Often times, we don’t realize the value of something until it is taken away. From that point forth, we mutter, we sign petitions, we reminisce with a saddened sigh. Such is the case with a tasty little confection known as BarNone. Introduced by Hershey’s in 1986, it managed to stay in the candy aisle for a little over a decade, making more than a few fans along the way. And then it was gone, much to the chagrin of all who once savored its chocolatey goodness.
The BarNone candy bar originally consisted of a cocoa wafer, about the same size as a Whatchamacallit bar, filled with peanuts and chocolate creme, and coated with a layer of milk chocolate. It held it’s own for a few years, then the unthinkable happened – Hershey’s decided to fix what wasn’t broken. In 1992, the product received a significant facelift in the form of new (bright yellow) packaging. More importantly, the bar was cut into two separate strips and a layer of caramel was added to its interior.
Suffice to say, fans never quite warmed to the changes, and Bar None would eventually find its way to the extinct candy graveyard, mourned by millions of former fans who still occasionally pass around petitions in the hopes of a comeback. A version is still apparently sold in Mexico, but connoisseurs insist they aren’t the same.
If you were a fan of BarNone back in the day, chime in with your thoughts in our comments section. Tell us which version you preferred and whether you would welcome a comeback of this unique candy bar that certainly didn’t lack in the chocolate department.