(image from The Candy Wrapper Museum)
Today is a first for Candy Addict – we have a guest writer! Long-time Candy Addict reader and commenter, Rhea from The Boomer Chronicles, shares with us one of her favorite candies from her childhood: Butter Nut:
How does one describe a candy last tasted in, like, 1967? With great difficulty. But I can assure you that — as the daughter of a man who owned a candy store featuring every kind of candy bar known to humankind — I chose the erstwhile Butter-nut bar, made by Hollywood Candy, as my favorite. I adored these things.
The Butter-nut bar consisted of caramel and peanuts surrounded by milk chocolate. I mostly remember the crunch of the peanuts. I don’t know what it was about them. Maybe the way they sliced them up? Like many of the candy bars made by Hollywood Brands, the Butter-nut is gone forever.
Here’s a bit of history. The Hollywood Candy Company was founded in Hollywood, Minnesota, in 1912. The company also made the Milk Shake, the Top Star, the Big Time, the Hail, the Zero and the Pay Day. The Pay Day and the Zero are the only ones that are still being made today.
Wow – sound like good stuff. Thanks for sharing, Rhea! (If anyone else wants to guest write for Candy Addict, drop us a line with your article idea and we’ll see if we can get you published on the site!)