O Henry. Snickers with fudge—what’s not to like? And fudge is the bacon of desserts. Add fudge to any dessert and it becomes ten times better! :)
Tough choice between 3 Musketeers and Snickers. I think I’ll have to give the edge to the Musketeers though.
Slightly salty/tangy caramel, just ever so slightly over roasted peanuts, and just enough “nougat” for chewiness, all covered in melty chocolate.
Best candy bar ever.
Snickers, with a nod to Kit Kat or Twix.
Fudge is overrated.
I also enjoy a Baby Ruth every once in a while.
Favorite or best?
A shout out to Mr. Goodbar is appropriate here.
Does York Pepperment Patty count?
Zero bar and Caramello.
Do they still make the Reggie bar? (I don’t think I’ve ever tried that. Are you serious about choosing it as the best candy bar?)
I find 3M to be inedible. The nougat (what the heck is nougat, btw) is too overpowering.
But have you tried an O Henry. Trust me. Fudge, man, fudge.
I’m deducting ten points for that remark. Twixt or Kit-kat would be ten times better if they added fudge. :P
What? I don’t see how there’s a difference. It seems to me that separating the two would indicate that you’re not comfortable with your personal preferences and evaluating a bar based on best—or some intersubjective criteria—would be devoid of any real feeling or experience of the candy bar.
Sure, but that’s an awful candy bar. ;) The only thing that might be worse is Mounds. (Who likes eating coconut shavings? It’s like getting cut grass in your mouth. Pfft.)
What the heck is a Zero bar? (You’re not making that up, right?)
When I do eat candy bars, Snickers is the favorite, but I also like to get Whatchamacallit and 5th Avenue.
What criteria will we use to make these determinations? And are we trying to determine absolute greatness or just our personal taste.
See my comment to Greg. :)
What’s in 5th Avenue? I’ve seen it before, but I don’t think I’ve ever eaten it.
I thought of something else: do you guys have any regional candy bars? I don’t think there’s one in Hawai’i, unless you count chocolate covered macadamia nuts (which really isn’t a bar—they’re really good, though).
@Jazz – Milk chocolate and crunchy peanut butter (at least that’s what the wrapper says).
On a related topic, fudge sucks.
Also, are we going to restrict this conversation to bars only? I think we need to open it up to other candy products. For instance, peanut butter M&Ms is the ultimate treat for me.
On a related topic, fudge sucks
Oh you guys are so wrong! So you don’t like hot fudge sundaes? You prefer chocolate syrup?
For instance, peanut butter M&Ms is the ultimate treat for me.
Not better than chocolate covered almonds, man. (You guys have those boxes of chocolate covered almonds that they do for fundraisers? I can’t remember the name of the company, but they’re good.)
Minstrels. I’m convinced there’s crack or something in them, because it’s extremely hard to stop eating them. Delicious.
what is the totality of chocolate bars? Can we agree upon some intersubjective area in which chocolate bars are appealing to everyone, including those who don’t like chocolate?
As long as the chocolate is over 85% cacoa, I’m in. I like my chocolate like I like my comedy: dark.
(I like my coffee like I like my women. Ground up and in the freezer.)
Like I told Nathan, see my comment to Greg. :P
Dark chocolate, huh? So did you get those mini-hersey’s dark chocolate bars at Halloween, and were you the one that ate them? (Key word here is “one.”) You would have loved being at my house because no one ate those.
Never heard or tried ‘em. What’s in them—besides crack?
Just Galaxy chocolate in a crispy sugar coating. Simple. Or as it says on the bag smooth and creamy Galaxy milk chocolate captured in crispy shells.
“So did you get those mini-hersey’s dark chocolate bars at Halloween, and were you the one that ate them?”
Well, okay. Being that some of my family is from Hershey, Pennsylvania…..
….ha, this is going to go the opposite direction. Hershey sucks. I do have that ‘family from’ fondness and when I was in Dubai it was amazing to see a Hershey store packed with Emiratis all excited to eat ‘American chocolates from the source’ but somewhere in my life, I don’t know, overly sweet things just stopped being appealing. I like my coffee with cream, no sugar, if I don’t just drink it black, I now drink iced tea instead of soda, if I feel like having a ‘soft drink’ at all. Most of my sugars I get from fruit.
And Hershey’s skill is really in their milk and sugars, truly. Back in the day when I liked milk chocolate, Hershey was the best. Maybe it has to do with Pennsylvania cows or something. But seriously, take the milk and sugars out or reduce their levels, and their dark chocolate is some of the worst.
Just an update. I looked around for the Zero Bar, but I could not find any. (My wife looked, too.) One day I come home and there’s a package in the mail. It’s a bag of O Henrys. I say to my wife, “Hey, did you order these? Why?” Apparently, the local stores don’t carry them anymore. Dang, that sucks. So I say, “Hey, why don’t you see if you can order Zero Bars.” So she does, and I got to try it the other day. The ingredients appealed to me, but it’s kinda weird tasting. I’m a little ambivalent about the white fudge, but I guess, overall, it’s OK. Not better than the O Henrys, though.
…and their dark chocolate is some of the worst.
Ah ha! :)
Cadbury’s Double Decker is tried and tested
nice when they get a revamp
Huh. I looked up Cadbury’s Double Decker, since I never heard of it. It’s made in the UK, right? It sounds like a Whatchamacallit, which I like. (The wiki entry says that it came with raisins when it was first made. I’m glad they they got rid of them. I’m not a raisin fan.)
I’ve always been a fan of Milky Way.
I never liked Milky Way, but what’s weird is that I love Snickers, and isn’t Milky Way basically a Snickers without the peanuts?
Double Decker is great stuff, chewy, thick, good. Not one you can have often.
Boost is nice, get that one after school a lot.
Dairy Milk Caramel would take the ticket, love it!
These are British candy bars? What’s in Boost and Dairy Milk Caramel (or is the latter obvious?).
Cool name. Cool packaging. Cool ingredients. Awful candy bar.
I can’t believe that they still even make this thing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen somebody eating one.