The Almond Joy candy bar was introduced in 1946 by the Peter Paul Candy Company. It is basically a Mounds candy bar (sold as 2 chocolate covered coconut bars) with each bar topped with an almond.
The Mounds/Almond Joy advertising jingle was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2002. "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't"
Each almond in an Almond Joy candy bar is coated in chocolate before the entire bar is covered in chocolate. The extra layer of chocolate protects the almond from the natural oils of the coconut which would cause it to go soggy.