In the world of candy, it’s so much fun to go back and look at some of the candies from our history but also to simply discover something new and exciting as well. When it comes to candy that starts with H, there are quite a few really great options out there.
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You will find some well-known brands and some candy that will make you say “hmmm”.
Take a look at this fun guide to candy beginning with the letter H.
Top Candy That Starts with H
Let’s start with the top picks! This part of our guide is dedicated to some of the most popular candy that starts with H. We will share the candy and a quick overview of it. When we finish with these top picks, we will share some others with you too!
Our top pick is well-placed. The Hershey brand has a whole slew of candy, but we didn’t want to give them a space for every single candy! The classic Hershey’s kisses is just a drop of chocolate that is perfect to pop into your mouth and savor. They started out as just chocolate but over the years, Hershey’s has added a ton of different flavors as well.
Each Hershey’s kiss is wrapped in aluminum foil and given a little piece of paper that says the flavor. The paper sticks out of the foil. Different flavors have different foil colors and designs. Hershey’s kisses have been around for more than 100 years, being introduced in 1907 to the world.
This little teardrop of chocolate has made many people happy through the years and it’s certainly not going anywhere anytime soon. When they first created Hershey’s kisses, they were wrapped by hand. They made them this way until 1921 when they moved to a machine for the process.
100 Grand Bar
The “hundred” grand bar is another great choice. This bar has been around since about 1964. When it first came out it was actually known as the $100,000 candy bar but they later changed it to just 100 Grand instead.
They have had some fun slogans through the years and all of them relate back to the name of the candy bar. The very slogan was “tastes so good it’s almost illegal”. More recently they’ve used “that’s rich”. They are all fun and relatable.
The 100 Grand bar is made with chocolate, caramel, and crisped rice all formed together for the perfect tasty treat. It’s known for being low in sodium and cholesterol, which are always great advantages. The Ferrara Candy Company own the candy bar.
If you like just a little bit of cinnamon goodness with your sweet, Hot Tamales are just right for you. It’s a soft candy and chewy with a slightly harder exterior so it’s not overly sticky. The flavor is cinnamon, and they can get a bit hot when you eat several in a row, hence the name Hot Tamales.
This candy was first introduced in the US in 1950. At the time, it was created by a family-owned business in Pennsylvania called Just Born. This candy has been through a lot over the years, but they have always been popular. In fact, in 1999, the candy was named the top selling cinnamon candy. Now, you will find Hot Tamales Fire, which are supposed to be super hot too.
The brand has had some other flavors too, like Tropical Heat, Fire & Ice, and Hot Tamales Ice. The only flavor that has been consistently popular and always easy to find was the original Hot Tamales.
Just Born continues to be the owners and producers of Hot Tamales all these years later. You will find the candy appearing in some TV and movie debuts through the years too.
If you’re a fan of Cadbury products, you will most likely enjoy Heroes as well. These confectionery delights are like tiny little chocolate bars with all of the favorite flavors. The Heroes package of chocolate is basically the favorite flavors in small bars and then all put together in a simple dish.
These are easiest to find around holidays like Christmas and Easter. This is when most Cadbury products are in high production. The Heroes package does change because it’s filled with the favorites. However, it’s based off of top choices from the brand and can stay consistent for several years without change.
The current flavors include Wispa, Dairy Milk Caramel, Fudge, Twirl, Crème Egg Twisted, Double Decker, Éclair, and Crunchie. Cadbury markets to several countries so the Australia and New Zealand packages are actually different from other countries and contain several different flavors that you may have never even heard from unless you’re from that area.
Hubba Bubba bubblegum is certainly unique and it’s always a lot of fun. The most popular choice is the wheel of gum that basically just comes with one really long strand of gum, reeled into a circle. You pull out however much you want and tear it off and the rest stores inside the wheel until you’re ready for the next piece.
Hubba Bubba bubblegum has several other options too. It’s produced now by Wrigley and has been around since about 1979. If you don’t know much about the gum, they always made it stand apart because its less sticky than competitors. It’s perfect for blowing huge bubbles and not ending up with a huge bubble mess when it pops.
Hubba Bubba has had several different flavors through the years. The original flavor was always popular, but the brand actually discontinued it for several years. It’s back now and continues to be a popular choice. One of the other popular versions of Hubba Bubba are the big “chunks” of gum. These come in a sleeve of 5 pieces and was actually the original design of the gum.
We couldn’t leave out top picks without talking about the Heath bar. This delightful candy bar is made up of toffee, almonds, and chocolate and then it is coated in milk chocolate. It’s sweet and crunchy with just the right amount of rich flavor to the mix. This candy bar came out in 1928.
The Heath Bar was produced first by the Heath brothers, which was how it got its name. It was later sold to Leaf and then acquired by Hershey in 1996, where it remains today. The Heath brothers that designed this candy bar started their journey by purchasing a small confectionery in 1913. They eventually opened a candy store and ice cream parlor combination.
Interestingly enough, the Heath bar was originally advertised as “Heath for better health”. It has remained a popular choice, even through the Depression when it was more expensive than other candy bars.
Other Candy Beginning with the Letter H
We’ve shared some of the top choices but there are many more fun candies out there. Take a look at some of these other candy that starts with H.
Haribo Gummy Candy
Haribo is known for their gummy candies, particularly gummy bears. In fact, the gummy bears are labeled as America’s #1 gummy. The company has been making gummy bears since 1922 and they’ve made a ton of other fun gummy designs through the years too. The tagline for these gummies is “irresistible joy that’s fun to share”. They have fun and unique flavors and tons of options.
You might want to pass this one up if you aren’t a fan of insects. Hotlix are known for creating candy with insects. They even have some real insects that are prepared for a snack. Not all of their candy is just insects. They have some fun candies that you see in a lot of candy stores, like the scorpion inside of a lollipop. The brand started with a cinnamon sucker that had a bug inside, hence the name.
This candy has been around since 1980 and the insects selected are carefully chosen.
Hint Mint was designed to be more than just a mint. It’s gluten-free, aspartame-free, and certified as vegan. Hint Mint first came out in 1998 and you can find these mints in 15 different countries. They have a designer mint and nice aluminum trays that your mints come in. They have a unique story and strive to take a stand for the world in everything they do.
When it comes to candy that starts with H, there are a lot of great choices out there. You have some unique options like Hotlix and some classic favorites like Hershey’s kisses. You really can’t go wrong with any of them!
Whether you simply want to try something new or you’re looking for a specific candy, hopefully you can find an option here. If none of these quite catch your fancy, consider things like hamburger gummies, Helado, Humbug, or even hot fudge instead.
Which candy do you look forward to trying the most?
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