Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bonomo Taffy Nibbles: Vanilla and Banana

Bonomo Taffy NibblesBonomo Turkish Taffy is one of those great comeback stories in the candy world. The company is now bringing back one of its more obscure products, Bonomo Taffy Nibbles which were made briefly from 1966 to 1972, when the equipment used to make it was damaged in a flood and never repaired.

The revived version comes in two varieties, Vanilla and Banana. They are small bites of soft taffy covered in milk chocolate. Though they are an old product, the timing of their reintroduction coincides with the current trend of morselization, that is, making candy bite sized.

I heard they were coming back and had some samples earlier this summer, but found the packages I’m reviewing while on vacation last week in Pennsylvania. They’re a nicely sized portion of 1.5 ounces.

Bonomo Vanilla Taffy Nibbles

The Vanilla Taffy Nibbles are nicely formed and coated. They’re a bit like Milk Duds, except they’re made with real chocolate and instead of caramel, it’s a nougat-style taffy.

The chew is soft and a bit airier than the crack & chew bars. The flavor is mild, not quite the soft vanilla notes that I get from the taffy bars, but still a pleasant chew. There’s a faint whiff of amaretto or some other flavor in it. The chocolate is sweet and creamy without being too waxy or sticky. Overall, I found them fun to eat, though I’d probably prefer to mix them in with something else.

Bonomo Banana Taffy Nibbles

The Bonomo Banana Taffy Nibbles are pretty much everything I want in a banana candy. The chew is soft, the banana is light and though artificial it’s still satisfying and not too caustic. The chocolate is decent and the pieces are a great size with good proportions.

Bonomo’s Taffy Nibbles are what I always felt Charleston Chews should be. They reminded me of the Swedish candy called Polly, which is a little nugget of rum nougat covered in chocolate. Now that they’re back, I hope they become easier to find, because they do fit a wonderful niche in the candy world. They’re a great movie candy and I’d like to see more flavored centers and maybe some dark chocolate if they become popular.

The candies contain milk, eggs and soy as well as confectioners glaze (shellac) and are made on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat.

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Name: Taffy Nibbles: Vanilla and Banana
Brand: Bonomo
Place Purchased: Candy*Ology (Lititz, PA)
Price: $1.49
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 127
Categories: Candy, Morselization, Bonomo, Chews, Chocolate, Kosher, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:15 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyMorselizationReviewBonomoChewsChocolateKosher7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. So excited to see you were in Lititz—my hometown! A fabulous place for candy!

    Comment by Heather on 10/01/13 at 5:15 pm #
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