Saturday, February 20, 2010

M&M's Premium: Chocolate Trio

Strolling through Target this evening I was looking for new and interesting candies. I came across the Chocolate Trio M&M's "with a NEW SHIMMERING SOFT SHELL." They are comprised of "tantalizing layers of milk, dark and white chocolates." I excitedly added them to the basket expecting a delicious treat later this evening. After dinner, I eagerly tore into the bag and popped the first one into my mouth, let the chocolate wash over my tongue.

But they are not good. The lack of a crunchy shell makes the entire candy feel like a semi-soft lump in your mouth. Instead of being the best of all chocolate worlds, none of them stand out individually. The chocolate all runs together and you get a generic chocolate taste. It's still chocolate and still pretty good chocolate to boot. However, nothing special.

The soft shell is a real sticking point for me.. The shell does shimmer a bit in the light. However, they look like those lumps of glitter and Elmer's glue I used to make in elementary school after I was done with the art project. It is not a visually appealing candy to eat. Nor do you get a satisfying crunch you've come to love and expect from M&M's. And I'm pretty sure they would melt in my hand.

All in all, a very disappointing purchase. I was hoping for a tri-chocolate 3-ring circus extravaganza. What I got was a hungover birthday clown.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snickers Fudge

Snickers Fudge is touted "with peanut butter nougat & peanuts wrapped in milk chocolate." I was excited to try this confection because I love Snickers and I love fudge. I thought the two of them together would be a heavenly concoction of sweets.
My first thought upon biting into it, dry. It's a much dryer taste and consistency than I have come to expect from a Snickers bar. There is nothing gooey to greet your mouth with delicious sticky sweetness. The peanut butter is dry. The nougat is dry. The peanuts are peanuts. Nothing special.

What is most disappointing is I don't really taste the peanut butter. It's there, I see it. But I don't taste it. It is a dry, chocolatey candy. I much prefer the original and dark versions to this fudge disappointment.

I would have to say pass on Snickers Fudge. Especially when there are so many other delicious Snickers to enjoy out in the world. Give this one a pass.