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Happy 90’ish Anniversary Butterfinger (giveaway ends 3/17/13)


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I have a confession to make. Every Halloween after my kids are done Trick-or-Treating I’ll pick out all the Butterfinger candy bars for myself. I totally hoard them all. 🙂  Just like the slogan, “No one better lay a finger on my Butterfinger”.

Did you know that Butterfinger is celebrating it’s 90’ish anniversary this year? It’s been 90’ish years since the debut of this crispy, crunchy, peanut buttery chocolate bar.

To celebrate, Butterfinger kicked off the new year with a special 90-day countdown. It allows Butterfinger fans the chance to share their favorite Butterfinger memories. In addition, Butterfinger will showcase some of its very best moments in history including vintage bar photos, popular ad campaigns, little known trivia, spokesperson spotlights and more.

Butterfinger 90 ish Anniversary

Butterfinger has designated 2013 as the anniversary benchmark for its first 90ish years. The beloved candy bar, originally invented by Chicago’s Curtiss Candy Company, is believed to have been promoted as early as 1923. However, parent company Nestlé (who has owned Butterfinger since 1990) holds a trademark document that is dated 1928, thus the 90ish reference around the Butterfinger anniversary, keeping in line with the brand’s irreverent sense of humor.

After 90ish years, Butterfinger continues to be a fan favorite with a rich history that is a part of every generation today,” said spokesperson Tricia Bowles of Nestlé USA. “And the 90-day countdown is just the beginning of our exciting celebration throughout the year, so stay tuned for more incredible announcements from Butterfinger.”

Since the 1920’s, when the term “Butterfinger” was used by sportscasters to describe athletes who were unable to hold onto a baseball or football, Butterfinger has become become a beloved brand known for humor and a roster of memorably funny spokespersons, from Bart Simpson to Seth Green to Erik Estrada to Rob Lowe and Jamie Pressly, its most recent and first female spokesperson. A look at just the most recent years with Butterfinger illustrates the brand’s irreverent nature: counting down the end of the world or BARmageddon, with evidence such as the first-ever, square-shaped crop circle in Kansas, a Butterfinger comedy-horror movie called “Butterfinger the 13th,” the first interactive digital graphic novel by a candy brand starring the Butterfinger Defense League, and several attention-grabbing April Fool’s Day pranks, including the renaming of the candy bar to “The Finger.”

If you would like to join in on the celebration visit Facebook.com/Butterfinger.

You can also follow Butterfinger on Twitter, Twitter.com/Butterfinger.

I have been to the Butterfinger Facebook page. Did you know this sweet chocolate treat has over 1.7 MILLION fans? That is a lot of Butterfinger lovers out there. 🙂

They even have recipes on the Butterfinger Facebook page. Check out this Butterfinger Cheesecake that one of the Butterfinger Fans created. YUMMY!

Picture copyrighted to Bakers Royale via Butterfinger on Facebook. For the recipe visit : http://bit.ly/vXn9je

Picture copyrighted to Bakers Royale via Butterfinger on Facebook. For the recipe visit : http://bit.ly/vXn9je

I even used crushed Butterfinger candies to top off a caramel dipped apple this past Halloween.

Butterfinger Apple in the Middle

Butterfinger Apple in the Middle

Butterfinger Coated Caramel Apple - YUMMY!

Butterfinger Coated Caramel Apple – YUMMY!

To help you celebrate Butterfinger’s 90’ish Anniversary I have a special giveaway.

One lucky reader will win a case of Butterfinger chocolate bars. One case equals 33 bars!!!!!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on March 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please tell me why you would love to win a case of Butterfingers – or – share with me a special memory or recipe you have that involved Butterfinger.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received a few free bars in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly works with school aged children doing before/after school care. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I’d love to win because these are my husbands favorite candy bar! It would make his day!

  2. Debra Pauley says:

    I’d love to win because these are my husbands favorite candy bar

  3. Colleen Schilinski says:

    Butterfinger is my favorite candy bar.
    I crush them up and mix it in with frosting for cakes, it so good that way.

  4. Jim Nichols says:

    They are my wife’s favorite candy bar, she would love this!

  5. Christina says:

    I’d love to win because they are delicious!! lol 😉 Butterfinger was my brothers favorite candy bar, I can remember him eating them anytime we were allowed to get a treat. So whenever I have one, i think of him.

  6. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    As a kid Butterfinger was always my favorite! I’ve seen some great recipes and might try some,but just a straight up Butterfinger bar is yummmmmmy!

  7. Kim Reid says:

    I would love to win because Butterfinger is my favorite candy bar!! Thanks 🙂

  8. I would love to win these for my son. He is so hooked!

  9. Leanne M says:

    I would love to win because Butterfingers are yummy!!

  10. I would love to win because my family loves these…AND they would be great for my son’s sundae bar that he is having for his birthday.

  11. dymphna says:

    me and my boyfriend both have a sweet tooth…nice to win this one

  12. Kelly D says:

    I would like to win so I can share them with my family, they make a great treat.

  13. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I want to win to send to my granddaughters. They like Butterfingers

  14. OMG this is thrilling I would love to win because it goes perfectly on ice cream! lol!

  15. I want to win a case because I really want to try making Butterfinger cupcakes! yum 🙂

  16. Maureen says:

    My husband and I both remember these from our childhood. Love them. I remembering walking to the drug store on my way home from school and sometimes getting a Butterfinger bar. They were a nice treat on the way home.

  17. Susan C says:

    We used to buy frozen butterfingers at the swimming pool snack bar in the 1960’s.

  18. I’d love to win because my fiance loves these crushed up on ice cream!

  19. Jessica says:

    I would love to win because they are my favorite candy bar and would be great for my husband’s lunches

  20. I want to share them with my friends and family.

  21. Megan Cromes says:

    i would love to win this for my self ,but i would share with my family.

  22. Kate F. says:

    I want to win because my favorite candy bar is a Butterfinger.

  23. debbie jackson says:

    love to win to share with my students

  24. saminder gumer says:

    i want to win a case because it is my favorite candy and i love the simpson commercials.

  25. Ttrockwood says:

    We use butterfinger bars crushed mixed into cookie dough or as an ice cream topping

  26. Wanda McHenry says:

    Butterfinger? Besides the Heath Bar they are my favorite and I think a case would hold me out for awhile!

  27. THis is one of my favorite candies. It reminds me of my childhood

  28. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I would love to win the case of Butterfingers because my whole family loves Butterfingers. We try and enjoy everything that has Butterfinger in it from ice cream to Easter Butterfinger eggs. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  29. Butterfingers are my all-time favorite candy!! I would so love to win these!!

  30. Michelle C says:

    I would love to share these with my family! YUM. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  31. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I want to win a case of Butterfingers because I love them! I don’t usually use them in recipes; however, I’d love to make a Butterfinger Pie, brownies, and cookies. tonight I bought frozen yogurt and put Butterfingers on top 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Marti Parks says:

    I want to win because butterfingers are so good. I don’t have a recipe, but they are delicious smashed up in vanilla ice cream.

  33. Butterfinger is my all time favorite candy bar, I would love to win this

  34. Deborah Mireles says:

    this is one of my all time favorites I would be in heaven if I won! Of course I would want to win in order to share them with my family!

  35. Edna Williams says:

    I’d love to win these because I remember them from childhood.

  36. mary renshaw says:

    They are my kids and my hubbys FAVORITE candy bars!!!! We go to Disney World every year and a MUST get on our trip is a butterfinger CUPCAKE! i have been trying to re create it at home! So these would DEF come in handy! My family usually eats them before I can bake with them!

  37. This is one of the few things, that hasn’t changed over the years. I love these candy bars.

  38. I just love Butterfingers, my favorite. I have already eaten my 90 year share of Butterfingers! I want to win!

  39. kelly willis says:

    i would love to winthese because they are our favorites and we also make butterfinger miffins

  40. I would love to win these to share with my sunday school class!

  41. I would love to win because my whole family LOVES Butterfingers!!!!

  42. I remember finding a butterfinger in my lunch when I was a kid…it was always a special treat
    Thanks!

  43. I would love to win a case of Butterfingers so I could share with my grandchildren, 3 in college and they’re always looking for good things to eat.

  44. Elizabeth M says:

    I always link Butterfinger with the Simpsons because growing up all of the commercials featured the Simpsons

  45. This would be great for my husband! He takes a candy bar in his lunch everyday.

  46. Butterfingers are my husband’s favorite! I would love to win this for him! It would be so fun!

  47. april yedinak says:

    I would like to win this because my son’s favorite candy is Butterfingers.

  48. Because Butterfingers are one of my all-time-ever favorite candies! I’d choose them any day. 🙂

  49. Diana Stanhope says:

    I would love to win because it’s my husband’s favorite candy bar!

  50. They’d make a great addition to the party bags for Girls night in 🙂 Yum Butterfingers and Movies nothing better

  51. Butterfingers are one of my favorites! Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  52. Cindy Merrill says:

    I want to win, would share these treats with my grandchildren.

  53. Colleen Turner says:

    I would love to win this because Butterfingers are super tasty and I would be like a rockstar in my home winning a whole case of them :)!

  54. D SCHMIDT says:

    I would like to win because these would be nice for my Husband to take to work to share with colleagues

  55. michelle fuller says:

    I have been eating Butterfinger candy bars since I had teeth! Would love to win a case of Butterfingers to share(maybe) with friends/family.

  56. I want to win because we love Butterfinger & my kids would think I’m awesome.

  57. Tammy S says:

    I would love to win these since they are two of my husbands favorite things. Chocolate and Peanut butter. Yum!

  58. I remember getting Butterfingers as a kid for Halloween. They were a favorite.

  59. Sonya Morris says:

    I would love to win give them to the kids in my daughter’s youth group…after I snack on one, or two!

  60. I would like to win so the hordes of boys that come here after school with my son can eat them!

  61. Julie Wood says:

    I would be over the moon if I won this awesome prize for Butterfingers! Why do I want to win a case of Butterfingers? Because they are the best tasting candy bar out there. There is the flavor of chocolate with a crunchy peanut butter taste. So yummy!

  62. Ellen T says:

    Butterfingers are the best!

  63. natalie nichols says:

    Because I’d love to make something to share at work.

  64. Andrea Williams says:

    These are my father-in-law’s favorite candy bar. Would be great to surprise the family with.

  65. Michelle H. says:

    I love Butterfingers and my family would love this prize.

  66. I want to win because I LOVE Butterfingers and have been eating them for over 50 years.

  67. Lindley A says:

    Butterfingers are my favorite Halloween steal as well- thanks!!

  68. Courtnie says:

    I would love to win, because all of my family loves them!

  69. carol roberts says:

    my special memory is with my maw maw she loved butter finger i new that she would have on with her at all times in her car in the glove box in ur purse in the fridge on top of the fridge and behind the boston baked bean jar is where she would have the small one she would go to dairy queen and say a small butterfinger lizzard one time and we were laughing so hard i miss those days id love to win cause i love butterfinger myself

  70. Sharon Gilbert says:

    Oh My Goodness…Butterfinger just brought back a memory of my mother making a Peanut Butter Pie that a crunch up Butterfinger candy bars topping. It was so delicious. I forgot all about that until I saw other food made with Butterfinger candy bar. My mother is deceased but I am going to look through all her recipes and make the Peanut Butter Pie with Butterfinger topping for my triple grandchildren. My mouth is watering just writing this special memory!

  71. clarissa says:

    i want to win because i love butterfingers…especially when mixed with ice cream~

  72. I would love to win this because – who doesn’t love Butterfingers?!!

  73. Kathy S says:

    These would be great to share with my co-workers.

  74. Brandi Price says:

    Because it would make my husband VERY happy! LOL

  75. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d love to win because Butterfingers are my favorite candy bar. I’d love to try and make a Butterfinger cheesecake.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  76. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i want to win to take to a get together whats better than candy right

  77. steve weber says:

    I want to share these with family members.

  78. I want to win because Butterfingers are my favorite candy bar and the perfect Easter gift as well.

  79. I would love to win for my fiance. He loves butterfingers!

  80. Virginia Rowell says:

    I would love to win the bars so my daughter could share them with her classroom.

  81. latanya says:

    I remember eating them as kid and they are so yummy.

  82. I LOVE Butterfingers. Best Candy Bar EVER!!!

  83. Debra Hall says:

    i just love them, just to eat them or to cook with

  84. I want to win so I can share them w/ family and friends and so I crunch them up and put them in ice cream

  85. I love Butterfingers! I love the taste and that crumbly consistency. This would be a real treat!

  86. Tammy Shelton says:

    We’ve got family coming from Texas to visit us in 2 weeks. We can all eat a case of Butterfingers in one night I bet!

  87. Kym Benton says:

    Butterfingers are the only thing I won’t share with my Grandbabies 😉 I eat one everyday!!

  88. Trish Thompson says:

    I love these candy bars!!!!!

  89. I’d like to win a case of Butterfingers to share with friends and family.

  90. I want to win because Butterfingers have always been my all time fave candy bar! And I could come up with tons of different ways to use them!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  91. Butterfinger is my favorite candy bar 🙂
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  92. I’d just love to win because it’s my husband’s bday coming up late March and this is his favorite candy bar. It would be so cool to gift him a WHOLE box from the kids! thanks!

  93. Susan Broughton says:

    I can remember eating them many years ago. They are still as good today as they were then and my husband could eat a case of them on his own!

  94. Kathy Lane says:

    I want to win because Butterfinger is one my favorite candy bars.

  95. Audra Weathers says:

    I’d like to win these for my niece; she would like them. I may sneak one for myself. 🙂

  96. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I loved to get Butterfingers at Halloween-I’d steal them from my brothers

  97. To share with my mom group!!

  98. My family loves Butterfingers!

  99. Butterfinger is my all time favorite candy bar. It’s crunchy peanut butter taste is like no other
    When I was small I can remember my father bringing one home is his lunch box from work.
    When I was good, I got it as a treat. (ok so I rarely got one). After he built up a stock pile he
    give in and let me have them. lol.

  100. I want butterfingers to share with my family. 🙂

  101. I LOVE butterfingers and would love to share them with my parents and boyfriend. I know most people don’t love them, but I sure do!

  102. CherylS22 says:

    I want to win because this is the favorite candy bar in our house~
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  103. Patti Hess says:

    Love Butterfinger …the taste is so amazing…an equal combination of Chocolate and Peanut Butter my two favorite food groups lol

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  104. My kids would love them!

  105. Tina Bartunek says:

    I would love to win Butterfingers…they are my favorite! Yay!

  106. they have always been my favorite candy bar!

  107. Carol W says:

    my sons favorite candy!!
    thanks

  108. I want to win as these are one of my families favorite candies and they are so good!

  109. I make a triffle using butterfingers.

  110. Michele P. says:

    it is my fave candy bar and I love to crush them up and put them in frosting as a garnish or in ice cream.

  111. Sarah Hall says:

    I would love to win this so I could give some to my friends and my husband loves them.

  112. Renee Richardson says:

    I would love to win because Butterfingers are my daughters favorite candy. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  113. kelly g says:

    we love butterfingers

  114. Jessica To says:

    I could use these for Easter baskets!

  115. Krystal M says:

    Butterfingers are one of my favorite candy bars! I love eating all the chocolate surrounding it first, and then eating the middle.

  116. If I won I think I would try the recipes out from the site.—

  117. I would give them to my kids for treats!!

  118. Allison Downes says:

    I would love to win to share with the family! We love butterfinger

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  119. MelLisa fisk says:

    My favorite thing to do with butterfingers is to make butterfingers banana cream pie!!

  120. Katherine says:

    I love them, they are my favorite candy, especially the milk chocolate ones you find during the holidays

  121. Daniel M says:

    we’ve always loved butterfingers!

  122. I want to win because they are my grandma’s favorite and i would love to share with her! 🙂

  123. My sister loves these bars so I would love to win for her.

    thanks!

  124. i would love to win this so i can freeze them all and really enjoy each won as it melts in our fingers.

  125. I want to win because I LOVE Butterfinger candy bars! My husband and kids love them too, so we would all be smiling 🙂

  126. I want to win this for my son who loves Butterfingers. Also, I always loved the Bart Simpson Butterfinger commercials! : )

  127. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I’d love to win because there’s so many ways to enjoy the taste of a yummy butterfinger candy bar. Some of which I would enjoy would be to make butterfinger ice cream blizzards, butterfinger brownies, and freeze them up and take to the movies to enjoy. Yum!! Thanks for the chance to win sewitupjulie@gmail.com

  128. I’d like to win because my kids ADORE Butterfinger!

  129. I love butterfingers. That cheesecake looks amazing!

  130. I loveeee Butterfinger! My favorite way to eat them are crushed on top of my ice cream.

  131. Christine Mayfield says:

    I would love to win because this is my favorite candy

  132. sandy weinstein says:

    i used to love butterfingers when i was a child. love the crunch of the peanut butter, love them frozen….now too fattening. would like to win to donate for upcoming horse show event.

  133. I want to win as I Love butterfingers!

  134. Shanda S. says:

    Oh, geesh. I want to win because I have a massive sweet tooth that has not been satisfied in quite some time! Bring on the sweetness!

    shrish231 (at) gmail (dot) com

  135. Michelle Tucker says:

    my nieces and nephews love butterfingers…and I’d like to be the bestest auntie:)

  136. T.h.Ransom says:

    I would love to win these for my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. It would be a great surprise treat

  137. I “need” to have chocolate at work … but I’ll be lucky if my husband will let me take these as he loves Butterfingers! I bet they would go great mixed in my homemade ice cream.