In 1919, Peter Halajian sold homemade sweets door-to-door, including MOUNDS Candy Bars. It wasn’t until 1948 when consumer demand for chocolate led to the creation of ALMOND JOY Candy Bars. You probably remember the iconic jingle, “sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t,” written by American composer Leon Carr in 1970. ALMOND JOY and MOUNDS Candy Bars joined The Hershey Company family in 1988.
ALMOND JOY bars were invented in 1946 by Peter Paul, Inc. in Connecticut, 26 years after the company first released MOUNDS bars.
The TV commercial was produced in 1976 and first aired in January 1977.
The Hershey Company purchased Peter Paul in 1988 as part of its acquisition of Cadbury Schweppes and has been producing ALMOND JOY candy bars ever since.
ALMOND JOY candy bars were originally produced in Naugatuck, Connecticut. In 2007, manufacturing was moved to Stuarts Draft, Virginia, where The Hershey Company currently produces the bars today.
An ALMOND JOY candy bar's main ingredients include crunchy almonds, sweet coconut and creamy chocolate candy.