Tuesday, January 3, 2006

100 Grand with Peanuts

It looks like Nestle is finally going to go whole hog into the Limited Edition stuff like Hershey’s and Mars have been doing. I saw a few mentions on Junk Food Blog about new Nestle Limited Edition candies. I immediately ran out to my local 7-11 that seems to carry these things and was lucky enough to find it on my first try.


The 100 Grand with Peanuts is exactly what you’d think. A 100 Grand bar, which is caramel covered in milk chocolate and crisped rice. In this case the peanuts are mixed in with the caramel, not with the milk chocolate.

First of all, during the five year period of time when I faithfully adhered to the Nestle boycott, the one bar that I missed was the $100,000 Bar (as it was called at the time). There is no other bar like it; caramel, chocolate and crisps seems like an obvious combination, but Nestle seems to have “unique” as a selling point. (Yes, Steve Almond goes on about some bar called a Caravelle in Candy Freak which was similar but better, but I don’t think I ever had one.)

This new version is interesting. Even though there aren’t a lot of peanuts, because they’re whole and mixed in with the caramel, it really bursts with caramel flavor, but not a lot of actual caramel chew. The salty-ness of the caramel goes nicely with the peanuts but I’m not getting enough sticky caramel to give me the nice contrast with the crispy rice. But, I’m comparing it to the regular 100 Grand. I think a better thing to compare it to is the Snickers Cruncher bar, which it seems I liked much better. Snickers just knows the peanut/chocolate combo much better.

I’ll keep picking up the regular 100 Grand in the future. Unless they bring back the Caravelle, then you can expect a new review.

Name: 100 Grand with Peanuts
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Hollywood)
Price: $.85
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 133
Categories: Chocolate, United States, Nestle, Caramel, Peanuts, Limited Edition

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:01 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I like the new quick-glance table at the bottom of your posts!

    Comment by Jodi on 1/03/06 at 12:32 pm #
  2. I have to admit that I love 100 Grand candy bars.  I felt so upper middle class when I ate them.

    Comment by Marvo on 1/03/06 at 8:33 pm #
  3. Did you read the newspaper yet? You’re in the food section!!!

    Comment by christina on 1/04/06 at 8:47 am #
  4. This looks an awful lot like the UK’s Lion Bar, no? I eat way too many of them when I’m there.

    I’m excited to find your site. I used to work at a bakery where we would study candy ingredients to figure out how they may have done it. It was revelatory. Like I finally figured out how the Ice Cube got cold.

    Comment by shuna fish on 1/04/06 at 7:28 pm #
  5. is it true when they come out wiht the 100 Grand they give away 100 Grand in a give away???

    Comment by cowboyjs on 8/06/06 at 9:42 am #
  6. I just ate a peanut 100 Grand accidentally and was unpleasantly surprised. You can imagine my excitement as I prepared to eat my 100 Grand bar, the King of Candy Bars. You can also imagine my horror when I received an unexpected assault of peanut taste as I chewed my first bite. Absolutely vile and uncalled for.

    Comment by Brad on 9/06/06 at 6:30 am #
  7. Hello-
    I work for Nestle and am on marketing for 100 Grand-

    We are looking for consumers to generate a commercial for 100 Grand that we would put on TV-

    Does anyone have any ideas??

    Comment by Cathleen Caruso on 5/18/07 at 1:05 pm #
  8. I would start a campaign on the premise of 100 reasons to love 100 grand. 

    For expamle:  Reason #76 - the gooey caramel flavour lasts even after you have finished the last bite.


    Reason #12 - looking distinguished with 100 grand in your hand.

    Comment by mark long on 10/28/09 at 7:45 am #
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