Last Updated on October 28, 2022 by Jim Edwards
Do you like chocolate and coconut candy with a tropical vibe? Bounty Candy is a sugar-free and vegan candy made of coconut milk, chocolate and brown rice syrup. Oh and it is also vegan too! It comes in milk and dark chocolate versions. The milk chocolate is sold with a blue wrapper and the dark chocolate is sold with a red wrapper
In this article, we will discuss what it the Bounty Candy bar is, its history, flavors and frequently asked questions. So keep reading…
History of Bounty Candy
The company was founded by a husband and wife team, who wanted to offer healthier, sustainable options to the world. They started grinding up chocolate bars and adding them into other foods in their kitchen, until they found the perfect recipe for Bounty Candy. Also, interesting to note is that the founder, William Frawley, lived on the island of Borneo in Malaysia and was inspired by Arabian traders to create his own signature candy bar with coconut and almond nougat.
Originally named after the Bounty Islands in New Zealand, the product was first launched in 1953 as a milk chocolate bar covered in coconut.
It is produced with milk chocolate with coconut pieces mixed in it that has been covered with dark chocolate. It is available globally but only retails in America during winter months due to its heavy use of coconut, which spoils quickly when exposed to warm temperatures and humidity.
The first marketplaces for the Bounty candy were Canada and the United Kingdom back in 1951. Its manufacturer is Mars, Inc., and the brains behind the company was Franklin Clarence Mars.
Bounty Candy Flavors
There is a wide array of flavors to choose from as far as Bounty candy is concerned. They include:
- Bounty Bar Original: a combination of milk chocolate and coconut flavors
- Bounty Bar Cherry: Cherry flavored introduced in 2006
- Bounty Bar Mango: Was available in Europe between 2004 and 2005 and introduced in Ukraine and Russia in 2010
- Bounty Bar Pineapple: It was available in Russia in 2014.
It is important to note that most of the flavors were limited edition.
The original is available in dark or milk chocolate, depending on the market.
Related: Another well loved vegan candy with coconut flavor is Chick-O-Stick.
Bounty Candy – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Are The Nutrition And Ingredients Of Bounty Candy?
The nutritional information of Bounty candy includes calories, fat, carbohydrate, sugars, protein, and salt. Ingredients include milk chocolate containing at least 14% milk solids, natural vanilla extract, salt, humectant (glycerol), whey powder obtained from milk, milk fat, and lactose.
Others are emulsifiers such as soy lecithin and E471, skimmed milk powder, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, glucose syrup, desiccated coconut, and sugar.
How Many Calories are in Bounty Candy?
The serving size of the Bounty candy is a single bar weighing 28.5 grams. It has up to 134 calories. A single piece of 10 grams has 47.5 calories. A package has 2 bars with a capacity 0f 2 oz containing 268 calories.
Is Bounty Candy Gluten-Free?
Yes, Bounty Candy is noted for being gluten free and vegan too.
What Is The Tagline Of Bounty?
The Bounty Candy tagline is “The taste of paradise” and it indeed leaves up to that slogan.
Do They Have Bounty Bars In America?
Yes, they do but they are imported. This is always an odd thing to explain because the Mars company that makes them is based in America, but the Bounty Bar is sold internationally and not in the United States. You can find it (see links in this article) but it is imported from England. Bounty Bars have not been widely available in the United States since the mid-1990’s.
Video: Inside the Bounty Chocolate Factory
This is an amazing video tour of how Bounty Bars are made in the factory, how the coconut is sourced. Very interesting video that definitely makes me want to go buy another bounty bar right now. Was also surprised to see how efficient and automated the process is.
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