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Candy Review: Bounty – The Chocolate Bar With Subversive Appeal

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Question: what do I have in common with Saddam Hussein? Give up? We’re both big ol’ fans Bounty, a delicious coconut candy bar from Mars. That’s right, as we reported a while ago, when they caught Saddam a few years back, they found his secret stash of Bounty bars, and it turns out I’ve got an identical stash in my fridge. My fellow Candy Addicts, it’s a good thing there’s no such thing as guilt by candy association!

In theory, Bounty is quite similar to a Mounds. It’s a pretty simple construction – just a sweetened coconut center, enrobed in chocolate. But the similarities end there.


For one thing, Bounty comes in milk and dark chocolate; it’s always preferable to have a choice, don’t you think? Also, the center is much more coconut-y, it’s complex and fragrant, and not really sugary or pasty. But the best thing Bounty has going for it is its thick, luscious chocolate shell. After all, it’s a Mars product, which means the chocolate is the same as what you’ll find in Snickers, Dove, or M&M’s. According to many, Mars chocolate far outshines the other major labels you see on the convenience store shelves.

Not everyone likes coconut. In fact, I’ve noticed that a lot of fans of coconut candy bars exist on the fringes of society. (Case in point: this Romanian commercial featuring some scary Mars-craving hipsters.) Sometimes, it’s important to march to the beat of your own drummer, and Bounty is a pretty delicious way to do your own thing.

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14 Responses to “Candy Review: Bounty – The Chocolate Bar With Subversive Appeal”

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    Julie Nicolay says:

    I LOVE Bounty candy bars but since moving to Tucson, have found them difficult to locate, unlike when I lived in Connecticut. Always a Mounds lover, once I discovered Bounty, I switched allegiances…mmmmm…and for the reasons that Breanna’s accurate description illustrates. That thick, chocolate covering definitely makes for a great candy experience, and being a coconut lover, yeah, that is the shining star of this candy bar for me, so hey all you coconut lovers, find a Bounty and do your own taste test with a Mounds and see what you think; you might be a convert, too!

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    Amber says:

    This review made my mouth water. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Bounty bar here (Atlanta, Ga). I will have to search one out. Thanks!

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    JEP says:

    Add me to the list of mouth watering people that want to try Bounty—dark chocolate preferably!

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    groc says:

    I’m from the UK where these are one of my favourite candy bars – the nearest equivalent when I visited the States was Almond Joys – except for the almond they’re exactly the same. I fact I like Almond Joys better because of that. For some reason almond based candy treats are a rarity here.

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    Loz says:

    The dark chocolate bounty is waay nicer than the milk chocolate :D
    i really want a bounty at the moment…

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    Spammie says:

    If I could choose between having sex or eating a bounty, I would pick eating a bounty, because at least they can make me o*****.

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    Cheryl says:

    When I first saw a Bounty candy bar in a store many years ago, it caught my eye and I purchased it. What a mistake that was…because it was an instant addiction!!!! WOW it was by far the most luscious and gratifying coconut candy bar I tasted in my entire life! Words alone can’t express the how great tasting it is. My advice is the same as others’ here, if you happen to find one, BUY IT, and you will see what we mean. By the way, my mouth is watering right now too…which isn’t a good thing because I can’t find Bounty where I live….(I used to live in CT, now am in PA). =( I guess I too will have to purchase them online…or convince the locals here to get them in their stores! Hmmmmm…..

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    Hayley says:

    Woah, I just had a dark chocolate one… absoloutly beautiful, it was! The chocolate crackeld in my mouth as I was taking the sticky delightful coconut out of the centre. Mmm, it was bliss. My first Bounty since, erm, Christmas! I want more after reading this article >:(

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    T says:

    Look at Whole Foods, they carry them. At least the Harrys Farmers Market (Whole Foods) in Alpharetta, GA does. Or you can make something very similar….very easy. Buy a bag of sweetened coconut, mix in 2/3 cup sugar, pinch salt, 6 tbsp of flour, 4 egg whites and tsp almond extract. Shape into balls and bake at 325 for 25 minutes, let cool and then coat with melted dove or ghiradelli chocalate….made them the other day, fantastic.

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    steve says:


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    Fie says:

    I live in belgium x]

    & in de shop they have dark chocolate bounty && it’s soo nice !!

    (sorry my english is not very good :s)

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    elliot says:


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    Carrie says:

    I love Bounty bars, but I think the icecream is almost better!

    After being stationed in England for 3 years (and enjoying Bounty bars whenever I wanted), I was moved to New Mexico. Fortunately for me, there is a tiny little quilt shop on Main street, which sells those exquisite chocolate and coconut confections! It’s called the Patchwork House (not far off Hwy 60/84 – for those of you driving through Clovis New Mexico)

    Come on by, and you might see me there.

    I’ll be the one with Chocolate on my mouth and coconut crumbs on my shirt!

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    Deby Zambello says:

    I have loved Bounty since I was a kid and they sold them here in the us. Since then while traveling to Ireland I got some and much to my delight you can get them in Disney’s Epcot England! I was just there May 2011.. but I had to get them online now that they are all eaten! They are way better than an Almond Joy!

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