Sky Bar History
Sky Bar is a unique candy bar that features four different flavored fillings in separate sections. Here's a brief history of the Sky Bar candy:
The Sky Bar was created in 1938 by the Necco (New England Confectionery Company), a confectionery manufacturer based in the United States. The candy bar was designed to offer a variety of flavors within a single bar, providing a different taste experience with each section.
The name "Sky Bar" was chosen to evoke a sense of adventure and aspiration, reflecting the candy bar's aim to take consumers on a flavorful journey.
Each Sky Bar consists of four distinct sections, each filled with a different flavor. The original flavors include caramel, vanilla, peanut, and fudge. Each section is identified with a letter embossed on the chocolate coating, making it easy to identify and enjoy the specific flavor of choice.
The Sky Bar's unique design allowed consumers to enjoy multiple flavors in one candy bar, catering to those who appreciated variety and wanted to experience different taste sensations.
Over the years, the Necco company faced financial difficulties and went through several ownership changes. As a result, the production and availability of Sky Bar experienced disruptions, and it became less widely available on the market.
However, in 2018, the Sky Bar was saved from potential discontinuation when it was acquired by the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) by the family-owned company, Sky Bar Confectionary Co. The new owners dedicated themselves to reviving and continuing the production of the beloved candy bar.
Since its revival, the Sky Bar has regained popularity among candy enthusiasts who appreciate its unique concept and variety of flavors.
Today, the Sky Bar can be found in select candy stores, specialty shops, and online retailers that offer nostalgic or specialty candies. It continues to be enjoyed by those who savor the experience of indulging in different flavors within a single candy bar.
The history of the Sky Bar candy showcases its innovative design and enduring appeal. Despite facing challenges, the candy bar has managed to retain its distinctive place in the confectionery world, providing a delightful taste adventure for candy lovers.
Some of you will probably remember a similar candy bar called Seven Up which was made by the Trudeau Candy Company of St. Paul, Minnesota and introduced at about the same time. It had seven sections and dark chocolate. Unfortunately it is no longer made. It was purchased by the soft drink company of the same name that decided to discontinue the candy to avoid confusion with the brands.
Sky Bar Memories
Somehow, Sky Bars had been completely erased from my memory banks until a recent vacation trip found me lured to a shop that specializes in old-time candies. I was wandering around the shop displays, reminiscing about Chuckles and Chunky and Dots, when my gaze fell on a box of Sky Bars. The yellow package! The red lettering! The four chocolate segments pictured on the wrapper! The images jarred long-lost memories and suddenly they all came flooding back.
How could I have forgotten going to the candy store as a young boy in New York and buying Sky Bars? How could I have forgotten the four segments, each with a different flavored filling? How could I have forgotten breaking the segments apart and eating them in ascending order of desirability, from least-favorite peanut to most-coveted fudge? Just seeing the packages started me on a wonderful boyhood trip down memory lane, a trip that became even more poignant when I bought a bar and munched my way back to my childhood. ~ Ken from Florida