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February 2007

Thursday, February 1, 2007

All Valentines Candy Week

imageThat’s right, for the first full week of February it’ll be all Valentines all the time. I’ll even have profiles of at least a half a dozen upscale chocolatiers to add to the Chocolate Gift Guide.

If there's anything you've seen in the stores you'd rather I taste tested, dissected, photographed first, well chime in now. In the mean time, regular reviews continue below. (Here's my current list o' goodies.)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:25 pm     Comments (6)

Planters Peanut Bar Original

Following up on the Munch Bar post a few weeks ago, this is the competing product: Planters Peanut Bar Original.

As pointed out in the comments on the Munch Bar review, the Planters bar isn’t as toffee-like. In fact, there are no dairy products at all in this bar.

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It’s a heavily peanut bar, as you can see. The peanuts are jam packed together with the hard candy part just there to keep it all in one cohesive unit. The peanuts are toasty tasting and fresh with a nice salty hit from the candy.

It’s pretty satisfying even though it’s only 1.6 ounces. It also keeps well in harsh conditions, like warm summers or maybe in the car. It does just fine if it gets broken.

Of the two that I’ve had now (Planters Peanut Bar and Munch Bar), I think I prefer the Munch because of the more toffee-like candy cement. But I wouldn’t turn this one down. Both are a little hard to find. Drug stores seem to have a good selection, but I didn’t see this or the Munch bar at my usual 7-11s.

Name: Planters Peanut Bar Original
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Planters (Kraft)
Place Purchased: Walgreen's
Price: $.69
Size: 1.6 ounces
Calories per ounce: 144
Categories: Peanuts, Hard Candy, United States, Kraft, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:59 am     Comments (6)

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