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Retro Candy Review: Zagnut Bar

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Zagnut Package

The Zagnut bar has been around since 1930 when it was originally launched by the D.L. Clark Company, the same company that brought us other favorites like the Clark Bar. Zagnut is unusual because it uses no chocolate and therefore has a very small and loyal market. Zagnut became a member of the Hershey family in 1996 when D.L. Clark Company went bankrupt.

Zagnut Inside

It’s described as crunchy peanut butter covered with toasted coconut. Once opened, Zagnut is a really beautiful looking bar because of the wonderful light orange/beige color and the coconut flakes that are very small and uniform looking. The aroma is light and smells more of peanut butter than coconut. The taste is so good and does not disappoint! The peanut butter inside is very light and crunchy, lighter than Butterfinger’s peanut butter interior. I was pleasantly surprised by this, as I was partially expecting it to be nougat. The coconut coating feels soft, like peach fuzz, when you eat it and it adds the perfect sweet touch to the salty peanut butter.

I just love this bar. It’s a classic example of contrasting textures and flavors working beautifully together. It’s no wonder it’s survived so long and was adopted by Hershey. One thing is for sure, I’d rather have a Zagnut over a Butterfinger any day. Give it a shot and I’m sure you’ll agree.

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5 Responses to “Retro Candy Review: Zagnut Bar”

  1. 1
    Bonney says:

    I have to disagree with you about choosing a Zagnut over a Butterfinger. While Zagnut has a great taste and is very portable in my pocketbook but I hate the small hard bits that show up from time to time that cause a thorough tongue search for broken teeth. Clark bar has the same issue.

  2. 2
    Kimberly says:

    I love Chick-o-sticks and the Zagnut reminded me of big chunks of chick-o-stick. I definitely enjoy me some Zagnut.

  3. 3
    Columbus Foodie says:

    Call me crazy, but I like Zagnuts way over Butterfingers – love love love Zagnut but they’re fairly difficult to find (outside of vending machines) here in Columbus, OH.

  4. 4
    Jeni says:

    I just had one today for the first time today… pure bliss. I prefer it over Butterfinger because of the strong coconut taste, and also because there is no chocolate interfering with the taste. I froze half of it, and it was even better!

  5. 5
    Russ says:

    I love Zagnuts but they are hard to find. My wife located a machine while on a trip and emptied it of Zagnuts. I now get 1 per month while they last. Yumm….

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