Food of the Seventies, Butternut Candy Bar

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Chewy middle - nougat? Covered in chocolate. I don't know what made it different from other, similar bars, but it sure was good!
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Benny Harris - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
This was my all time favorite candy growing up in the late 60's and 70's. I recently found my second favorite (Long Boy Coconut Candy) but sure wish the Butternut was still on the market.
Frances - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Top of my list of favorites in 1950's and early 1960's Texas, nickel a bar. They had a very dense center of nougat, not at all fluffy, and the caramel had a slight "burn" as it melted on ones' tongue and palate.
pat w - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
i love that candy ,do you know when it is come back.
Jeannie - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Please bring it back.Stop taking all the good things away.
Bliss - July 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Television commercials for this had an elephant and maybe a cow singing a male & female argument-duet: "It's nuttery, buttery, *nuttery!*, *buttery!*, Butternut!" I can still sing it myself. LOL
Bonnie - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my fond and wonderful memories I have of enjoying a Butter Nut Candy Bar. I was in elementry school 1953 to 1959 and oh how I remember going to the neighbor store and savoring every bite of this candy bar. I love candy bars, but this was by far my all time favorite. I would give anything to be able to savor the taste of this great candy bar again and again and again. There was something very special about this candy bar. Made by Hollywood Candy Company, they only make Zero and Pay Day anymore. :(
Danny - October 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Butternut candy bar was great.In the early 60's was only 5 cents and decent sized-great memories of having 15 cents-buying a coke and butternut at neighborhood store-lots and lots of fond memories-hope all of you have fond one's too
Gretchen - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Why did you take Butternut candy off the market? Sure would be a welcome treat to tatse it once again.
Relsa - December 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Graduated from high school in 1968, and bought a ButterNut bar at least 3 times a week in the school cafeteria. My all time favorite!
Angel - December 22, 2008 - Report this comment
The Butternut candy bar was my all time favorite candy bar.I use to eat one everyday when we had our family store,there has not been a candy bar to top the Butternut for me, WISH IT WAS STILL ON THE MARKET.
Jeff - December 31, 2008 - Report this comment
One of my favorites, I also liked the original mars bar!
Deb - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring back the Butternut candy bar if only for a limited time. There seems to be a good amount of people who still love it. The best bar ever made.I mailed a box of them to my fiance when he went to Viet Nam. He loved them too.5T
Tony - April 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow...Nuttery,Buttery,Butter Nut. Mmm Mmm. I wish I had the recipe..I would have to try it. They were so good with a Mr. Pibb.
Thomas Vogelsang - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
When I was in school at Texas A&M 1958, I bought Butternut Candy Bars from the candy machine in the dorm. I used to hound the guy that serviced the candy machine and accused him shorting us on the Butternut ,because we always seemed to run out of them within one day
taffysmom - April 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been looking for Butternut Candy Bars for several years. I had heard the company went out of business years ago. If someone could bring it back, I would be so grateful.
bear2cheese - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm not that old of a guy(40) but butternut was my Favorite and still is I found it once in 1992 at a convient store then it disappeared again I've been looking for it every since.
butternut lover - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
My six grade teacher use to sell candy she would give you candy to sell and of course i would get lots of butternut bars i ate them all so i didnt ell much my were they good it was my favorite
Sherry - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
The Butternut Candy Bar was my most favorite candy. in the early 1980's the bar started to get thin; then all of a sudden it was gone. couldn't be found anymore. PLEASE, PLEASE BRING IT BACK JUST ONE MORE TIME!!
Yolanda - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been looking for a butternut bar for the last 10yrs. I am trying to find out where I can buy one or if they are just of the market for good. This is the best candy that I have tried growing up in Mississippi!!!!!!
Dee K - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Butternut was my favorite candy bar. I really really miss it. You would think one of these candy companies would buy the recipe and remake some of these discontinued but much loved items. The three things I want back from the seventies(besides my youth lol) are the Butternut bar, Sour Bites and Wink (Wink was a sourish soda made by Canada Dry)
Jenny - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow, I'm so suprised that other people have been looking for the Butternut Candy Bar too!! I've been looking for it seems like 20 years lol. The butternut, hollywood candy bars where the bomb!! Don't forget the coconut long boys, somebody please get to making some candy for us old folks yea that's right I'm 52 years old I need that candy lol.
Tommi J - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember also my first bite of that great i mean great butternut candy bar. This is from my childhood memories. Please bring this candy back mm mm mm good.
Jay - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Yep, I'm gonna throw in a "me too" on this one. My wife and I were discussing the Butternut yesterday on our way to Kennesaw Mt. for a hike. It was my fav back in the '60s for sure. Like a Snicker, but better. IIRC, you could still get them at a very few places even in the '90s.
Sharon - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
BUTTERNUT candy bars were the best ever made! Hollywood used to make these as well as PayDays, MilkShakes and Zero bars. PayDay and Zero bars are still made by the Hershey candy co. I encourage everyone to email the Hershey candy co and ask them to please bring back the BUTTERNUT...even if only for a short time. I've emailed them twice and they do respond. Maybe if they get a lot of emails they will consider bringing this amazing candy bar back. they must own the rights to it and have the recipe because they never indicated they didn't in their reply to me. while we are talking about discontinued candy bars...anyone remember the Caravelle bar made by Peter Paul? they were delicious too!
Jay - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh yeah, I remember the Caravelle. It was probably my second-favorite bar. Truth is, I don't think I ever grew up...still like candy and kid stuff. My mom didn't allow much of it when I was coming up.
Yvonne - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I am pleasantly surprised to read all of your comments. Yesterday I was just talking about Butternut candy bars. It was my favorite. I have gone in stores that sell "yesterday's" candy but I've never seen the Butternut candy bar. I would love to taste one at least once more. A few months ago I had a Clark bar and Bit O' Honey. They were a treat.
Jay H - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
This would be the perfect candy bar for Cracker Barrel to reincarnate. They already sell Clove gum, Zotz, and other old time candy. Having the muscle of a national chain would probably be a big help in getting whoever owns the rights to reissue the Butternut.
Patricia - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Baby come back Please bring them back before I die . It important to what is really missed here in America
Vee - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been wishing for Butternut for 31 years. When I was pregnant with my first son in 1978 I ate so many (10 for a $1 then), I think he has a permanent sweet tooth:) They sure were good!!!
claude - November 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I never went into the high school cafeteria. I ate a Butternut and a Dr. Pepper from the machines everyday.Wish I had one now!
bgirl - December 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't remember a time during the sixties that I ever went to the movies without buying a butternut candy bar. That bar was the best tasting candy that you ever wanted to put in your mouth. Please consider a remake. I can't imagine why anyone would ever want to stop making something so wonderful.
Eric Ebacher - January 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I always assumed that Butter Nut candy bars were still available in convenience stores and on grocery story candy shelves.
Texas Kevin - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
My mother loved Butter-Nut, so naturally I wanted some, too. She would share, of course, but only a small amount. When I got old enough to go to the corner store, I would often pick a Butter-Nut candy bar of my very own, when I didn't go for a 3 MUSKETEERS instead (much BIGGER!).
Jeanine - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I truly miss this candy. I would pay a lot of money to have one again! :(
GreG - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
In my early teens, in the mid 60's, I would eat a Butter nut bar and a bag of potato chips after a half day of mowing lawns. The sweet, nut and buttery taste of the bar combined with the salty taste of the chips was incredible !!
Debbie - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Man the way u ppl are raving about this, I wanna try it now!!! If I could I would get the recipe n remake these just 4 u guys. I would make a killing and make u guys happy at the same time. U know what, I think that Hersheys took the butternut recipe n changed it to make "snickers" n they are probably snickering about it. Well hey they need to sell me the recipe I can b a phenomena in this economy. Good luck on getting it made I hope it does happen soon...
Marly - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Glad to see that there's other Butternut fans out there! I got a couple of these in my bag when I was trick or treating in the late seventies. That was my first time tasting them, and it was the best candy I ever ate.
debbie b - April 07, 2010 - Report this comment
i've been looking for this candy for 30 years...i called relatives all across the country trying to find this candy it a matter of life or death...if anyone find this candy please let me know...i'm going nuts for
donna - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I am sooo glad to have found so many others who reember this candy bar. I bought a butternut every day on my way to school I never saved it for lunch. I also bought a Hollywood bar because I had only fifteen cent and each one was worth a nickle. Perhaps someone should get the receipe, and ask all of us to become partners and start making this delicious candy once more.
donna - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I do hope someone does get the receipe for this candy. Sorry for mispelling "remember" in my comment.
elecia - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I'v been looking for a butternut candy bar for four years. with all these request, why can't one of these big candy companies just start making them again? I promise i will order by the case!!!
Arletha - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Am I glad to know that someone else remembers the butternut candy bar. I have been searching high and low, north and south, trying to find this delicious candy bar from my childhood years.
RITA COLSTON - June 24, 2010 - Report this comment
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Simply Wholistic - June 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVED Butternut candy bar. Nice to see so many people who loved it as well. I don't eat candy anymore but would love to have a couple of bites from my favorite bar.
Kimiko Hines South Carolina - September 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Bring that candy just gotta..don't leave us out to dry like this...
Linda Turner - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
My dad sold butternut candy in the early 60's in Georgia. I enjoyed one everyday! Please bring them back, for a short time, please.
Patricia Lewis - September 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved that candy bar! It was just so good. It was my grandmother's favorite candy. She enjoyed it with a coke. I have been searching all over the internet hoping someone would tell me how to get a bar. Just one bar, that's all I'm asking for.
Patricia Lewis - October 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I wrote to the Hershey company about the candy bar and they responded. If more of us would write to Hershey, maybe they would consider producing it again.
James Gutierrez - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss and really loved that candy bar, have looked all over the internet trying to find a single bar lol will also write to hershey's to hopefully have them bring it back
Janeah - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
There was a little store across the street from where we used to go to church. We would save our money during the week and every Sunday, after church, we would go to that little store and buy Butternut candy bars. They were so good and honestly, I haven't found another candy bar that can beat the taste of the Butternut bar; not even the Snickers bar. Snickers are too sweet. The Butternut bar was just right.
will1476 - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
What happen was Hersey bought the co. & the was intro ads snickers. So Butternut will have a hard time to come back.
dian - November 11, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG!I have been searching for this candy bar butternut for so long,that was my childhood candy I would eat that candy like it was no tomorrow, please come back just for the old school adults that know about this special candy bar,I would really like to have one like NOW,thanks!
pinky2 - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I am in agreeance with everyone else here too. I miss the good old fashioned candies from years gone by. The candy that they make today just don't have the kick and flavor like the butternut candy bar. The candy bars of today are too little and cost too much. I wish as well that one of the big candy companies would reconsider and go back into time and make these candy bars again. Maybe I will drop them a line and ask them.
Stephen - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I long for a Butternut candy bar. I see that I am not the only one. I use to buy it from the candy machine for 5 cents. What a value.
Joyce Landry - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Icrave butternut like prego woman craves pickles&icecream
Felecia - December 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Glad to know I'm not alone in my search quest for the long lost Butternut candy bar however there is a website for some long lost favs sorry the Butternut was not found. I'll will continue to search.
Mary - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I am now 58 years old, and I still wish to tast that candy bar again, who ever made it, it was a good things. Thank you
Ed - February 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Worked for a movie theater 1974-1978 and sold thousands of them. Why doesn't someone buy the rights and start making them again. I wish I could. Baby boomer would buy millions of them...
Barbara Fowler - February 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I would love for them to bring back the Butternut candy bar,it was so good that I can't forget after all these years!! That should tell you something about how good it was !! Has been along time since had one !!!
Joyce Holmes - February 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't believe ButterNuts are no more seems I had one just last week it was a wonderful staple for the 60's and 70's. I would like to know the name of the company who made these wonderful bars was it Mars
Jason M - March 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember getting these candy bars in a ten pack in the 80s. My mom, sister, and I would get a couple of these packs and have movie nights on the weekend munching down on our Butternut Candy bars, ohh I loved them things:)
HINDER WESTON - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
jwgaither - May 21, 2011 - Report this comment
butternut candy bars and one called chicken dinner were my favorite candy bars in the late 1930s thru the 1950s wish they could return again
Donald Coleman - May 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Butternut was Made by Hollywood Brand and the Hershey Company Brought that company out. about 4 years ago Hershey came out with a Butternut easter egg. OMG it was just like the Butternut candybar. and I brought 2 cases. wish they make it again. anyway if everyone would email Hershey maybe they will bring back the butternut bar or make it in the easter egg. I have already email them. so get busy people.
Winnie Perry - June 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I would buy a Butternut candy bar for lunch at school everyday. Would like for my grandchildren to tast one wish they would bring them back.
C. McTier - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
They only cost 5 cents and we ate them on the way home everyday. There will never be another candy bar that tastes as good as a Butternut. Please, somebody get the recipe and bring them back.
b rice - July 21, 2011 - Report this comment
This was my lunch through jr & sr high school and college. Coke, butternut and lance cheese & PB crackers. Oh how I wish they would bring it back.
B FORD - July 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Mark - August 01, 2011 - Report this comment
A Butternut candy bar can not be beat! I grew up in Orlando and I remember getting a Butternut candy bar every time my dad and I went to Tinker Field to watch the Orlando Twins play baseball.
Jeanine - August 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Cindi - August 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh yes, Butternut candy bars. I worked in the high school cafeteria snack bar and we sold lots of those candies. I have been looking for them for about 15 years now to no avail. Some one please find them then post here so we all can get happy.
Vicki - August 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Please bring Butternut candy bar back!!! It has always been my favorite!!!!
don crook - September 02, 2011 - Report this comment
will be 76 in seven days all i want is a butter nut candy bar
Claude - September 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I was in Cracker barrel and inquired about the Butternut candy Bar, they were cluessless. Most of the Candy they have in Cracker Barrel are already in local stores. bring back butter-Now!! Also Opera Cookies - Squirrel Zippernut
Becky - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Butternut was the only candy bar I ate as a kid in the 60's and bought them till I could find them no more! Wish so much that they would come back. Nothing out there today comes close!!
Woodman - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Ahhhhhhhhhh Butternut. Used to get them at Bankston Lake concession stand in the summer. A frozen Butternut and an icy cold Dr Pepper. Need Now.
SUSAN - October 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Annette - October 27, 2011 - Report this comment
My fond memories of the Butternut candy bar was back in 1960s. My older sister and I would sneak off to the store down the street from church and buy all the Butternuts our money could afford, which was normally 2. This was and will always be my favorite candy bar. Please bring it back!
Annette - October 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm going to email Hersheys right now. Maybe if we make this public to the news, they will bring it back. LOL!
Sharon - November 03, 2011 - Report this comment
My goodness, I'm craving that wonderful taste of the butternut bar. Everyday I would buy this delicious treat and only for a nickel. I have to say it was the best best candy bar ever. I too will email Hershey to get on the ball. Wish me luck.
Marilynn - November 04, 2011 - Report this comment
WOW I rememeber in the 60's I use to go to the lil country store down from our house. I would get a couple of butternuts at lease three times a week. I just loved those butternuts and a cold coke!!!! You talking bout good. Now that was the good ole days.. Please try and bring it back..So much for wishful thinking..:(
Sandy - November 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Why would a company not bring out that recipe to the most beloved Butternut candy bar. Hershey, if you are reading and want your stock to increase, please bring it back!!!
Lucille - December 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I was born in 1953. Butternut was a childhood staple for me. I couldn't even go straight to school or church without stopping at the neighborhood store for my Butternut "fix". This had to be the best tasting candy bar ever!
Sterling W. - December 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Born in 1959, butternut candy bar was my favorite candy and although I did not have a lot of money, somehow I managed to get my hands on a butternut candy bar. As a substitute, I buy a snicker bar which uses a darker chocolate then butternut and it suffices the taste since butternut is no longer in production. I often wonder why the people at butternut stopped production since the candy obvious had a positive impact on a lot of people.
smiley n sweet - January 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Hard to believe after years of cravings and begging Hershey has not realized this could be one of the biggest solution to rebuilding the economy ever. BRING BACK THE BUTTERNUT !!!! Please???
RITA COLSTON - February 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Jocelyn Howard - February 15, 2012 - Report this comment
My Dad commuted to Manhattan from Staten Island on the ferry every day (1954-1957). Every once in a while, when I went to hug him, there would be bulge in his pocket! My favorite thing, a Butternut candy bar. Mom would scold him, I loved him all the more!
Lakisha Scott - February 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I love love love, and miss miss miss The Butternut Candy Bar. PLEASE Someone re-create that lovely bar. That was my all time favorite candy bar, and in my opinion, nothing on the market today even comes close.
Sharon L. - February 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I check this website from time to time and am encouraged by the new postings. If everyone would email Hersheys maybe they would listen. They wouldn't lose any money on re-introducing the Butternut candy bar. I too remember the Hershey's carmel nut egg. It WAS exactly like the Butternut candy bar. If they ever bring back that Easter egg I will buy cases of them and freeze them! Please everyone, email Hersheys!
Tony Carter - March 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember too, as a matter of fact I bought 2 Butternuts everyday, my Mom would send me to the store almost everyday and 1 Bigtime 2 squirrel nuts 3 oatmeal cookies all for 20cents. Bring it back Hershey Company we all our suffering.
Karly - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Can any of you please describe the taste as you remember it in great detail? My aunt is like all of you....she misses this candy so much it makes her sad. I'm trying to develop a recipe that's close....if you guys can help me out, I will share what I come up with. Thank you!
Alison - March 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Nothing comes close to the taste. Please bring it back, if only for a limited time.It should be coined Americas candy bar.
Sharon L. - March 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Checking in once again and I'm happy to see the new comments but I wanted to encourage everyone to go to facebook and the Hershey page. There you can leave comments on their wall. I've already done this twice and I got an email from Hershey's. Getting the butternut candy bar back is on my bucket list!
Dudley - April 09, 2012 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite candy bars. Miss this and Milkshakes.
bill - May 12, 2012 - Report this comment
yes, it always drove me crazy when someone would say "oh, you mean butterfinger". i still cannot stand that dry stick of dirt. BRING BACK WHAT IS THEE CANDY BARq
cinnie - June 07, 2012 - Report this comment
ButterNut was the best candy bar ever made. Did the company go out of business or what ButterNut and bag of potato chips, priceless!
Donald Coleman - June 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Well still no Butternut from Hershey Morons wont bring it back. cause of snickers thats why I wont buy snickerws so please boycott the snickers. someone had one on ebay for sale. for 15.00 I didnt buy it cause you know that its not worth eating.
Foster Smith - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
When my buddie relocated to NY from Al. in the early sixties, there were times we didn't have money for food. We made sure we had change to purchase a butternut for breakfast, our theory was that it would kill our appitite for most of the day. True story & the taste was great.
Debbie Houston - August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG I use to love Butternuts as well. Just last week while on our way to Tunica, we had a heated discussion about the Butternut. I said they were no longer being made, but others swore you could still buy them at Boomland. We stopped in Boomland and NO ONE seemed to know what the heck we were talking about - never even heard of Butternuts!!!! Of course They suggested Butterfingers - yuck!!!
Dan Taylor TX - September 09, 2012 - Report this comment
in the 70's there was one store near Bastrop TX that still sold butternut. I loved the taste of that candy. Wish someone would bring back that bar.
balfred tx - September 20, 2012 - Report this comment
butternut was the most delicious candy bar i ever tasted. hersheys company needs to remake it. i am sure the baby boomers would support them.
Frederick - October 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Butternut was also my favorite candy bar of all time. Am I the only one who feels Snickers tastes somewhat like a Butternut?
Cindy from NM - October 22, 2012 - Report this comment
The Butternut candy bar was the best ever. My dad introduced itto when I was little. I find myself looking for it at every store I go to. BRING IT BACK.
Peachez-P A TX - January 12, 2013 - Report this comment
BUTTERNUT candy bar was the GREASTEST candy bar in the world. Sweet memories. Wish I had two right now.
donnita - February 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Me and my friends in the late 60s and early 70s use to gather up soda bottles out of the neighbor hood in our litter red wagon we would take them to the store in the hot sun for the butternut candy candy bar to make sure we had enough for every one we would cut them up and we did sure miss those days.
Jo from Brownsville, Texas - March 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I too have fond memories of the Butternut candy bar-one of my favorites. My grandmother would always give me change to buy candy at the corner store(coincidentally across a church-just like some other posters here). The Butternut candy was a must! I often take a look in the candy aisle hoping to see it there. Hope they bring it back.
the-omega-man - May 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I collect ButterNut bar wrappers and all candy wrappers. I especially like this one and also big Time, Hollywood, Milk Shake, Big Pay, Pay Day , zero and any other wrappers from the Hollywood Candy company of Centralia Illinois. I am on Ebay as The-Omega-Man so contact me with what you may have. Everyone bug Hershey -I bel8ieve they got all recipes and copyrights to everything Hollywood had -from the Leaf candy company in the 90's...
Valerie - June 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I just crave the Butternut Candy Bar.I have been looking for over thirty years. My grand mother loved the candy and she got me hooked on it. I wish they would pleasssssssssss bring it back. It's still my favorite.
Ram - June 17, 2013 - Report this comment
We saw a commercial for Rolos and I said to my wife, that goes back a ways. She agreed, then I said do you remember the Butternut CandyBar. No, she said. It was the best tasting CandyBar ever I explained.
Freddie usmc nam vet - June 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I wish the butternut candy bar would come back soon and very soon oh how well i rember the taste.
Rosemary - September 09, 2013 - Report this comment
You have people asking why you cant bring this lucious candy back everyone loved it and it sold like there is no tomorrow so why not bring it back! These were my favorite please bring them back :)
Sassy - October 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Okay, folks - correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the Snickers bar is made by Mars, the M&M company. Why would that keep Hershey's from producing Butternut? I think they cut into Mars' profit and marketshare by giving Snickers some competition. To me their is no competition. Butternut was the best candy I EVER ate!
Jacquetta Pete-Fontenot, Lake Charles, LA - October 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I've been trying to find the Butternut Candy Bar for years. It was my favorite candy in high school in the late 60's! I would go to the corner store, while waiting for the bus, and buy a bag of Noah chips, pickle and my beloved Butternut Candy Bar!
Jerry in Alabama - November 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I saw Butternut candy bars in a Dollar Tree store in Ft Payne, AL within the last 2 years. Did not think much about it until I was telling my grand kids about them and how good they were. I decided to look them up on the internet and found this thread today. Has anyone else had similar sightings?
jeff - February 14, 2014 - Report this comment
there was and still is not a candy bar on the market today that matched the taste of the butter nut candy bar in my opinion. you would be doing the public a great big favor if you brought it back. please do in it's original taste. thanks
Anita in Minnesota - February 19, 2014 - Report this comment
My very favorite candy bar. I am now 80 years old and still looking to find that bar, the best ever! We loved it frozen too. Please bring it back SOON. How much longer can I wait?
Brenda Wells of Durant, Ok - February 24, 2014 - Report this comment
By far, my favorite candy bar ever! There are knock offs...other candy companies making their version, but just not the same! Try Goldenberg's Peanut Chews. Please bring it back!
Sharon L. - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Another visit to this site and glad to see people still commenting. :) I found a candybar that is very close to the taste of the Butternut. It's called Pearson Nut Goodie (carmel). At least I think it tastes very close. Sassy, you are correct...Snickers is made by Mars so there is no reason the Hershey co. could not bring back the Butternut. Please everyone, keep contacting Hersheys!
Necee Hines - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Butternut candy bars were the best candy bars ever made. My mother use to sell candy as a fund raiser for her church. Butternut was my ABSOLUTE favorite. I long for that taste still to this day. I have not had one since the early 70's. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK with the ORIGINAL RECIPE> PLEASE!!!! Who do I need to contact? Put ANY price you want on them. Just PLEASE BRING BACK BUTTERNUT CANDY BARS!!! The world is not the same without them. Just make 5 billion bars and STOP again if you so desire. I'd buy as many as ANY stores would sell me and I'd freeze them. I'd rather have butternut candy bars than bread. I MEAN IT! PLEASE BRING THEM BACK, PLEASE! That caramel, fresh peanuts, thin coat of milk chocolate, OMG! I NEED IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
Cynthia H. - April 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Oh how I miss Butter nut candy bars. They were the best. It was a tied between Butternut and Baby Ruth candy bars. Thankfully baby ruth candy bars are still around, but it would be so nice if one of the candy manufacturers would remake the butter nut bars again using the same recipe. DO not change anything in it!!
earl mccain - April 21, 2014 - Report this comment
If you saw a Butternut candy bar in a Dollar Tree store in Alabama then it would be about 20 years old.The company has been out of business a long time.Wish it was true though.
Ms Leen - June 10, 2014 - Report this comment
OH MY GOODNESS! This was the best candy bar EVER!!! So chewy. Man! They need to bring this back. After Butternut left I fell in love with snickers because it was the next close thing to butternut; but nothing like a good old butter nut bar. BRING BACK MY BUTTER NUT!!!!
Ms Leen - June 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss those tasty butternut candy bars. They was the best. If they were still around I would be buying them over any candy bar, as long as they taste the same way. I'll no if its the right candy bar.. I like to know why did they go out of business.
Wanda Jean - July 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Dear Hollywood Candy Company...Until you bring back the Butternut Candy Bar and place them on every grocery shelf in America, no one in America will buy any of your other candy products. America, say Butternut if you agree!!!
Miss Butternut! - July 21, 2014 - Report this comment
BUTTERNUT!!!!!! I still dream of butternut candy bars today! I use to eat them until I got sick or break out in pimples. Non can compare...whoever made decision not to make them anymore made a serious mistake! So many years ago I bought my last butternut in a little country store (had not seen any in years), my mouth start watering when saw it could not wait to get in the car to tear into it. I opened it and it crumbled into so many tiny pieces...I think it was as old as I am. Please bring butternuts back...I will be 60 soon would love to have them to enjoy again...can I have the recipe at least!
Machinist - August 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I worked for Hollywood Candy thirty three years ago when they made the Butternut,Payday, Zero and Milkshake bars. Hollywood was owned by Consolidated Foods then, later bought by Leaf. We still made the Butternut until about twenty years ago when they closed the Centralia Illinois plant and sold out to Hershey. The Butternut was my favorite too but a Payday while it was still warm was pretty good too.
Lisa - August 29, 2014 - Report this comment
My boss brought up this candy bar today and I'd really like to make him a copycat of it. I'm getting that it was similar to a Snickers but the nougat was more firm and the caramel was more "burnt", is that about right? Any insight on their flavor and texture is much appreciated and if they turn out right, I will gladly share my recipe! Thank you!
DM - September 25, 2014 - Report this comment
PLEASE Bring back Butter Nut
miss jenny - October 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Heck I'm 57 and still looking for the Butternut candy bar. Why on earth would they stop making something everybody likes, what's wrong with them? Hey do anybody have a copycat recipe?
Robin - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I always make the comment to my friends that the Butternut candy was, by far, my very favorite candy bar of all time. I do not understand why even the old-fashioned candy stores do not carry Butternut. They would be taken aback by the popularity of it! I would promise to be a regular customer!! Let's get up a petition! There are plenty of us Butternut afficiandos to make a sizeable difference!
DDT - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
This was by far the best candy bar ever made, please, please bring it back for us baby boomers.
wade - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
i love & miss butternut candy bars, somebody make some
Ms V - November 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I wish they would bring the butternut bar back,it was one of my many favorites
Sharon L. - November 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I encourage all of you posting messages on here to contact the Hershey company. They are the owners of the recipe for the candy bar. PLEASE, please, please. I've emailed them several times. If they see how many people really want the Butternut back they will consider it. All I want for Christmas is a Butternut!
Walter H - November 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Butter nut was the candy bar ever, please bring it back
vera g - December 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved that candy bar, every time I when to the store I would get one 1966 thru 68 I hope they bring it back
Q - December 29, 2014 - Report this comment
The most enjoyable candy bar I have ever tasted & loved, I will always remember Butternut candy bars, bring um back!
Billy D. - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Hersey does own the rights to this candy bar and the recipe is in their vaults. The old-tyme candy store owner in Memphis told my brother that he was told that Hershey is thinking about re-releasing this candy bar again because of the public outcry. Like all of you, it was my favorite candy bar and I have searched high and low as well for it. There are many different types of candy that was discontinued that I believe would still be hits today and I don't understand why they were discontinued. As concerned with profits as these companies are, you would think that they would try to meet consumer demand.
Rebecca Lucian - February 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I need one right now.
deb campbell - February 23, 2015 - Report this comment
The best candy bar ever....please, please bring it back....the closed thing I have found is the Snicker Xtreme...but nothing compares to a Butter nut
v. mills - May 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Used to walk to neighborhood store in the late 50's to get a butternut! Was only 6 or 7 but new a good thing when I found it. Please bring it back. I've actually met folks my age who've never had one and that's just not right! I was a loyal consumer until they were taken away:(...
ARTHUR CARR - May 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Ihave been looking for butter but for years. I am from west Texas ,and when I was a boy I use to buy one for a nickel ,I will gladly pay a buck today,if I could find it please bring it back,
Renee - May 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Butternut candy bar was the best ever, and is my all time favorite. My brother and I were just discussing the merits of this bar. Although I love the Snickers candy bar, it is a sad replacement for the Butternut. I will contact the Hershey Candy Company to ask that they revive the Butternut bar using the original recipe, if only for a limited time. I will surely purchase a quantity to last a while.
Deborah S - June 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Butternut was my favorite candy bar. When my sister from Ohio came back to Mississippi in the 80's she would always take a box of butternut back with her. Please bring this candy back.
CBJ - June 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Hersheys bought the rights from Hollywood when this candy was discontinued. I contacted them and was told they have no plans to continue the Butternut. I grew up in Memphis and loved going by the store with a nickel to buy this candy bar. There's no taste like it. I'm glad I had the chance to taste it.
mike m - August 26, 2015 - Report this comment
In my lifetime there's never been a better candy bar than butternut,please bring it back!
A.W. - September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Just recently I have started buying the Snickers-Peanut Butter bar that has the two halves in the bar. This taste is the closest I have found to the original Butternut. It's not the same of course but it does remind me of the original Butternut. So if you want a sense of the taste of Butternut you should try one. But you'd better hurry before Snickers become extinct too. Just kidding.
SRS - September 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Growing up in the 60s, it was my favorite candy bar. I would love to have it back. Even if it was just for a limited time. I bet the manufacturer could have a great market for this delicious treat.
Bridget - October 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I've longed for Butternut candy bars for years! I grew up eating them as a kid in the 60's & 70's. I've never found any candy bar I love as much as Butternut. I remember the jingle where the cow sang, "It's buttery...nuttery" and the elephant would reply, "nuttery...buttery" and they'd both say "Butternut." The closest taste to it would be a Snickers, but the chocolate was milkier & softer, the caramel was very buttery in flavor--almost like a butterscotch, with a dense nougat-like center & peanuts. I can taste it now. I always look for it in Cracker Barrel stores, like today. That made me Google the bars to see if they are available anywhere & that led me to this thread. I will join in emailing and commenting on Hersheys Facebook page in hopes that will help bring it back. Good to see I'm not the only one who loves that candy bar!
tucker, al - October 13, 2015 - Report this comment
My wife and I was talking about how good the butternut candy bar was. We are baby boomers as well as a lot of you. There is no other candy bar that can compare to our beloved butternut.I will plead for Hershey to bring it back to us.
Ipo - October 26, 2015 - Report this comment
It is truly the best candy bar ever! The Oh Henry! bar is similar and is the closest that I've found to the taste of the Butternut candy bar. REALLY miss it.
Brenda - November 09, 2015 - Report this comment
We'd get boxes of Butternut candy bars to sell as a fundraiser and would always eat more than we sold. Mom and Dad weren't too happy when it was time to turn in the money but they ate their share also.
Jackie - November 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Butternut candy bar was the best. It would be nice if Hershey would consider bringing them back..even if it was for a limited time only. There are a lot of people that's willing to buy them.
Sheila - November 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Butternut is the best candy bar Ever, like others I replaced it with the Snickers, but clearly it's not the same, so I'm on board PLEASE bring back the Butter Nut candy bar
Gwen - December 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I have been inquiring about this candy bar and no one I work with seems to know nothing of the sort. I loved it then and will continue to love it. It's my number one candy bar, nothing else compares. Please Hershey bring it back into existence!!!!
Percy M Lee - January 31, 2016 - Report this comment
My sister gave me my first Butternut candy bar. It was the most delicious candy bar ever. I bought a bar every chance I got.Oh please bring it back.
albert - January 31, 2016 - Report this comment
the last one I ate I had found in a convenient store in Columbia Louisiana,and had not found one for a long time.bought two should have bought all they had.its a dam shame that people in power can buy a company and shut it down.this is something so many of us all over this country loved.
Iris - June 01, 2016 - Report this comment
Loved Butternut. Would love to have another to share with my husband, who never had one.
Juana - June 10, 2016 - Report this comment
Fond memories of the Butternut bar. Would go to the movies as a child in the 50's & always get a Butternut for a nickel. Wow.....those were the days. Would give anything for some Butternuts again!
Don - June 18, 2016 - Report this comment
My Mom used to buy a six-pack of Butternut candy bars for me - they had to last a week. I'd freeze them and take one out after school. Cut into 5 pieces, I could make it last through Sky King and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. Must have been around 1965-66
Chinese Ark - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
When I was a kid I had a t shirt with a picture of that cartoon cow and elephant on it. There was a beach my family went to in the summer that sold those candy bars at their snack bar.
JessDu - August 15, 2016 - Report this comment
The BEST candy bar EVER! What I wouldn't do to have one now. I didn't realize so many other people missed it as much as I do. Butternut lovers unite!!!!
Sam C. - February 02, 2017 - Report this comment
I Loved Butternut Candy bars! I used to buy one every afternoon break when I worked at GDC in Waterbury CT. in the early 1980's. Then all of a sudden, they were no longer found anywhere! it think its a shame that it can't be brought back!
M rob - March 01, 2017 - Report this comment
Back in the early 60s almost everyday I would get a " Butternut. " Everything about the candy bar was fantastic. If I knew where I could buy some I would buy a (gross) of them! So NOW " MAKE SOME!! "
Jamie M. - March 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember as a kid in the late 60s, my dad would get me one of these when he would bring me to get a haircut. They were the best. I have looked online several times in hopes of stumbling across some.
Bridal W. - June 10, 2017 - Report this comment
The best candy bar ever made. I wish they would bring it back.
Ms C - July 19, 2017 - Report this comment
My mom absolutely loved Butter Nut candy bars, when ever we went to the corner store as kids, she would always ask us to bring one back for her....hence I loved them too!
Don - July 27, 2017 - Report this comment
The Butternut was the best! I found some at a 7-11 in Maywood IL store in 1993 I tried to buy the entire box!! The chewy center was not nougat, it was like caramel and something else. I wish the makers would sale the recipe and someone bring it back!!
Lau - October 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I love the butter and I know you tried to replace it with snicker extra peanut bar but all your candy is too Sweet, the butter nut was more nuts than candy that that gave it the right amount of sweetness. Pleas bring the butternut bar back for a littler time just for Christmas so we can give them out as gift to our old time friends that would make a American great again.
bill meadows - October 22, 2017 - Report this comment
if you dont bring back butter nut we are going to boycott hersheys snickers is too sweet and not good as butter nut why would you not make the candy bars that millions of people crave and kids want to try
peter - November 20, 2017 - Report this comment
my favorite can bar. My mother sold a variety of candies and snakes. I ate more than my share of butternuts candy bars. I recalled buying them in the PI during the 70's
Terry (Bobby) Storey - December 20, 2017 - Report this comment
I like candy bars like snickers, butter fingers and Reese’s, but my all time favorite was butternut by far back in the 50’s and 60’s! I wish they would come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisa - December 24, 2017 - Report this comment
Oh how I would love a *Butternut Candy Bar*! I remember the last one I bought at Coleman's Store. If I had known it would be the last one I would taste.... I would have bought a boat load of them and froze. Several years ago, I contacted Mars to see if they could bring it back. No success! Best candy bar EVER!!!
Joycettej - January 06, 2018 - Report this comment
Woke up this morning craving a butternut candy bar, search the internet trying to order some cases and no success!
kamryn - April 12, 2018 - Report this comment
baby come back you can blame it all on hersheys. I NEED MY BUTTERNUT CANDY BAR SO I CAN GET TO MY HAPPY PLACE AGAIN.
Jimmyz - May 10, 2018 - Report this comment
If they won't bring it back maybe someone will do it for them everyone start calling maybe by demand they will
JD - June 21, 2018 - Report this comment
Butternut was made by the Hollywood Co, which was bought out by several companies ending up w/Hershey. I think what made it so great was the quality ingredients (according to Wikipedia) Hollywood insisted on using. Maybe we can get everyone to bombard Hershey til they do at least a once a year production, so we can all get our fix (assuming the original recipe is still around).
RR - July 21, 2018 - Report this comment
Butternut was the best candy bar on the market, the day wasn't complete without one or more a day. I'm not sure why it was discontinued or who bought out the company. My greatest hope and prayer is that someone find the original recipe and produce it again. It will make millions.
Sdb - September 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Almost every day, lunch llne, first grade, put a Butternut down on my tray, 6 cents. Too bad not part of making America great again. Bring them back Hershey! Did someone lose the recipe?
Sharon L. - February 16, 2019 - Report this comment
I can't believe Hershey has not listened to all of us! I just emailed them again (for the 4th time). I know Butternut would be HUGE hit today. Please, if you visit this site take the time to email Hershey's. I submitted my last email as an idea. If they come out with the Butternut, even for a limited time I will buy enough to last my lifetime.
Sharon L. - March 21, 2019 - Report this comment
Just emailed Hershey again. I won't give up. They will get tired of my emails and maybe they will put Butternut back on the market. It would give Snickers a run for the money. I remember our public pool sold frozen Butternuts, Zeros and Milkshakes but my fav was always Butternut. I sometimes buy a Zero bar just for the memories. Please keep reaching out to Hershey. Maybe they will listen. I read an earlier comment that they were considering re-releasing the Butternut because of the outcry for them to return!
AustinMan - April 12, 2019 - Report this comment
Grew up in San Antonio and loved this candy bar that was a rare treat for me back in the 60's and early 70's. Carmel, peanuts, chocolate and buttery, toasty, goodness. What else do you need? If others find out that Hershey is making the Easter eggs again they should post here so we can all enjoy this one of a kind candy bar again.

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