100 Grand Bar – Caramel Chocolate and Rice Crisp Crunch

100 Grand Bar

What is 100 Grand Bar?

100 Grand Bar is an American candy bar that has a caramel core and a chocolate crust. The outer layer has rice crisps embedded in it to give it a nice crunch when you take a bite. If you like caramel, chocolate and crispy crunch, you will LOVE this bar.

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History of 100 Grand Candy Bar

The 100 Grand Candy Bar first came into existence in 1964. Until 1985 it was known as ‘$100,000 Bar’ or ‘Hundred Thousand Dollar Bar.’ The candy bar is currently manufactured by the Ferrara Candy Company and advertises the slogan “That’s Rich!”

Until 2018, Nestle was the producer of 100 Grand Candy Bar. Following that year, Ferrero SpA purchased Nestle’s American confectionery business. Nestle allowed them to use its name for up to a year. Later, Ferrara Candy Company and Nestle candies were merged by Ferrara.

There have been instances where comedians and radio station hosts have used the candy bar as sarcasm content. For instance, a radio jockey in Kentucky once kept a contest and announced that the winner would make  “hundred grand.” A lady won the contest, but instead of the money, she received a candy bar. She later sued the radio station. The incident took place in May 2005. You can read about it here.

What is the Taste and Flavor of 100 Grand Candy Bar like?

A 100 Grand Candy Bar is crispy and chewy. The presence of caramel in the core gives a sweet blast, while the embedded rice crisps on the surface give a nice crunch when you chew the bar. 

The thick milk chocolate coating gives a perfect chocolaty twist to the overall candy bar. The amalgamation of chocolate and caramel flavors leaves a delightful aftertaste. The caramel center is gooey but not liquid consistency and does not stick to the insides of your mouth.

What are the ingredients in 100 Grand Candy Bar?

The ingredients in 100 Grand Candy Bar are milk chocolate (non-fat milk, milk fat, sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, natural flavor, soy lecithin), non-fat milk, corn syrup, sugar, crisped rice (salt, sugar, rice flour, barley malt), butter, salt, coconut oil, monoglyceride, diglyceride, natural flavor, and soy lecithin.

Nutritional Facts of 100 Grand Candy Bar

The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of 100 grams. 

% Daily Value
Total Fat (19 g) 29%
Saturated Fat (12 g) 60%
Monounsaturated Fat (6 g)
Polyunsaturated Fat (1.4 g)
Trans Fat (0 g) 0%
Total Carbohydrate (71 g) 23%
Dietary Fiber (1 g) 4%
Sugar (52 g)
Sodium (203 mg) 8%
Cholesterol (12 mg) 4%
Potassium (163 mg) 4%
Magnesium  6%
Protein (2.5 g) 5%
Iron  1%
Calcium 7%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin B6 0%
Vitamin C 1%
Vitamin D (0 mcg) 0%
Cobalamin  5%
Caffeine (8 mg)

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Related: See our Mountain Bars Candy Review and if you love a good nougat flavor, be sure to read our review of the Charleston Chew, an old time American favorite!

Video: 100 Grand Candy Bar Review

This is a good unwrapping video if you want to see more of what the 100 Grand bar looks like and also how it tastes!

100 Grand Candy Bar – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many calories are there in 100 Grand Candy Bar?

A hundred grams of 100 Grand Candy Bar contains 468 calories approximately. 

One miniature bar weighing 21 grams contains 98 calories.

Forty-three grams of the candy bar contains 201 calories.

Is 100 Grand Candy Bar gluten-free?

The 100 Grand Candy Bar is not gluten-free. The candy bar contains barley malt that has gluten in it.

Is 100 Grand Candy Bar vegan?

100 Grand Candy Bar contains animal milk products like butter, milk fat, etc., in its ingredients. Hence, the candy bars are not vegan.

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