December 15th, 2008 by Rosa

Nestle had quite the coup when they enlisted Bart Simpson (and the rest of the Simpsons) to shill their Butterfingers. Everyone knows that nobody better lay a finger on Bart’s Butterfinger. I find that to be a shame, as that’s helped Butterfinger overshadow the similar, but better, 5th Avenue bar (review of that to come on Wednesday).

The Butterfinger’s tagline promises that it is crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery! I actually don’t think the filling tastes much of peanut butter. It’s more of a butterscotch, with a buttery sweetness to it. And while it is crunchy when you bite into it, it’s also quite crumbly. The layers don’t hold up too well, and they get stuck in the nooks of your teeth, where they then harden and become a social faux pas in the making.

The worst part of the Butterfinger was the fake chocolate coating. It was way too sweet, had no cocoa flavor whatsoever, and completely ruined what was already a mediocre bar. An O. And yet, the Butterfinger seems to be doing well enough to have inspired many spin-offs.

PS: Happy birthday, Dad!

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1 response about “Butterfinger”

  1. Carl Weaver said:

    See, I love Butterfinger. Sure, there’s not really a peanut taste but I love the buttery goodness. You say there’s no chocolate? I will have to check that out. At any rate, even the chocolate-inspired candy coatings have a hint of the flavor to them and I have found that on enrobed products like this I really don’t notice the difference. It’s good to know that when the apocalypse comes, I won’t have to fight you for these!