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3 Musketeers: ‘Whipped Up, Fluffy, Chocolate on Chocolate Taste’ and 75th Anniversary 3 Musketeers Mint

February 8, 2010 by
A 3 Musketeers Wrapper from the 1970's when candy bars were still $.20

A 3 Musketeers Wrapper from the 1970’s when candy bars were still $.20

Sharabilty: 6

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 8

Overall: 9

 There were a number of years in which I called 3 Musketeers my favorite candy and it isn’t a mystery why. The ‘whipped up’, fluffy chocolate in the center of the milk chocolate shell may look like wet cat food but the taste, consistency, and texture are in a league of their owns.

In August 2007,  3 Musketeers came out with the 75th anniversary addition of the candy, The 3 Musketeers mint with dark chocolate. This version has a filling of a similar texture and consistency as the whipped, fluffy chocolate, but its taste matches right up with that of the filling of a York peppermint patty.

In fact the 3 Musketeers mint is basically a peppermint patty in bar form. It also differs from the normal 3 musketeers in that it comes in two separate bars instead of one full size bar, which makes sharing a little easier.

In 1932 3 Musketeers was the third brand to be produced by the Mars Company. It originally had 3 small bars inside the package—hence the name—with three different flavors, vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.

This version of the bar stopped being manufactured, most likely because of the rising costs and taxes on sugar during wartime. So the most popular of the three, chocolate, took over the package.

Fun Fact: The 3 Musketeers bar is known as Milky Way outside of the U.S. and Canada (we have our own Milky Way).