Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

The dark chocolate takeover continues with Reeses Dark Chocolate joining the fray. The classic chocolate and peanut butter treat has been taken to the next level.

The dark shell is firmer than the original giving the candy almost a crunch as you bite into it. Then the cool peanut butter hits your tongue and you're in peanut butter cup heaven.

I have a great love for dark chocolate and prefer it to milk in most occasions and Reeses does not disappoint. The slightly bitter taste of the dark chocolate mixes with the sweet peanut butter improving upon the original.

This has been a wonderful addition to the Reeses product line and available dark chocolate candies. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who loves dark chocolate.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Nestle Aero

There it was. Sitting in an otherwise empty chocolate bar box at Giant was the Nestle Aero. I had to pick it up since I had never seen such a beast before. A chocolate bar with minty air bubbles? How could I resist.

Biting into the Aero was a strange sensation. The texture is weird and somewhat off putting. I like it to biting into a day old cake that's started to get slightly stiff. (Annie called it Styrofoam.) It tasted good. Not great but good. I think the texture really threw me for a loop. I just couldn't get over the grainy, mint bits mixed into the smooth Nestle chocolate.

The Aero is certainly not what I was expecting as I eagerly grabbed this strange, new treat from the random box housing it. I am not sure what I was expecting. Perhaps chocolate with a lighter, airy quality about it. Though the candy was exactly as it said on the wrapper.

Would I buy this again? Probably, it was pretty good once I got over the texture. All in all a strange find for a candy that is apparently big in Europe according to Wikipedia.

I would call it an acquired taste.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Milky Way Dark

Ok, so this one might not be as new or novel, but I had never had a Milky Way Dark before. Not being a huge fan of dark chocolate, but an occasional lover, I don't often by the dark candy bars. Mint 3 Musketeers being the exception. Swoon.

I was kind of shocked when I bit into the midnight Milky Way. It was not simply a Milky Way with dark chocolate instead of milk, but a completely different candy bar. Sure, the caramel was still there, and so was the nougat, but there was a fundamental difference - the nougat is white! White! Wondering what kind of blasphemy this was, I inspected the wrapper to discover that this substance is Milky Way Dark's "Vanilla Nougat." Hmmmmm.

Do I like it? Yeah, kinda. Yes, I mean, I suppose I do like it. It reminded me of a marshmallow, which gave the whole candy bar a flavor reminiscent of a s'more. But that's just not what I want when I buy a Milky Way. I want a ton of chocolate with a good, smooth helping of caramel, unfettered by peanuts (everyone knows that you only eat Milky Way when you're not quite in the mood for a Snickers). Milky Way Dark does not provide this sensation. Chocolate + vanilla + caramel unfortunately just isn't the same as chocolate + fluffy chocolate + caramel.

Now, to be perfectly clear, the Milky Way Dark is a perfectly delicious candybar (Carl called it "heavenly"). It's just not a Milky Way. You just have to know that going in. I didn't. I was surprised. It took the whole bar for me to even understand what I had just eaten.

In a phrase: delicious, but different.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Coconut M&Ms

Carl and I spent the weekend in Virginia Beach planning our upcoming wedding. On the way home, we decided to stop at a Sheetz for a bathroom break and to buy some cold drinks. While perusing the candy aisle, my life came to a crashing halt when I found these magical little morsels: Coconut m&m's.

Now, I have to say, I'm not in love with m&m's. I think they are pretty good, but they aren't something I gravitate towards in their pure form. Sometimes I do get cravings for the peanut or peanut butter variety, but the plain chocolate just doesn't quite cut it for me.

This limited edition coconut flavor though really drew me in. I love coconut. Sure, like everyone else, I hated it when I was a kid. Thank goodness for an adult's taste palette. Ever since I found Ciao Bella's amazing coconut sorbet, I have been on a coconut frenzy.

At first bite, the coconut in these candies was a little overpowering for me. The coconut flavor is in the hard shell coating, which makes the flavor quite strong, but mellows out as you continue eating. The more of these little babies I popped into my mouth, the more I liked them. It was a sweet, cool coconut flavor that left my mouth feeling clean and happy.

These are one limited edition item that I would recommend you unwrap before they go away. Don't miss out like you probably did when m&m's came out with their "Strawberried Peanut Butter" flavor. mmmmmmmmmmmm!


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