Twix Bar History


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A Delicious Look at Twix Bar History

Before looking at the Twix bar history, it might be interesting to take a quick look at the history of the Mars candy company.  In 1911, Frank C. Mars and his wife began making and selling butter cream candies out of their home kitchen located in Tacoma, Washington.  Frank's involvement in candy goes way back to his childhood - not only in consuming it (as most kids and adults enjoy doing!), but also in making or selling candy products.  However, the year 1911 was when the Mars Candy company really began to take shape.  Transitioning out of their kitchen, they rented a factory and began producing candies on a larger scale.

Twix Bar History

Now, jump forward to 1967.  Mars candy company has become a worldwide candy supplier.  In the year 1967, the Twix bar was released in the United Kingdom.  With its delicious butter cookie center, topped with caramel, and coated with milk chocolate, the Twix candy bar is a popular treat around the world.  Here's a quick summary of the history of the Twix bar.


History of Twix Candy


Twix candy first introduced in the United Kingdom.

History of Twix Candy

1979 Twix snack bar first released in the United States.

1983 Peanut Butter Twix introduced in North America.

Twix Candy

1991 Twix name used worldwide - formerly "Raider" in some European countries.
2005 Limited edition Twix Dark released with a chocolate cookie replacing the butter cookie.
2008 Twix Java released with a chocolate cookie and coffee flavoring.

Below are some nutritional facts on the original Twix candy bar.

Serving Size: 2 bars

Calories: 280

Total Fat: 14g

Saturated Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 115mg

Total Carbohydrate: 37g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 27g

Protein: 3g

There you have it... a quick look at the Twix bar history.  History never tasted so good!