Friday, July 1, 2005

Almond Joy Chocolate Chocolate

Name: Almond Joy Chocolate Chocolate
Brand: Peter Paul (Hershey’s)
Place Purchased: Liquor Store
Price: $.85
Size: 1.61 oz
Calories per ounce: 143
Type: Chocoalte/Coconut

I wholeheartedly support making Almond Joys with dark chocolate. Because the difference between an Almond Joy and a Mounds bar is not just the nut ... it’s the milk chocolate/dark chocolate respectively. In fact, I think the dark chocolate/almond/coconut combo is even better.

This is not that bar though. Because they threw something else in the mix (literally), some chocolate into the coconut center.

You’d hardly know it though. At least I don’t. I’m not sure I can tell that there is anything different with this filling. Maybe it’s a ruse to get me to now buy a regular Almond Joy to do a side-by-side comparison.

Here’s a fun fact though ... this Almond Joy bar has 12% of your daily recommended intake of fiber.

Though they messed around with the perfect simplicity of a classic, this is still a very good bar. I’ve always found the coconut center of the Mounds/Almond Joy family to be sweeter and moister than the Bounty bars (do they still make those).

Rating: 8 out of 10.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:20 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewHershey'sChocolateCoconutLimited EditionNuts8-TastyUnited States

Comments
  1. Were it not for the coconut, this would have been one of my all-time faves.

    The same argument holds against German choc cake, and I still find it questionable that Germans would have come up with something that needs coconut. How did they make choc cake for the first 3/4 of their history? Are there coconut trees in the black forest?

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Don’t you also wonder about the CHOCOLATE for German Chocolate Cake then since it was a new world discovery?

    I’m only guessing here, but I think that coconut was probably more widely available than chocolate back in the seventeenth/eighteenth centuries.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I think the Bounty Bars ARE drier than than Mounds/Almond Joy, too. But, the Bounty Ice Cream bars are so good I could eat an entire box in one sitting.

    Comment by Linda on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. German chocolate cake is not German! http://www.germanculture.com.ua/library/weekly/aa030500a.htm

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. Hi, I was looking for almond joy double chocolate for a while and I finally found it for really inexpensive at this website ->>

    http://store.wholesalecandyforless.com/ca124.html

    I dont know if you all had trouble too!

    Comment by Jared Reiter on 11/24/07 at 10:35 am #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    Goodness Jared ... those can’t possibly be fresh after 2 years!

    Comment by Cybele on 11/24/07 at 10:50 am #
  7. Has there been a dark chocolate almond joy?  If not, why not!?

    Comment by lisab on 4/14/10 at 1:24 pm #

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