Garfield’s Chocobites taste like stale peanuts covered in musty chocolate. Theyâ€™re similar to Peanut M&M’s, except that theyâ€™re terrible. I bought them from a hospital vending machine, which is my new favorite place to forage for hard-to-find candy. The Chocobites were eighty cents, like almost all the other candy in the hospital. I guess theyâ€™re using price inflation to discourage Candy Addicts, but if they really want to stop us, theyâ€™ll quit putting seemingly cool stuff in their machines.
The Chocobites werenâ€™t worth a dime. Even the colored candy coating looked a little off, sort of like it was blurry. I bit a red one in half, which is what I do to almost everything when I eat, just to make sure thereâ€™s nothing unwanted hiding inside. It looked okay, again, much like a peanut M&M, so I chewed up the entire thing, which was a mistake.
As best as I can tell, Arcor, the Argentine company that produced the Chocobites, doesnâ€™t make time to brag about them (Arcor also makes another M&M-like candy – Rocklets). I couldnâ€™t find anything about the Chocbites on Garfieldâ€™s official Website, either, although I know the fat cat doesnâ€™t shy from candy, since a PEZ dispenser is for sale on his site.
I ate the whole package out of fairness to see if any of the Chocobites tasted better than the first few. They didnâ€™t. Garfield should stick to his tried-and-true favorite – lasagna.