Who says a candy bar must contain chocolate? Certainly that is the norm, but a few products have managed to leave the cocoa behind and still carve a niche for themselves in the market. One such candy bar is the often-hard-to-find but search-worthy Zagnut bar. Assuming one has no allergies to peanuts or coconut, it is a flavorful and unique treat that has managed to stay above water, despite its chocolate-laden competition, for almost eighty years.
Zagnut was originally introduced in 1930, a product of the Pennsylvania-based D.L. Clark Company, makers of the equally-ingenious Clark Bar. Zagnut consists of a bar of crunchy, sweetened peanut butter, that is coated in a generous layer of toasted coconut to create a unique flavor experience.
Zagnut bars, contrary to popular belief, are still readily available, although it seems that few candy aisles carry the crunchy confection anymore. Still, a quick search on the web will provide plenty of outlets that will be happy to ship a box of Zagnut candy bars just about anywhere. And in the chocolate-dominated candy world in which we live, it’s at least nice to know that this delightful deviation from the norm is still holding its ground, offering a flavor pairing that is unparalleled.
If these decidedly different treats rank high on your favorite candy bar list, or if just want to share your own experience with the Zagnut bar, we would love to hear your recollections in our comments section.