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Candy Review: Hershey’s Caramello

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Hershey’s Caramello Bar

Cadbury is a renowned English chocolatier founded in the 19th century, but Hershey’s is licensed to manufacture its candy available in the USA. Today I saw this bar and wanted to compare it to another recent bar I tasted and reviewed from Hershey’s: the Kit Kat Caramel bar. I hope that this candy has a better caramel to chocolate ratio. I also want to see how it compares to an even closer cousin, the Rolo.

A Caramello bar is composed of four milk chocolate squares filled with liquid caramel. As such, it’s one of the messier bars to tackle unless you 1) break off the squares carefully, and 2) pop an entire one in your mouth.

Okay, I’ve done the two steps successfully. Does the taste of this classic bar hold up?

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Candy Review: Cadbury Chocolate Bars

Categories: Candy,Candy Reviews,Chocolate Candy,Foreign (non-US) Candy

While on a mission at my local Ralph’s, ostensibly for drinks and cleaning supplies, I decided to make a detour into the candy aisle. I didn’t expect to buy anything, as I’m fond of spending as little as possible, and only tend to indulge in my sweeter passions when they come at a decidedly inexorbitant fee. As it turned out, deviance from my intended path proved unwise. The store was holding a major chocolate sale – and Hershey’s bars weren’t the only discounted items.

Indeed, sweets from all over the world were marked down! Hazelnut-studded Ritter squares from Germany touted their half-priced goodness alongside super-dark French varietals which, even after their markdown, sold for $4.50 apiece. While all of these were tempting, my eyes were drawn to the Cadbury selections. At 4/$3.00, the British candy maker’s offerings were competitively priced with the offerings from Hershey’s and Nestle. How could I resist? Four scrumptious-looking Cadbury bars were on display, and one of each found its way into my basket. Three extraneous dollars later, I was out the door with my British booty.

Arriving home, I arranged the bars before me on the kitchen table and took inventory. My collection, swathed in a wrap of regal purple, included Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Royal Dark, Fruit & Nut, and Caramello bars. I eagerly opened my first 99-gram (3.5 oz.) bar and bit in.

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Candy Review: Cadbury Wunderbar

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Cadbury Wunderbar Box

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Another day… another Cadbury chocolate bar that’s not available in the United States. But hey – our American reviewers regularly get to taunt me with offerings from the likes of See’s and Trader Joe’s, so fair’s fair, right?

Anyway, this is the Cadbury Wunderbar, described on the wrapper as “A peanut butter caramel experience.” The name of the bar is actually a pun on the German word for “wonderful,” and the proper pronunciation , as any German-speaker could tell you, isn’t “wonder-bar” but “VUN-derbar.”

It’s not a bad idea for a name since, as everyone knows from that guy on TV and his miracle washcloths, the Germans always make good stuff – and that includes chocolate. However, the Wunderbar is made right here in Canada, making it, in reality, about as German as a Snickers. That little Viking helmet on my bar’s wrapper isn’t helping my confusion any – Vikings weren’t German, were they? Did Vikings like peanut butter? Who knows?

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Candy Review: Cadbury Crunchie

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Cadbury Crunchie

I live in Canada, where it’s a fact of life that many aspects of our culture are borrowed from our neighbors to the South – our TV shows, our chain restaurants, our food brands. And for the most part, we’re cool with that. The only problem is, we don’t get all of those things – just whatever sells well enough in the United States to be worth importing. (Vanilla Coke, Wild Cherry Pepsi, I miss you guys! Come back!)

So, when I got into this whole Internet candy thing a year or two ago, I was surprised to learn that many of my childhood candy staples like Coffee Crisp and Aero are not sold in the United States and, what’s more, they have legions of rabid American fans exchanging the addresses of obscure import grocery stores that carry the elusive candies – candies that are available at any gas station here in Canada. I’m too polite to say “Turnabout is fair play” – I am Canadian, after all – so instead, I’ll get right to today’s candy: the Cadbury Crunchie bar.

The Crunchie bar is technically of British origin, but it’s widely available here in Canada. (In the States, not so much.) Behind its extremely generic name, the Crunchie is actually pretty unique. It’s based on a traditional candy called sponge toffee, honeycomb, or cinder toffee, which is made by adding baking soda to molten sugar, causing the sugar to expand in a froth of bubbles. Once cooled, the foam becomes a light, airy, crunchy treat. It can be eaten plain or, as is the case with the Crunchie, coated in chocolate.

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Candy Showdown: Cadbury Mini Eggs vs. M&M’s

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M&M's vs. Cadbury: Who Will Prevail?
In these turbulent times, not everyone has the time or inclination to contemplate the meaningful questions in life. There are just some questions that may be so complex, the average person just doesn’t want to take the time and form his own fundamental beliefs. We here at Candy Addict understand this, though, and so we’re going to lay it all out for you, and make these tough personal choices possible. Which is better: Cadbury Mini Eggs or M&M’s? Some may shy away from delving into this potentially explosive topic, but Candy Addict is not afraid. After all, to paraphrase the famous candy philosopher, Socrates, “The unexamined candy is not worth eating.”

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