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Who knew there were so many awesome candies that begin with H? From some of the biggest names in the chocolate game to sophisticated breath mints and gummy delights to the bubble gum your childhood memories are made of. Take a look at the best the letter H has to offer: incredible candy selections that will have you begging for more. Hopefully, by now you don’t have to borrow the quarter from your friend or raid the couch cushions to get your hand on a piece.
- Happy Chicks
- Heath Bar
- Hershey Bar
- Hershey Kisses
- Hint Mint
- Hot Tamales
- Hubba Bubba
- 100 Grand
- The Final Letter
Happy Chicks are gummy candy made by Haribo. Haribo started over 100 years ago in the home kitchen of confectioner Hans Riegel. Since then, Haribo has become a candy conglomerate with a long line of iconic sweet treats. Haribo candies are a household name in more than 100 countries worldwide. Happy Chicks are a springtime twist on the ever-popular Haribo Goldbears. These sweet gummy chicks and eggs come in a blend of sweet, fruity flavors including Pineapple, Lemon, and Strawberry among others.
A popular Easter basket treat, Happy Chicks are made of glucose syrup, corn syrup, sugar, and gelatin. As a result of the gelatin these gummy candies are not vegan nor are they kosher or gluten-free. Lastly, a 13-piece serving of Happy Chicks has 100 calories and 14 grams of sugar although they’re fat-free.
Though they were first invented by two brothers in 1928 in Robinson, Illinois, Heath Bars are now commercially produced by Hersheyland in none other than Hershey, Pennsylvania. Heath Bars are a milk-chocolate-covered toffee the likes of which your dentist’s nightmares are made. Laudably, Heath Bars are one of a few candy selections offered by Hersheyland that are gluten-free.
Of note, Heath Bars are made by covering a crunchy brick of English Toffee in a thick layer of rich, Hershey’s milk chocolate. Heath Bars come in a standard-sized candy bar, a double, king-size package, fun-size, and Toffee Bits bags. The primary ingredients in a Heath Bar are milk chocolate, sugar, vegetable oil, and almonds while a standard-size bar contains 210 calories, 13 grams of fat, 24 grams of sugar, and one gram of both dietary fiber and protein.
Invented in 1999 by the Cadbury Candy Company, Heroes are a boxed or canned sweet treat from the UK. The gift-worthy packaging makes them a popular hostess gift or candy dish treat during the holidays. Heroes are essentially a variety pack of miniature Cadbury candy varieties. Each tin or box comes with a combination of mini Dairy Milk, Wispas, Twirls, Creme Eggs, Eclairs, and Crunchies among others. If you’re looking to enjoy a small, sweet treat, Heroes are the solution to your desires. Each of the aforementioned candies comes individually wrapped and is bite-sized.
Depending on which mini candy you grab out of a tin, the ingredients of Heroes may vary a bit. However, the candies featured in Heroes consistently contain sugar, glucose syrup, cocoa butter, and vegetable fats. Also, the nutritional composition of each candy may vary a bit too, but each has approximately 132 calories, about eight grams of fat, 14 grams of sugar, and two grams of protein per serving. If you’re looking for a quick and easy host or hostess gift, Cadbury Heroes is a great choice.
Referred to by The Hershey Company as “The Great American Chocolate Bar,” the iconic Hershey Bar first hit candy aisles in 1990. Though many varieties and flavors of the Hershey Bar are now available, the original bar is a solid milk chocolate candy bar that’s divided into break-off pieces comprising four rows of three. The Hershey Bar comes in a standard-size candy bar as well as fun-size and miniature sizes. Additionally, the Hershey Bar comes in other flavors such as dark chocolate, almond, white chocolate, cookies and cream, and others.
The standard milk chocolate Hershey Bar is made of simple ingredients including sugar, milk, cocoa butter, and milk fat. Moreover, a decadent milk chocolate Hershey Bar contains 220 calories, 13 grams of fat, 24 grams of sugar, three grams of protein, and one gram of dietary fiber. Finally, Hershey Bars do contain common allergens such as milk and soy, but they are kosher and gluten-free.
First invented in 1907 by the Hershey Company in Derry, Pennsylvania, Hershey Kisses are a mainstay on candy aisles. These sweet, drop-shaped milk chocolates are individually wrapped in silver foil with a cute white “kisses” flag poking out the top. Hershey Kisses are a popular candy for baking as in Peanut Butter Blossom cookies and decorating as in gingerbread houses. They’re also a popular goody bag or Halloween treat.
Besides this standard variety, Hershey Kisses also come in a variety of flavors and foil colors. It’s common around the different holidays to find Hershey Kisses that fit the bill. For instance around Valentine’s Day, you can find bags of Hershey Kisses featuring pink and red wrappers while around Christmas, you can find red, green, and candy cane wrappers. Some of the other flavors besides milk chocolate include dark chocolate, white chocolate, cookies and cream, hugs & kisses, strawberry ice cream, and many others. Standard milk chocolate Hershey Kisses are made with sugar, milk, cocoa butter, and milk fat and one serving contains 22 calories, one gram of fat, and two grams of sugar.
Created by Japan’s first modern candy manufacturer in 1956, Hi-Chew is recognized globally. In fact, Hi-Chews made their way to mainstream US candy aisles in 2008 and have been popular domestically ever since. Hi-Chews are fruity and chewy taffy-like candy that come individually wrapped in a personal-size sleeve or bags for sharing. Similar in taste and texture to Starburst, Hi-Chews are just a bit firmer.
What’s more, Hi-Chews come in a vast array, 200 in fact, of flavors; some of the most common flavors include watermelon, kiwi, acai, banana, mango, dragonfruit, and well beyond. One of the most lauded features of Hi-Chews is that each flavor perfectly replicates the fruit it’s named for. The primary ingredients in Hi-Chews include glucose syrup, sugar, vegetable oil, and gelatin with both artificial and natural flavors. Of note, a serving, which is about six pieces, of Hi-Chews contains 130 calories, three grams of fat, and 19 grams of sugar.
Hint Mints are a sophisticated mint variety that hit the streets in 1998. These designer mints, with the exception of the Green Tea flavor which is manufactured in China, are all made in the US. Hint Mint’s claim to fame is that they’re entirely made of natural ingredients and are both vegan and gluten-free. Similar to an Altoid, but without the artificial ingredients, Hint Mints are incredibly strong and made to combat bad breath.
Hint Mints are packaged in beautiful, discreet tin cans that easily fit in a back pocket. Though the peppermint variety is the most popular flavor, Hint Mints also come in pomegranate, citrus ginger, cinnamon, and green tea. The primary ingredients in the classic peppermint flavor of Hint Mints are sugar, organic corn syrup, and natural flavors. Two pieces of Hint Mints, which is a serving size, contain five calories and one gram of sugar.
Just Born is the Pennsylvania candy manufacturer that produces Hot Tamales, the spicy cinnamon candy that came out in 1950. Hot Tamales have been the number one selling cinnamon flavor candy ever since. Hot Tamales are a red, pill-shaped candy that comes in a box fit for sharing. These sweet but spicy cinnamon candies are chewy and addicting. Though the original recipe is surely the most popular, Just Born makes a few flavor variations of Hot Tamales. The super spicy Hot Tamales Fire and the even hotter Hot Tamales 3 ALARM are not for the faint of heart.
The original Hot Tamales recipe is primarily composed of sugar, corn syrup, dextrin, and fruit juice among other artificial flavors. A serving of Hot Tamales, which amounts to about 16 pieces, contains 110 calories and 18 grams of sugar. Beware as you shovel these by the handful into your mouth that they’re rather spicy, so be sure to have a glass of water handy.
Introduced in 1979 by the Wm. Wrigley, Junior Company, Hubba Bubba is a brand of bubble gum that’s named for a World War II military expression. Notably, Hubba Bubba was created expressly for blowing the biggest and best bubbles with the least amount of sticky mess leftover on your skin. Originally, Hubba Bubba was packaged in bite-size, single twist-wrap pieces. Today, however, many variations of that original packaging exist including the ever-popular Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape.
Though the original flavor was pink bubble gum, many spin-off flavors have since been produced. Some of the many other flavors of Hubba Bubba include strawberry-watermelon, cool cola, sweet & sassy cherry, and mystery. The main ingredients in a piece of Hubba Bubba gum are sugar, gum base, and corn syrup and each piece contains just 25 calories and five grams sugar. How big of a bubble can you blow with Hubba Bubba?
Though it was created by Nestle in 1964, the 100 Grand candy bar is now manufactured by the Ferrara Candy Company in Illinois. The 100 Grand bar is a chocolate, crisped rice, and caramel confection that is decadent, chewy, and crispy all at the same time. A wonderful combination of flavors and textures, the 100 Grand bar lives up to its name. Thankfully, 100 Grands are so popular that they can easily be found in grocery stores, candy shops, and gas stations around the world.
As with most candy bars, the standard flavor is the most popular, however, there are other flavors of 100 Grand including peanuts, dark chocolate, coconut, and even an ice-cream version. Notably, the standard 100 Grand bars are primarily made of sugar, cocoa butter, milk, vanilla, and corn syrup. Lastly, a full-size bar of 100 Grand contains 200 calories, eight grams of fat, 22 grams of sugar, and one gram of protein.
The Final Letter
There’s nothing like the comfort and joy a favorite piece of candy can conjure. Whether you’ve noticed your favorite one listed herein or something new has caught your eye, any one of these spectacular candies delivers yummy flavor and perhaps a sense of nostalgia. Which of these worthy H candies will you reach for during your next trip to the candy store?