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Popular Candy Brands Owned by Nestlé

Nestlé, the world's largest transnational food and beverage company, owns more than 2,000 brands. And as trick-or-treaters gear up for Halloween this year, they can expect to find a lot of Nestlé candy in their bags. That's because the company owns many of the most popular chocolates, confections, and snacks in America.

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In 2005, the International Labor Rights Fund sued Nestlé for buying cocoa from Ivorian plantations that allegedly used child slave labor, but the U.S. courts dismissed the case five years later, arguing that corporations cannot be held liable for violations of international law. Controversially, the company also came under fire for bottling millions of gallons of water throughout drought-ridden California. Nestle owns 67 bottled water brands around the world—11 in North America alone.

Here are 20 popular candy brands owned by Nestlé.

Halloween

1. 100 Grand

100 grand

2. Baby Ruth

Baby Ruth

3. Bottle Caps

Bottle caps

4. Butterfinger

Butterfinger

5. Crunch

Crunch

6. Everlasting Gobstopper

gobstopper

7. Fun Dip

Fun Dip

8. KitKat

KitKat

9. Laffy Taffy

Laffy Taffy

10. Nerds

nerds

11. Nestlé Milk Chocolate

12. Oompas

Oompas

13. Pixy Stix

Pixy Stix

14. Raisinets

raisen

15. Runts

runts

16. Shockers

Shockers

17. Sno-Caps

Sno Caps

18. Spree

Spree

19. SweeTARTS

SweeTARTS

20. Wonka Bar

Wonka bar