Frank Martoccio introduced the PayDay candy bar in 1932. The 52-gram bar combines sweet caramel and salty peanuts. Most candy bars have high fat and sugar content, and PayDay is no exception.
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Calories and Fat
The PayDay bar contains 240 calories, including 120 calories from fat, according to the Hershey’s website. The bar has 13 grams of fat, including 2.5 grams of saturated fat. The fat content in the bar accounts for 20 percent of the recommended daily fat intake for a person following a 2,000-calorie diet. Saturated fat should account for less than 10 percent of your total daily fat intake, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PayDay bars have 27 grams of carbohydrates, including 2 grams of dietary fiber and 21 grams of sugar. The carbohydrates in this bar make up 9 percent of the recommended daily carbohydrate intake for a person following a 2,000-calorie diet.
The classic PayDay bar contains 7 grams of protein, or 14 percent of the recommended daily protein intake for a person with a 2,000-calorie diet. Since 2005, Hershey has sold a high-protein version of the PayDay bar called the PayDay Pro, which contains 15 grams of protein.
PayDay bars provide 4 percent of both your recommended daily calcium intake and your recommended daily iron intake.
Keep chocolate and candy bars out of reach of your pets, as these products can cause animals to become sick. Contact an animal poison control center if you believe your pet has eaten any cocoa or chocolate. The Hershey Company provides up-to-date allergen statements on each candy bar package. Check these labels to ensure that your PayDay bar does not contain a potential allergen, such as a tree nut. The Orthodox Union, an agency that evaluates food for compliance with Jewish dietary laws, identifies the PayDay bar as a kosher product that contains dairy.