Many people don't know that founder Milton Hershey's first chocolate store failed. It wasn't until after he built and sold a successful caramel company that he was able to set up a chocolate company that became successful. And successful they sure are! Hershey makes a lot of the famous candy you know and love, besides the classic Hershey chocolate bars and Hershey Kisses, they also make Take 5 bars, Zagnut, Krackel, Mr. Goodbar and many more chocolate candy favorites. There was a man named Reese who had a famous candy company in the early 20th century as well. When he died in 1956, Hershey bought them and started making the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups too.