Returning home after work, I discovered a present for me placed on the pleather chair in my home office. It was a bag of Jet-Puffed Mallow Bites that were spotted and procured by the delectable woman I call WonderWife™.
Mallow Bites are a simple concept—mini marshmallows covered in milk chocolate. A thin layer of chocolate surrounds a mallow that is slightly less fresh than a normal one straight out of the bag. Anyone who’s ever eaten a Peep that’s been left out on the counter overnight knows the exact texture to which I refer. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
By the time I had gotten to them, the bag had already been torn open by WonderWife™, who could not or would not wait until I got home to sample them. She proclaimed them too sweet. But as I’ve said here before, there are very few things that are too sweet for me. I found the Mallow Bites to be really good and crazily addictive.
Now excuse me whilst I shovel a few more Mallow Bites into my face.
A mysterious package arrived for me in the mail sent by my brother-in-law, Buckeye. Inside was a candy bar adorned with “limited edition” called Snickers Fudge. It’s awesome that my entire family is now enabling my new product obsession.
The main difference between Snickers Fudge and original Snickers is the caramel. While SnickFudge has peanut butter flavored nougat and peanuts, it’s missing this essential ingredient. I don’t know why they call the bar “fudge” cause there is very little about the bar that’s truly fudgy. But I’m sure the Snickers marketing department has their reasons, so who am I to argue?
It’s hard to go wrong when combining peanut butter and chocolate. And while there isn’t anything particularly wrong with SnickFudge, it’s just not that inspired. The peanut butter flavor is pretty mild, gladly stepping aside to let the milk chocolate become the dominating flavor. I think WonderWife™ summed it up best when she said, “It’s good and I’d eat the hell out of it, but I miss the caramel.”
There is a reason why Snickers is the most popular candy bar in the country. While SnickFudge is decent, it’s not going to unseat the champion.
(Many thanks to Buckeye for the hook up. You are one of the good ones. And thanks to WonderWife™ for coming up with Buckeye's internet nickname.)
**Totally unnecessary FTC disclaimer: I am not shilling for the above items. They were bought with hard-earned money, consumed and reviewed because I am an obsessive freak who, for some reason, loves new candy products and needs to tell the world how I feel about them.