Food of the Seventies, Caravelle Candy Bar

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A crispy center covered with chocolate. Made by Peter Paul, I think. Very good candy bar in the 60's and 70's.
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Tammy - June 18, 2008 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite candy bars...
clynk - August 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I just LOVED this candy bar!
Karen - August 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I STIll long for this candy bar! It was my favorite of all time! I remember fighting my brother and sister for theirs when we would get candy at Halloween! LOL They knew how much I loved Caravelles and I usually had to trade 2 for 1, but I didn't care!! The $100 Thousand Dollar Bar just doesn't compare!!
eileen - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
My uncle handled the Peter paul candy account when I was growing up. One day he sat all of us kids down and gave us candy wrapped in a white wrapper. He told us it was a new candy and asked us to eat it, then tell him what it should be called. After alot of suggestions my cousin Tim blurted out "Caravelle!" Unfortunately the candy bar wasn't very successful.
tim - August 31, 2008 - Report this comment
i remeber sitting there with my dad. there were alot of us tasting and testing the candy bar. i am that cuz eileen speaks of.
mark silverman - November 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Boy, did I love this candy bar. What ever happened to it? Mounds stayed around, why not Caravelle? What's the matter? Did people somehow stop loving a crispy center with carmel dipped in milk chocolate??
Carl Burwell - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
There is a long list of fond memories when I think about my all-time favorite candy bar the Caravelle. What are the chances of re-introducing one of the best tasting candy bars in history?
Sally - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Caravelle was and will forever be my favourite bar ever!!!
Sally - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I just remembered the slogan "Indescribably Delicious" and it truly was! Steve Almond writes in "Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America",... "this entire book arose from the loss of a single candy bar. I am speaking of the Caravelle".
Kathlene - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Caravelle - The only thing I ever shoplifted (and more than once)!
Tamara - May 16, 2009 - Report this comment
My piano teacher used to give me a Caravelle bar each week after my lesson. I looked forward to that so much, and was VERY disappointed if she gave me some other candy. The very best candy bar ever! What were those crunchy things in the bar that weren't crispy rice? Kind of like small nuts, but tasted so good!!!
henry walsh - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
we need to have this candy back
Steve Roman - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Back in 1969 when I was a freshman in high school, at lunch I would get a seven-up soda (in a glass bottle back then) and drop Sweet-Tarts into it to make it fizz, and drink it along with about three Caravelle bars. (Back then I could eat anything and stay skinny.) That was my all-time favorite candy bar! Nothing else is quite the same.
KimBob - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Caravelle, that's it! I am in my mid-forties and when I was a kid I loved this candy bar. I could never remember the name of it though. Was so excited to find it here - been more than 3 decades and I can still remember how it tasted!
kent - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
this was a very popular but had ground brazil nuts and it went bad quickly. it sold fast enough that wasn't much of a problem but when the price of the nuts jumped it spelled doom for this great candy.
janet - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
When I was in college the Caravelle bar was sold in the vending machine in the basement of the dorm. It is beyond the best tasting candy bar in the world. Every now and then I think about it (even I can't believe I just said that). Whenever I mention it to anyone, they have no memory of it. The $100,000 bar is close but in no way matches the Caravelle bar.
janet - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I am so glad I saw this site. I was beginning to think I had dreamed up the taste of this candy bar. No one else ever remembers it when I bring it up. As you can see, I'm almost obsessed.
Anne - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Mmmmm my all time favorite. I would ride my bike to the gas station vending machine to buy them. There is nothing close to this candy bar in taste!
Colleen - November 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the day it was announced on the news that Peter Paul was going to stop making my favorite candy bar, Caravelle. How I wish Cadbury would see fit to bring this 'indescribably delicious' candy bar back!
kent - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
caravelle disapeared because the cost of brazil nuts went through the roof. there was also a shelf life problem. I so miss them.
Melonie - December 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Anytime I'm shopping for a candy bar, I always think in the back of my mind that maybe one day I'll find one because it was soooooooo good. I wish they'd bring it back..wait, maybe not..I'd go broke buying them. They were the best.
Eddie - January 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I also miss the caravelle Bar.
Joe - March 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I too loved that candy bar. I had one every week while watching "I Spy" on tv. It was a ritual.
Holly - May 04, 2010 - Report this comment
My best friend and I would walk barefoot to the neighborhood five and dime store several times a week for Caravelle bars. Now they wouldn't let you in a store barefoot! Good memories, great candy bar.
Linda B. - May 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Several times a week we would go to the YWCA for a "plunge" and I would always get a Caravelle bar from the vending machine. I made sure I always had enough money on me to buy one. I savored every bite. I can taste it like it was yesterday. It was a fabulous candy bar and I also miss it. Someone needs to resurrect this delicious treat so it can be enjoyed by new generations, and delight those of us that loved them and were fortunate enough to have had them.
Ron - June 11, 2010 - Report this comment
The Caravelle was the best candy bar ever! Some say the 100T bar is the same. Pppt, in your dreams, not even close. - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
If anyone has any old 70s candy wrappers they would sell, please email me, I collect them and pay good cash for them!
M0nch08 - July 04, 2010 - Report this comment
This candy bar was the best, why would they discontinue something that was so popular.
Sarah - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Caravelle, my all-time favorite. The wrapper was aqua and white, as I recall. Like someone else said, this was the only thing I ever shoplifted; I was only 6 years old and in Catholic School, so that shows you the spell this candy had over me! I still dream about Caravelle bars.......
Jo - October 08, 2010 - Report this comment
The first time I ever had a bar was when I lived in Rochester N.Y.. It became my coffee could not live with out it. I had the worst time not having the candy bar, and today I still think about it.
Leolyn - October 11, 2010 - Report this comment
The Caravelle bar was the best candy bar ever! I agree the 100T bar is not even close. Thanks for letting me know what happened to it. I've been looking for over 30 years for it. It is sharp in my memory. I am simply not interested in any other candy bar. Now that's something! Pay attention candy bar makers!!
mexico - October 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Beth - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I was just thinking about Caravelle... it was my favorite too.
Tom N - November 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Was just reading an old seafaring novel, and came across the word caravelle, and it made me think of Caravelle bars...something I haven't done in ages. I used to love them. One of my favorites. Nothing else came close.
ron - January 09, 2011 - Report this comment
The blue wrapped Caravelle was fabulous!!The center was so rich-It was almost buttery-I believe it came in two small bars -Better than the red wrapped 100,000 bar[which was of higher quality than the 100 grand of today]
Kathleen D - January 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Just remembering while eating a chocolate, caravelle bars, probably the best candy bar I have ever had. The closest was the 1000 bar but it is missing some little piece of buttery salty thing that was in the middle and the caramel was better in the caravelle.
Paul - March 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Peter Paul is actually now owned by Hershey. Does anyone else believe that a on-line petition to bring it back would work? I'm sure Hershey is on face book. It may be worth a try!
Joe Arizona - March 18, 2011 - Report this comment
The Caravelle bar is my all-time favorite. Fry's Electronics has a lot of the old candies from when I was growing up, but no Caravelle Bars. Bummer.
Shmoo - May 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Caravelle was my second favorite after Marathon. I liked the original $100,000 Bar as well, but Caravelle's caramel was creamier, softer and just better! LOL my mouth is watering just thinking of it 30+ years later. I'm afraid if they remade it it might be a disappointment, as today's 10 Grand bar is.Caravelle, Marathon & Choco-Lite: what memories!
PJMan - May 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh the memories, Caravelle and Ideal cookies, the best heavenly food ever made.
jay - June 21, 2011 - Report this comment
the caravelle was my favorite also but i remember it being pecans not brazil nuts
Cheryl - June 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved these. I found the picture, looked at the ingredients, and there are no nuts in it. Just crisped rice.
candyman - June 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Caravelle. Absolutely positively the best tasting candy bars ever! Crisped rice, caramel, chocolate. The shelf life was the problem. I bought several bad ones and would bring them back to the corner. grocery stores. The clerk would say that the Caravelle was just put on the shelf
Tony - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I never tasted one, but I'm glad to hear that they lived up to the 'irresistable' touting in their commercials. Here's what I want to know: was that Stan Freberg as the Caravelle Bar addict in the TV spots?
Cameron - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
My 2 favorites growing up were Beich's banana carmels and Caravelle! Ever since, I've searched everywhere with no luck. Even could only offer the $100,000 bar, even though they have almost everything else! I gues it's another example of the saying 'you can't take it with you'!! Caravelle is dead ... long live Caravelle!!!! One last word: YUM.
Mike - November 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I too miss the taste but I settled for 100 000 bar now in my 50's I find myself longing for a lot of smells and tastes of my youth aim having a midlife candy crisis
Ted - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I will never forget this candy bar, but my memories of it are not fond. I ate one during lunch when I was in elementary school in the early 70's. I broke out in hives and by the time my mon picked me up I as so swollen, I had to be rushed me to the hospital with a severe allergic reaction. The ingrediants on that one indeed listed Brazil nuts, the only nut I am allergic to. I too saw the wrapper online which did not list Brazil nuts, so it must have changed.
Sharon L. - February 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I too loved the Caravelle candy bar! the carmel in the middle was soft and buttery! 100 grand does not compare! My all time fav candy bar was the Butternut candy bar. Please everyone email Hershey candy company as they own the rights to the Caravelle and the Butternut candy bar. They could introduce a whole "nostaglia" thing. It might be fun for doubt it would be YUMMY!
Kathy M - April 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I ate a Caravelle candy bar every day at lunch when I was in high school 1964-1968. PLEASE BRING IT BACK
Karen - April 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved this candy bar- wish it would make a comeback!
Kathy L - September 23, 2012 - Report this comment
70's..high school...I ate this candy bar often...wish it would retro return like other least good to know I am not alone!!!
Matt - October 31, 2012 - Report this comment
I also have a hard time getting people to remember this bar. Also the Powerhouse bar. When Hershey bought Peter Paul, Cadbury had already discontinued the Caravelle and Powerhouse.
Steve Schroeder - March 29, 2013 - Report this comment
It was my favorite candy bar. I wish they would try it again.
Rich - March 31, 2013 - Report this comment
There were no nuts... It was crisped rice
Jim S - April 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I really liked this candy bar. I usually had several in my locker in the chemistry building at college.
Jef R - June 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved Caravelle as a kid and have looked for similar tastes since it went away. No luck. Some things have similar tastes, but never quite that perfect balance.
Theresa K - November 13, 2013 - Report this comment
This was my very favorite candy bar, I too wish they would bring it back.
Joe Padilla - September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember the Caravelle candy bar being one of 3 candy bars. Mounds was the first, Almond Joy the 2nd, and Caravelle my favorite the third. There was no other candy bar even close to it. I love it.
Kel Weston - October 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I never forgot Caravelle candy bars. But many people my age don't remember it. To the point that I actually thought I dreamed it up like someone else mentioned earlier. Glad I found you guys here. It was my favorite candy bar forever. I was under the false impression that they sold the formula to the makers of the 100 Grand bar because it was so close but no cigar. I'd love to see Peter Paul bring it back
Mary Parchym - November 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Why can't this bar be re-created??????
Big Mike - December 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Just described this candy bar to my son as one of my favorites from the '70s. Didn't like Almond Joy or Mounds compared to Caravelle. Guess with the acquisition of Peter Paul, it all went down.
John Cannon - December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I could have sworn there was a malt flavor in these, as if there were small malted milk balls inside with everything else. the wrapper says that there is some artificial flavor...maybe to taste like malt?
Katrina - January 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Caravelle was the best! My all time favorite candy bar. I can remember just savoring the candy bar during high school. They need to bring it back - even if for a limited time! The 100,000 doesn't compare - not near as rich and creamy.
JAMES - March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
So glad I stumbled upon this site! This was my all time favorite candy bar, One day it simply disappeared. I would so buy this again, there is an entire generation that needs to experience this candy bar.
Alice - April 26, 2015 - Report this comment
A soda and a Caravelle Bar were Friday night's special reward for having survived the week back in the 70s!! I miss it too and still look for it!
Mike - July 08, 2015 - Report this comment
The Caravelle was introduced in the Sixties about the time I was in junior high. As previous encomia attest, once tasted, never forgot. Ma mere used to buy by the box. My after-school treat was a couple of Caravelles washed down - as off-putting as it now sounds - with a 16-ounce bottle of Coke. Pure heaven.
Maureen - July 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Caravelle and the 7-up bar, 2 of my favorites, I MISS YOU! you yummy deliciousness RIP
MIke - July 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm sitting here eating a Baby Ruth bar and started thinking about the candy bar I miss the most and wondered if it was still made. I found this post....I hope someone who can make it happen reads these comments and brings it back. A Great candy bar!!!
Rob Lambert - October 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Caravelle was introduced in 1966. Like many confectioners, Peter Paul made the mistake of not promoting it as much as it had with Mounds and Almond Joy, the flagship products (similar case: Fleer promoting Dubble Bubble instead of Chum Gum). Caravelle got more ad time (or space) around 1972 and '73, after Peter Paul did some overhauling to its entire lineup of products. Then, promotion sank when sales sank after 1975. The Nestle $100,000 Bar fared much better as a similar product. Peter Paul abandoned Caravelle around 1977.
Linda - November 24, 2015 - Report this comment
In college in the early 70's, my favorite study treat - a Caravelle bar and a Dr. Pepper. I miss that...
Diane Lennstrom - January 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Caravelle was my older sister's only vice when it came to candy in our teen years. She actually kept one next to her bed; she figured if she could resist the temptation of her favorite candy, she could resist anything that could make her fat. It must have worked; she had a great slim figure
Stacy - January 09, 2016 - Report this comment
I never leave comments on random sites like this but I found this site because an article made me think of going to camp in the 70s, and one of my memories of camp was buying a Caravelle bar at the camp snack shack every afternoon! By that time of the afternoon I would be hot and tired from canoeing or playing in the creek or hiking up and down, and I would wait in the long line in the hot sun to get a Dr. Pepper and Caravelle, then lay in the dusty grass with my friends, or sit with our feet in the creek, and eat it. Soooo good! I was never able to find them anywhere else. There is a Caravelle commercial on YouTube that starts with a kid laying in the grass and thinking of Caravelle. Makes me smile. :)
Kim - June 04, 2016 - Report this comment
My family used to race dragsters back in the day of this candy bar, and some friends of ours had a funny car that was sponsored by Peter Paul. After their car would make a run their crew would follow to retrieve it and they would toss hundreds of the little Halloween-sized bars from the back of their push truck into the crowd as they passed. One of the bars they always had on hand was the Caravelle.. so I would always make an excuse to stop by their pit so I could snatch up a few handfuls of those little gems. By far the best candy bar I have ever tasted and I miss it to this day.
Amy - June 27, 2016 - Report this comment
I was a figure skater during the 1970's and I would sometimes get stage fright in front of large crowds, so my coach suggested to have a favorite taste lingering in my mouth when I took the ice to calm my nerves, and I would take a little nibble on a Caravelle bar. I don't think it ever helped with the stage fright--lol--but I sure did like the flavor and I came here to see if it is still available. I'm sorry to see that it isn't :-(
KD Bacon - April 21, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved the Caravelle bar. I remember the days when the candy bars were one piece, one long piece. They only cost a nickle. Then they went to a two piece bar which was less candy and the prices kept going up. What gives. Also remember Hostess cupcakes were 19 cents. The good old days.
Alicia - July 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved the Caravelle bar. As recently as the 1980's, I would buy a Caravelle every day after lunch in the office building where I worked. One of my favorites (other was Forever Yours)
J Lytle - January 29, 2018 - Report this comment
Caravelle candy bars were my favorite candy of all time. I have often thought about them over the years and wished that they still existed. Now I’m not sure why they stopped making them, I do know that I had bought one and I broke it open and there were little white worms in them. It wasn’t too long after that, that I noticed they were removed from the shelves. I was so disappointed.
Rob Lambert - February 01, 2018 - Report this comment
From the daytime TV vault, a Caravelle commercial geared toward adults. In a car, a man, posing as the son of Peter Pau's president with a woman named Bernadette, pulls up in front of the factory and brags about it. Bernadette only wants candy. This aired on "Dark Shadows" over ABC (9/22/69). A second commercial, trying to lure the kid and teen dollar, featured mixed, psychedelic animation with live action kids (in hippie duds), and a tuneful jingle. This aired on "Bullwinkle" over ABC (9/27/70), a Sunday morning show.
andy - August 11, 2018 - Report this comment
bring back the CARVELLE CANDY BAR .
ANDY - August 13, 2018 - Report this comment
HI Everyone, I just wrote a letter to Hershey Chocolate Co. about the Caravelle bar, they took over Peter Paul back in the 80's. there response was ,if they get enough interest on bringing back the Caravelle bar , they possibly could if we can get all of us and other to respond ,contact Hershey on this , it just might happen. so let get the wheel rolling, we need thousands of thousands of us candy junkies to bug them. let's make this happen. Thank you.
Mary - August 31, 2018 - Report this comment
Yes, yes, yes!! One of my all-time favorite candy bars!! Definitely, Hershey needs to bring this candy bar back!! Please!!

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