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Limiting myself to traditional candy bars to get away from the Reeses cup debate...

Of the major "traditional" varieties, Snickers all the way with Twix in second place.

As for the more obscure and regional varieties, are there any Salted Nut Roll fans in the thread?
Yep, I like those also, toffee candy for holiday and decadence, nut roll for afternoon pick me up
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The lil'wrekker recently brought home a Hersheys cookies and cream. She assured me it would change my life. One tiny bite, I assured her it, indeed, did not change my life. Nasty.
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Well, Lil'wrekker wasn't wrong. Your life changed in that you now know that Hersheys cookies n creme is not good candy.

When it comes to chocolate bars, which I don't eat a lot of, it is Dove chocolate or nothing.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:22 PM
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Not sure if Kit Kats are "the best" but they are certainly near the top.
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the hershey gold ones are almost better than the original bars tho ,,,,,,
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:42 AM
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There is no such thing as a bad candy bar, but Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut bar is really yummy.

I can easily eat the whole thing in one sitting.
Is this a particularly large candy bar? Up until you reach 1 lb sizes, I've always considered the serving size of candy to be 'one package' (to cover the case of things like Reese's/M&Ms/Skittles that have several pieces).

I do remember a Youtube clip of some British game show (likely 8 Out of 10 Cats Do Countdown) where people were shocked that one of the female panelists had eaten an entire (to my eye not particularly large) candy bar. Maybe it is my American gluttony?
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Limiting myself to traditional candy bars to get away from the Reeses cup debate...

Of the major "traditional" varieties, Snickers all the way with Twix in second place.

As for the more obscure and regional varieties, are there any Salted Nut Roll fans in the thread?
I used to love those - my favorite niche candy is a Nut Goodie bar. Both are Pearson's products. Probably my Minnesota roots.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:38 AM
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I'm really confused by this thread. What is it about KitKat that makes it so popular? I don't hate it, it's a perfectly good candy bar. But I would have placed it squarely in "boring, mediocre" as candy bars go.

So, those of you who love KitKat, what about it do you love?
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I'm really confused by this thread. What is it about KitKat that makes it so popular? I don't hate it, it's a perfectly good candy bar. But I would have placed it squarely in "boring, mediocre" as candy bars go.

So, those of you who love KitKat, what about it do you love?
"Love" is a strong word, but Kit Kat is one of the few candy bars I enjoy. It has a nice balance of sweet, salt, and texture. I hate Milky Way, Three Musketeers, etc., because all they are is a treacly mess of sugar and little else. Snickers are okay, though, as they add a textural component plus the salt and contrasting flavor from the peanuts.

Note that I mention upthread I love Whatchamacallits, and it's largely for the same reason: it's a mix of flavors and textures without the over-the-top cloying sweetness of other candy bars. (Or at least they don't seem as sweet to me. They certainly still are sweet, but the "crispy" layer mitigates it for me.) Of course, I grew up on chocolate/vanilla/hazelnut wafer-type desserts, so adding a thin layer of chocolate to encase it just makes it all the better to me!
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The invention of the Snickers Bar was Nobel Prize worthy. For number two, I'd suggest the Snickers Almond Bar which used to be called the Mars Bar.
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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. How is this even a discussion?
Seconded. But I think there is some debate whether or not they are a candy 'bar'.
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Skor is Hershey, Heath is somebody else, right? I would choose the one that lacks Hershey chocolate, which sucks.
Heath was made (and almost ruined) by Leaf for a few years until Hershey acquired the brand. They, eventually, restored them to their former glory. Strange that Hershey still makes Skor as well.
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No love for Zero bars?
I have always loved Zero Bars. Originally made by the long-defunct Hollywood Candy Company, they are still being made by Hershey but they are hard to come by. My last source was, of all places, Orchard Supply Hardware which is now gone.
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i knew someone who would only eat Godiva chocolate bought from an actual Godiva store ..... and anything lesser than that or store bought was for the peasants .....

last time I bought one for a charity thing in Macys years ago it was 5.00 a bar was it heavenly? yes, worth 5 bucks a pop? maybe once or twice a year .....


my somewhat hard to find is 100 grand bars which is a huge improvement on the crunch bar dollar tree used ot have the fun size bags by the crate load ...now there hard to find

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I have always loved Zero Bars. Originally made by the long-defunct Hollywood Candy Company, they are still being made by Hershey but they are hard to come by. My last source was, of all places, Orchard Supply Hardware which is now gone.
I find them in Walmart usually ...... but only the king size bars..... I've only seen a non-king size bar once ..... oh I have seen a bag or two of fun size ones around the last Halloween ... .

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That's funny-I just asked my workmate what the best candy bar in the world is, and she replied "A Zero bar, of course!"
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Kit Kat is way, way, way, way down on my list of favorite candy bars. It's bland. Not chocolatey enough. Kind of chemical/plastic aftertaste. The chocolate coating has a weird, waxy texture

My top candy bars --

Milky Way Midnight, Skor, Heath, Zero, Mounds, Whatchamacallit, Three Musketeers
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I find them in Walmart usually ...... but only the king size bars..... I've only seen a non-king size bar once ..... oh I have seen a bag or two of fun size ones around the last Halloween ... .
I occasionally find them at independently owned convenience stores and gas stations.
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Bar-one.

It's a derivative of the MArs Bar, but as often happens, the ripoff is better than the original.
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I've posted in this thread, read it with interest, felt opinions....and then I realized I haven't actually eaten a candy bar in years. This is just candy porn to me.
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When I was in Japan I was able to get wasabi white chocolate Kit Kats...
Just thinking about these makes me fell funny like I did as a teenager riding public transportation.

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The OP is correct - I just wondered why it needed to be said. It's humanly impossible to disagree.

Chomp is the closest runner-up (and again - everyone already knows that).
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I'm really confused by this thread. What is it about KitKat that makes it so popular? I don't hate it, it's a perfectly good candy bar. But I would have placed it squarely in "boring, mediocre" as candy bars go.

So, those of you who love KitKat, what about it do you love?
I just had another one today which confirms they are the best. Hopefully that clears up any confusion.
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Easily my favorite but it gives me acid reflux for about a week. Though to be fair, that's true for most of the concoctions mentioned. Give me a 95% Lindt dark chocolate bar and I'm good.
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I'm willing to count Reese's peanut butter cups as a candy bar, if I can also include:

1) Whoppers (the malted milk balls), and
2) Trader Joe's dark chocolate sticks with the orange filling, though I still miss their chocolate raspberry sticks.

I like a little bit of crunch in my candy bars, but not a hard crunch - no nuts. (Unless it's dark chocolate, which doesn't need that sort of boost.) And I really don't like the gooey ones, the ones with caramel and nougat and stuff. You can keep your Snickers and Milky Way.

So, in no particular order, my favorites:

Heath bars
Kit-Kat
Whoppers
Hershey's Krackel (release the Krackel! )
TJ's dark chocolate orange sticks

And the occasional Nestle's Crunch. (Bought a Nestle's Crunch chocolate rabbit at Easter. It was great.)

Time was that Reese's PB cups would have been in that list, but I had to cut back on them as I got older because they're serious fat pills. And now they've mostly got too rich a taste for my taste buds. But every now and then, one of them just hits the spot.
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The OP is correct - I just wondered why it needed to be said. It's humanly impossible to disagree.

Chomp is the closest runner-up (and again - everyone already knows that).
wtf is chomp? well ok other than pac-mans dog in a cartoon
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I just had another one today which confirms they are the best. Hopefully that clears up any confusion.
well, you've cleared up my confusion about you being delusional ......
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2) Trader Joe's dark chocolate sticks with the orange filling, though I still miss their chocolate raspberry sticks.[snip]
I was at TJ yesterday and no chocolate sticks at all with any flavor filling. Sigh. I hope it was temporary but no one seemed to know.
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I was at TJ yesterday and no chocolate sticks at all with any flavor filling. Sigh. I hope it was temporary but no one seemed to know.
Bummer! I'd had a pretty good stockpile, but I finally finished my last bag of them a week ago. I guess I'll find out tomorrow if the Annapolis TJ's still has any left.
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wtf is chomp? well ok other than pac-mans dog in a cartoon

Just a standard caramel/wafer/chocolate bar. They were a good size - 30gms vs most standard bars are 45-50 gms and only cost about 1/2 to 2/3rds the price. Also very long and thin, so you could make them last a long time (I'm talking about 8-year olds here). As a result were sold a lot at school tuck shops and corner stores to kids who could only find a few coins lying around. A lot of us got addicted at an early age .

I notice (doing a quick bit of googling) that they seem to only be sold in Aus and the UK.
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sounds like a cross between twix and kit-kats
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Japan has dedicated KitKat stores ... and so many fantastic sounding flavors *sigh*


While I now tend to avoid a lot of different candies/cookies/whatever thanks to the invasion of palm oil, I have fond memories of tim-tams and musk lifesavers/sticks from Down Under, Cadbury Flake and Aero bars, and for American I have this odd liking for the classic Sky Bar, I just loved the 4 different fillings, and Reeses peanut butter cups. Those I am going to have to start making for myself now they have gone to the dark side of using palm oil *sigh*
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