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Colts Bolts

Yee-haw! We’re up for a rip-roaring cowboy filled adventure post today! I’ve heard of these rip-roaring line of Colts chocolates before from Cybele over at Candyblog, but it wasn’t until my latest trip to the Fancy Food Show did I finally get a change to taste them. I talked with them at their booth and was sent home with a sample of their famous Colts Bolts and a Happy Trails Chocolate. Why, thank you ma’am. Mighty kind of you.

Colts Bolts are an over sized disc, similar to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup made up of chocolate, peanut butter and almonds. Now, the shape of these are like RPBC, but the size is HUGE in comparison. They weigh a good 2 ounces. That’s a lot of tastiness right there, folks. 

The bolt is wrapped in waxed gold paper, then with saran wrap inside of that. The bolt is layered like a sandwich, with chocolate on the top and bottom and the peanut butter in the center. Which, attractively leaks out on the sides, just begging to be eaten. It smells lightly sweet and not of anything else.

The flavor is nice and not too overpowering. The chocolate is creamy and sweet, a it’s a very nice milk chocolate. The almonds are awesome; fresh, lightly salty and so crunchy. The peanut butter is smooth and sweet, and takes second place flavor-wise to the almonds which really stand at the forefront of the taste. The texture of the peanut butter is nice and it has a full, delicate, sweet flavor.

This is quite the mouthful of a candy treat. Truly meant for the toughest of us cowboys and gals. 


Happy Trails Chocolate

I love the packaging of “Roy Roger’s Happy Trails chocolates” trail mix chocolate, with it’s bright and retro design. I expected it to be lumpy mound like most retro candies in this shape, but I was surprised to find it’s a smooth molded dome. It smells sweet, salty and strongly of peanuts.

The inside is very thick, dense and satisfying. It’s like a chocolate covered mound of crumbly, chunky peanut butter. The flavor is a great mix of salty and sweet. You easily taste the smooth chocolate with a strong hit of peanuts and peanut butter. It has has a big kick of coconut, along with the strips of coconut to boot. Wow. It’s a great mix of sweet/salty/thick/chewy and it’s very satisfying and fun to eat.

The package says it has raisins, sunflower seeds and pecans in it. I didn’t get any, er, taste or feel any.

I liked these both a bunch, as they feel both homemade and gourmet. The ingredients and concepts and wholesome, and are a hearty indulgence. Worth the try if you’re looking for something a little wilder or need a treat after a long day on the ranch.

Rating: Will Eat Again

Will Eat Again

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