Archive for March 21st, 2008

Candy Bar Madness FINALS!

March 21st, 2008 by Rosa

In honor of March Madness, I’m running a ZOMG, Candy Madness contest! The original 16 have been whittled down to two: Reese’s Pieces versus Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Leave a comment (with your email address which will be hidden and will only be used to contact you if you win) guessing which candy bar will come out on top, and go vote for your favorite!

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Three names will be drawn from the pool of correct guesses to each win $20 worth of Baskin-Robbins Gift Certificates. Baskin-Robbins has teamed with up Hershey’s to create 13 different ice cream treats (sundaes, shakes, cakes, and more) made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Heath Bars, Kisses, and York Peppermint Patties. $20 could buy you a lot of candy bar ice cream! Leave a comment (with an email address) about which treat you’re most excited about trying for a second entry in the drawing.

Voting and contest entry will close at noon on Tuesday, March 25. Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 27. Good luck!

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Hershey’s Whatchamacallit

March 21st, 2008 by Rosa

Hershey’s Whatchamacallit is a bar that I’ve seen on grocery store shelves all my life but had never bothered to pick up, probably because I had no idea what was in it. While candy bars like Twix and KitKats had a strong advertising push during my childhood, the Whatchamacallit was neglected.

The wrapper claims peanut flavor crisp, caramel, and rich chocolatey coating. The bar was texturally wonderful with a crisp, sharp crunch. The crunchy rice crisps that made up the center of the bar had a salty, super nutty peanut butter flavor, and there was just enough caramel in the form of a thin ribbon to add the sweetness needed to balance out that peanut butter taste. Because the coating was marked as “chocolatey”, it’s probably not real chocolate, but it was a super thin layer, so the fake mockolate (Cybele’s term) did not noticeably detract.

A definite OMG for this bar. I wish I’d discovered it earlier. The only downside is that the bar is extremely high in fat (especially saturated fat) and calories, so sadly, it’s not a chocolate bar to eat on a daily basis.

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