Bit-O-Honey (now Pearson’s Candy Company)
Bit-O-Honey is a candy product that first appeared in 1924 and was made by the Schutter-Johnson Company. Bit-O-Honey was a new kind of candy bar consisting of six pieces wrapped in waxed paper and then packaged in a cover wrapper. The candy consists of almond bits embedded in a honey-flavored taffy, which makes for a long-chewing candy. Both a large bar and a small, bite-sized version are available for sale, the latter in bags of multiple units. Bit-O=Honey first changed hands in 1969 when Schutter-Johnson merged into the Ward Candy Company. Between the mid- and late-1970s, a chocolate-flavored version called Bit-O-Chocolate was made, but this product was later dropped. Other spin-offs included Bit o’ Licorice and Bit-O-Peanut Butter. In 2017, Bit-O-Honey Chocolate was reintroduced.
Bit-O-Honey and Ward Candy Company were acquired by Terson Company in 1981. The eventual sale of Bit-O-Honey brand happened in 1984, when the Terson Company sold Ward Candy Segment brands to Nestle. In May 2013, Nestlé sold the Bit-O-Honey brand to the Pearson’s Candy Company.