Food of the Seventies, No Jelly Candy Bar

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It was a chocolate covered peanut butter candy bar, the commercial said "peanut butter,but no jelly"
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Barney Google - July 02, 2008 - Report this comment
No Jelly was one of my all time favorite candy bars. I wish they'd bring them back. Interestingly, no one seems to remember them.
Randy Google - July 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I absolutely remember Peanut Butter, No Jelly bars. That was my favorite candy bar back in the 70s and the first I really remember. I would eat it with an icee.
Keith Google - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Same of my favorite candy bars and anyone I talk to (even my older bother) has no recollection of it at all!!!
DENISE - July 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Tara - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved them too, and google every once in a while hoping to find a good source!
Leah - August 25, 2008 - Report this comment
It wasn't my favorite, but I loved the commercial and I liked them, too. Thought no one else remembered them till my friend Shannon, a candy maker, found this site for me.
Jonathan Caws-Elwitt - October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, a memorable commercial! Peanut Butter and Jelly, played by human actors, are portrayed as a vaudeville team. PB is breaking up the act to go solo, and he's explaining to J that he's going to pursue a career without her. I haven't seen this in thirty-odd years, but it made an impression.
roy - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
didn't it also have like a Dudley-do-right jelly on the train tracks commercial too? I seem to remember that. I would eat mine with a slurpee in a marvel superhero cup...circa 1972'ish
Vlad - November 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember them giving it out in gift bags on the Wonderama show. They would advertise it at the end of the show. I really wish they'd bring it back!
Eric PBnoJ - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Never had the candy bar, but I remember one of the commercials that went something like this. Voiceover: "Their's was a love that was meant to be -- Peanut butter (actor) and Jelly (actress), until one day..." Peanut butter (from train steps): "I must become A STAR." (Jelly cries.) "But I'll name a candy bar after you." Voiceover: "Peanut Butter but No Jelly."
Jim J Jim - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
No Jelly was the most bamabalicious candy bar of all time. But I always have to explain to people what it was. Anybody remember the 'Different bites for different likes' ad campaign? No Jelly was one of the candies in the jingle. Oh, I can still taste that sweet thang like I just had one this last Tuesday!!!!
Tina Mc - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this candybar. I was born in 1965, so I was around 10 when this candy bar was out. It was like a reese cup with rice crispies for crunch (I liked this part the best) two pieces (shaped like an Almond Joy) covered in chocolate. I would love to see a wrapper
GREG - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
OH MY GOD! I sure would like to have another NO JELLY!!!!
Bill in MICHIGAN - December 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone know what Company made them?
Pauline - January 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I too loved this candy bar and wondered if anyone still made them. I still look for them in candy stores but I see from this website they're definitely a thing of the past. I think they were made by Peter Paul
Lisa - January 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I too loved this candy bar and was hoping that some internet candy manufacturer out there would be selling them. They were definitely made by Peter Paul. I'm wondering if the Reese's peanut butter cup swallowed up their niche? Though I like Reese's, the No Jelly was still better.
Robin - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been thinking about the name of this candy bar.I loved it I was born in 1964 so I remember getting it from time to ime as a 10 year old.If I remember the package was either yellow or orange. They were sooo good.Thanks for the info..
Andrea - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I was born in 1961 and have been asking everyone if they remember them for years. No one does, so I decided to google it. Glad to know I wasn't having false memories LOL. I loved them and the package was an orangish yellow color.I would love for them to come back too.
70sKid - February 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Remember the bars fondly, as well as receiving them as part of a package at the Wonderama - what a memory! I loved these bars! I seemed to recall an orange wrapper with the jelly term in a purple hue?
Karen - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I love this candy bar. It was my all time favorite! I would go with my brother to the store and he would let me get a couple candy bars. Yum!
lamar - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I am so glad I found this site. This was the most great tasting candy bar I ever put in my mouth. I lived in Los Angeles in the late 70's. I thought I was the only one who remembered No Jelly Candy Bar. And yes, I remember the commercials as well.
Joe - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
No Jelly was the best. I can also remember the taste, even though it has been over 30 years since I had one. I always remember my mom buying them for me at K-mart.
Lauri - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember discovering No Jelly's in the vending machine at work....had to have been 1973 - '74.... and becoming instantly addicted. I'm always amazed that no one else ever remembers them. Reeses PB cups are OK, but No Jelly's were soooo much better (at least as I remember).
Michigan City Mike - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
No jelly was my favorite candy bar also. I remember loving them, and then they were gone. I wish they would bring them back too. It's nice to see other people remember a good candy as well.
Kats - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow there are others that remember No Jelly! The rice crispy crunch set it apart from reese's! We sold them at the school store Brentwood High School, Long island New York!
ThatGuy - April 25, 2009 - Report this comment
To simply state it, I loved the Peanut Butter No Jelly bars! They were the best! I miss them so much.
Kim - April 27, 2009 - Report this comment
When I was in the 4th grade, my big brother took me to school every morning. He would stop at Miller's market to get himself a Yoo-Hoo and got me a No Jelly candybar. Those were the best candybars!
AnaContessa - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I have never talked to anyone who remembers "No Jelly" candy bars, so I'm glad I found this site. I remember them so well. They were delicious! Made by Peter Paul for a short time during the mid 70's. Not exactly sure what color the wrapper was, though I think it was tan (the color of peanut butter). I do remember though, that the lettering on it was dark purple (the color of grape jelly). In small letters at the top of the label it said, "Peanut Butter with", and below that in large letters it said, "NO JELLY". I remember there were at least a couple of different commercials advertising them, but the only one I remember clearly was the one with the vaudville-type couple back stage--Peanut Butter (the guy) telling a crying Jelly (the lady) that he was going solo. I think the consistency of the candy bar was more soft than crispy, cuz it reminded me of Reese's Peanut Butter cups. It was around the time of those great Reese's commercials that always involved a person holding a chocolate bar colliding with a person holding an open jar of peanut butter. One of them would always say, "hey, you got CHOCOLATE on my peanut butter", and the other one would say, "no, you got peanut butter on MY CHOCOLATE". Then they would each taste what they had and fall in love with it and the announcer would say, "two great tastes that taste great together". I always thought this was why Peter Paul came up with "No Jelly" candy bars--so they could compete with Reese's. They weren't out for very long, but I wish they still were. They were yummy. BTW, not to tout Reese's, but the commercials they had this spring with the chocolate bunny getting together with the jar of peanut butter and then producing Reese's peanut butter eggs a'la old school... all to the tune of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" was classic. Especially since that song was popular when the original "You got peanut butter in my chocolate" commercials ran during the mid 70's.
kelly - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
THis candy bar was called peanutbutter with no jelly in the 70's. IT was like the almond joy
Doug In Wisconsin - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Believe it or not I have a wrapper of this candy bar. I will look for it and post the picture. It's inside very old school book safe and sound. LOL I will try to post it in the next week or so. Boy I have had this wrapper for over 35 years or so.
Sandy - June 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I would love to see that wrapper. I loved that candy bar and no one I know remembers it either. I'm glad you all do! Your descriptions are very accurate and bring back some fond memories. I didn't like Reese's at first b/c PB, but no Jelly was so smooth!
Doug In Wisconsin - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I uploaded the wrapper picture. It has to be approved before they post it. This should bring back some memories to all of you. Not sure what year this is from. My guess is 1972.
jimfrog - September 28, 2009 - Report this comment
They sponsored an NHRA drag race car too. Maybe NHRA has a photo of the car. Early 70's
Joe in Ind - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I was in High School from 72-76 and the No Jelly bar was my favorite by far. Every time I eat something wit peanuts in it I think of No Jelly bars. I ate one every day back then and I can still taste them in my head. I absolutely loved them. My wife always brings up that we used to eat them. Someone on here needs to start a petition to have the candy company start making them again. I can`t beleive I found this site and I am not the only one that remembers the No Jelly candy. Thanks to all of you.
Rachel in RI - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad that others remember this candy bar! It was my favorite and not everyone carried them, even when they were out. Funny how not many people remember them. I was looking through the Halloween candy and thought how much I would like a "No Jelly" I googled it hoping that maybe they still sold them somewhere in the world, but I guess not. =( Too bad. Have to make do with Peanutbutter Capt'n Crunch. lol
Lola in OR - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree that we should start a petition to have Peter Paul start making them again. There has never been ANY candy that I've loved more and no other peanut butter candies in the world can hold a candle to NO JELLYs.
Roni - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Same story here...this candy bar is fondly remembered yet nobody else remembers it but me. Neato to find this page!
Wendy - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
My absolute favorite candy bar of all time. The peanut butter was smoother and richer than a Reese's and the rice krispies is what made it! It had a crazy name of No Jelly so no one seems to remember it. Glad to see other lovers of this great candy bar. Bring it back please!!!!
widebody - February 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up near a Peter Paul factory, and in third grade (which would have been 1972 or 73) we went on the best field trip ever -- to that factory, of course. We saw Almond Joys and Mounds and No Jelly bars being made, and at the end they gave all us kids one of each. I don't remember a lot about the No Jelly bar except that I liked it (though not as much as the other two). I would love to see it come back.
mark - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been asking people for years if they remembered this candy bar, everyone looks at me like I was crazy. NO one remebered it. thank god someone else remebered it. I hated jelly as a kid, so no jelly was a perfect alternative to the jelly rings. It had a great taste, different from peanut butter cups.(which I also enjoy) I wish they were available.
Mr. Mnemonic - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
No, no, no! There was no chocolate covering in the No Jelly was peanut butter and rice krispies covered in a sort of peanut-butter flavored white chocolate. I loved them too! :-)
Night Nymph - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Just saw a story on long lost candy and was sad (but not surprised) to see that No Jelly was not on the list. So I googled and found this site. Like many others here, I was beginning to think I remembered incorrectly, because no one I know remembers this yummy candy. Peanut butter cups are great - especially the new miniature dark chocolate ones - but I loved the consistency of No Jelly and preferred it when it was available. So glad I found this... Now if only someone remembered the candy called "Pennies" (impossible to Google for) which was a hard candy in fruit flavors that had a coppery taste to it. Sounds yucky, but was surprisingly delicious and addictive. I loved those things.
eliump - May 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Looooved No Jelly candy bars!! Glad to see others did as well. I sure wish they'd re-introduce this delicious treat!!!
nappyred615 - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
omg yes that was everyone's favorite candy bar it's crazy it's not still around you can still get lots of old candy that I don't even care about bt i can't get that.
dianne - May 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I wish they'd make them! I still look for them in stores they were my favorite.
susie - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
the thing i don't see is that the crispies were enrobed in caramel. the caranel is what made the candy so delicious. peanut butter wrapped in a crispy, caramel cover, topped by chocolate.
Mr. Mnemonic - July 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Nope. No caramel, and no chocolate. Peanut butter and rice crispies, covered in peanut-butter-flavored white chocolate. I remember this very clearly.
Angela - November 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved these candy bars! Sure wish they would come back. Go to to see a picture of the wrapper.
Tony - November 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember that too. There was a man who was peanut butter and he was leaving a girl who was jelly. I just had a Reese's Peanut Butter cup and for some reason it reminded me of that (35 years ago or so was the commercial). Didn't Reese's once make a peanut butter and jelly cup?
Kara - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I was born in 1967 and grew up in the town that made No Jelly!! I loved that candy bar. Where can I get one????
Richard Clifford - November 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Well, folks, I have to say that Jelly doesn't make the audition for Peter Paul's new candy bar and Peanut Butter's being forced to break up the act. It wasn't her fault; it was the jerks at Peter Paul who broke it up. It's time to bring peanut butter & jelly together in a new candy bar.
Carla - November 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Tami Cole - November 28, 2010 - Report this comment
nothing I mean nothing taste better than a no jelly candy bar yes yes please bring them back!!Reases just are no way the same exept when they have their holiday ones the taste some what better the christmas tree thee easter egg. But would rather have the no jelly. E-mail me to keep me posted
lee - December 06, 2010 - Report this comment
peter paul candy bar. "peanut butter no jelly. i submitted a link to youtube, "1973 Commercials: Pure Magic to Nixon Inauguration". 3rd commerical. vincent price feature in it.
Alice - January 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one that craved or even remembered the no jelly bars! I think of them every time I eat a Reeces cup. They are no where near as good! I really wish they would bring them back! And why doesn't anyone I know remember them?
Laurence - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh my goodness!! I was thinking about the candy bar after enjoying a P&B sandwich lol i was also born in 1961 and i remember the candy bar well! Wish i had one now.The only place that i can think of that MIGHT and i stress it MIGHT have it check the Cracker Barrell Restaurants they have candys from long ago that they have for sale. Just a thought...
Janelle - June 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I was around 14 and my friend and I would go to 7-11 and buy a No Jelly and Nacho Cheese Doritos (they just came out) and Orange Crush. We would sit in front of the store and eat them. What a combination, YUK.. I loved the No Jelly and I have yet to find any one that remembers them as well.
Ray - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved it! It was my FAVORITE Candybar. It was also the very last thing my Dad ever gave me on a Friday Night, and I found him dead the next Morning. I was pretty young at the time, (born 1965) and I'll forever have the memory of eating that candybar. I wish it was still available...
Kelly - July 19, 2011 - Report this comment
They were my favorite! Wish they would bring them back. I'd defnitely buy them up!
Richard - July 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I never had one of those No Jelly bars, but I wish to God that Peter Paul had put together a bar that combined peanut butter WITH jelly. I saw that print ad in the Boston Globe comics section in which Peanut Butter broke the news that Jelly hadn't made their Peter Paul audition. That really turned me off.
Cathy - August 15, 2011 - Report this comment
They were great, but they were not white chocolate as some here remember. I always bought one when I went to the movies! Good memories!
DFH - August 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Peter Paul also made two other candy bars besides Mounds and Almond Joy. They were called Almond Cluster and Caravelle, both introduced in the 60s before No Jelly. (Anybody remember those?) You can't write to Peter Paul, because they are no longer in business. At some point they were acquired by Hershey's, who still makes Mounds and Almond Joy, but discontinued the others after they took over.
Marsy - September 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one on the planet who remembered No Jelly! In fact, I thought I dreamed up that whole candy bar because they went away as fast as they were introduced. I loved them!
JRL - October 27, 2011 - Report this comment
My brother John can home from school one day in the seventies and told me I had to try the best candy bar ever, and he was right. No Jelly was the best. We had a few that summer but next summer it was gone. Never any explanation :(
LisaLisa - December 10, 2011 - Report this comment
THEE BEST PB candy there ever was. To this day I search all candies to come even close to this to no avail. BRING IT BACK but DONT CHANGE A THING!
Mrs Murray - December 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Write them directly! Beg like you have never begged before and lets bring back some childhood memories and introduce it to a new generation!
Phyllis - January 31, 2012 - Report this comment
I saw a few comments that stated people do not remember the candy bar. That has happened to me as well. I remember it so clearly, as well as the commercial, and everyone I talk to does not remember it. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I was starting to doubt myself at to whether it existed or not.
Dianna - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I the loved No Jelly candy bar. I bet the current generation would love it too. Since Hershey bought out Peter Paul, maybe we could petition them to bring back the No Jelly bar. It couldn't hurt to try.
Rich - March 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Also born in 1961, my wife and I were just talking about the candy bars of the 60's and 70's and wound up here. I think the jingle for the commercial that included No Jelly went something like this: I like "No Jelly", he likes "Powerhouse", she likes "Caravelle", oh well. That's what makes it nice (Peter-Paul), different bites for different likes!
Renee - April 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember the No Jelly candy bar too! It was amazing. I was born in 1962 and so I would have been about 10 or 11 when I bought them. They were 10 cents at the golf pro shop near my home in Arizona. They tasted like the Reese's peanut butter eggs (the ones they make during the holidays). Very very peanut buttery and addictive. :-) Wished they would bring them back.
Kim - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
My Dad used to work for Peter Paul Candy Co. and would bring samples of No Jelly home all the time. Hands down, best candy bar to hit the market! I vote they bring it back!
Michael - September 20, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG, My favourite candy bar. I even remember the commercial. You can see it here: I wish they'd bring it back.
Barbara - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Funny I was talking about this candy to someone the other day and they didn't remember it. Are they crazy? It was the best
Irina - November 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Best. Candy. Bar. EVER! Wish they would consider bringing it back. Although it is chocolate and peanut butter similar to Reeses, this actually was much, much tastier. The PB was smoother (less gritty).
JayC - January 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember the commercial for those but never got to try one.
Darin - February 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I was born in 1962 and the no jelly bar was the best I just ate a white chocolate Reese's egg with my 16 years son. I told him wow this taste like a candy bar I used to eat when I was a kid, called no jelly. Try one just close your eyes think back when you were 9 and enjoy!
annie - July 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I did not read every comment but I remember the wrapper and the taste...the comments I read do not talk about the amazing tiny crispy bits in the candy and the oval shape - wrapper was orange and purple but who the f... names a bar no jelly...if they named it crispy peanut butter lava bars they would have always rivaled of the all time best...does peter paul still exist?
vary tecker - July 07, 2014 - Report this comment
If No Jelly would have also had No Crisped Rice, I would have liked it. But I hate cereal of any kind
Donna Tenaglia - February 13, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm so glad I found this blog, I also am the only one in my family who remembers this terrific candy bar, God I miss the 70's. I was born in 1962 and loved this bar, the peanut butter was smooth & tasted much stronger then Reese's. But my favorite bar was the Wonka scrunch bar, those were the bomb!
Lisa - March 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Being a child of the 70's this was my VERY fave candy bar...still is to this day. Nothing has come close to No Jelly. I would walk to the store after school and buy one and also the original Oompas. They were like peanut butter m&m's but bigger and SO much better. I really wish the Wonka company would start making these again. In my opinion there is nothing on the market today that even compares.
Norma - June 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I make peanut clusters that's remind me of the no jelly candy bar. I'm the only one in my family that remembers the candy bar. If anyone is interested, please request it via a post and I'll post it. I don't know if anyone is still reading this blog.
AB - September 10, 2015 - Report this comment
My absolute favorite candy bar, bar none. I was born in 1968.
Rob Lambert - September 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Peter Paul introduced No Jelly bars in 1972. Name was changed to Peanut Butter Bar in 1977, and discontinued in 1979 due to poor sales. Like so many candy makers, Peter Paul blew most of its advertising/promotional budget on its flagship bars, Mounds and Almond Joy. Peter Paul Kamidjian founded the company in 1919., introducing Mounds shortly after. Almond Joy was introduced in 1946. For all you go-go rock 'n' rollers out there, found an Almond Joy TV commercial, aired on "Shindig" over ABC (10/30/65). A Halloween show where Boris Karloff makes host Jimmy O'Neill "disappear." Ted Cassidy of "Addams Family" is another guest. He appears both as Lurch, and without his makeup.
Kelly Alderman - December 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Norma if you read this I would have your peanut cluster candy recipe. Thank you so much.
Patricia Powell - March 28, 2016 - Report this comment
No one I have ever asked remembers this candy bar. Glad to know it wasn't a figment of my imagination. Loved it and wished they would bring it back. Wow, brings back memories for sure.
Amy Hartley - July 26, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved this candy bar and I, too, thought I was crazy because no one else remembers it. I wish they were still on the market. They were better than Reese's.
Dee - October 28, 2017 - Report this comment
Loved No Jelly as well. So cool to find this post. I don't know anyone who remembers them either - including my brothers. Maybe I never shared??

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