The Hollywood Candy Company of Minneapolis, invented it in 1932. The inventors were trying to come up with a name for the new candy bar when one of them suggested Payday since it just happened to be payday at the company.
In the late 1950's the hottest programs on TV were quiz shows like "The $64,000 Question," "Twenty-One," and "The Big Surprise." On the "Big Surprise" the contestant chose a subject area and was asked to answer ten questions ranging in value from $100 to $100,000.
The program sparked the idea for a new Nestle' product, introduced in 1966, the Nestle' $100,000 Bar whose name suggests its top-price qualities.
Many of you have asked about the name change from $100,000 Bar to 100 Grand Bar. We have not been able to find out for sure but we think it has something to do with computers. A product name beginning with a dollar sign will cause most computers go nuts.
93 No joke here. Just suffice it to say that the literal translation of the Spanish word cajeta is "little box."
With the help of Latin pop sensation Thalia Sodi, Hershey introduces Cajeta Elegancita, a new candy bar for the Hispanic market. Though the wrapper features a picture of Sodi, apparently she neglects to fill her Yanqui partners in on a subtlety of Spanish: In Mexico, "cajeta" can be used to mean "nougat." Elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world, however, it's slang for female anatomy.
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