Some of the best selling candy bars have been around for years. Simple recipes and basic ingredients are all some people need to have a great tasting candy bar that can sell over generations. Best selling candy bars don't even have to be completely chocolate, but if you look at the following list, you'll notice that most of the candy bars do contain some chocolate. It's the additional ingredients that make them even more flavorful.
Everyone knows the marketing catchphrase, "Snickers satisfies." The reason that it is one of the top selling candy bars of all time is because of the basic ingredients of chocolate, nuts and caramel. Did you know that the name "Snickers" is from the Mars' family horse when it was introduced in the 1930's?
2. Hershey Bar
The Hershey Bar is a simple chocolate candy bar made by the Hershey Company. Typically the bar is split into tenths and contains pure milk chocolate, which is the main reason for its success. You can also find the Hershey bar with almonds, with a hint of mint and even in a large size.
In 1923, a candy company in Chicago set Butterfinger on the world. At the time, the peanut butter and butter mixture covered in chocolate quickly became popular because of the taste. It isn't soft like other candy bars, but flakes off in your mouth, then actually melts.
4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups usually come in two round circles to a pack. For some reason, the combination of whipped peanut butter encased in a chocolate shell makes the Cups one of the best selling candy bars of all time. Who can forget the commercials that show many different ways one can eat them?
5. M and M's
Technically not a candy bar, M and M's still sell very well. They do contain elements of a candy bar, such as their chocolate center. Originally, M and M's were made because of poor sales of Mars' other candy bars. Packages of M and M's are still fairly inexpensive and are a quick candy snack at any time.
6. Kit Kat
The Kit Kat is favored among children because it is easy to eat and contains a tasty wafer within the chocolate. If you get a chance to obtain Kit Kats from other countries, you will find different flavors because of regional tastes.
7. 3 Musketeers
Another candy bar with a whipped middle, the 3 Musketeers' fluffy whipped center is surrounded by chocolate. When it was first introduced, the 3 Musketeers bar contained vanilla, strawberry and chocolate in one package, but because of the sugar restrictions during World War II, the candy bar went solely chocolate and has been that way ever since.
8. Baby Ruth
Contrary to popular belief, the Baby Ruth was named after Grover Cleveland's daughter, not the baseball player. The main draw to the candy bar is the nest of nuts that is drizzled with caramel, then coated in chocolate. When Nestle purchased the brand, they changed the chocolate to their own recipe, which has made the candy bar even better.
One of the vastly different candy bars, that is sometimes considered a cookie, Twix bars use a butter wafer with caramel inside chocolate.