Friday, March 21, 2014

3 Musketeers Bites

3 Musketeers BitesWe’re almost through Mars complete morselization of their candy bar line. The latest release is the 3 Musketeers Unwrapped Bites (the final piece will be Twix later this year).

The bites are exactly what you’d think from the name, unwrapped little cubes of 3 Musketeers nougat filling covered in milk chocolate and tossed in a bag.

3 Musketeers Bites

I’ve observed this with past reviews of the Bites line for Mars: I’m disappointed with the look of the products. It’s tough, because the packaging means that the pieces are tossed around for months and miles and get scuffed. I’m sure when they come off the line at the factory they’re exquisitely cute. But the chalky look is a bit of a turnoff for me, I don’t want to dump these in a bowl and admire then like I usually do with chocolates that come in little pieces.

They’re quite consistent little cubes, with fewer cracking and oozing problems than the Milky Way Simple Caramel Unwrapped Bites. There were also more pieces in the package. There were about 16 Simply Caramel Bites while the 3 Musketeers Bites package had 24 ... that’s all because of the airy nature of the nougat filling.

3 Musketeers Bites

The bites smell malty, though also a little like plastic. They’re light, definitely not as dense as other candies would be for their size. I really liked the Milky Way Bites, so I had high hopes for the 3 Musketeers. The bite is soft, as the center is fluffy. The chocolate melts well, though doesn’t have much more than a vague cocoa flavor. The center is mostly a fake vanilla with a hint of salt. I didn’t get much in the way of malt from it though the texture is quite nice. There’s only a slight hint of grain from time to time. Overall, it’s just really sweet without much of a definitive flavor profile.

Mars has gone back and forth on the 3 Musketeers filling flavor over the years, tweaking it here and there, to the point where I’m not sure which version this is, but I know I don’t care for it. These might be good when combined with something, or perhaps frozen. I’ll stick to the Snickers version.

Related Candies

  1. Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites
  2. KitKat Minis
  3. Snickers Unwrapped Bites
  4. Ovomaltine Chocolate Bar
  5. 3 Musketeers Richer Chocolate Taste
  6. Mars Delight
  7. 3 Musketeers Mini Mix
  8. Malted Milk

Name: 3 Musketeers Unwrapped Bites
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Echo Park)
Price: $1.50
Size: 2.83 ounces
Calories per ounce: 118
Categories: Candy, Morselization, Mars, Chocolate, Kosher, Nougat, 6-Tempting, United States, 7-11

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  1. I think it would be nifty if they would do a small package like this with a mix of all the different kinds of these little pieces.

    Comment by Sara on 3/21/14 at 4:57 pm #
  2. I agree that they don’t look good all scuffed and battered. If they came in a divided try that protected them it would be a huge improvement. It just seems sloppy on the manufacturer’s part to simply bag them like this.

    Comment by Lillea on 3/21/14 at 6:42 pm #
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