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Candy Giveaway: Basket of 3 Musketeers Goodness!

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3 Musketeers Basket

Candy Addict is still in transition, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring you another fabulous giveaway, this time from 3 Musketeers! For the entire month of March you’ll have the chance to leave a comment telling us your favorite recipe including 3 Musketeers. We’ll pick two winners and they’ll receive a totally fab basket full of 3 Musketeers and 3 Musketeers Mint. I personally love 3 Musketeers, and coming up with recipes sounds like great fun.

As usual, some restrictions apply. You must be over 18 and be a US resident of the Lower 48 (sorry Alaska and Hawaii). Entries must include a recipe and you need to use your real email address when you enter; it won’t be displayed on the site, but we need it to contact you should you win. If you don’t respond within 48 hours of us contacting you, we’ll select another winner. Entries will be accepted until midnight, March 31.

Update: Our winners were Gwen and Tessa. Here are their winning recipes:

Tessa:
First, my love affair with 3 Musketeers began in highschool when our sex ed class consisted of a woman standing up and saying if we had the urge to merge, eat a snickers bar. I raised my hand and said (innocently I swear) “what if prefer 3 musketeers?”and promptly got detention. From that day on, I ate a 3M bar every morning where the principal could see me.

My fave in college was to make 3M hot cocoa. You have to freeze the mini 3 Musketeers first. Once frozen break up into small bits (putting them in a plastic bag helps) and put at a bottom of a mug (enough to cover the bottom third). Pour milk in for the other third and a pinch more. Put in the microwave for about a minute, stir and continue in 30 second intervals until all the chocolate is melted.

Out of college, I’ve been making my own concoction again. Yes, I do go for premade stuff,but hey, once I get a craving it’s easier. 3 Musketeer Cookie Pops. Buy premade sugar cookie doll and roll out. Take a biscuit cutter (or use an empty soup can) and cut out as many circles as you can. You can reroll all the scraps to make more. Cut mini 3 musketeer bars in half. Place one half of a cut mini 3M bar in the center of one of the circles and mold the dough around. Place all molded balls on a greased cookie sheet and cook per the directions of the premade cookie dough. While the dough is cooking, chop up any remaining mini 3M bars and place them on a double boiler and melt. Once the cookies come out of the oven and are still soft, stick popsicle sticks in the center of the balls (you can also cut chopsticks for this but be careful of splinters!). Dip the cookie pops in the melted chocolate and roll in any remaining 3M dust you may have. Place on wax paper then put in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes. Enjoy! There probably is a real recipe for it out there, but this is my “original” version.

Gwen:
Three Musketeers Fried Pies

1 (10-count) can refrigerated biscuits

1 large Three Musketeers bar

Confectioners’ sugar

Roll each biscuit out flat. Cut candy bar into 10 wedges; lay one wedge in middle of each biscuit and fold over.

Crimp edges together and deep fry until golden brown.

Let cool, and roll in confectioners’ sugar.


Why are there guys with capes and swords in my candy bar?

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3 Musketeers

Have you ever thought about why a certain fluffy candy bar is called a 3 Musketeers? Imagine that you’ve never heard of this product. Or that, like my friend’s niece, you’re four years old.

“What is that?” she asked me, looking at the famous candy bar.

“I don’t know,” I pretended. “What do you think it is?”

She took it down from the table, turned it around in her little hands, and stared at it from every angle “Well, what does this say?” she asked.

“Three Musketeers,” I answered.

“What’s a MUS-KUH-TEER?” she said, in three segments.

“Well, a musketeer is a flashy guy who wears a cape and fights with swords.”

She processed this for a while. “Why are there guys with capes and swords in here?!” she suddenly blurted out, happily.

“That is a great question,” I said, “I’ll find out for you.” She made a skeptical face, so I returned her attention to the guessing game. “So, what do you think this silver thing IS, though?” I asked.

“Candy?!” she said, almost screaming. (Good thing she’s cute.)

“How did you know that?” I asked.

“Cuz everything on this table is candy!” She had me there.

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Easter Candy Review: 3 Musketeers Orange and Raspberry Minis

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3 Musketeers Raspberry Candy

The amount of limited edition candy being released these days seems to be increasing and all the major candy names have jumped on the bandwagon. One of the most recent victims of this is 3 Musketeers with the 3 Musketeers mint variety as well as the strawberry, vanilla and mocha cappuccino flavors that were released in the late last year. Now in 2008 we get three new flavors: Cherry, Raspberry and Orange. I missed the Valentine’s Day cherry release but luckily I caught the Raspberry and Orange varieties.

3 Musketeers seems like the perfect candy bar for limited editions. It’s fairly simple in concept: flavored nougat enrobed in chocolate, and one would imagine that the flavor combinations could be endless. However, looking back on all the varieties they’ve released so far, I’ve felt that something has gone awry. With these two new releases, I was hoping the flavors kinks would finally be worked out.

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Candy Review: Generation Max 3 Musketeers S’mores Brownie Bar

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Generation Max 3 Musketeers S'mores Brownie Bar

Generation Max is a new line of products by Mars just released this year to provide a healthier candy alternative to kids. “How healthy can candy be?” you wonder. It all comes down to portion control, fat/sugar percentages and added vitamins/minerals. For example, each Generation Max item has less than 150 calories and no trans fat. They also sport less than 35% of total calories from fat, 10% from saturated fat and 35% from sugar. These treats, which feature Mars candy names and items like M&Ms, Snickers and 3 Musketeers, are meant to be sold in vending machines in schools.

I’ve seen many candy bars in my day and the Generation Max 3 Musketeers S’mores Brownie Bar (try saying that three times fast) has the busiest packaging design I’ve seen yet. It’s a bright healthy yellow color with colored silhouettes of people running, jumping… being active and having fun. The 3 Musketeers logo takes second billing to the new “Generation MAX” logo that is the largest image on the whole bar. The catchphrase “Keeps you going!” is clearly written underneath, giving us the impression that this isn’t just good tasting candy, but fuel for our body and fun activities.

I’m first interested by the image of the bar on the front, showing a cross section of the bar, which looks like a 3 Musketeers in the top part, but with a layer of brownie and marshmallow underneath. Or perhaps they replaced the fluffy nougat with marshmallow? The illustration isn’t clear on which it is, but that’s what tasting is for, isn’t it?

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Quickie Candy Reviews: Twix, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Hi-Chew, and Tung Toos

Categories: Candy,Candy Reviews,Chocolate Candy,Foreign (non-US) Candy,Gummi/Gummy Candy,Mint Candy


A few quick reviews to make you hungry:


Twix PBTwix PB: It’s not too sweet, which is nice. The Twix PB had some good flavor, but overall, it just didn’t do it for me. It’s just not truly a Twix for me unless it has caramel in it. The chocolate cookie was a nice touch though. Overall, it’s not bad, but not great.


Snickers DarkSnickers Dark: Snickers Dark is back on the market for good after being a Limited Edition. If ever there has been a case for milk chocolate over dark, this is it. Regular, milk chocolate Snickers is sooooo much better. This barely tasted like a Snickers! Skip the Dark.


mint_3_musketeers.jpg3 Musketeers Mint: Rachel tried this a while back and wasn’t thrilled with it. I thought it was great. It had plenty of minty goodness for me and tasted like a York Peppermint Patty in bar form. Good stuff.


Hi-Chew Green AppleHi-Chew Green Apple: Hi-Chew is a Japanese favorite and this is the first flavor I have tried. WOW! Loved it! Oddly rubbery at first but turns chewy and super-delicious. If you like sour apple flavor you must try it. Now I want to try all the Hi-Chew flavors!


tung_toos.jpgTung Toos: We first mentioned these over a year ago and I finally got to try them now. They don’t have a ton of flavor since they are more for fun than for “eating”, but they are definitely fun. They’re the kind of thing my six-year old daughter loves. It’s just not really an adult thing.


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Twix, peanut butter, chocolate, Snickers, mint, 3 Musketeers. Japanese, Japan


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