Before biting into this candy, I did a little background checking on it. Palmer Candy Company, the mastermind behind the Twin Bing, has been around for over 130 years and the Twin Bing was concocted in 1973. They must be doing something right.
When I tear it open the cute package, the strong, delicious smell of peanut butter wafts out. Pulling out the twins, itâ€™s two mounds that connect to form one â€œbar.â€ I’m not gonna lie… it looks a little gross. Growing up, my mom made cookies with oatmeal, peanut butter, and cocoa powder officially called â€œNo Bake Cookiesâ€ — lovingly nicknamed â€œCow Piles.â€
The Twin Bing definitely has the cow pile look. Donâ€™t get me wrong, we loved Momâ€™s Cow Piles. Gross-looking does not equal gross-tasting and that is exactly the case with the Twin Bings. Itâ€™s a rich, scrumptious candy and not at all what I expected. I was expecting something like a cherry cordial, of which Iâ€™m not extraordinarily fond. A Twin Bing is not like a cordial at all. Itâ€™s a chocolate and peanut-filled shell covering a creamy cherry filling.
I definitely tasted chocolate and peanut butter right away. I didnâ€™t taste the cherry in the first bite, but once I got to it in the middle of the first twin, it was distinctly, bitingly cherry. The packaging claims it is a â€œnutty chocolaty cherry treatâ€ and without a doubt it is.
Itâ€™s curious that the ingredients donâ€™t actually include cherries, cherry extract, imitation cherry, or anything cherry-related. There was â€œnatural and artificial flavors.â€ I guess thatâ€™s the cherry part. Whatever is making the cherry flavor, it works.
Would I buy Twin Bing again? Without a doubt. It was tasty and different, and I enjoyed it. In addition to the taste, Iâ€™d like to have some on hand for the novelty. Imagine serving these the mounds of gross-looking deliciousness as dessert to dinner guests.
Candy Addict received this product as a sample from the manufacturer. No payment was received for this review and all opinions represent an unbiased view of the product.