Last year, I reviewed the Limited Edition Chocolate Pop Rocks and while quite tasty, my biggest complaint was the lack of candy in that small Pop Rocks envelope. Pop Rocks has decided to solve that problem by releasing a 2.33 oz “Mega Bar” of milk chocolate with Pop Rocks mixed in. It comes in two 3-square pieces and is rather thick – reminds me of a Chunky Bar.
At first crunch, it reminds me of a Nestle Crunch and I was surprised to see just how many Pop Rocks are in it – they weren’t stingy with the Pop Rocks! The milk chocolate tastes good, not super-high quality, but not inferior grade either. Again, it reminds me of a Nestle Crunch. I can’t tell if the Pop Rocks have a flavor or not or if they made special “unflavored” Pop Rocks just for this purpose. Either way, it works.
The bar seems a bit overly sweet – perhaps it’s the chocolate or perhaps it’s the Pop Rocks oversweetening it a bit. I was only able to eat half the bar at the first sitting. Also, the Pop Rocks tend to stick in your teeth and cause your teeth to pop for a while after you finish it (which is kinda fun, but kinda weird).
Overall, I like the Pop Rocks Chocolate Bar – it’s fun and different; two things that are missing from chocolate candy bars in general. It’s fun to bite into a chocolate bar and have it crunch out loud like a ripened apple. One of my bites did that and it sounded like a shot rang out (to me anyway). Fun, fun.
The Pop Rocks Chocolate Bar can be found at Blockbuster Video, Family Video, and assorted convenience stores throughout the country and will see widespread distribution in January of 2008.
Speaking of Chocolate Pop Rocks, look for cans of the Chocolate Covered Pop Rocks in your local grocery store’s ice cream topping aisle soon. I saw this and heard about it at the All Candy Expo this year and thought this was a fabulous idea. Chocolate Pop Rocks on my ice cream – genius! Everyone loves candy on ice cream!
Buy Pop Rocks Chocolate Bar online:
- at CandyDirect