Mountain Bar Candy – Chocolate Mountains Filled with Flavored Goodness

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What is Mountain Bar Candy?

Mountain Bar Candy Bars are a chocolate candy bar that has an incredibly rich and silky flavored filling. The bar also contains peanuts that are embedded in the crust of the candy bar. 

The candy bars come in three distinct flavors – cherry, vanilla, and peanut butter. The outer layer remains chocolatey for each of these flavors. And we have to be honest, we have always loved the Peanut Butter one the best but all of the flavors are good options!

 

 

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History of Mountain Bar Candy

The Mountain Bar candy was earlier known as Mount Tacoma Bars. It first came into existence in 1915. It was created by the Brown & Hayley factory, situated in Tacoma, Washington, which is about an hour away from Seattle, Washington.

The original name was replaced in 1923 with the current name. Brown & Hayley made the decision when they started distributing their candies in Seattle. The first flavor to be introduced to the masses was vanilla-centered Mountain Bar candy.

The cherry-centered Mountain Bar candy was incepted after World War II. It was the Cherry Bounce candy bar that was renamed and sold as Cherry Mountain Bar. In 1972, the peanut butter flavor was added to the candy collection. 

Mint and Cappuccino flavors briefly hit the shelf in 2010 but were discontinued due to lack of demand.

What is the Taste and Flavor of Mountain Bar Candy like?

There are three flavors of the famous Mountain Bar candies:

Vanilla Mountain Bar: Chocolate crust with peanut embedding and soft vanilla-flavored core. The vanilla flavor is strong, and the bar leaves a sweet aftertaste. 

Cherry Mountain Bar: Chocolate crust with peanut embedding and soft cherry-flavored core. It is a perfect combination of chocolate and citrusy flavor. The sweet and tangy flavor leaves a fruity aftertaste.

Peanut Butter Mountain Bar: Chocolate crust with peanut embedding and soft peanut butter-flavored core. The peanut butter core has a hint of salt in it, giving it a slight savory taste. It is balanced well by the outer chocolate layer.

All the flavored bars are crunchy to bite due to peanuts’ presence on the external chocolaty layer. The core is soft and melts easily.

 

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Video: Unwrapping and Taste Test of Brown & Haley Mountain Bars

If you want to see what the packaging and opening looks like, this short video is worth a watch. You also get to see the inside of the candy which has a unique look these days. And finally their feedback about the candy during the taste test.

 

 

Mountain Bar Candy – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the ingredients in Mountain Bar Candy?

The ingredients in Vanilla Mountain Bar are dry roasted peanuts, cocoa powder, sugar, invert sugar, palm kernel oil, whey powder, corn syrup, skim milk powder, vanilla (natural flavor), soy lecithin (emulsifier), and cream of tartar.

The ingredients in Cherry Mountain Bar are dry roasted peanuts, palm kernel oil, sugar, invert sugar, cocoa powder, corn syrup, skim milk powder, whey powder, sunflower oil, cherries (cherries, citric acid, and cane sugar concentrate), vanilla (natural flavor), soy lecithin (emulsifier), and natural colors (beet and glycerin).

The ingredients in Peanut Butter Mountain Bar are dry roasted peanuts, sugar, peanut butter (contains sugar, dry roasted peanuts, hydrogenated cottonseed and rapeseed oil, and salt), peanut flour, cocoa powder, skim milk powder, whey powder, palm kernel oil, dextrose, soy lecithin (emulsifier), and vanilla (natural flavor).

 

Nutritional Facts of Mountain Bar Candy

We are mentioning the nutritional facts for the three flavors separately.

The serving size in each of the cases is 1.6 oz (45 g).

Vanilla Mountain Bar

% Daily Value
Total Fat (11 g) 14%
Saturated Fat (6 g) 30%
Trans Fat (0 g)
Sodium (25 mg) 1%
Protein (3 g)
Cholesterol (0 mg)
Total Carbohydrate (27 g) 10%
Total sugar (24 g)
Includes added sugar (22 g) 44%
Dietary Fiber (2 g) 7%
Calcium (28 mg) 2%
Potassium (128 mg) 2%
Iron (1 mg) 6%
Vitamin D (0 mcg) 0%

 

Cherry Mountain Bar

% Daily Value
Total Fat (11 g) 14%
Saturated Fat (6 g) 30%
Trans Fat (0 g)
Sodium (25 mg) 1%
Protein (3 g)
Cholesterol (0 mg)
Total Carbohydrate (27 g) 10%
Total sugar (23 g)
Includes added sugar (22 g) 44%
Dietary Fiber (2 g) 7%
Calcium (28 mg) 2%
Potassium (128 mg) 2%
Iron (1 mg) 6%
Vitamin D (0 mcg) 0%

 

Peanut Butter Mountain Bar

% Daily Value
Total Fat (15 g) 19%
Saturated Fat (7 g) 35%
Trans Fat (0 g)
Sodium (25 mg) 1%
Protein (5 g)
Cholesterol (0 mg)
Total Carbohydrate (23 g) 8%
Total sugar (19 g)
Includes added sugar (17 g) 34%
Dietary Fiber (2 g) 7%
Calcium (33 mg) 2%
Potassium (181 mg) 4%
Iron (2 mg) 10%
Vitamin D (0 mcg) 0%

 

How many calories are there in Mountain Bar Candy?

1.6 ounces of:

  • Vanilla Mountain Bar contains 200 calories.
  • Cherry Mountain Bar contains 200 calories.
  • Peanut Butter Mountain Bar contains 230 calories.

Is Mountain Bar Candy gluten-free?

The Mountain Bar candies are gluten-free. However, they are manufactured in a unit where the same equipment handles soy and wheat ingredients for other products. There could be a risk of cross-contamination. Please read the label carefully and consult your physician before consuming the bar.

Is Mountain Bar Candy vegan?

The Mountain Bar candies contain milk-based ingredients. They are not vegan but can be considered vegetarian.

 

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If you like mountain bars, you will probably also like the similar flavors of the 5th Avenue Candy Bar.

Featured Image Credit: provided by Brown & Haley (thank you!)

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