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Candy Review: Nestle’s Crunch Dark

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Nestle Crunch Dark Miniatures

I love to read the comments you guys post. It’s always great to see whether you agreed with my review or had a differing opinion I might not have have considered. I particularly enjoy the suggestions you leave.

On my article reviewing the expired 100 Grand Dark Bar, a fellow Candy Addict staff member, Monica, used her keen insight in my search for a great crisp rice bar, and she recommended I try Nestle’s Crunch with Caramel. I did just that and didn’t mind it as much as I thought I would. Having had my interest piqued in various Crunch Bar varieties from her suggestion, I then decided to try the Crunch Dark Bar.

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Candy Review: Crunch With Caramel and Milky Way With More Caramel

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Crunch with Caramel

It seems to be a bit of a trend these days, with classic candy bars either pumping up one of their base ingredients, or simpler candy bars adding in an additional component. Variations on classic bars are nothing new – bars going white, peanut butter suddenly appearing, bits of rice cereal being stirred through, and so on. For the purposes of this review I had a look at two bars which had either added or increased their caramel value – the Crunch Bar with caramel and the Milky Way now with more caramel.

Crunch bars are an integral part of my childhood, since my Mom always had a Crunch bar in her purse (and probably still does). One of the things I like about it is that it is so thin – the snap of the Crunch bar really appeals to me, since I think it goes well with the crisped rice. It is still one of those bars I will reach for when I want a sugar hit but not full on diabetic shock.

In the past, other giant bars like the Kit Kat Chunky have been disappointing, so I wasn’t sure how this one would go. I took a bite of it and there was no mistaking the caramel taste – it isn’t just a token inclusion. The usual Crunch elements are there, too … but the whole thing got a bit of a “ehhh, not so great” reaction from me. I really missed the thin-ness of the original Crunch bar, and I didn’t think the caramel did a lot for this one. Nice, but not all that exciting or fabulous.

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Candy Review: Nestle Crunch Crisp

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Nestle Crunch Crisp

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I am twenty-six years old. The candies I love, however, are often significantly older than I am, even older than my parents, and, in some cases (what up, Tootsie Roll?) older than my grandparents as well. I suppose it’s easy to take the classics for granted, with so many new and delicious treats pouring onto the shelves each year, but I’m embarrassed to admit that my excitement for new and limited-edition candies had actually caused me to forget how much I loved the Nestle Crunch bar.

How could I forget the greatness of the Nestle Crunch? The crisped rice and milk chocolate bar to end all crisped rice and milk chocolate bars! The A-Team to Krackel’s B-Team! The bar that Peter Venkman rewards Egon Spengler with in Ghostbusters! Oh, sweet scary Zuul, how could such a thing have happened?

There are times when the universe comes together to shake the Crunch-neglecting sleep from your eyes. My time came today, when I opened a brand-new Nestle Crunch Crisp bar, and instantly fell back in love. The Crunch Crisp is absolutely delicious.

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Easter Candy Review: Nestle Chocolate Eggs

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Wonka Chocolate Golden Eggs

Easter is just around the corner, and that means stores are stacked high with candy. I personally love this time of year, when Peeps and jellybeans and chocolate bunnies are available in large quantities. I swung by my local Target, and they had all their Easter candy on sale. I ended up with two bags of chocolate eggs. These retail for $2.49 but were on sale at 2 for $4.

Remember that scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where gigantic geese lay golden chocolate eggs? These real-life versions aren’t as huge as those ostrich-sized monsters, but they are marketed as golden eggs, which just shows the power of pop culture. Each egg is stamped with the Nestle label, which was kind of disappointing. Wouldn’t it have been better if they were stamped “Wonka” instead? (Besides, I didn’t think geese could create labels on their eggs?) I loved the golden color of the foil wrappers, though. Very eyecatching.

Anyway, the eggs are standard Nestle chocolate with graham cracker pieces inside, but it was hard for me to notice the crunchy cookie bits. I thought that this was because there weren’t that many bits in each egg, but I tried another one, this time sucking the chocolate off. This revealed more of the cookie bits than I imagined were in there, but I think they just crumble too easily and don’t give enough contrast in texture next to the chocolate. Also, these eggs had a sweet, creamy aftertaste, almost like coconut. I think this might be from the cookie bits too. So these were pleasant enough, but if you’re looking for something with a nice crunch, these aren’t it.

Nestle Nest Eggs - Crunch w/ Peanut Butter

Nestle is selling a number of different kinds of chocolate eggs under the Nest Eggs brand. Nest Eggs? Nestle? Oh, those clever marketing folk! Nest Eggs come in four different varieties, based on their popular candy bars: regular milk chocolate, Crunch, Butterfinger, and Nestle with Creamy Caramel. The Crunch variety was available with peanut butter, and since I love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate, I snagged this bag.

The eggs (wrapped in different colors of pastel foil) look exactly like the Wonka eggs (with “Nestle” stamped on each) and the chocolate is the same, but what a difference in flavor and texture! One half of the chocolate egg contains a dollop of peanut butter creme, the other has the crispy rice of a Crunch bar. These are amazingly good! I loved the play between the soft peanut butter and the Crunch side, and the chocolate melds the two textures together pretty well. This isn’t really a chocolate to be sucked on. It needs to be chewed so you can experience the candy in its entirety. I’d definitely get these again.

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eBay weirdness: OLD Nestle’s Crunch – intact!

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ebay Nestle Crunch

UPDATE: Looks like the auction was cancelled. At least you can see the bar in the picture (above) that I grabbed. –Brian

Found on ebay – an OLD Nestle’s Crunch bar. From the description:

Found in old house under cabinet a nestles crunch candy bar , The wrapper is not tore or eaten by rats bugs ect. Only slight color loss from age.The candy bar is fully intact not broken. Its as if the cabinet installer dropped his candy bar and forgot about it. the bar is intact not broken or opened. The wrapper has origional 10 cent price printed on wrapper. I dont know exact age only i cant find anybody who can remember when candy bars were 10 cents.

My favorite line is “i cant find anybody who can remember when candy bars were 10 cents.” That, and the fact that he stresses it’s “intact” multiple times. Currently bidding is at $3.25 and it ends in about 4 days. The reserve hasn’t been met – I wonder what the reserve is? I’m not sure what the going rate is for a 30/45/60 year old “intact” candy bar is.

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