Back in Production: Sky Bar
Historic candy bar brands was purchased in September 2018
SkyBar Confectionary Company announced that the iconic Sky Bar candy bar is now in production and available for sale. The Sky Bar brand was purchased by Louise Mawhinney, owner of Duck Soup in Sudbury, Mass., in a September 2018 auction of the assets of the former New England Confectionery Company (“NECCO”.)
The company stated that production is up and running, and that the product is Kosher certified. However, orders are currently only being taken at Duck Soup or online. The company intends to expand availability across the country early next year.
Sky Bars are being manufactured in a showcase facility right next to Duck Soup.
Introduced by NECCO in 1938 with a dramatic skywriting advertising campaign, Sky Bar’s technological innovation was its four distinctly different centers – caramel, vanilla, peanut and fudge. Well known throughout New England, Sky Bar has appeared in movies over the years, and its sign was one of only six that lit up on VE Day in 1945 when the blackout in Times Square was lifted. Sky Bar was produced by NECCO until May, 2018.