I still ccasionally eat one of these. They’re delicious!
I’d eat more of them if they were still 10 cents. (vanilla only)
Cool ingredients. Awful candy bar.
I looked at the ingredients—and I got excited. But the results were disappointing for some reason. I might just have to get used to it, too. It reminds me Jerry Seinfeld’s joke about Grape Nuts cereal. It’s got grapes. It’s got nuts. What’s not to like?
Never heard of Charleston Chew. Is that a regional candy bar (from SC)?
I can’t believe that they still even make this thing.
No, you can get a Charleston Chew just about anywhere in the U.S. I believe. It’s simple (chocolate and marshmallow) but it’s tasty and you can freeze them, too.
Boost is a good one Joey (high energy)
In 1893, George Cadbury bought 120 acres (49 ha) of land close to the works and planned, at his own expense, a model village which would ‘alleviate the evils of modern more cramped living conditions’. By 1900 the estate included 314 cottages and houses set on 330 acres (130 ha) of land. As the Cadbury family were Quakers there were no pubs in the estate;7 in fact, it was their Quaker beliefs that first led them to sell tea, coffee and cocoa as alternatives to alcohol.
Recently been sold off to Mondelēz International and increasingly moving British production to Poland and Eastern Europe.
Nothing but caramel. Awesome in every way.
@Jazz, yeah, they are british. Have you not got dairy milk in US?
Kexchoklad, Plopp or Center from Cloetta are classic that I always liked. Kvikk Lunsj is a favourite as well :)
I’m cuckoo for coconut! Now, only can get at a specialty store – around these parts.
FUCK YOU PALM OIL
Never heard of Charleston Chew
Well that’s just insane.
The Violet Crumble is the best, but apparently they only sell them in Australia or something, because we can’t find them anywhere anymore. Honeycomb coffee and chocolate. This used to be the slogan:“It’s the way it shatters that matters!”. Somehow that’s supposed to be appealing.
And not a candy bar, but I used to buy these whenever I would buy a candy bar at the corner grocery store:
wE call them chocolate bars in the UK and they are made of shame.
I take them round the hospital
to tease the nil by mouth
Huh. We don’t have that candy bar in Hawai’i.
Have you not got dairy milk in US?
No—not in Hawai’i anyway.
What country/region are these candy bars from and what’s in them?
Well, there’s probably a lot of things we don’t get in Hawai’i. However, I am familiar with Violet Crumble. That’s one of those “Grape Nut” bars as far as I’m concerned—i.e., sounds appetizing, but isn’t. ;)
Never heard of Cow Tales/
Ick. Sorry, I’m not a fan. The Almond Joy is a little more palatable, but not by much.
Damn, you are missing out on that Dairy Milk!
@Jazz: Plopp original and Center are both chocolate with toffee filling, but slightly different. Kexchoklad is just wafers with chocolate filling dipped in milk chocolate. They are manufactured by Cloetta in Sweden. Kvikk lunsj is basically the same as KitKat, manufactured by Freia in Norway.
Yeah, they’re one of those things that taste kind of gross at first but then you realize that you ate all ten of them and you want—nay, need—more at any coast (like Tomacco ). They come in different flavors but original vanilla is best. And Violet Crumble is an awesome candy bar.
You’re probably, right. Can’t have everything.
Well, if it’s anything like Swiss chocolate, it’s probably pretty great.
What’s the cream center like? Is it like a gooey version of the Oreo “cream?” I used to like sugar babies, so it doesn’t sound so bad. Violet Crumble, on the other hand,…;)
Seeing the mention of Dairy Milk, this is my wife’s favourite bar.
Don’t like Mounds, well, how about the other candy bar I would get as an alternative…
(As they looked when I was a kid)
Now, to steer this back to movies – any fans of Richard Lester’s Four Musketeers?
Also, considering the price, does anybody still buy candy bars at the movie concessions? As a kid, I always bought these, before the movie:
This could get me through the first feature of the sci-fi double-header at the Saturday matinee.
Cowtails cannot be described—they can only be experienced, man.
But I guess if I had to, I would say they kind of taste like a mix of marshmallows and flour dipped in carmel and then rolled in powdered sugar and cocaine. The center isn’t gooey. It’s pretty dry. There is probably some sort of equivalent candy, but I’m not sure what it is (seriously thinking about driving to the gas station right now and buying some though). And I used to think Hawaii was cool—but no Cowtails, no Charleston chews…
At the independent movie theater I buy stuff, but at the Lowe’s Cineplex or whatever I usually sneak things in.
How’s that for advertising? ^
I’m pretty sure they’re not allowed to sell theses anymore ; )
I’m pretty sure they’re not allowed to sell theses anymore
And for obvious reasons, definitely NOT these…
Who knew that candy was so, so…sociological?
Polaris said: “…overly sweet things just stopped being appealing…I now drink iced tea instead of soda”
You must not live in the South ;)
J&K said: “Tomacco”
Hahaha, I had completely forgotten about that episode!!!
Soybean said (reference to candy cigarettes): “I’m pretty sure they’re not allowed to sell these anymore”
No? I remember an episode of Community last year where a character ate a candy cigarette, but it could have just been for comedic value only (though if they do, I am sure that the advertising angle you posted is not allowed)
As for me, I’ve got to go with the Heath bar
I’ve loved them ever since I was a little kid. Only get them once, maybe twice a year, but that just makes them so much better (imagine Charlie Bucket getting his once-a-year chocolate bar :)
I will also give a nod to Chunky bars, though I haven’t had one in a few years (another candy bar given a Seinfeld reference, though the youtube video I found was not very good quality)
On a related note, I just found out that Hostess went out of business, so I will probably never get to try Drake’s Coffee Cakes :(
This has to be the most famous candy bar scene in film and if people didn’t know what a Baby Ruth was before seeing it, they certainly did after seeing it. Caddy Shack
Oh, sorry. I just noticed that Matt posted this clip on page one ^
Oh, well, It’s funny enough to watch twice.
Never heard of those before.
But here’s a classic:
The Idaho Spud is a candy bar made by the Idaho Candy Company. It has been produced since 1918 and is distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The wrapper of the product bears the slogan “The Candy Bar That Makes Idaho Famous.”
The candy bar consists of a cocoa-flavored marshmallow center which is covered with compound chocolate (a chocolate replacement made from cocoa, sugar, and vegetable fats) and sprinkled with coconut flakes. The oblong shape of the candy bar resembles a potato. The product has 180 calories and weighs 1.5 ounces or 43 grams.
The Idaho Spud is in the top 100 best selling candy bars in the Northwest United States,
Top 100 candybars sold in the PNW! Wow! What an accomplishment!
Ever since I stopped smoking I have started eating an ungodly amount of white chocolate kit Kat bars at work which is probably going to kill me faster than anything smoking related ever would. Kit Kat lasagna is also a thing and it sounds like either the best or the worst thing ever