Nestle Butterfinger: Many of the most famous brands of chocolate and confectionery were introduced in the 1920's in the US. Americans suddenly developed a greater appetite for ice cream, soft drinks and confectionery. The likely cause was the introduction of Prohibition in January 1920! Butterfinger was introduced in 1923. It's a peanut crunch bar with a thick chocolate coating. Because of its crumbly texture it makes a good topping for cheesecake or sundaes. It's often used in ice cream and other recipes.