But let's delve back into the past and take a look at some candy bars of yore. At right is none other than the Chicken Dinner. In case you're wondering it was not intended to taste like roast chicken. The imagery was designed to convey the fact that the bar provided wholesome nourishment. Why Sperry Candy Co. never created a meat and potatoes bar is anybody's guess.
One candy bar that was invented with health benefits in mind is the Vegetable Sandwich. Unlike the Chicken Dinner, this baby must have tasted exactly like its name. Created in the 1920s, this healthful snack contained cabbage, celery, peppers, and tomatoes.
There are several other bizarre bars on the list, including two named after strippers: the Sal-Le-Dande (Sally Rand) and the Gypsy (Gypsy Rose Lee). My favorite, however, is the Seven Up Candy Bar. This powerhouse takes its name from having seven connected pieces each with seven different centers. The fillings were cherry, coconut, caramel, fudge, jelly, maple and Brazil nut. Keep in mind, this thing predates Take 5 by more than 70 years. You can thank 7-Up Bottling Co. for this bar's demise. It bought the bar and retired it, so they'd have exclusive rights to their name, no matter the spelling.