Food of the Eighties, Summit Candy Bar
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It was similiar to the layout of TWIX by having two skinny bars in the silver wrapping paper. It really wafery and tasted great.
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Kevin - September 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh yeah, I remember these well. Kinda similar to Twix, but had peanuts too. Probably been 20 years or more since I recall seeing 'em...
Kevin11 - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
These were the absolute best-tasting candy bars around!
Stacy Patterson - October 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes, where can I find some of these? Is it possible?
Shana - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Do you remember the commercial??? "Homework, Homework, give me break!" Need a break, have a Summit candy bar!
Olivia - January 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember the wrapper had a bright orange sun with rays reaching out to all corners. I loved this candy bar!
Des - January 12, 2008 - Report this comment
This was my favorite candy bar.
DOMINICK - January 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I USE TO LOVE SUMMIT BARS THE FUNNY THING IS THAT I WAS WALKING THROUGH THE CANDY SECTION OF THE STORE AND I WAS THINKING MAN I WISH THEY STILL HAD SUMMIT BARS OUT I COULD GO FOR ONE
Dave - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I long for a Summit Candy Bar. I am not a candy bar fan...but that Summit Candy Bar... I crave them. I wish I knew they were to be "retired" and I would have purchaced CASES of them and stored them in a freezer. I would love to just SEE an old wraper that someone saved... a picture of what it looked like... There is NOTHING ELSE that compaires to the taste of a Summit Candy Bar. Does anyone agree? If you have a picture or other info, please email me dave . taylor @ blackbox-vs . com Thanks! Dave
Jen - February 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved the Summit bar...they remind me of Twix bars. I just ate a Twix and decided to Google Summit to see if anyone else missed them!
Joe - March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG...I soooo miss summit bars. I used to eat 'em every day growing up. It was like watching baseball. I would do ANYTHING to grab a hold of just one summit bar!
CHAD - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
My MOM used to get them in the 24 packs for me and my brother ....... THEY WERE THE BEST!!!
Kroog - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I have wondered about/longed for the Summit bar literally for decades... As a kid in the early 80's, I always thought it was interesting how similar they were to Twix - but slightly better in my opinion. My theory on their fate (pretty clear if you think about it) is that they were forced out of business by Twix: either took a buyout from Twix's parent company to stop producing a candy that was such a direct competitor or knuckled under to possible legal threats... Does anyone remember the Go Ahead bar - especially the main national TV commercial for it?
Nestor - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I miss that candy bar. It was my favorite. The fun part if it was when is would melt it was a challange to eat.
Sara - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
When I was a kid in the early 80's, my sister left for a babysitting job and forgot her Summit Bar on the tool bench in the garage. I knew she would be gone for hours and there was no way I could wait for her to get home so I could ask her for a bite, so I ate it and figured I'd deal with the consequences later. I bet she was thinking of it the whole time she was babysitting--clueless that I was eating it for her. Ha! I though back then that they were made by the same company as Twix because of the similarity.
Angela - May 15, 2008 - Report this comment
It would be great if someone contacted the company that made the Summit Bar and they brought it back. I loved them when I was a child. It is a shame I can't pass the experience with my children.
Bob - May 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I am SO glad that SOMEBODY (i.e. Shana) remembers that the original "give me a break" did NOT belong to KitKat, it belonged to Summit Candy Bars. For years people thought I was crazy (which might be true but for other reasons), the "give me a break" belonged to Summit first.
Chris - June 13, 2008 - Report this comment
These were my favorite candy as a child. I remember they had an orange wrapper. If I remember correctly, the candy was changed/reformulated for a short period of time with a new grey/blue wrapper. I remember being so disappointed when they changed it. I hated the new Summit bar. I wish I could have one now. The original was the best.
Justin - June 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I to love the summit bar, I remember seing one in a tree as boy and asked my grandpa to get it for me but he wouldn't because it was too high now that I'm 6 foot 7 I always have to touch the spot where the summit bar was, oh well if they would just get a clue and bring it back I would buy a case of a 1000 so that it would stay around.
SHERRY - June 14, 2008 - Report this comment
U BET THEY WERE THE GREATEST CANDY BARS EVER, MY HUSBAND AND I; BOTH AGREE THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE CONTINUED THE SALE OF THIS MOST MAGNIFICENT TASTING CANDY BAR "SUMMIT BAR". WE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SHARE THIS DELICIOUS TREAT WITH OUR CHILDREN.
Kevin11 - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Can anyone find an image of the wrapper? I searched the web over and came away with nothing...
krista && ,her mother, deloris - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Deloris-"The Summit was the BEST candy bar of all times. I so vividly remeber the tasty chocalate, wafers, and peanuts. I so long to relive that pleasant memory. In every city I have ever visited in the world, I have searched with fingers crossed for the Summit. I wish I could influence the manufacturers to bring back those glorious days. " Krista-"Every morning I wake up and my mother is sitting at my bed staring at my face. She tells me I look a Summit Candy Bar. W ehave an entire drawer filled with Summit wrappers. Sometimes she takes the wrappers out and lays them on the ground and licks them. She cries when she reminsces on the sweet and savory taste of this candy bar. I wish I could somehow taste one for myself; or for my mother and I to share a bar and share a beautiful bonding moment. My mother even named our dog Summit! I hope I get the chance to taste the SUMMIT BAR!!!!!!"
mrhanman - July 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember the summit bar. I believe that the original came in an orange-red and brown wrapper. Then they changed the formula, and the wrapper became silver, with ornange and yellow writing. I do not recall the wrapper ever being blue as one of the people on this site suggested. Those of you who remember Summit Bar may also recall a similar candybar, the Bar None from Hersheys, also discontinued. It was good, then alas, they too changed the formula, adding caramel, and it was not as good as the original. Shortly thereafter, they discontinued the Bar None, except I have read on other sites that it is still made in Mexico. Another person recalled the Go-Ahead bar and queried about commercials for it. I distinctly remember a commercial for the Go-Ahead bar that involved an Abbot and Costello routine. I think the Go-Ahead came out aout the same time as the original Witchemecallit Bar, which was also ruined, in my opinion, when they revamped it to include caramel.
candygirl - August 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Summit and Twix were made by the same manufacturer. They were both introduced at the same time. Twix with it's cookie crunch and caramel and Summit with it's wafers and peanut butter. I remember the commercial with the Mountain climbers and the jingle; "It's Summit, after only one bite, Summit, after only one bite, 'cause it's chocolate, peanuts and, chocolate, peanuts and LITE...." I also remember when they discontinued the Summit bar, they introduced a 'new' Twix....the regular one with the cookie crunch and caramel, and the one with peanut butter.....I guess it was to compensate for the missing Summit bar..
reesiecup - August 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh!!! No one I talk to remembers the Summit bar. That was and is still my absolute favorite!!!
Ana, Harlingen, TX - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone have a picture of the Summit wrapper? I sure do miss them candies. They tasted way better than Twix! anisylprz@yahoo.com
Darkjedi - September 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember the saying. TRY Summit a DELICIOUS BREAK ANYTIME!
Shootz - October 07, 2008 - Report this comment
The absolute best candy bar EVER!! It's funny, because I remember the Summit bars from when I was a kid, and I remember president reagan was set to engage in some very important conferences with the Russian leader micheal gorbachev (I'm sure it's spelled wrong). They called these conferences "SUMMIT" conferences! The candy bar was out around the same time that these conferences were taking place. I'm sure that one didn't have anything to do with the other, but I think it's a cool coincidence nonetheless!
david - November 01, 2008 - Report this comment
why do they always quit making the good stuff. they still make the reese's whipped they should have whipped the one that insulted reese's good name by inventing this.
Cynthia - November 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I do remember this great candy bar. I just wonder why did they stop the sale of this great candy bar. I could really use one about now!
rochelle - November 06, 2008 - Report this comment
i used to love these candy bars wish they still made them but of course they always take the good stuff off the shelf
travabo - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
how do we get them to reconsider? summit bars were the best!
Lauar - November 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm so happy I'm not the only one who remembers the Summit bar! They were my favorites and so often over the years I've craved one. I used to think maybe one day at an old country store I'd come across one, but no such luck.
Christine - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Look it up on youtube! You will crack up!
Jennifer - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
OMGosh!! I loved this candy bar as a kid, I remember eating it very slowly as to savor every bite! Should of eaten them even slower now that they are no longer available!!!
Murraya - December 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I so loved the Summit candy bar in the 80's. I remember when they were going to discontinue it, my friend bought like 20 or more wrapped them, and gave it to me for Christmas. I treasured every bite of those remaining candy bars and didn't share with anyone! I also would look for this and the Marathon bar (my 2nd favorite) in candy shops around the world when I travel hoping that someplace else has a clue that these are the best candy bars ever invented and still carry them, but to no avail. I don't like Twix.
Cheri - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Summit Candy Bars are my all-time favorite - wish they would bring them back!
Jamie - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
who made summit? Reeces? All I know is the last time I had one was in 1978. Why would they get rid of such an awesome candy bar? why not bring it back. My other favorite was the MARATHON BAR
tracy - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone who made the Summit candy bar??
Jen - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I have done lotsof research on the Summit bar and I am sorry to say that are am pretty sure they are NOT coming back. Tears of sadness, I know. So far teh reeses wafer candy bar thing is kinda close exempt for size and taste but it is as close to the SUmmit bar out there and I try them all becasue I like you love and miss my Summit bars...
prince - January 06, 2009 - Report this comment
summitt candy bars wow i would pay $50 to taste one again
Michelle - January 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I keep watching Unwrapped on the Food Network hoping to see a Summit candy bar but no luck yet.. OH how I would love to have a Summit. I think of the candy bar and the memories it brings back..Why do they always stop the good stuff?
Matt - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember a candy bar that looked and tasted just like a Kit Kat, but nobody else remembers it. If anybody remembers it, please let me know the name. They were both out together shortly if I am correct, then this one was discontinued. - Thanks
Evelyn - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I was actually looking it up now to see if they were sold anywhere else. There are alot of companies that sell old time candies. I am frustrated, not my Summit bar. I loved them. The company that stopped making them are so stupid to stop making such a wonderful candy. What a loss.
Anita - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Summit came out at the same time TWIX did. I remember because my mom worked at a little Ben Franklin store where they were sold. I remember the orange & brown wrapper and I'll never forget the taste! Reese's Stix are the closest thing I've tasted. But they're not as good as Summit.
Rose - February 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been craving the summit candy bar for years!! Once when I was growing up my dad brought home am garbage bag FULL of these bars! To bad I had to share them with my sister and brother!! I wish the company that made them would bring them back!!
dirt mcgirt - February 08, 2009 - Report this comment
summit's wrapper was silver. SILVER! it was never orange and there were never peanuts! and wafers?! i last had summit in mid 80's in cleveland, GA in my camp's canteen. the wrapper's out there somewhere. someone's got it.
Mc80's girl - February 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I could not agree more with mrhanman. No Summit AND no Bar None? Why keep coming up with fifty varieties of one product that stray too far from a good thing to be considered worthy of a consumer? Use those funds to bring back a tried and true product, even if only for a limited time, to test the waters of consumer interest. If you want to add caramel to something? Leave the option to purchase the original product and monitor sales before just getting rid of the original item that allowed for the split off in the first place. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Savage - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
to Dirt McGirt - you are sooo wrong! Go to YouTube and do a search for "SUMMIT CANDY BARS KATHY LEE GIFFORD" and you will see what everyone else is talking about
meredith - March 08, 2009 - Report this comment
i started a "bring the summit bar back" page on facebook in case anybody is interested... http://www.facebook.com/groups/create.php?success=1&customize=&gid=72731880349#/groups/edit.php?members&gid=72731880349
Kim - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED this candy bar! After reading through all of the comments, I still haven't figured out if we know for sure who made it. I thought it was Mars. Wonder why they WON'T bring it back. Even if for a limited edition offering. Has anyone ever tried to contact the original manufacturer? I just know that someday we'll have an opportunity to wrap our lips around this amazing candy bar...but then again, things NEVER are the way we remembered them...I wouldn't want to be disappointed!
ChopsMeister - April 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Summit ad on youtube!! Go there and paste _2DCUXKRtKI into the search box! Even better than a picture, eh? Now you'll all want one even more! Muhahaha! LOL!
tRACY - June 18, 2009 - Report this comment
OH MY GOD...SUMMIT BARS WERE THE BEST AND YES THEY DID HAVE PEANUTS..I AGREE WITH EARLIER COMMENT REESE'S STIX ARE THE CLOSEST THING TO THEM AND NOW THEY ARE GETTING EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND TOO
beebs - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Summits were the best!!!! My husband doesn't remember them?!?! He's 8 years older then me! Anyway- They were the best ever!!!!! I also agree that the closest thing is the Reese's stix... but not the same. Please bring them back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Soraya - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
FINALLY!!!!!!!! found people that knows what i'm taking about, i used to love SUMMITS they were delicious, can someone tell me why they stopped making them, they came out at the same time as the Twix bars, why people doesnn remeber them? They should bring them back
blue504 - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember when I was nine (now I am 36)and how disappointed I were when the store stop selling Summit; but, they had twix where the Summit were place in the store. I was like what the HELL! Then they came with Bar None, a close continder;however, then they discontinue it also.
nwmole - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
read the book on m&m mars candy company check the library.it explains why summit disappeared.Mr Mars was unhappy did not outsell snickers....was a good seller..the mars family wanted wow super selling.according to the book
80s_stef - October 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh man, couldn't remember the name, it's been so long, so I did a search. Loved the Summit bar. I used to buy them by the case at a candy wholesaler that was near where I lived . Summit bars and Velamints.
Road Kill - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
The closest thing currently available to a Summit Bar is the Reese's Sticks. They're not exactly the same, as I remember, but pretty darn close! Close enough that my taste-buds were initially fooled into thinking that Reese's bought the recipe and re-named it!
Jennifer E - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey, got another one that tastes a lot like the Summit Bar - the new Baby Ruth Crisp bars. I know, Baby Ruths taste nothing like Summit Bars did, but I swear the new BR Crisp bars are even closer than Reese's sticks to tasting like Summit Bars because unlike Reese's sticks, the BR Crisp bars have peanuts on top of the waffers just like Summit, though they're not all chopped up like Summit. Saw them at the gas station this morning and thought I'd give them a try - always a sucker for new candy bars ;^) And as soon as I took my first bite, right away I thought of the Summit Bar! The Baby Ruth Crips also has 2 in a pack, but not sticks, more like fun size bars. Seriously, try one and you'll see what I mean. Rock out!
Kathy - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought for the longest time, I was the only person who remembered this candy bar. It will always be my favorite. I could really enjoy one now too. Watchamacalit was second for me, until they put carmel in it, ruined it for me. Thanks everyone for the memories.
tracy - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I know how you feel i've been wanting one too, and no one knows what i'm talking about either everyone should start e-mailing the mars company until they give it back to us,,,lol
Dawne - March 11, 2010 - Report this comment
The Summit Candy Bar was made by MARS. You can contact them from their website www.mars.com and let them know they need to bring it back into production
Peter Steele - April 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I would love a summit bar right now!Very tasty!!
Kelly - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Summitt candy bars were NOT like Twix candy bars. I do not care for Twix. Summitt candy bars were more like KitKats except much, much, MUCH better! They were soft wafers with layers of peanuts and chocolate with peanuts on top and then dipped in chocolate. I loved them so much and have been craving them for over 20 years now! Please bring them back Mars!!
jbf - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I am so happy to see that other people remember Summit bars! They did come out at the same time as Twix. What happened to them??? My husband doesn't remember them but now I know I'm not crazy and they did exist!!!
Jim - November 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, this was my absolute favorite candy bar back when I was younger! I would definitely consume more if it were available today!!
Drew - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I FEEL VINDICATED! No one ever remembers the Summit bar when I bring it up. I loved it, I miss it and I want it back!!!!!
Bobby B - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Just amazing, I thought no one else remembered this Candy bar, It was the Best! They need to make this again.... How can we get them to do it?
Ann - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
My dad would buy me 2 of these at a time as a child. I have fond memories of them. I just e-mailed the Mars corporation and told them they need to bring them back. I would suggest that everyone do the same.Let's get this bar back on the shelves. We can do it!
Aimee - January 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I would get them to put on top of birthday presents as a kid--that way my presents always got opened first at birthday parties. MISS THEM!!! Bring em back!
David - July 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes this was a great candy bar, I remember it well as a kid. Too bad it's not available anymore.
Evelyn - August 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Just wrote to the co. about it. Maybe everyone should write to the co. then maybe they'll bring it back.
rr - August 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Summitt bars did come out the same time Twix candy bar around 1982. I also chose Summitt over Twix. Pleases bring back what America craves SUMMITT.
renee - September 09, 2011 - Report this comment
lets all contact the mars company and ask them to bring back the summit bar !! how could they say no?!
AnnM - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Summit bars were the best! The were light and airy, even with the wafers and peanuts. It was definitely a challenge to eat them before they melted. My best friend and I used to buy them when we were little, and still miss them to this day! Wouldn't it be nice if Mars read all these comments and decided to start making them today?!!
Michael - November 27, 2011 - Report this comment
"Peanuts, Wafers and Light" The original logo for Summit Bars. Been without them far too long, bring them back Mars
Michelle - August 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I have often wondered what happened to the summit bar. I really liked it; it was my favorite. I really wish Mars would consider bringing it back. I am surprised to see how many people remember the candy bar and have committed on how they wish they could buy them again. We all miss that great taste of the summit bar.
Diego - February 17, 2013 - Report this comment
I somewhat remember these coming out the same time as Twix, but I could be wrong. Certainly it was during a time when I was becoming more aware of the world around me, but I do remember a world without Twix . . . kinda like cookie dough ice cream, which is a much more recent phenomenon than one would think it you were a Gen Y'er.
SZA - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Haha, YES, Diego - in fact, I was born right on the borderline between Gen X & Gen Y, and so I remember when Cookies n Cream ice cream was a novelty! (Also Chicken McNuggets.) :)
Wedge - May 24, 2013 - Report this comment
"Peanut,Wafers and Light" May you rest in peace!Gone forever! The original Summit bar ingredients process was changed, and the sales fell flat! Yes,Summit & Twix were made about the same time!
denise - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
YES,GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN NEED A COME BACK
alejandro - May 10, 2014 - Report this comment
R.I.P. love the summitt
Candy - September 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to buy this candy bar all the time as a child. I was telling a much younger coworker about them and he suggested I look online because you can purchase novelties from the past. I was VERY disappointed to find out they are no longer available. So many childhood food & snacks from the past are gone. I wish Mars would bring back the original summit candy bar PLEASE.

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