our story
starts in 1919

20 years after Milton Hershey made his first chocolate bar, Peter Halajian sold his homemade sweets door-to-door with his two daughters.
MOUNDS Chocolate, Coconut and Sugar Cubes

The great shortage

During WWII, a shortage of coconut and sugar caused Peter to discontinue other products to focus on MOUNDS Candy Bars.

1948 ALMOND JOY Candy Bar Wrapper and Almond

The almond addition

In 1948, consumer demand for milk chocolate led to the creation of ALMOND JOY Candy Bars.

1950 Peter Paul Pixies TV Commercial for MOUNDS Candy Bar

The Peter Paul Pixies

When Peter Paul aired its first commercial in 1950, the Peter Paul Pixies sang about their “indescribably delicious” candy bars.


The iconic jingle

In 1970, American composer Leon Carr wrote the iconic jingle, “sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.”

HERSHEY's Milk Chocolate Bar Nib

The whole family

ALMOND JOY and MOUNDS Candy Bars joined The Hershey Company family in 1988.

The new look

ALMOND JOY and MOUNDS Candy Bars got a fresh look in 2015, while staying as delicious as they have been since 1919.
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