Hershey’s Gold: Candy company offers 1st new bar since 1995

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After 100 years of making chocolate, we struck Gold. Introducing Hershey's Gold bars. Creamy, crunchy, salty, sweet. #tastethegold Dec. 1st. (Photo: Hershey's/Twitter)

Hershey’s says the bar is a response to trends that it says show “the rising popularity of crunchy multi-textured candy.”

Hershey’s Gold will be the fourth bar for the brand and the first new one since Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Creme was introduced in 1995.

The original Hershey’s bar was released in 1900 and was followed up by the special dark variety in 1939.