Differences Between a Clark Bar & a Butterfinger


Anyone that loves the taste of chocolate and peanut butter together has more than likely enjoyed the flavor of a Clark Bar or Butterfinger candy bar. These two chocolate bars may seem similar when put side by side, but if you pay close attention you will notice there are a few things that set these two chocolate temptations apart.

Clark Bars

  • Clark Bars are a classic chocolate bar with a crunchy molasses peanut butter center. Necco, the company that produces the Clark Bar, uses all natural ingredients. Clark candy bars use no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors and they also use real milk chocolate to coat over the crunchy middle. For those lovers of dark chocolate, the Clark Bar also comes in a dark chocolate version. When biting into one of these candy bars, you get a natural crunch and texture of fresh peanuts. Even though this is a crunchy chocolate bar, the candy doesn't stick to your mouth as you chew.

Butterfinger Candy Bar

  • Unlike the Clark Bar, Butterfingers come in a variety of sizes and textures from Butterfinger minis to a wafer-like filling used in Butterfinger Crisp. Similar to the Clark Bar, a Butterfinger is a chocolate bar with a crunchy peanut butter middle that has been rolled and mixed with a sugar candy. The main difference between this candy bar and the Clark Bar (aside from the candy-laced center) are the ingredients and texture. Nestle, the company responsible for Butterfinger, does not use all natural products in their candy and this is apparent in the orange colored peanut butter center. When biting into this candy bar you will also notice the difference in texture. While Clark Bars give a good crunch without sticking to your mouth, a Butterfinger is a bit more work. The filling seems to stick to your teeth, and this is probably because of the sugar candy mixed into the peanut butter center.

Background of Clark Bars

  • Clark was originally owned by the Clark Company in 1917 and is now owned and operated by Necco. When the Clark Bar was first introduced it was known simply as Clark. This chocolate candy was sold for five cents and was a favorite with soldiers in World War I.

Background of Butterfinger Candy Bars

  • Butterfingers were originally made by the Curtis Candy Company. Once introduced, this candy became the company’s number two selling candy bar in their candy line at the time, in the 1920's. Along with the Butterfinger bar, Curtis Candy Company also sold Baby Ruth's. To gain popularity, the company would fly over large cities and drop loads of Butterfinger candy bars to people below.


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