The Story Behind the Heath Bar

It’s an unknown tale that needs to be told.

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Have you ever eaten a Heath candy bar?

I only have a few times in life. But nowadays, after learning what I did recently, I want to eat them more often.

The famous candy comes with a nice little backstory. It’s one that connects to my neck of the woods too.



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Noah Nelson

Noah Nelson

UIUC journalism major| Daily Illini Senior Columnist| Author of “Life: A Collection of Short Stories” and “Dana and Me” | Featured Writer on ILLUMINATION (23x).