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Name That Candy: Chocolate-Covered, Cherry-Topped, Coconut Bar.

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There must be something about this time of year that makes people nostalgic. One of our readers, Valerie, is dreaming of a favorite candy bar that she used to LOVE as a child!

It was coconut, similar to a Mounds bar texture, but had a layer of cherry across the top. If you bit into it, the cherry did not leak out – it was soft but not liquid with a consistency of jelly/jello. The whole thing was then covered in a thin layer of chocolate. I used to buy 4 of them for a dollar as often as I possibly could.

I bought them in Alameda, California, possibly in a Safeway store on “Bay Farm Island” (Zip 94502) sometime between 1980-1985. They were individually-wrapped bars and packaged in shiny, brown foil wrappers with red writing. They were very flat, 6 inch long, candy bars and were not even half an inch tall.

I don’t know what it is, but it sounds delicious! Can anyone help her remember the name of this candy?


Candy Review: Pretzel M&Ms

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Pretzel M&Ms

I just can’t stop myself. I am supposed to save a few of the Pretzel M&Ms for my roommates, but I can’t stop eating them. I can already see the disappointment in their faces as I say “But, you don’t understand. There are little bite-sized, salted pretzels in the middle.” I wince as I explain “Chocolate-coated little pieces of heaven, I tell you.” I actually just poured out the bag so I could eat the crumbs and then return the four little delicious M&Ms to the bag to share with them. I hope I can resist them. Maybe I can put them somewhere and then forget them. Maybe I’ll leave little enigmatic notes that we will have to decipher later to find the lone Pretzel M&Ms.

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Candy Review: Not Just Cereal

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I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but not everything needs to be covered in chocolate. Not Just Cereal is a fine example. Chocolate coated cereal sounds like a great idea, but it’s overkill. One of my roommates liked the cereals, but roommate two and I were not fans. I think it must just be up to individual tastes. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad, just nothing special. My roommates and I did find ourselves munching on it when nothing else was available, though, so that might count for something. I suppose it’s alright, but it would be an unlikely purchase for me to make at a store.

Not Just Cereal Fruity OThe first one we tried was Fruity O’s. Think Fruit Loops covered in chocolate. I was apprehensive about this one especially because it just sounded like a gross combination. It wasn’t half bad and I liked it a bit better than the others. I guess my biggest complaint is the chocolate isn’t the best. It’s similar to the chocolate on Whoppers, but not as good.

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Candy Review: Assorted Peet’s Sweets

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Peet's Sweets

My friends and family were good to me this Christmas and, naturally, many of the exciting gifts I received were candy. Of all the various treats I was given, I was most intrigued by a tin from Peet’s. I’d never heard of Peet’s before, and was ready for some good eatin’ from the looks of the high-quality packaging. All four varieties in the one-pound tin looked and sounded tasty: Toffee Almond Crunch; Chocolate-Covered Cherries; Chocolate-Covered Blueberries; and Chocolate-Covered Cranberries. My only dilemma was deciding which candy to try first.

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Candy Review: Chocolates from Ms. Chocolate

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A long while back, I reviewed some wonderful chocolate covered blueberries from Chocolate Moon. Unfortunately, the company went out of business. Recently I received an email from Ms. Chocolate who said she now makes chocolate covered blueberries as good or better than the Chocolate Moon blueberries.

So, she sent me some and also sent me some chocolate covered apricots and cherries and also cocoa almonds and toffee almonds. The fruits are all dried before being coated in chocolate and a coating of colored, fruity, chocolaty candy. In a word, all the candy was fantastic. Let’s look at each individually:

  • Chocolate Covered Blueberries: These are wonderful. They are truly delicious. The ratio of chocolate to blueberry is just perfect. I could easily eat a whole bag of these in one sitting. For comparison, I tried out some Harry and David chocolate covered blueberries and they were nothing compared to Ms. Chocolate’s.
  • Chocolate Covered Apricots: Honestly, I don’t know if I’ve ever had an apricot before I tried these so I have nothing to compare them to, but these are good. Of all the things from ms. Chocolate, these were probably my least favorite, even though are actually pretty good.
  • Chocolate Covered Cherries: The cherry flavor is actually really subtle. I am used to the overly sweet and fake cherry flavor (such as in the Cherry Kisses). These were really good and quite large. I liked these a whole lot more than I thought I would.
  • Cocoa Almonds: These are whole almonds coated in dark chocolate (though very milky dark chocolate I would say), then dusted in cocoa powder. These too were excellent. They reminded me of very almondy Hershey’s ar with almonds.
  • Toffee Almonds: These are whole almonds dipped in milk chocolate, rich butter toffee, and lightly dusted with powdered sugar. I love toffee and these were crazy-good – absolutely fantastic.

As I was writing this review and tasting the candies again, my wife commented that she thought these were the best candies we have tried since starting Candy Addict. I think I agree.

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