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Facts About Butterfinger

Updated on July 24, 2014
Butterfinger is a candy bar that consists of a flaky, orange colored center that tastes like peanut butter.
Butterfinger is a candy bar that consists of a flaky, orange colored center that tastes like peanut butter. | Source

What Are Butterfinger?

Butterfingers are a candy bar that consist of a flaky, orange colored center that tastes like peanut butter and covered in chocolate.

Variations of Butterfinger

  • Butterfinger BB's - discontinued in 2006.
  • Butterfinger Buzz
  • Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars - discontinued in 2004.
  • Butterfinger Ice Cream Nuggets - discontinued.
  • Butterfinger Crisp
  • Butterfinger Snackerz

History of Butterfinger

Butterfingers were invented by the Blair Shipper Company in Chicago, Illinois in 1923. The name was chosen from a contest to name the candy bar. When the candy was first introduced, as an early marketing scheme, airplanes flew over several cities in the United States and dropped the candy bars around the city from the sky. Then, in 1981, Nabisco bought Butterfingers from the company and then in 1990 Nabisco sold Butterfingers to the Nestle Company.

Butterfinger Nutrition Facts

Serving Size - 21g
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Calories
96
 
Calories from Fat
36
 
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
 
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
48g
2%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
2%
Sugars
10g
 
Protein
1g
 

Random Facts about Butterfinger

  • For a while, the Simpsons were a spokesperson for Butterfinger but when The Simpsons aired an episode (Sweets and Sour Marge) involving Butterfingers unable to be burned with Chief Wiggum saying "even the fire doesn't want them", they got dropped as spokespersons.
  • Butterfinger was withdrawn from Germany due to consumer rejection.
  • When Nabisco obtained Butterfinger, the recipe was said to be lost so Nabisco made up their own.

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      Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I can't eat butter fingers as this sticks in my teeth and not worth the effort to get it all out. Some of the other products that you mention work for me though. Up and useful.

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      Amanda 4 years ago from Camas, WA

      I agree. I can't eat Butterfingers because they get stuck in my teeth and I am grateful that they have other products that don't. I love them so much!

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