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  • What’s the deal with the new Butterfingers?

  • The cocoa in the chocolate-y (not technically full-on 鈥渃hocolate鈥? coating has been upgraded as has the amount of milk in the mix, with the goal of a smoother, less gritty mouthfeel and stronger chocolate flavor. As Mandel succinctly explained, 鈥淚t鈥檚 been taken up a notch.鈥?But the Butterfinger bar itself isn鈥檛 the only thing being revamped.

  • What happened to the original Butterfingers?

  • The Butterfinger that you know and love from childhood is no more. The flaky, crunchy candy bar was sold by Nestle in 2018 (via USA Today) and bought by Ferrara, an American subsidiary of the European candy maker The Ferrero Group (via Food Business News ).

  • What are the ingredients in Butterfingers?

  • Corn syrup, sugar, peanuts, vegetable oil (palm kernel and palm oil), peanut flour, nonfat milk, and less than 2 percent of cocoa, milk, salt, yellow corn flour, soy lecithin, natural flavor, and annatto (a natural coloring agent). Together, all of those changes make for a significant difference, but the core of Butterfinger’s flavor still remains.

  • Does Butterfinger have hydrogenated oil?

  • That’s not all 鈥?Butterfinger is, quite literally, trimming the fat. The new recipe is getting rid of hydrogenated oils, which contain trans fats, and TBHQ, a preservative found in many processed foods. According to the brand, these updates have resulted in a crispier, fresher candy bar.