Last Updated on October 28, 2022 by Jim Edwards
Are you a fan of healthy roasted nuts? Do you love milk and dark chocolate too? You are in luck because Bridge Mix is an absolute treat of roasted peanut, almond, raisins, and Brazil nuts coated with either milk or dark chocolate. If you like nuts and like chocolate like I do, combining these together makes for an awesome candy that is a bit healthier.
Each pack contains a surprising set of chocolate-coated nuts where with every piece, you get to guess which nut you are about to bite into! And kids especially love this fun aspect too.
History of Bridge Mix
Emil J. Brach, a German immigrant, chose to open a shop selling artisanal caramels in Chicago, the candy center of the world, in 1904. With time, this shop gained worldwide fame, and it is now regarded as one of the world’s top confections producing companies.
The origin of the bridge mix can be traced to 1950, when a former Hershey Foods worker dumped candy from six conveyor belts onto a footbridge.
To repair equipment, the confectionery factory included a movable bridge. You could tilt the bridge to a certain degree to remove the fallen sweets, and the sweets were then placed in large containers throughout the site.
This Bridge Mix was made available to all plant workers. Soon after, the new management gave this confection a name, and production began in earnest.
Brach’s Bridge Mix Ingredients
You must be curious about what are the typical ingredients in Bridge mix.
Let’s check out the ingredients and find out!
Peanuts with preservatives
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Corn Syrup Solids
Modified Food Starch (Corn),
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Partially Hydrogenated Oil
Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil
Malt Extract (Barley Malt, Wheat Flour)
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Nutritional Information for Bridge Mix
A pack of Bridge mix contains 15 pieces of chocolate-covered Raisins, Brazil nuts, peanut, and nougat. Each 42gram pack contains 190 calories.
Overall, a serving contains 2 gram protein, 4 percent calcium, 10.0 gm of total fat, 65 mg sodium, and iron 6%. Brach’s Bridge Mix is 100% gluten-free.
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Bridge Mix Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who Manufactures Bridge Mix?
Hershey Canada and Brach manufacture Bridge Mix. Sees candy now makes our favorite version which is why we it shown above so you can buy it if you are interested in enjoying these lovely chocolate covered fruits and nuts!
Where did Bridge Mix Get its Name?
It is rumored that the candy got its name because mostly it used to be served in social gatherings such as bridge parties. Typically when playing bridge, the host will have snacks at the table. And unlike many snacks that might crumb or break apart on the table, bridge mix stays solid and is much easier to eating while playing bridge or any other game at a card table.
In Which Country, Bridge Mix Is Most Popular?
Bridge Mix is sold and demanded the most in the United States of America. But, it is available in other countries as well.
Does Brach’s Still Make Bridge Mix?
Yes, Bridge mix is still manufactured and you can purchase via the link below.
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Bridge Candy Mix Review
Here is a good review if you want to see what it looks like up close. And a taste test of course.
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