Monday, February 15, 2010

A Double Dose of Chocolate

Sometimes people take something good and do something completely unnecessary to it in an effort to make it better. This is the case when somebody covered a marshmallow in chocolate.

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.


tysdaddy said...

I hate it when people mess with the candy I love. For example, I really dig Paydays. But then they went and covered it with chocolate. Totally ruined it, IMHO.

Stick with what you know, my friend.

And if they ever get it in their mind to mess with the Nutter Butter, I'm gonna lose it!

ZenMom said...

Now I want a Snickers.

As for the chocolate marshmallows: I'm a purist. I want graham crackers and a roaring fire to go with that combo. ;)

The Pipster said...

I agree with tysdaddy. I like my Snickers just the way it is. The only marshmallow treat I like is a Charleston Chew for some reason, but I guess that is more marshmallow nougat. Actually, now I have no idea what I am talking about.

SciFi Dad said...

Marshmallows covered in chocolate; because Wagon Wheels are too graham-y.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Tysdaddy...See that's where you and I disagree. I don't mind them messing with candy, unless it means they stop making the original. They know that as long as it has a "new" on it, I'll buy it.

Zen...Yeah, I agree that nothing beats campfire smores, but in a pinch these'll do.

Pipster...The center of a Charleston Chew is a mystery. Like the pyramids or Stonehenge.

SciFi...Sometimes you just don't need those extra carbs.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Mmmmm, looks good to me.