Food of the Eighties, Powerhouse Candy Bars
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I think it was chocolate with caramel.
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Victor - November 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved PowerHouse candy bars as a kid. I hope some day they will make it again. It was the best and I wish I had one now....
Ian - March 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Remember the commercials, featuring the faceless Candy Nabber? "...and soon, I, the Candy Nabber, will have all the Powerhouse candy bars in the world--I want yours next!!" There s a punk band in Gainesville called Powerhouse, after the candy bar.
pears - December 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Powerhouse was my favourite! I always got one at the movie theater -- I don't think it had caramel in it.
al - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
a Powerhouse and a RC life didn't get any better then that as a kid
kenneth oliver - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
i haven't seen or had a poerhouse candy bar in over 25 years and in my opinion they were the best of all time.
RJ - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Never ate one but I remember the little story about Mr Goodbar with Ms. Hershey behind the Powerhouse... now they have a Baby Ruth.
Eric Ebacher - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Pears-- Powerhouse did have caramel in it; one time while I was surfing on You Tube, I saw a 1977 commercial for the Powerhouse candy bar, and it said that it had chocolate, peanuts, fudge, and caramel. I made a comment a little while back about how in the mid '80s, Peter Paul ceased production of Powerhouse, because it was being outsold by many other popular brands, including Peter Paul's other brands such as Mounds and Almond Joy. (Peter Paul took over as the brand's parent company in the mid '70s when their original parent Williamson Candy Company went broke.)
Shirley - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been trying to find out what happened to Peter Paul's Powerhouse Candy Bar for a long time. It's the best candy bar I have ever tasted. I want it back P L E A S E !!!!!!!! I'm still trying to not cry because it is gone but trying y to smile because I was one of the lucky ones who ever tasted it. But I still want it back.
Iesha - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
where could I get a power house bar from?
Eric Ebacher - November 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Lesha-- You can't. As I told a few other people already, Powerhouse candy bars haven't been available for purchase anywhere for nearly 25 years, as Peter Paul stopped manufacturing and distributing them around 1985-1986.
Bob Muench - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Grew up with the Powerhouse factory down the street. Great place to visit on Halloween. It was torn down and replaced with condos. It sat on Belmont Ave. & Kostner Ave. in Chicago.
Don - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Powerhouse had neither carmel nor nuts - It's base was a heavy chunk of simulates maple sugar, topped by a roll of nugat, and covered by a waxey chocolate. The were a bit bigger and heavier than the competition, and in 1939 they came out with a 4 oz. bar for a quarter - didn't last long because a quarter was beyond the purchasing power of most kids (a movie was $0.12). It was a lovely bar - I used to eat all of the bottom first. Anyone remember the Three Musketeers as 3 bars; one each of vanilla, cherry, and chocolate? How about the two cent "Guess What" with two peanutbutter kisses and a cracker-jack type prize, and a kid joke printed on the inside of the wrapper?
mary P - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I recently found an old box for power House candy bars The box says carmal
Louis Green - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
The Power House I remember was circa 1970 to 1979 . It was in a blue anw hite wrapper. It was carmel and nugat . I believe it was the best candy bar ever made.
luis rodriguez - October 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss my powerhouse bar it was the best candy bar i ever eat i wish somebody out there bring back those candy like the big original JUMBO PIE made of marshmallow inside was 5 cent in 1958 now is not the same pure imitation bring back the good ones like Good and plenty MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Michael Holyfield - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
The mother one of my highschool buddies use to buy me a powerhouse to go with my steak sandwich and fungungs.... My pregame meal back in the good ole early 80's !!!! I've eatin candy all over the world now. And it's still my favorite ,hands down,!!!!
Ken - November 08, 2010 - Report this comment
PLEASE, Peter Paul or somebody, bring back the Powerhouse Candy Bar! I ate a bunch when I was a kid and instead of walking a mile for a Camel I would walk two miles for a Powerhouse Candy Bar at Mrs. Robinson's Grocery in Noetown.
Rich - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't remember the Power house costing more than $.05. They were without a dought the best candy bar around. i wish some company would buy the recipe and make them again. I lived in Michigan then and Kids theatre price was $.o9.
Guy - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
i think Peter Paul was bought out by Hersey's. i remember going ice skating and having only 15 cents to spend i would by a powerhouse and a reeses peanut butter cup, the powerhouse was the best buy because it was one of the largest candy bar for the money unless you liked the charleston chew which was a little bigger. give me a powerhouse any day.
kris - October 29, 2011 - Report this comment
It was caramel, peanuts and fudge. You cam Google pictures of the candy bar and the wrappers state what the candy bar was composed of. I seriously doubt I could remember many things I ate in the 80's but I will never forget the Powerhouse bar. As most of you, I wish someone would bring the candy bar back.
Linda - February 07, 2012 - Report this comment
My step-father died about 15 years ago and the only thing he wanted on his death bed was a PowerHouse candy bar! I searched everywhere for one and of course couldn't find one! I would have paid anything for one of those candy bars!!!!
Alan - December 07, 2012 - Report this comment
The powerhouse candy bar was the best. The last time I had one was in 1988. the reason I started liking them was Bob Lilly of the Dallas Cowboys advertised for them. Does anyone remember that.
Dan - February 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Ahh the memories i remember seeing this candy bar for the first time back around halloween of 1985 86 87 or 88 . I know it was around years before that but the thing is i did not see it before then. I remember that nice strong blue colored wrapper with white around the red candy bar name writing, very similar to the wrapper of the crunch bar by nestle. After that halloween i mentioned i found that this candy bar and another candy bar called peanut chews was the 2 candies that was the hardest to find in stores to buy. I remember seeing the power house candy bar in those fun size bags in Chatom a grocery store that also closed for business in the 80's. I saw a box for sale on ebay and on the side it said exactly what this candy bar consisted of
Barb - October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I worked at an amusement park in the summer of 1967 and didn't appreciate the food in the employees' dining room. So I practically lived on Power House bars and Coca Cola. What a match! I really miss the Power House bar.
Jack - December 30, 2014 - Report this comment
As a young teenager in the mid 40's, I remember the best tasting candy bar EVER. It was this Power House. Each day when picking up my newspapers to deliver, I would stop at a confectionary store where the owner would have frozen Power House bars. Delicious and lasted a whole lot longer, this way. 60 years later and I still can remember that fantastic bar
Jeanie - November 12, 2015 - Report this comment
The last place I remember finding Powerhouse candy :bars was in the vending machine where I went to cosmetology school in the Flint, MI area in 1987. I'll always remember how good they were and the advertising phrase "Peter Paul didn't call it 'Powerhouse' for nothin'! I have long searched for something similar, but no other candy bar compares. I'd love for them to come back. After all, the Twinkie wasn't allowed to die. Why the Powerhouse?
Leslie - December 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I have never forgotten the Powerhouse bar! It is the one thing I crave from my childhood! I'm hoping Hershey does a nostalgic return soon.
Leigh Ann - January 02, 2016 - Report this comment
My favorite candy bar as a kid. Would go to the "little store" in our neighborhood and get one, and an RC or Coke. It was the best candy bar ever made, why hasn't someone at least came up with a copy?
Kathy Lynn - March 30, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved the Power House candy bar. I would stop when I was a teenager at Tony's market and buy one every other day. Wish they would come back.
diana fermon - September 06, 2017 - Report this comment
My sister love the Power House candy bar. I really wish l could find some for her. Everytime l mention it she gets a big smile on her face. Someone help us find one.
Rob Lambert - January 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Powerhouse began in 1927. The Walter Johnson company in Chicago (4500 W. Belmont). Ownership changed to Williams around 1962, and to Peter Paul in 1971. Powerhouse was advertised in LIFE Magazine in the 1940s, and the ads, in comic strip form, had readers think that eating the bars would add muscles and become stronger, like steroids.

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