HEATH Toffee Bars were invented in 1928 by Bayard and Everett Heath. Early on, local consumers could have HEATH Toffee Bars delivered with their milk.
Until 1942, the candy was made by hand using a copper kettle, stirring paddle, marble slab and a rolling knife.
The Heath family sold the candy to Leaf Inc. in 1989. The Hershey Company acquired Leaf Inc. in 1996, and has made HEATH Bars ever since.
HEATH bars were first made in 1928 by two brothers, Bayard and Everett Heath, and the family's confectionery business in Robinson, Illinois, called L.S. Heath & Sons, Inc.
Yes, HEATH bars are gluten free. For a list of Hershey products that are gluten free, find out more here. (hyperlink the word "here" with <link https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/whats-inside/gluten-free.html>)
HEATH bars are produced at the Hershey plant in Robinson, Illinois, the same city where the original HEATH bars were invented.
The Blackstone Hotel Orleans Room restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska, is credited with inventing Butter Brickle ice cream (a toffee-flavored ice cream with toffee bits mixed in). The Butter Brickle trademark passed though many companies before finally being acquired by The Hershey Company in 1996.
HEATH bars are made by covering a crunchy slab of buttery English toffee in a thick layer of indulgent creamy milk chocolate.