National Milky Way DayMarch 12, 2017 by John Detloff
Ok! Ric had the Peppermint Patty, I have the Milky Way. The Milky Way candy bar was created in 1923 by Frank C. Mars and was manufactured in Minneapolis, MN and sold over $800,000 the first year it was introduced. It was named after a malted milk that was popular during its release.
There are two versions of the Milky Way bar, here in the United States, the bar is made of chocolate-malt nougat topped with caramel and covered in milk chocolate. It is sold this way everywhere else as the Mars bar. The global Milky Way bar is more similar to the 3 Musketeers bar, with no caramel topping.
Today, chefs are coming up with ways to utilize the Milky Way bars in a dessert such as Milky Way Brownies, Cookies, fudge and cakes. Enjoy a Milky Way bar, or create a dessert with some!