Hooray for Hollywood, Hollywood Candy Company of Minneapolis, MN. that is. The Payday candy bar was invented in 1932 but the inventors didn't know what to call their new creation. Finally one of them suggested Payday since it just happened to be payday at the company. The name stuck.
Hollywood also made other famous candy bars such as Butternut (1916), Zero (1920) and Milk Shake (1927). Today only the Zero and Payday are still being made by Hershey Foods.
Pay Day Candy Bar Memories
When I was a kid, there was a small candy store in my town that my friends and I would go to after school to get a sugar fix. One day while browsing the countless counters of lovely confectioneries, I noticed something that caught my eye, a payday bar. Being a peanut fan, I figured I would give it a shot. The candy was simply amazing. I can still remember that day in the candy store every time that I bite into one of them.
It is just one of those things that really make me remember my childhood, and all the great times my friends and I had together. Spending time in the summer building forts in the river, and then going into the candy store, dirty up to the neck with mud, and getting a payday. Such a wonderful product that takes me back to the days of my childhood. ~ Dan from Pennsylvania