OK that last entry got me all in the mood for a look at some of my favourite chocolate bars.
It’s delightful. It’s delectible. They don’t have it in the states.
Alternate versions: French Vanilla (yuck); Latte (yuck); Triple Mocha (yuck); Orange (yum).
Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Yes. Yes yes yes. I love the way the chocolate actually melts while you hold on to the cup. You’ve tried the cups – now try the cereal!
Lowney’s Bridge Mixture. Variety goes a long long way, even so far as to excuse the low quality chocolate. If any of these bits were sold by themselves, I wouldn’t be interested. What can I say, I like getting a whole bunch of different tastes in one box. I mean package. Oh, nevermind. I like “midgit mix” for the same reason, even though some of the candies in it are gross.
Not technically a candy “bar”.
Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut. The fruit is raisins, the nut is almonds. The quality of the chocolate is pretty good for a cheap bar. If they made this in dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate it would be really something. Launched in Canada in the ’50s. This is my “I want a sophisticated, adult choco bar.” I used to eat this a lot more than I do now. I think that’s because I’ve discovered Ritter Sport.
Ritter Sport dark chocolate and dark chocolate with hazel nuts. Oh my goodness! Now that’s good chocolate for two bucks. Put this in my top five. Some of the flavours on this website I haven’t even seen in Canadian stores. Tiramisu? Cherry vanilla yoghurt? I’d try that!
Not easy to find in Canada. Whenever I go down to the states, I make a point of grabbing one of these when we stop for gas. I remember the commercial like it were several days ago. That sentence doesn’t actually make sense.
Eat-More. On those rare occasions when I want more nuts ‘n’ shit than chocolate, this is what I reach for. It’s like the candy company took all the sweepings from their factory floor and pressed them into a bar. And I dig it.
Crunchie. Oh Crunchie sweet Crunchie. I haven’t eaten you for strange aeons. But I still love you.
M&M Peanuts. Remember that old Indian legend of how Coyote tricked Raven into giving M&M peanuts their beautiful colours? I consider this almost a healthy treat given the candy to nut ratio. But when you get one little one that is missing the nut – that is a special treat in and of itself, isn’t it? I see you agree.
My secret shame: Lowney’s Cherry Blossom. I don’t know why. Don’t judge me. Just check out the cool interactive box at some nerds’ website.
Special mention: Maltesers, especially when they come in the milk carton container.
The Caramilk Secret REVEALED! They put the caramel into the chocolate in a machine in a factory.
And just one more thing…while I have your attention, once again: there is no such thing as red licorice. Licorice is a flavour. You are thinking of Strawberry Twizzlers. To say red licorice is like saying red mint.