The Snickers bar was first introduced in 1930 and sold for 5 cents. The name came from one of the Mar's family's favorite horses. Snickers continues today as the top selling candy bar in the United States. [continued below]
[continued from above] We first saw the Mars Bar in the United States in 1936. It contained nougat and almonds topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate. It was renamed the Snickers Almond bar in 2000.
Snickers are the favorite candy bar of my Grandmother and she instilled a love for the candy in her grandchildren. When she would come to visit us she would bring hordes of candy, but her biggest quantity of one candy was Snickers.
Traditionally in our family they are called "Sweet Dreams" because she would place one bar under each of us children's pillows at night. When we went up to bed we dove under our pillow and come up with a Snickers that we would eat then and there in the dark, no matter if we had already brushed our teeth, we had a "sweet dream" of a Snicker! ~ Jessica from Georgia