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Butterfinger May Be Going Away—Forever!

Sorry, chocolate-smothered peanut butter bar. It's not you, it's us.

Whether the word "butterfinger" floods your mind with peanut butter cravings, Bart Simpson or reminds you of that time you spilled soda all over your crush in high school, it likely evokes some serious nostalgia. And, as sad as it is to admit, Nestle is considering dooming its popular candy bar to just that — the past.

In a recent press release, Nestle confessed that it is planning to sell its U.S. confectionary business by the end of 2017. So, if the brand can't find a buyer, favorites such as Butterfinger, BabyRuth, 100Grand, SkinnyCow, Raisinets, SnoCaps, SweeTarts, LaffyTaffy, and Nerds will no longer occupy candy aisle shelves. In an effort to appease the harsh breakup with American markets, the Wall Street Journal reported that the candy company came to this decision in response to consumers' swelling demand for healthy snacks (Go 'Murica!). Although, Nestle isn't taking a break from its iconic global brand, KitKat.

But for all you Butterfinger lovers, there's really no need to devise an epitaph for your beloved bar just yet. There are plenty of healthy and satisfying ways to get your PB and chocolate fix, starting with these 30 Guilt-Free Snacks For Your Biggest Cravings.


April Benshosan
April is a born-and-raised Brooklynite who has a passion for all things health, wellness, and tastebud-related. Read more about April