An Almond Joy is a small candy bar manufactured by Hershey's. It consists of a coconut-based center topped with an almond and coated in a layer of milk chocolate. It is very similar to Mars Inc.'s Bounty chocolate bar. The Mounds bar is Almond Joy's "sister" product, essentially the same confection but without the almond and coated with dark chocolate; it also features similar packaging and logo design but in a red color scheme instead of Almond Joy's blue.
During the 1970s, the Peter Paul company used the jingle, "Sometimes you feel like a nut / Sometimes you don't / Peter Paul Almond Joy's got nuts / Mounds don't," to advertise Almond Joy and Mounds in tandem. In a play on words, the "feel like a nut" portion of the jingle was typically played over a clip of someone acting like a "nut", engaged in some funny-looking activity.
In the 2000s Hershey began producing variations of the product, including a limited edition Piña Colada and Double Chocolate Almond Joy in 2004, a limited edition White Chocolate Key Lime and Milk Chocolate Passion Fruit Almond Joy in 2005 and a limited edition Toasted Coconut Almond Joy in 2006.
Although Peter Paul as a company no longer exists, the name still appears on the wrapper as part of the bars' brand names.
A Not-So-Sweet Ending In Naugatuck: Factory That Makes Mounds, Almond Joy Candy Bars About To Close.(Company overview)
Apr 26, 2007; Byline: Janice Podsada Apr. 26--For more than 84 years, the Peter Paul plant in Naugatuck has churned out Mounds candy bars,...