Heath Toffee Candy Bars
The Heath bar is made of a crunchy toffee center and a fine layer of milk chocolate. This is a thin hard bar that is sure to satisfy you with every sweet and crunchy bite you take.
The story of this old fashioned chocolate bar started in 1913 when L.S Heath a teacher decided to purchase an already existing confectionery
shop in Illinois. It is believed that Mr. Heath bought this store as an opportunity for his two oldest sons, Bayard and Everett Heath. The two brothers decided to open a combination of a candy store and an ice cream parlour with a small manufacturing operation.
The business was a huge success and the brothers started to expand their confection part of the business. Along the way they acquired a delicious toffee recipe and began to market it locally as "Heath English Toffee" they proclaimed that this toffee was "America's Finest".
In 1931 the toffee became a chocolate-covered treasure, little did they know the huge accomplishment it would become.
The Heath bar grew in popularity nationally even during the time of the Depression.
The U.S. Army placed an order of $175,000 of the bars because they have a very long shelf life, the Army included them into the soldier's rations throughout World War II.
These bars were made by hand up until 1942 until they became produced on a major commercial scale. During the 1960's the enormous popularity and success of the Heath Bar, unfortunately, led to the infighting of the whole Heath family. One grandson Richard Heath was actually expelled from the business in 1969. He eventually wrote a book about the heartbreaking events in 1995, called "Bittersweet: The Story Of The Heath Candy Company".
In 1989 with the breakup of the Heath Family Company, the business was sold to a Finnish company, Leaf, Inc. which was acquired by Hershey
in 1996. Despite all of the tumultuous term oil of the Heath Company and the family, the Heath bar remains a well sought after, popular chocolate bar to this day!
1.4 oz Candy Bars