Yankie Bar

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Yankie Bar
TypeChocolate Bar
Place of originDenmark
Created byVictor B. Strand[1]
Main ingredientsCaramel, nougat, and chocolate
VariationsYankie Bar Lakrids (liquorice), Yankie Bar Mandel (almond), Yankie Bar Orange, Holly Bar
Similar dishesMars Bar

The Yankie Bar is a popular chocolate bar in Denmark. This caramel, nougat, and milk chocolate bar is a product of Toms International.


Just after the Second World War, Danish candy producer, Toms, were contacted by the United States high command in Germany, which commissioned Toms to produce a candy bar for the American troops in Germany to avoid transporting such products across the Atlantic. In return, the U.S. would supply Toms with the required amount of cocoa beans.[2][3][4]

The Yankie Bar is very similar to the European version of the Mars Bar, and both the American troops and the Danish youth found it very tasty. Ten years later, in 1956, Toms launched the Holly Bar, similar to the Yankie bar, but with white nougat and roasted hazelnuts.


  1. ^ Sonne, Katrine. "Yankie baren runder et skarpt hjørne". b.dk (in Danish). Berlingske. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. ^ "History of Toms".
  3. ^ "Derfor hedder det Yankie-bar: Elsket dansk chokoladebar fylder 70 år".
  4. ^ "Vidste du det? Derfor hedder det en Yankie bar".

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