Butterfinger Profile

Proud of being both smooth and crunchy, Butterfinger first hit the shelves of Chicago back in 1923. The candy bar is a unique mixture of flaky, crispy peanut butter and melt-in-your mouth milk chocolate.

Otto Schnering of the Curtiss Candy Company invented the candy bar on his own. Lacking a good name for his savory, sweet new treat, he held a public contest to choose a moniker for the candy bar.

Nestle acquired both Butterfinger and Baby Ruth in 1990.

Test Your Butterfinger Trivia

Which Nestle Brands have advertised in the Super Bowl?
Despite the fact that Nestlé is the largest food company in the world, Butterfinger is the only product that they have ever featured in a Super Bowl advertisement.

Can it rain Butterfingers?
You bet! The company once Butterfinger and Baby Ruth candy bars from airplanes in cities across the United States as a publicity stunt that helped increase its popularity.

How many movies have been created about the candy bar?
The 2011 comedy horror film, Butterfinger the 13th, was made to promote the product.