In the interest of full disclosure, I'm a Sky Bar lover.

For a while, I thought the iconic NECCO candy bar would go along the same road as the bankrupt company that manufactured it. But Sky Bar is coming back next year, after Louise Mawhinney, owner of Duck Soup, a gourmet food store in Sudbury, said she had won an online auction for the candy bar's rights.

As a Sky Bar devotée, this candy bar was my sweet symbol of the four seasons, and eaten in this order: caramel spring, summer fudge, peanut autumn harvest, and a marshmallow world in the winter.

Okay, I admit that's a bit dramatic, but even for folks who can't make decisions easily, the Sky Bar is a perfect candy bar choice. My favorite flavor and the last square I popped in my gullet was winter.

Eighty-one years ago, when Sky Bar debuted with a grand skywriting advertising campaign, newspaper ads hyped the candy bar by urging the public to "Keep your eye on the sky!" and look for "Letters a mile high—written at 10,000 feet in the sky—visible ten miles—A thrill to see!"

Over the decades, the square's fillings have changed. Originally, they were English Toffee, Honey Nougat, Nut Butter Toffee, and Fudge Parfait. Then they were filled with Toffee, Nougat, Parfait, and Peanut Whip. Today's Sky Bar flavors include Caramel, Vanilla, Peanut, and Fudge.

By the way, what season—I mean flavor—do you think is the best?

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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