4 Reasons Kit Kat Tops List Of Influential Candy Bars Of All Time

After interviewing various candy experts and historians, TIME Magazine has awarded Kit Kat boasting rights as the most influential candy bar of all time.


These chocolate covered stacks of cookie wafers were the first to find a global following, from a simultaneous launch in Europe and America in 1937 to Australia, Asia and Africa. However, HooplaHa is more enamored by the fact that this treat was first to be marketed around the concept of sharing. We're all for that!

1. The Kit Kat bar was the first candy to be marketed around the concept of sharing.

You can't say that about Snickers, for which the marketing campaign is based on the notion that the bar soothes a raging hunger capable of transforming one into a total diva.

2. It was one of the first candy bars to earn a global following.

3. It was in the works years before most of its modern competitors.

The Kit Kat bar's origins go back to 1911, long before Snickers (1930), Butterfinger (1923), 3 Musketeers (1932), Baby Ruth (1921), 5th Avenue (1936), and Milky Way (1923). (It was, however, beat out by the Hershey Bar, which hit the market in 1900.)

4. It has a jingle that you cannot get out of your head.

The "Gimme a Break" jingle has been used in some form in the United States since 1986. Chances are you can hum it by heart.

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