Oct 2, 2020
Have you had a Butterfinger lately? I was shocked when I bought a bag at the dollar store and they were absolutely mouth-watering delicious.
Here is what happened a few years ago...that I had no freak'n idea, did you?
By Brittany Loggins
Someone laid a finger on Butterfinger — the recipe, that is.
That's right, the Butterfinger candy brand — which had been owned by Nestle since 1990 — was bought by Ferrero (the company behind Nutella) in January 2018. The new parent company is making some big changes to the iconic bar and claims that the new formulation will include "higher quality ingredients."
The new bars, which will be available in stores nationwide in February 2019, are made using a chocolate shell coating that contains more milk and cocoa (instead of hard-to-pronounce fillers).
A company spokesperson told TODAY Food that this change will result in a "richer, creamier" taste.
That's not all — Butterfinger is, quite literally, trimming the fat. The new recipe is getting rid of hydrogenated oils, which contain trans fats, and TBHQ, a preservative found in many processed foods. According to the brand, these updates have resulted in a crispier, fresher candy bar.
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