I had never even heard of a Sky Bar until about six months ago when I saw it featured on Unwrapped. It’s made by Necco (of Necco Wafer fame) in Revere, Massachusetts; Pewaukee, Wisconsin; and in Thibodaux, Louisiana, but I had never seen one here in NC until October. A candy vendor at the NC State Fair had them so I picked one up. I’m not sure where they do sell these. (Please post in the comments if you do have these in your area, just to satisfy my own curiousity)
It sounds like a great idea – a chocolate bar with multiple sections – each Sky Bar has separate sections of chocolate fudge, peanut, vanilla, and caramel. The first thing I noticed was that the bar was hefty – I guess it has to be to hold all those fillings. Once I tasted it, I noticed the biggest complaint I have about the Sky Bar – the chocolate was sub-standard. Now I’m not a chocolate snob by any stretch of the imagination – I like Hershey’s and Nestle as well as Godiva. The Sky Bar chocolate reminded me of the cheap holiday chocolates you can get around Christmas and Easter. It’s not terrible, but it’s not great.
It’s a shame too, because I liked the fillings – the vanilla reminded me of the center of a Cadbury Creme Egg, the peanut filling wasn’t peanut butter, but a peanut creme more like caramel in texture and look…tasty too. The fudge and caramel fillings were just average.
So, having said all of that, if Sky Bars were readily available in my area, I would probably pick one up now and then just to have four different flavors in one handy chocolate bar. If only they came out with a Sky Bar Deluxe and used good chocolate. Yum!