PAYDAY Candy is giving the spotlight to three nonprofit organizations and saluting the invaluable service of military members, healthcare workers and teachers. Find our limited-edition wrappers in stores and give the gift of PAYDAY Candy to your favorite everyday hero.
PAYDAY candy bars were first manufactured in 1932 by Frank "Marty" Martoccio, a macaroni and candy manufacturer from Minnesota.
Since 1996, Hershey has been producing the classic peanut-covered PAYDAY bars in our Robinson, Illinois, plant.
As the story goes, it was payday at the plant when the inventors were trying to come up with a name for the new candy bar, hence its name!
The key ingredients of PAYDAY candy bars are salted peanuts covering a nougat-like sweet caramel center.