Werther's Original is a popular brand of caramel candies known for their smooth, creamy taste. Here's a brief history of Werther's Original candy:
Origins: Werther's Original was created by the German candy manufacturer August Storck GmbH. The candy was named after the small village of Werther in Westphalia, Germany.
1940s: Werther's Original was introduced in Germany in the 1940s. It was initially marketed as "Werthers Echte" or "Werther's Genuine" in German. The candy quickly gained popularity for its rich, buttery caramel flavor.
Expansion and International Success: Werther's Original expanded its distribution beyond Germany and began exporting to other countries in the 1960s. It gained international recognition and became a beloved caramel candy brand worldwide.
Quality and Craftsmanship: Werther's Original prides itself on its high-quality ingredients and traditional craftsmanship. The candies are made using a secret family recipe that includes real butter and fresh cream, resulting in their smooth and creamy texture.
Varieties and Innovations: Over the years, Werther's Original introduced various flavor variations and product formats to cater to different preferences. This includes sugar-free versions, filled caramels, and different packaging sizes to meet consumer demands.
Iconic Werther's Gentleman: The Werther's Original brand is often associated with the image of the "Werther's Gentleman" - an older, distinguished man depicted on the candy's packaging. The Gentleman embodies the values of tradition, craftsmanship, and quality that the brand represents.
Continued Popularity: Werther's Original has maintained its popularity and continues to be enjoyed by caramel lovers worldwide. The brand's dedication to delivering a classic caramel taste and commitment to quality has helped it remain a trusted and well-loved choice among consumers.
Today, Werther's Original is available in numerous countries and has expanded its product range to include various caramel-based candies, including hard candies, chewy caramels, and even caramel popcorn. The brand's commitment to its original recipe and the nostalgic charm of its caramel candies have made Werther's Original a timeless favorite for caramel candy enthusiasts.
My memory about Whatchamacallit bars goes back to when I was little and my family lived in Harrisburg, Penn. The best thing about it was how close we were to Hershey Park ( the amusement park by the Hershey Factory. I was too little to ride the rides (like the Super Duper Looper) so most of the time I was just a tag along to my older brother and sister. I would sit outside rides and wait for them to return with my mom.
But one day, a gentleman came up to me and asked my mother if I would like to take a taste test- only me! I was excited and off we went to a testing kitchen area in the park. I got to eat this great crunchy, carmelly, chocolate bar. I loved it and even got to take one home- but it wasn't in a wrapper so my mom never knew what to buy me when I would ask for it. A couple of years later, I figured it out and it has been my favorite ever since!! ~ Angela from Texas