They Laid A finger on Our Butterfinger
People go wild for smaller versions of the big things they love, which is why Butterfinger BB’s were such a hit. The bite-sized balls were like the Butterfinger-flavored cousin of the Whoppers we already loved. The candy was so popular that it won over consumers who didn’t usually buy full-sized Butterfinger bars, and the internet still regularly uses four-lettered expletives to express how much they loved them.
Rumor has it Nestle laid the BB’s to rest in 2006 because of their low melting point, which made for sticky, chocolatey fingers unless you dumped them out from bag to mouth. They were allegedly a choking hazard for small kids and overexcited eaters. Nestle tried to make up for it in 2009 with square-shaped Butterfinger Bites, but plenty of people are still missing the OG shape and recipe.