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 had everything a chocoholic cookie lover was looking for in a candy bar and quickly amassed a collection of adoring and loyal fans.

The candy bar held it’s own for a few years and 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, loyalists never quite warmed to the unnecessary changes, and Bar None would eventually make 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 purportedly still sold in Mexico, but connoisseurs insist they aren’t remotely the same. Today, all we have left are memories of a delicious candy bar gone too soon.

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.

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  1. Emily says:

    So, Twix didn’t really invent the two-bars-in-one concept…..fascinating.

  2. Annie says:

    I just don’t understand why Hershey’s would take the Bar None COMPLETELY off the market bc SOME ppl were complaining about FAT & CALORIES!!! What about those of us who doesn’t care about all that??? I mean for those who doesn’t care for the contents has the right to simply NOT PURCHASE! So don’t punish the rest of us!!! In my opinion, Hershey’s Bar None WAS and still IS the BEST candy bar EVERRRRRRRR!!! I am 31 yo and I still think about those candy bars til this day!!! Hershey’s…PLEASE do the WORLD/MEEEE a hugh favor and GIVE US BACK OUR BAR NONES!!!!!!! Prefereably w/CARAMEL :) …And I am soooo SERIOUS… Thank You HERSHEY’S … <3 <3 <3

  3. Sam says:

    Omg…the original BarNone was my favorite candy bar. I haven’t found anything as good as that! I have always searched for them everywhere hoping oneday I’ll find them. So yes I hope they bring the original one back without the caramel.

  4. Snow says:

    The last time I got a taste of Bar None was when I was 12 years old. Now I am 33 and still think its the best candy bar ever. I hope it will be sold in markets again.

  5. emily says:

    I loved these! I think the ones they sold were the newer one with the caramel. I don’t take what was in the middle I loved this candy bar. Most mornings before junior high school my dad would stop and I would get one. Then one day they were gone :(

  6. Tiffany Linder says:

    :( Please bring these back… Best candy bar ever

  7. Yes I would welcome back bar none candy in the brown package

  8. Paula says:

    I remember the original Bar None Candy Bar in the brown wrapper – it was delicious and a favorite. So disappointed when they changed the recipe and wrapper. A few years ago I contacted the Hershey’s company via email asking if they still made/sold the Bar None candy bar. They did not and had no plans to bring it back. However, found a website that indicated the Bar None candy bar will be available in 2020 – I hope so!

    • Cece says:

      Uhm…Why would ANYONE want to spend $27.00 on something that isn’t available until 2020?
      Someone is scamming and probably taking advantage of people. Not cool.

  9. T. Watkins says:

    I loved the original Bar None. I would love it if they started making them again.

  10. Monica says:

    I absolutely love both bars!!!! I would be extremely happy if they started selling either barnone definitely we stock up!! I look every time I go in a candle isl just in case. One day! I hope!

  11. Lou says:

    Pleeeassee bring back the original BarNone!! Never was there a more addictive candy bar!

  12. Tiesha Davis says:

    Yes I would love for the original to come back if I went in the store I will come out with about 3 of those bar nones and they so right why fix something that wasn’t broken please bring them back!

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