A chocolate bar is said to be a confection containing chocolate, which may also contain layerings or mixtures that include nuts, fruit, caramel, nougat, and wafers.
Chocolate is a food product made from roasted and ground cacao seed kernels, that is available as a liquid, solid or paste, on its own or as a flavoring agent in other foods
A flat, easily breakable, chocolate bar is also called a tablet. A wide variety of chocolate bar brands are sold.
A popular example is a Snickers bar, which consists of nougat mixed with caramel and peanuts, covered in milk chocolate.
A wide selection of similar chocolate snacks or nutritional supplements are produced with added sources of protein and vitamins, including energy bars, protein bars and granola bars.
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Most Popular Chocolate Bar Brands
• Mars Chocolate Bar
Mars, commonly known as Mars bar, is the name of two varieties of chocolate bar produced by Mars, Incorporated.
It was first manufactured in 1932 in Slough, England by Forrest Mars, Sr. In its British version the bar consists of caramel and nougat coated with milk chocolate.
An American version of the Mars bar was produced which had nougat and toasted almonds covered in milk chocolate; later, caramel was added to the recipe as well.
The American version was discontinued in 2002, then revived in a slightly different form the following year under the name “Snickers Almond”.
• Lindt & Sprungli Chocolate
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, doing business as Lindt, is a Swiss chocolatier brand and confectionery company founded in 1845 and known for its chocolate truffles and chocolate bars, among other sweets.
It is based in Kilchberg, where its main factory and museum are located.
• Kit Kat Chocolate
Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer bar confection created by Rowntree’s of York, United Kingdom, and is now produced globally by Nestlé (which acquired Rowntree’s in 1988), except in the United States, where it is made under licence by the H. B.
The standard bars consist of two or four pieces composed of three layers of wafer, separated and covered by an outer layer of chocolate.
Each finger can be snapped from the bar separately. There are many flavours of Kit Kat, including milk, white, and dark chocolate.
• Snickers Chocolate
Snickers is a chocolate bar made by the American company Mars, Incorporated, consisting of nougat topped with caramel and peanuts that has been enrobed in milk chocolate.
• Almond Joy Chocolate
Almond Joy is a candy chocolate bar manufactured by Hershey’s, consisting of sweetened, shredded coconut topped with whole almonds and covered in milk chocolate.
The company also produces Mounds bars, a similar confection without nuts, coated in dark chocolate.
• Baby Ruth Chocolate
Baby Ruth is an American candy chocolate bar made of peanuts, caramel, and milk chocolate-flavored nougat, covered in compound chocolate.
It is distributed by the Ferrara Candy Company, a subsidiary of Ferrero.
• Milky Way Chocolate
Milky Way is a brand of chocolate-covered confectionery bar manufactured and marketed by Mars, Incorporated.
There are two varieties: the US Milky Way bar, which is sold as the Mars bar worldwide, including Canada; and the global Milky Way bar, which is sold as the 3 Musketeers in the US and Canada.
The Hershey Company, commonly known as Hershey’s, is an American multinational company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world.
It also manufactures baked products, such as cookies and cakes, and sells beverages like milkshakes, and many more that are produced globally.
Its headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is also home to Hersheypark and Hershey’s Chocolate World.
• Galaxy Chocolate Bar
Galaxy is a chocolate bar, made and marketed by Mars Inc., and first manufactured in the United Kingdom in the 1960s.
Galaxy is sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Middle East, Morocco, India, Pakistan, Malta, and is also sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico and various Continental European countries as Dove.
In 2014, Galaxy was ranked the second-best-selling chocolate bar in the UK, after Cadbury Dairy Milk.
• Aero Chocolate
Aero is an aerated chocolate bar manufactured by Nestlé. Originally produced by Rowntree’s, Aero bars were introduced in 1935 to the North of England as the “new chocolate”.
By the end of that year, it had proved sufficiently popular with consumers that sales were extended throughout the United Kingdom.
• Twix Chocolate
Twix is a caramel shortbread chocolate bar made by Mars, Inc., consisting of a biscuit applied with other confectionery toppings and coatings (most frequently caramel and milk chocolate).
Twix are packaged with one, two or four bars in a wrapper.
• Toblerone Chocolate
Toblerone is a Swiss chocolate brand produced in Bern. Toblerone is known for its distinctive shape, a series of joined triangular prisms.
• Dove Chocolate
Dove (sold as Galaxy in the UK, Ireland, the Middle East, India and Australia) is an American brand of chocolate owned and manufactured by Mars.
Dove produces a wide range of chocolate candies, as well as other chocolate products such as milks, cakes and ice creams.
• Bounty Chocolate
Bounty is a coconut-filled, chocolate-enrobed candy bar manufactured by Mars, Incorporated.
It is a direct emulation of the Mounds bar introduced by Peter Paul in 1936, and also copies the milk chocolate enrobing of its Almond Joy introduced in 1948 in that version.
Introduced in 1951 in the United Kingdom and Canada, it was initially only coated with milk chocolate and is no longer sold in the U.S.
• 3 Musketeers Chocolate Bar
3 Musketeers is a candy bar made in the United States and Canada by Mars, Incorporated. It is a candy bar consisting of chocolate-covered, fluffy, whipped mousse.
• Cadbury Dairy Milk
Cadbury Dairy Milk is a British brand of milk chocolate manufactured by Cadbury. It was introduced in the United Kingdom in 1905 and now consists of a number of products.
Every product in the Dairy Milk line is made with exclusively milk chocolate.
• Milka Chocolate
Milka is a brand of chocolate confectionary, originally made in Switzerland since 1901 by Suchard. It has then been produced in Lörrach, Germany for the past 100 years.
• Crunchie Chocolate Bar
Crunchie is a brand of chocolate bar with a honeycomb toffee sugar centre. It is made by Cadbury and was originally launched in the UK by J. S. Fry & Sons in 1929.
• Crunch Chocolate
Crunch is a brand of chocolate bar made of milk chocolate and crisped rice.
It is produced globally by Nestlé with the exception of the United States, where it is produced under license by the Ferrara Candy Company, a subsidiary of Ferrero.
• Hershey’s Bar
The Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar (commonly called the Hershey’s Bar, or more simply the Hershey Bar) is a flagship chocolate bar manufactured by The Hershey Company. Hershey refers to it as “The Great American Chocolate Bar”.
• Heath Chocolate Bar
The Heath bar is a candy bar made of toffee, almonds, and milk chocolate, first manufactured by the Heath Brothers Confectionery in 1928.
Since its acquisition of the Leaf International North American confectionery operations late in 1996, the Heath bar has been manufactured and distributed by Hershey.
• Double Decker Chocolate
Double Decker is a British brand of chocolate bar currently manufactured by Cadbury.
First introduced in the UK in 1976, its name derives from the well-known double-decker bus, with the buses themselves sometimes appearing in advertisements for the product.