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Powerhouse candy bar - A chocolate covered white nougat candy bar.It came in a blue wrapper.
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Kari - October 26, 2007 - Report this comment
The best candy bar, ever. I've never found another one as good. Something about it...the caramel seemed a little overcooked on purpose, which made it yummier. Nothing compares. Come back to me, my Powerhouse!
Michelle - June 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree w/Kari... It was the very best candybar ever ever. I would love to see it come back!! It was popular when I was a teenager and it was yummy to say the least. There has never been and will never be a candybar that holds a candle to the POWERHOUSE!
Kelly - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I wholeheartedly agree. It was the best! I spent many a dime at Lewellyns Food Store across from Lincoln Elementary School in Cedar Falls, IA buying and enjoying that awesome treat. Does anyone know who manufactured it? It reminds me of a Mars product.
Kelly - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Wikipedia said it was made by Pter Paul.
Will - July 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Powerhouse candy bar was made by the Williamson Candy Co of Chicago, Il. They have been out of business since about mid '70's.
jessica Bandy - July 07, 2008 - Report this comment
does anyone remember the tv ad "Do you have the time?......No, but I have a Powerhouse Candy Bar." Cannot find it anywhere; trying to settle a bet.
Tommy - August 21, 2008 - Report this comment
This was the best candy bar ever. I would love to see someone bring it back
Linda Coughlin Hoogkamp - September 27, 2008 - Report this comment
i love the candy bar power house i tryed to explain it to my kids now but i cant even compare it to any other kind of candy. i dont understand if everybody loved that candy so much why they would discontinue it. it is a milk chocolate on the outside in the inside it was a whitish caramel and it was harders and melted in your mouth. does anybody know if there is a candy bar out there that tastes some what like the powerhouse. thank you.
Mari Balden - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
When I was pregnant for the first time, I craved 3 things, Dr. Pepper; Fresh Fruit; and Powerhouse Candy Bars. For all my pregnantcies I craved the same thing except for the Candy Bar - 2nd Hershey Bars with Almonds and the last pregnancy again all the same except 3 Muskateres. I would buy Powerhouse by the case if it ever came back. Not good as I'm a diabetic. TTGTB I wish they would sell the recipe to one of the other candy comanies.
Eddie - January 04, 2009 - Report this comment
One of my favorites. The closest I can find to the flavor would be if you took the nuts out of a Baby Ruth.
Charles - February 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I was watching "Love American Style" the other night on retro tv and noticed Ron Howard as a teenager whose family had just bought a TV. Ron had a powerhouse candy bar on his desk. It brought back memories
hugh mayberry - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
i worked at minnyards food stores in the late fifties i stocked the candy at the checkouts powerhouse was always a best seller and my choice at break time
Mary - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved the Powerhouse candy bar! Wouldn't it be awesome if a company would start to make it again? Sounds like there's alot of us out there that would purchase the candy bars.
David Hemphill - February 28, 2009 - Report this comment
There is a picture of a Powerhouse Candy Bar box at:,id,1821018.html#
keeg - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
here it is in a youtube vid
Pat - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss Powerhouse. It tasted grest with a chewy consistency. It reminds me of my Dad and being a kid when times were less complicated and I rode my bike to the local corner store.
Dakota - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I think about this candybar all of the time! Why don't they bring it back? SOOOOO Good!!
Tania - April 18, 2009 - Report this comment
If you can find an Oh Henry bar, sometimes they taste like a Powerhouse. The most unique thing about the Powerhouse was the unique aftertaste it left in your mouth - nothing else does the same thing.
rosemary - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved powerhouse candy bar and butternut candy bars.both are discontinued.but brings back soooooooooomuch love and happy times of the70,s.and my child hood days in the late 60,s.wish some candy company would find the recipe and bring it the memories of my childhood.i would love to revisit and capture again.thank god for are memories.
Deb - May 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I loooved the Powerhouse candy bar! Hands down my all time favorite candy bar with the Reggie Bar in a close 2nd. Please bring back the Powerhouse!!
nw mole - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
powerhouse and caravelle(another discontinued bar) were made by peter paul candy (they made almond joy and mounds as well).peter paul was bought out by hershey candy in the late 80's.i believe they own the rights to powerhouse and caravelle candy manufacturing.sometimes they do limited editions .send a letter or email to them might help.
greatn8 - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Going to class across the Ohio State University Oval was not complete without a Peter Paul Powerhouse and a Pepsi Light. Thank you, Pepsi for revitalizaing Pepsi Light as the Pepsi NFL Edition. Hershey, please get with the program and start making the Powerhouse.
Big Red 2008 - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved the Powerhouse candy bar. It was so good and had a unique taste of its own. When I was a little girl we would go the grocery store once a week and my mother would let us get a candy bar (once a week) so I would always choose the Powerhouse and I really miss it.
Rich - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Powerhouse reminds me of the fifties when my Dad would bring me 2 of them every Friday when he came home.One was for Friday nite, the 2nd was for Saturday. I knew being that it was Friday, I would run down the block and jump on him and receive the Powerhouse bars as a treat, the only time I got to eat candy.
Eric Ebacher - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
When Williamson Candy Company went out of business in the '70s, they sold manufacturing rights for Powerhouse to Peter Paul Candy Company, who continued making Powerhouse until the mid '80s (around 1985 or '86 to be more specific); but around the time their original parent company went broke, Powerhouse started losing popularity. Plus, Peter Paul's other brands, including Mounds and Almond Joy, had started to outsell Powerhouse, thus causing Peter Paul to announce that they would stop production of the popular candy bar. Powerhouse's last candy bar rolled off the assembly line in January of 1986 according to the TV series "Unwrapped".
Renee Hodges - July 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I think they need to bring it back, I loved that candy bar...
Dwight - July 13, 2009 - Report this comment
A super candy bar that was firm and chewy. I wish Peter Paul would bring it back.
Edward - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with most of the guest. I simply just loved the Powerhouse. No other will ever compare. Got my 15 cents worth. The only thing I miss more is my childhood friend who passed away in 1971.Now that I'm fifty I would just love to sink my teeth into one just one more time before I meet my friend again. BRING IT BACK if just to re-live the good old days.Check out for some oldie commericals. If any of you find out about the Powerhouse Please e-mail me at Thanks and Powerhouse to you all.
Belinda - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
The best candy bar ever. When i was growing up my dad worked for the Santa Fe railroad and he would always bring those home to us. What a wonderful childhood memory. I wish they would bring the candy bar back.
Rhonda - September 05, 2009 - Report this comment
The best candy bar in the world. Sometimes I just crave that goodness.Bring it back puhleeze! I love it!
Gary H - October 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, I just had a snickers and was thinking how much better it would be to have a Powerhouse! I sold them at a golf course I ran back in the 60's & 70's and believe me I had my share of them! All my friends loved them, too! Someone get the recipe and make them!!
Dave - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Another halloween coming and still no Powerhouse candy bar available. Please bring back the best candy bar on the planet.
Harold - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
It was my favorite candy bar of all time. There has never been another like it. I also wish that they would bring it back. It would help me relive the "good old days" of the 50's and 60's.
bgirl - December 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Powerhouse,and butternut candy bars were some of the best candy ever made. I'd walk several miles just to get one more taste of those delicious bars. Have a heart, pleasure us diehard nostalgic candy lovers once more.
Eric Ebacher - January 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Dwight-- All I can suggest is starting a petition and having other people sign it and mail it to Peter Paul Candy Company asking them to bring it back.
Eric Ebacher - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
bgirl--As far as I know, Butter Nut candy bars are still available in grocery and convenience stores, but as I have said to several other people, Powerhouse hasn't been available since the mid 1980s, 1986 more specifically.
Shirley - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Powerhouse candy bar is the best ever made. I would love to have one again. Please, Please, Please bring it back. Where is the recipe?
Eric Ebacher - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Shirley--When Peter Paul ceased manufacturing and distribution of Powerhouse candy bars in 1986, they destroyed the recipe as well, so you can't find it anywhere.
Lorie - January 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Slim-Fast actually makes a bar that I think tastes just like a Powerhouse, and I am very picky when it comes to chocolate. It's called "Chocolate Nougat Gone Nuts"
Bill - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow, what memories the Powerhouse name evokes. I was a freshman at St. Joseph High School, Westchester, IL in the fall of 1965. My mother had just passed away that summer, I had to leave home to live with my sister and her family. I was scared, depressed, and lonely. Believe it or not, the lucious treat that waited within that blue and red wrapper brought a welcome, tiny bit of solace to me in those days that I still recall after those years!
Eric Ebacher - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Edward--I'm sure that in time, Powerhouse will come back if someone petitions Peter Paul Candy Company and asks them to bring it back; if only God could bring back childhood/adulthood friends in that same way, I'm sure He would.
Eric - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved this candy bar, the best ever hands down!!anyone now where i can find them?epsloan@clearwire
Don - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm older - I remember Powerhouse from the late 30s - it had a base of simulated maple sugar, and the nugat roll on top, covered with an waxey chocolate. In 1939 they brought out a 4 oz. version for a quarter - but it didn't sell well because of the price - even though it was a great and filling bargain. Like most of you, I have very fond memories of that treat, and cetrtainly wish the experience could be repeated. Another aside - do any of you remember when Three Musketeers was 3 individual bars in flavors of vanilla, cherry, and chocolate?
Eric Ebacher - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Eric--You can't. Peter Paul Candy Company announced in late 1985 that they were pulling the plug on the Powerhouse candy bar, because it wasn't selling like it had in previous years. In fact, the candy bar's sales decline actually began in the mid 1970s (1975, more specificially)after Williamson Candy Company, which was going out of business by this time, sold manufacturing and distribution rights to Peter Paul. By late 1985-early 1986, it was no longer available anywhere.
Eric Ebacher - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Eric, I forgot to tell you the main reason why Powerhouse is no longer available: by 1977-1978, Powerhouse, on top of not selling as well as it once did, also began losing popularity to other brands, such as Mounds and Almond Joy, which were Powerhouse's sister brands until it (Powerhouse) was no longer available in the mid 1980s.
Kurt - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to buy Powerhouse candy bars at Lewellyns Food Store in Cedar Falls, too. I'd walk to the store during study hall from Cedar Falls High School.
steelpitt - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I was in High School and the clubs sold this candy bar for school, I bought at least 5 a day and never got over 130lbs. with my 5'8" medium frame. Loved this candy bar and when I graduated in 1985 that was the last year I seen and was able to enjoy this candy bar. Now I am fighting to keep the ZERO candy bar alive!!!!! I WANT MY "POWERHOUSE" BACK!!!!! Thank You mmmm My snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack mmmmmm
Ronda - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Steelpitt..are you trying to say they're going to take our "Zero" bar away?? Oh no!! Wasn't the Powerhouse enough...where will it end??
Eric Ebacher - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Ronda and Steelpitt--You're both wrong. I just looked on Wikipedia, and Hershey has made no such announcement as far as discontinuing the ZERO Candy Bar.
Bob - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Everyone that left a comment on this site and is reading this. we should all e-mail Pater Paul Co. and ask them to bring back the PowerHouse candy bar for us Bommers and others to once again enjoy.
Michael - May 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Why do they always discontinue the very best of everything made? powerhouse candy bar was that very best of any candy bar ever made, past or present. We need some company to start making them again, guaranteed a big money maker.
Rebekah - June 01, 2010 - Report this comment
It was my fave, I would go to Hickes store in Gary, In and spend all my money on powerhouse, I miss them.
Al J - June 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Starting a FAcebook group - "Bring Back Powerhouse candy bars"
Karen - June 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Al J! What a FANTASTIC idea!! I will look in Facebook as soon as I leave this site! I am echoing what so many others have said and I apologize for the repeats......BUT......I MISS POWERHOUSE CANDY BARS!!! I honestly had no idea they were not being made anymore until recently and this is bad mews indeed :( Al, I hope your Facebook group can get the ball rolling so we can all taste that yummy candy again!!! &^%$#@, they really have stopped making Powerhouse, &^%$#@!!!!
Bruce - July 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Powerhouse, Marathon, Rally, Caravelle all need to be brought back. I looked on another site and somebody said Powerhouse compared to Baby Ruth. NOT EVEN CLOSE.
Cindy - July 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I was a teenager back in the 70's. I wish I could PowerHouse candy bars. They were so good. Can't find a candy bar that good anymore. So the company that made them. Please bring them back. I found other favorites on net and got them. Now if I could only get the PowerHouse candy bar it would be great.
KR - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
My favorite by taste and value as it was bigger than other candy bars. I just loved them and was really heartbroken when I could no longer find them. The loss of my favorite soda, Tru Ade orange drink, a few years before that , I think added to the disappointment.
Don B - September 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Powerhouse was my favorite candy bar. Peter Paul sold out to Hershey company and they have the rights to it now. I just wish they would Bring it back. If any of you have any pull at hersey pull those strings
Ray Lance - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I agree wiyh everyone Powerhose candy bars were the best. I also wish I could have one right now.
Ron P - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Powerhouse was the best ! some one compared todays Oh Henry bar to Powerhouse. It's true. Oh Henry is now my favorite candy bar ... give it a try.
Joe D - November 29, 2010 - Report this comment
This is great. I thought I was the only person in the world who remembered and loved the Powerhouse candy bar. Anyone remember Bubble Up soda?
Joe D - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Never mind. I Googled Bubble Up. It's still available, but not easily. A Bubble Up in a glass bottle made with cane sugar and an original sized Powerhouse. Wouldn't that be nice.
Bill B - January 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow how I wished powerhouse candy bar was still a viable product. I know it would sell if they sold LOL it's not funny darn it. We want that candy bar!
'70s PowerChild - January 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Powerhouse candy bars were a favorite of my mother's, and also of mine. The real reason they were taken off the market was because Evil Nestle' (known for its ethically-dubious methods of marketing infant formula in poor nations) bought Peter Paul in the 1980s. Because Powerhouse was similar to Nestle's existing Baby Ruth, Powerhouse was removed from the market. Several years ago I had a serious Powerhouse craving and bought an "extra large" Baby Ruth. . .BR nougat is stiff compared to Powerhouse chewy, and BR peanuts are large, not chopped. Not nearly as good! I have always disliked coconut, and hate the fact that the other former Peter Paul candy bars, Mounds and Almond Joy, are still available. . .
Doug - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Best candy bar ever. I now have to settle on Babe Ruth. Not quite a powerhouse but it'll have to do until or if they ever bring it back.
douglas - January 19, 2011 - Report this comment
i am a grandson son of the original owner who made powerhouse..Walter Johnson Candy co. its really nice to hear all these comments on how wonderful this bar was..all ways had it in the house
Ken - January 19, 2011 - Report this comment
My father used to tell me about going to the movie for a dime and getting the large Powerhouse for a nickel. They would keep him entertained all Saturday afternoon. One day after he told me that, I tried my first Powerhouse! Best candy bar ever. I have missed it for years. I would pay premium price if someone started making them again.
Lisa Reid - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
It was the early '60's. Living on an Air Force Base in N.Y. Every Saturday my friends and I would go to the movie matinee. Remember those old candy machines? Long before push-button you pulled out a knob to get your candy. Well, I had a knack for pulling out that knob ever so slowly, then a short release and back out again - over and over. Each Saturday I put my nickel in the candy machine, worked the knob and dropped the entire row of Powerhouse bars. My favorite! I don't remember how many I kept or shared - I just know I had all I needed to see me through the movie!
Lee - January 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I am a grandaughter of the inventor of the Powerhouse candy bar. He sold the recipe to the candy company.
PATRICIA MCCURRY - February 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Dogman - March 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I feel so much better now... I thought I was the only one who loved this candy bar back in the 70s, still dream about it today, and wish someone would start producing it again so I could buy it in the future. Makes me sad that it's not around anymore.
Gary from Col, Ohio. - April 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I was just talking to a friend today about the powerhouse bar and the MARATHON bar from M&M/Mars. Marathon was my fav and powerhouse was 2nd. The last time I had a powerhouse was in 1987 when my mom bought it for me in Virginia when we were visiting Monticello. Great old times. Email me if you like to talk retro stuff. put powerhouse bar in subject.
buck - May 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Powerhouse was my pick all through Highschool and into adult life, you got your moneies worth,sad to see it go, maybe some one will bring it back. It went great with a ice cold pepsi
patricia - May 22, 2011 - Report this comment
this was the best candy bar please bring it back
charles lacefield - July 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I believe POWERHOUSE was the best candy bar I have ever had. Hollywood and Butternut was also good but not as good as POWERHOUSE.
Dave - July 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I am 81 now - When I was a teen we used to go swinning at the beach in Lake Geneva an usually bought a frozen POWERHOUSE bar at the cantina on a hot summers day. How I would love to savor that taste once again. They were beyond compare. TRULY THE ALL TIME BEST. Why doesn't somebody wise up and put these bars back on the market?
Greg - July 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I still talk about this candy bar being the best I have ever had. I have craved one for 30+ years. Nothing better....
Hank - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
As I recall, Powerhouse was a sponsor of "Rooty Kazootie" on the Saturday morning kids show. I'm probably talking about 1957 or so.
Linda Ciucci - September 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked for Williamson Candy Co. when they were on Cicero & Armitage. I work for Don Jonas and Sam Dolas in Purchasing. Christmas time we got the 2# bars of O'Henry and they were so good. I wish they would bring them back
Sheila - November 03, 2011 - Report this comment
When my dad was very sick with a short time to live, I asked him was there anything I could get him. He said, "I would love to have a Powerhouse Candy Bar." At that time, they had stop making them. I couldn't find one anywhere. I was not able to get him one before he died. I have been looking ever since and said if I found one, I would buy it and lay it on his grave.
Carter Swart - February 06, 2012 - Report this comment
My brother and I used to buy a Powerhouse bar after lunch and on the way back to Pismo Beach grammar school. It cost a nickle and was oh so good. I was 13 years-old. This was in 1946.
Tavo - February 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I use to eat 3 or 4 a day during my luch in school. This was in the 80s. I had been looking for them off and on. I decided to go on line to see if I could find them. Well I now have my answer. How sad.
Al P - April 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Powerhouse was the entree at my wedding, we served them chilled with a creamy brule sauce. My dog Elmo choked on one and passed away with a smile on his face.
Bill - June 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Chicago is a big candy town. My Dad and uncle worked at Curtis Candy and made Baby Ruth and Butterfinger. My other uncle worked where they made Powerhouse. He took me to the plant and when they cut bars before the choc was added, there was scrap left over. The inside of a fresh Powerhouse was great. After 60 years I can still taste it. The best and I wish all of you that miss this bar could have tasted it.
Gildersleeve - July 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I hadn't thought about Powerhouse candy bars for years until just the other day! I hadn't seen them for quite some time and figured they'd gone the way of Milk Shake. Hershey owns the rights to it, but they've never marketed it, Too bad--Milky Way (Mars) is similar, but it's just not the same!
darrell - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
mars owns the butternut rights and doesn't produce it, think I'll stop buying mars products unless it returns the butternut
Marsha - September 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I too have thought of the Powerhouse candy bar since I last had one. I can see it and taste it right now, so fabulous. I didn't know so many people also loved it so much. Sort of sad that we won't ever have it again.
Duke - September 30, 2012 - Report this comment
In the late 60s I used to stop by the small variety store nearby every day after. They had all the candy bars. Some were 5c, a few were 10c, but there was one, Powerhouse, that cost 15c. I always wondered why, and how many they sold.
Nancy - October 03, 2012 - Report this comment
We used to walk a mile to a country store in the late 60's and on a hot summer day choice of popsicle or candy bar well when it was candy it was a Powerhouse and on Saturdays I had to wait until TV to eat the thing, painful but worth it. I miss good candy!!!!
PATRICIA - October 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Ken - October 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I got a quarter from somewhere when I was about 8 years old. We lived next to the grocery store. One evening right before supper, I snuck over to the grocery store and bought 5 Powerhouse candy bars with that quarter. Then I went over to the schoolhouse which was also in the neighborhood, and ate all 5 Powerhouses. Afterwards I went home for supper. Wow was I full, and lit up with 'power' ha. Needless to say, I wasn't hungry, and totally 'spoiled' my supper as they say.
Mike - November 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Along with Butternut (a very similar candy bar), this is my favorite bar of all time. Milky Way is similar, but not nearly as good. I really miss those two candy bars. I would easily weigh twenty more pounds if either was around today.
Carolyn - March 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I agree with everything everyone has said except Milkyway doesn't even come close. It was, it is and always will be my one and only favorite candy bar. I, too, wish they would make it again.
Jo - May 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I wrote to Hersheys to inquire about the Powerhouse candy bar. I received the following message back from s customer representative: "Per your inquiry, we have never made the Powerhouse Bar. It is possible this bar was made by Hollywood Brands at one time. Hollywood Brands was then purchased by the Leaf Company and Hershey acquired the Leaf Company in 1996."
Jude - September 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Out of the blue, today I remembered an old favorite...PowerHouse Candy Bars! Someone said it was made by the now defunct Williamson Candy Co out of Chicago. Ya, I wish Hershey's or Mars would replicate the recipe! Ya-Ummm!
Bill - November 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Powerhouse was my favorite It was so good. Wish some company would make these again,,,, Baby Ruth has somewhat the flavor of Powerhouse. but not better.
kevin - November 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember Power house candy bars in the early 70's ,I would go from my fathers shop down the road and buy one everyday ,I remember an add that said something like they give you energy or power or something ,I think they realy did! I loved them ,and it seemed I had more energy after eating them ! ....anyway I wish they would bring them back ,I'll sure will be buying them!
Debbie - December 24, 2013 - Report this comment
In the 70's in spent my vacation with my Grandparents and my Grandfather would bring home 2 giant Powerhouse candy bars after work for me and my sister. Those were great times and I sure do miss Powerhouse candy bars. Like many said up above, I sure wish someone would bring back that terrific candy bar.
Gene - January 20, 2014 - Report this comment
POWERHOUSE BARS were the greatest. I would buy them at a little store where they froze some. Nothing absolutely nothing beats a frozen POWERHOUSE
mister dan - March 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Anybody realize back in the 80's that the wrappers powerhouses came in was EXACTLY the same color as a nestle crunch bar wrapper? Dark blue with the name in red writing and white around the red writing. Yup this and crunch was a patriotic candy bar truly american candy bars.
kim n. - March 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Best memories of getting a powerhouse and a root beer and listening to Tiger games with Ernie Harwell in the U.P. summertime in the late 60s and early 70s. What a simple great time in life!
Derk - March 31, 2014 - Report this comment
Powerhouse was my favorite, too! There was another bar that tasted similar. I think it was Butternut. But that discontinued, too.
Betty - April 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I had forgotten all about this candy bar until I went online to look up candies of the past to add to my good memories of the past file. This was my favorite candy bar when I was a little girl in elementary school. I don't exactly remember what they tasted like. I want to taste them again and I wish there was at least a recipe for them. Someone might bring the Powerhouse condylar back again one day I hope.
TZed - November 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Powerhouse was one of my favorites too. The Oh Henry reminds me of it. It is very similar, from what I remember. When I was a kid, in the 70's, my mother took be bowling every weekend. The first thing I would do is go to the candy machine. One of the slots was broken, and I found that if I put the dime in the machine, and then pulled the knob out just enough to make the candybar drop, I could then keep pulling the knob. I emptied the machine of that slot every weekend, and never got caught. It was always loaded with Powerhouse.
Poncho - December 30, 2014 - Report this comment
We talk about the good times of growing up and in the 50's 60's and 70's; and get on the subject of candy bars,and I am the one who brings up the the candy bar of all times, The Powerhouse candy bar. Come back Powerhouse,come back. My mother would bring me a Powerhouse and comic book on fridays every week.
EMIL ysona - January 06, 2015 - Report this comment
And don't forget; if you sent two wrappers and a Dime you you get a captain Video Ranger ring!
Sno's daddy - January 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I am very happy to read that I am not alone. Powerhouse Candy Bar was, and still is,- my all time most favorite candy bar! I discuss this with my friends but they don't remember it. I was very happy to find a picture of it on this new fangled tv with a typewriter! PLEASE bring it back!!!
Leroy Neyland - March 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I took my son Leroy Jr fishing in mid 1960 bought him two powerhouse bars and he replied dogy dogy; he loved that candy bar and so did I : please bring it back.
Jetstar - May 08, 2015 - Report this comment
There was nothing like watching my smoking hot girlfriend eating a Powerhouse candy bar.
Theresa - May 30, 2015 - Report this comment
I agree Power house candy bars were the best along side the choco lite candy bar made by nestle
Gregorio Portilla - July 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I think Power House candy bar was the best candy ever. How I miss it...
Rob Lambert - October 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Working with limited resources, I've found some pieces of the Powerhouse candy bar. First introduced in 1927 by the Walther Johnson Company (Chicago), later acquired by Williamson, subsequently, by Peter Paul in 1971. Life Magazine advertised this bar frequently in the 1940s, using a muscular cartoon man named Powerhouse. Ads were presented in comic-strip form. Some felt this was misleading, to make consumers think that eating Powerhouse bars would make them stronger. These bars were scarce on the civilian market come 1944 and '45, with sugar rationed and 70 percent of them going to military post exchanges. Sales lagged into the 1970s, eventually discontinued.
Jack Brown - January 03, 2016 - Report this comment
When I visited my great uncle in Chicago in 1955-1960 he worked for Walter H. Johnson Candy Co. In his basement at his house on South Indiana were a pool table and a refrigerator--the latter full of Powerhouse bars for the taking. Life has been downhill ever since. At Halloween he would mound up the dining room table with candy; you cou have as much as you could pick up with two hands. The line stretched down the block and around the corner.

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