Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Candy Critic

For the lack of anything better to write (or pictures to accompany my post), I’m going to review some new Halloween treats that I’ve tried.
3 Musketeers snack size, variety pack (Mocha Cappuccino, French Vanilla, Strawberry)

If you have a sweet tooth and want to lose weight this is the candy to eat. 3 Musketeers is one of the few chocolate concoctions that are relatively low in fat. Unfortunately, that’s not why it’ll help you lose weight. All three flavors taste nasty. Not only will the candy never make it down, but your lunch will be coming back up, especially after the Mocha one. My guess is that they combined their standard nougat mixture with a chapstick of each respective flavor. Even 3 Musketeers is remaining silent about their newest confections, without even a mention of the pack on their website.

Twix snack size, variety pack (Original, Triple Chocolate, Dark Chocolate)

I’m not a big fan of Twix. I never cared for the cookie part. If I wanted a cookie I would buy a cookie, not a candy bar. Nevertheless, in order to get the bags of candy at $2.50, I had to buy two. Also, the two new flavors intrigued me.
Triple Chocolate – Well it’s a Twix. It tastes slightly different than the original. Yet, I am still asking why. Without the caramel in a Twix, one just has a chocolate covered cookie, so why add chocolate caramel to the cookie and coating when one who likes Twix probably does so for the caramel + cookie combination. The chocolate caramel adds no contrastive properties, just more chocolate upon chocolate. It’s like Snickers using chocolate covered peanuts instead of regular ones.
Dark – This one was actually decent. The paring of bittersweet chocolate and sweet caramel makes it an easy pleaser in my world. And, I must remember that I am in the United States, where good chocolate is as rare as a sunny day in Seattle. So Twix Dark ranks high when buying ‘American.’

More reviews as I buy more candy for my young students (or so that is the excuse).

1 comment:

Sariah said...

I actually rrrrreeeeally like 3 Musketeers (if I'm going to eat a candy bar...and I don't often), so this is sad to hear. I almost tossed my lunch back out with that "chapstick flavor" image floatin' around in my brain. EW! I was hoping the "mint" would taste alright...and kinda like those Girl Scout Cookies that we all know and love!
Twix...I do enjoy them every Halloween. I'm going to have to agree with you on the Triple Chocolate...forget it! I'm going to give Dark a whilrl. I'm all for supporting Chocolate of all nationalities...I'm no respector of, chocolates!

Look forward to more reviews before Halloween, so I can make sure to steal the correct candies from my children!!