Today, they are a beloved treat for many.
However, it started as a war ration for military troops during World War I, due to its high protein ingredients.
The candy bar consists of peanuts and molasses covered in a chocolatey coating. Its three major ingredients are molasses, corn syrup, and sugar.
According to Turoczy, 1.2 million bite-sized Peanut Chews are produced daily, using 20 bags and 40,000 pounds of roasted peanuts each week.
The chocolate candy bar consists of three major ingredients: molasses, corn syrup, and sugar.
“Peanut Chews are so popular because of its iconic and beloved taste and texture,” Turoczy added.
In 2003, the Goldenberg family sold the business to Just Born Quality Confections, which has ensured that Peanut Chews continue to be an iconic staple in “The City of Brotherly Love.”
Learn more about the history and process behind making Peanut Chews in Philadelphia in 6abc.