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Nougat

Dec
24



Toblerone Crunchy Salted Almond

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope you are all with loved ones and having a great time!

Toblerone is a candy I only recently started trying. By recent I mean in the past few years, as it was a never a candy that I had as a child. Oddly enough though since I’ve been buying it as an adult, my Mom has started slipping them into our Christmas stockings along with our Terry Chocolate Oranges. A pleasant surprise indeed. Over the past couple years I’ve been able to try a few limited edition Toblerones. Most of them seem to come out in time for the holidays, and the one I found for today’s review is no different in that regard.


To start, I have to say I love the colors on this package. The bright sky blue/turquoise color is so eye-catching and attractive. It also proved a wonderful contrast with the bright red Toblerone flavoring. The “crunchy salted almond” image on the side I mistook at first as honey roasted peanuts. Can you imagine how good that would be? I was a little disappointed to find that it was just salted almonds, but I’m ok with that. I’m sure the makers of this bar knew what they were doing. 

The chocolate has a nice rich brown color and a beautiful sheen to it. You can see the standard honey almond nougat flakes in the chocolate and they give it a pretty speckled look. The chocolate smells sweet and has a strong nutty scent to it. It reminds me of how a Snickers smells since it has such a nutty aroma with a hint of salt. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this tastes.

My first bite begins with the flavor of the milk chocolate. It’s sweet and has a nice creamy flavor to it. You then start to get flavors of the honey nougat and the almonds, adding a nice crispy texture and some sweet and nutty flavors. The almonds taste incredibly fresh and have that nice amaretto-almond flavor to them that I love so much. The came a stage of the flavor that I wasn’t expecting, which is a nice kick of salt. The salty kick really brings all the flavors together and enhances them. it’s really flavor magic, I don’t’ know how else to describe it. It’s super yummy and incredibly addicting.

Both my husband and I gobbled up this Toblerone pretty quickly. It was super tasty and it’s so easy to snap off a section and wrap it up for later. The flavor is nutty and satisfying and has that addicting sweet/salty combination. It’s a really irresistible candy bar. A must try if you happen upon it.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again


Links Toblerone Website


May
30



Snickers 3X Chocolate

I found this Snickers 3X Chocolate in a local CVS in Eagle Rock on lunch break from work one day. My eyes were attracted to it immediately as I don’t seem to find Snickers limited editions much anymore. I completely zeroed in on the bright blue wrapper and the giant “3X” on it.

So how is this Snickers 3 times the chocolate? Well the package says it’s “Milk Chocolate, chocolate flavored nougat, chocolate caramel and peanuts”. Guess that is 3 whole chocolate elements in there.

This really smells intensely of chocolate with only a hint of peanuts at the end. My first bite was indeed a mouthful. At first it reminded me of brownies, then the flavor transforms once you hit the peanuts. They add a nutty saltiness to it which really levels out the chocolate’s sweetness. The chocolate caramel is surprisingly absent, s I don’t taste any of it at all. heck I don’t even see it when I take a bite. There’s no beautiful ribbon of caramel. So odd. The flavor pretty much is the same as a normal Snickers to me, it’s just that initial moment of the bite that tastes like brownies. That’s all that tasted different to me, really.

As far as Snicker’s bars go, this is n’t bad. I just didn’t find it tasting that differently from a normal Snickers. I’m more of a 3 Musketeers or a Milky Way girl, so as far as Snickers bars go, they just don’t excite me that much. Maybe more seasoned Snickers fans can taste the difference in the 3X Chocolate. But for me, it wasn’t anything new.

Rating: Might Eat Again

 

Might Eat Again


Links Snicker’s Website

 


Apr
30



Brach's Jelly Nougats

There’s a lot of candies that feel “timeless” to me. A lot of Brach’s candies fall into that category for me. These Jelly Nougats are certainly one of them. It seems like I’ve always seen them around in grocery store bins. One thing I’ve noticed since moving to Los Angeles is that I don’t’ see these Brach’s bins in the stores here, which make me a little sad since I’m so accustomed to see them.

OldTimeCandy.com was kind enough to write me and offer some candy samples for me to review. I was super excited to see they carried these Jelly Nougats since it’s been so long since I’ve seen them sold anywhere. I immediately selected a few and eagerly awaited for their arrival.

Upon arriving, I immediately opened the bag as I was excited to finally try one after all these years. They are as pretty as I remember them. They’re slightly rectangular little blocks that have a creamy vanilla colored base with bright chucks of jelly in them. Often in tones of ruby, orange and yellow. I tried to squish them a little with my fingers and the nougat has no give to it. I was a little worried that they were a tad old since they felt so rock hard.

The candy smells sweet with a hint of vanilla. Taking a bite I was relieved to find that these are actually pretty soft to bite into. My teeth easily took a bite of the candy off and it softened even more as I chewed it. The flavor is creamy and has a soft, barely there vanilla flavor. It has slight fruity notes from the jellies. I get some “red” flavors, while others are more orange and even lemon. It’s a nice mix of flavors, and it’s very delicate and not overpowering at all.

I really enjoyed these, but since they’re such a “stranger” candy because of the intense chew and subtle flavors, I don’t think they’re for everyone. I really appreciate how unique these candies are, so I will always be excited to see them. Since they are on the rarer side, if you seem them, it’s not a bad idea to give them a try.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again


Links Brach’s Website


May
02



Toblerone White

Toblerone is a chocolate I didn’t get any exposure to until I got into college. I guess my parents figured it’s pretty large for a chocolate bar for a kid, and my high school years were spent living in the countryside, so I didn’t have any stores close by that carried it. At least I don’t’ recall seeing it ever, and this was before CVS and other large drug stores started to stock them. I’ve only had the milk, dark, and seasonal raisin variety previously, so you could imagine my excitement when I saw a white variety existed. I quickly snatched it up.

For those of you unfamiliar with Toblerone, it’s a long chocolate bar that comes in a triangular box. The mountain icon on the package has a bear in it. The chocolate itself is molded into ridges so that it looks like mountains and easily broke off to enjoy one at a time.

So how does it taste? The white chocolate is excellent. It’s sweet, buttery and has a slight chocolate flavor as good white chocolate should. It melts wonderfully in the mouth. The crispy nougat bits in the chocolate has a very pronounced honey flavor with a nutty edge to them. The chocolate and the nougat blends wonderfully together to make a very satisfying flavor. The nougat bits are quite sticky if try to chew them. They get stuck in your teeth easily, so I recommend the whole “letting it melt in your mouth” strategy here.

The bar is awesome and I must try for any white chocolate lover. While I love it, I think if this is your first time having a Toblerone you should try the milk chocolate first, then try the white chocolate variety.

Rating:  Will Buy Again

 

Will Buy Again

Links Toblerone Website


Apr
18



3 Musketeers Marshmallow Bag

I was really surprised to find these in Rite Aid the other day. I was on my lunch break and my friend needed to run into the store for some batteries. I killed my time pursuing the candy aisle, feeling pretty confident I’ve found most everything that needed finding this year. I then laid eyes on this bag, which really looks like another other normal, Easter themed 3 Musketeers bag, and saw the words “Limited Edition” written on the top. This caused me to take a second look, and I saw that under the 3 Musketeers logo, the word “Marshmallow” was written. O ho, something new here? Needless to say I brought a bag home with me.

Marshmallow has always been a “big” candy theme for Easter. Marshmallow eggs, rabbits and of course the infamous Peeps began with Easter. So it doesn’t surprised me terribly that 3 Musketeers would jump on the bandwagon.

 

3 Musketeers Marshmallow

The candy pieces inside come in little squares like the normal minis. The look the same, the smell is very sweet, buttery and a hint of chocolate. Each are individually wrapped so they’re easy to bring a few to work or nibble some with coffee.

Biting one in half, you see a pristine white interior of fluffy nougat. Notice, the interior isn’t marshmallow, but marshmallow flavored nougat. The texture is light, airy and very rich feeling in the mouth. I get a very strong and sweet vanilla flavor, which gives it that “marshmallow” quality. In fact, the vanilla brings out the chocolate flavors more, so it’s a very flavorful combination. This is still very sweet like all 3 Musketeers, so be sure to have a drink handy.

Overall, this candy is really just a 3 Musketeers with a vanilla nougat interior. Get some normal 3 musketeer minis and the some of those fall released strawberry ones together and you have a Neapolitan 3 Musketeers much like the original candy bar! Cool!

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again

Links 3 Musketeers Website


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