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Dec
30



Snickers Fudge

Snicker’s Fudge is the latest limited edition that has reached the shelves as of late. It was supposed to be in store by August, but I didn’t end up seeing any until late September and Early October. They were also kinda hard to find, I looked in many places and it wasn’t until I went to Rite Aid did I find them in a aisle display. Talk about the thrill of the hunt!

So what is a Snicker’s Fudge? The wrapper explains “Fudge with peanut butter nougat & peanuts wrapped in milk chocolate”, but that doesn’t help me much. Why is there no mention of fudge? I’m very confused. I guess the only way to really find out is to eat it, right?

Opening the wrapper it smells like a Milky Way bar: chocolatey, sweet, and creamy. I get no hints of peanuts or salt like I do with normal Snickers bars. The bar looks like a normal Snicker’s from the outside, but once I took a bit, you immediately see (and taste) the difference. Here’s how the construction works: under all the enrobing, the top is peanuts and a chocolate fudge ripple, and the bottom the peanut butter nougat. So it looks like they replaced the caramel with fudge.

The first bite immediately delivers a fresh peanut taste, with a strong salty/sweet combination of the nuts and chocolate coating. The center has this dry graininess to it, like real fudge has. The nougat is less fluffy than normal, and it’s a little more dense. The lack of caramel makes it much drier, and stickier to chew.

I was disappointed with this bar. I knew I wouldn’t find a limited edition to take the Snicker’s Rockin’ Nut Road as my favorite, but I was still hoping for something that was at least interesting. This bar did nothing for me, it was just boring.

Do check out Cybele’s review for her opinion and delicious photos.

Rating: Not Worth It

 

Not Worth It

Links Snicker’s Website


Dec
28



Russian Bear Chocolate

This is a small square of Russian chocolate that I received from my boyfriend. One of his coworker friends teaches Russian and heard I was into trying all sorts of chocolate and thoughtfully handed this to him to give to me. It’s amazing how people are so eager to share chocolate with others. It’s really wonderful.

This piece of chocolate is small in size, about inch long, half inch wide and tall. The image of bears and cubs on the front is cute, and it’s illustrated and decorated in a way that it’s very 1960’s Swiss chalet feel to it. There’s no Russian script on there, not that it matters as there is no way I’d understand it. 

The chocolate once unwrapped (it had an extra wrapper underneath) doesn’t smell of much. It’s got light notes of cocoa, and just…well, fat. I was immediately suspicious that it’s mockolate. My first bite reveals that the center is mainly a large crispy center made of dense wafers. That was a surprise, as I was expecting a solid chunk of chocolate. They taste lightly of vanilla and are very thick. I have no ingredients list, but I can say the coating is indeed mockolate. It’s sweet and really not much else, and it has this odd coolness on the tongue.

Overall it’s pretty flavorless, but at least the wrapper was pretty. I wouldn’t go out of my way to try this again.

Rating: Not Worth It

 

Not Worth It

 


Dec
25



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my readers! smile

No official review today as I’m spending the time with my family. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe season and I’ll be back with a review on Monday.

Season’s Greetings!


Dec
23



Christmas DOTS Box

Well, these are one of my few, truly holiday releases of any candy that I found to be new this year. I spied these Christmas DOTS on the shelf at my local CVS, and quickly snatched them up. I think it’s very gutsy of them to be labeled “Christmas” since everyone seems to say “holiday” nowadays. I appreciate it, since the DOTS are using the red/green/white color scheme of Christmas.

The package clearly says that the Christmas DOTS are cherry, lime and vanilla flavored. I like the way they look, as they’re cute and really festive. I’m such a sucker for that!

 

Christmas DOTS

These look like all the other DOTS, the shapes and texture are the same. The difference here is, that, like the yogurt DOTS, these have a flavored cap on them. Here’s it’s vanilla flavored.

Since they’re only two flavors, there’s not too much to say. The lime has a nice zest to it, it kinda creeps into floor cleaner territory for me, but it doesn’t stay that way for too long. It delivers that reliable “green” taste that most kinda hate. The cherry is very bright and fruity, and I don’t get too much bitterness in there. It’s more berry than anything, and it works well as a red flavor. The vanilla top on both lend an extra creaminess and the vanilla flavor is detectable and very nice.

I think these are tricky for most people, since cherry and lime are flavors that people can be fickle about very easily. If for no other reason, I’d say buy these as they’d look great on a gingerbread house.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again

Links DOTS Webpage


Dec
21



Dove Peppermint Bark Bag

Oooo! Something new and festive for the holidays! I love it! I certainly didn’t see this one coming, and it wasn’t until I noticed them on the shelf at my usual grocery store that I had heard of their existence. I was excited to see them as much as I love the Candy Cane Kisses that Hershey’s makes for this time of year, the lack of real cocoa butter in them has me shunning them. These Dove Peppermint Bark pieces can hopefully fill the void. So I grabbed a bag and hoped for the best.

 

Dove Peppermint Bark

The wrappers are silver with dots of red and green on them, and therefore very festive. Inside each wrapper is a holiday tip from Martha, reminding me that I can string lights on trees in my year and use pears and chocolate for an easy dessert. You know, the type of things you’d “forget” considering you’ve celebrated the holiday season in some form your whole life. I only read the if I felt I needed a chuckle.

The candy is nicely constructed. It’s white chocolate on top, and the bottom is dark chocolate. It’s split maybe 2/3, but really is almost even. The white chocolate top has shards of peppermint candy cane in it. They’re sticky yet don’t get stuck to your teeth or cut your mouth.

The flavor is awesome. I was worried it’s taste more of dark chocolate than white chocolate, but it doesn’t. The peppermint is the main flavor, it’s light and refreshing, yet not overpowering. It’s delicious and really satisfying to eat with a hot drink.

Also be sure to visit Candyblog.net to see what Cybele thinks!

Rating: Will Buy Again

 

Will Buy Again

Links Dove Chocolate Website


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