Round up: As promised, the Skor bar is the first entry for candy Saturday.  The Skor bar is ‘delicious milk chocolate/crisp butter toffee.’  It is smaller than most candy bars but just as delicious.  In fact, I enjoyed one today and it was every bit as tasty as I remembered.  On to the facts.

Skor Logo

Skor Logo

History: Hershey’s created Skor in 1983 to compete with the Heath bar.  In 1996, Hershey’s bought the company that made Heath bars.  Now they are made in the same factory (check out the bibliography for a comparision of the two).


  • The crown on the wrapper is from the Swedish national emblem, the Tre Kroner (Three Crowns), seen on the Swedish coat of arms.
  • Skor is actually the Swedish word for ‘shoes.’
  • A Skor bar can be used to sweeten many a holiday recipe.  One good example is chocolate trifle

Competition: The most similar bars would naturally be other toffee candy bars.  Both the Heath bar and the Daim bar are similar.

Nutritional Information:

  • Net weight: 1.4oz
  • Calories: 200
  • Total Fat: 12 g (no trans fat, an advantage over the Heath Bar)
  • Sugar: 24g

5 Responses to “Skor”

  1. aldred says:

    i can foresee a showdown between different national candy traditions – i’m thinking the salty licorice fetishes of the netherlands and scandinavia vs. tequila or chile-based candies of latin america. i must say, a skor or daim is a perennial favorite, if it didn’t make the surface of my crappily enameled teeth hurt when sugary goodness is stuck to their surfaces.

  2. bp says:

    what does skor mean? (note, I did not look at any of your bibliography entries)

  3. Mat Thomas says:

    Baker, I think the internets are melting your brain because Skor is defined in my post!

    FACT: Skor is the Swedish word for ‘shoes.’

  4. Mat Thomas says:

    I do not know the origins of Skor’s name but I imagine it was market tested first!

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