About this item
- 2 to-go 3 Musketeers candy
- 45% less fat than average, leading chocolate brands
- Whipped up, fluffy nougat with milk chocolate coating
- Delicious for on-the-go snacking
Shine up your taste buds with 3 Musketeers® - 24/3.28 oz. packages.
What's the Origin of the 3 Musketeers Candy Bar?
3 Musketeers chocolate was first introduced in 1932, in which the name of the candy bar was, unsurprisingly, named after the novel of the same name. When first introduced, the 3 Musketeers candy bar was popularized through its marketing as it being one of the largest chocolate bars available and being a candy bar you could share with your friends.
What's in a 3 Musketeers Chocolate Bar?
3 Musketeers chocolate contains whipped nougat covered in a milk chocolate coating. Nougat is made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites and sometimes chopped, candied fruit. Nougat offers a chewy consistency and the word's origin comes from the Latin word, "panis nucatus," which translates in English to "nut bread."
The Manufacturing Process of the 3 Musketeers Bar
Specifically, the nougat for this candy bar is made by whipping egg whites until they're light and frothy, then adding sugar syrup and stabilizing the foam into a frappe. The resulting frappe is then mixed with other flavoring ingredients to create the final, nougat product. Next, the nougat chocolate center of 3 Musketeers candy bars is formed into very big slabs, which are then cut into proper sizes and have their centers properly formed. After this, the nougat centers are covered by milk chocolate through an "enrobing" process where the nougat bar is passed through a vertical waterfall of continuously flowing milk chocolate. Meanwhile, the bottom of the 3 Musketeers candy bar is being covered by a continuously rotating chocolate-covered wheel that rotates beneath the mesh belt. After the "enrobing" process, the 3 Musketeers bar is cooled and prepared for wrapping. Currently, 3 Musketeers candy is made in Chicago, Illinois; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; and Newmarket, Ontario: meaning that the candy is made in two different states in the United States and in one province in Canada.