make it easier to eat chocolate. The bars could be packaged and sold for easy consumption by hand or on the go. Prior to the invention of the chocolate bar, chocolate was sold in chunks, crumbled, unsuitable or shapeless.
During the Great Depression, a bar of chocolate cost five cents. After World War II, the price rose to 10 cents and remained at that level for a long time. Improved packaging and advertising helped make many types of chocolate bars more expensive for consumers. Many chocolate manufacturers continue to produce the same bars as when they were first created, with an increasing number of varieties. Some of the most popular chocolate bars still available today include the Clark Bar in 1917, Baby Ruth in 1920, Charleston Chew in 1922, Three Musketeers in 1932 and Fifth Avenue in 1936. The Hershey Chocolate Company produced several chocolate bars that became very popular over the years: in 1938, the "Crackle" chocolate bar was introduced, first with almonds, then in 1939, peanuts were added to the almonds. In 1941, the Hershey Company changed the focus of the "Crackle Candy Bar" by removing all nuts and peanuts, which became the prototype for today's "Crackle Candy Bar". York's Peppermint Patty has a round shape, but is still considered a candy bar. Peppermint bars were introduced in 1940 and are still popular today.
Chocolate bars can also be used for fundraising campaigns, such as by sports teams, businesses and schools, to obtain urgently needed materials. Some companies put their company logo on the chocolate and use it to promote trade shows, customer events and attendance at board meetings. Customized chocolate bars are ideal for weddings, special occasions such as coming of age parties, birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate the event.
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