Monday, August 26, 2013

Boyer Dark Chocolate Mallo Cup

Boyer Dark Chocolate Mallo CupThe Boyer Candy Company may be best known for their Mallo Cups, which they’ve been making since the 1930s which they claim is the first “cup candy”. (Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were introduced in 1928, but were not actually sold in little fluted paper cups at first.)

It’s natural for there to be other versions of the chocolate cup with a marshmallow filling and coconut topping. The Boyer Dark Chocolate Mallo Cup is really just the same, even the simple packaging looks like they’ve been making this version for 50 years.

Boyer Dark Chocolate Mallo Cup

The bumpy top of the cup shows that there is actually some coconut underneath. Like every Mallo Cup I think I’ve had in the past 20 years, the bottom stuck to the wrapper (I think freezing them prevents this, but changes the textures). It smells a bit like coconut and of course chocolate with a strong whiff of vanilla.

The interesting thing to note about the Mallo Cups is that they’re not actually marshmallow. (Though the name is Mallo Cup, the description on the package says that the center is whipped creme.) Marshmallow, for the most part, is made with gelatin. The Mallo Cups are made with egg whites. That would mean that these are really a meringue creme. The center is a great texture, it’s soft and creamy without too much stickiness and no grain whatsoever.

The dark chocolate has a decent flavor to it, though not complex or overpowering, it has a nice chocolate candy contribution to the whole. The coconut flakes within give some texture ... overall, it’s a good modernization of the classic candy cups. I’d love it if they spent a little time fixing the production issue of the oozing and insufficient base.

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Name: Dark Chocolate Mallo Cup
Brand: Boyer Candy
Place Purchased: Dylan's Candy Bar (Farmers Market)
Price: $2.49
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 140
Categories: Candy, Boyer Candy, Chocolate, Coconut, Kosher, Marshmallow, 7-Worth It, United States

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  1. I tried these cups a few weeks ago and I wasn’t a big fan. The dark chocolate takes more time to melt in your mouth so the flavors didn’t come together like the milk chocolate version does. It’s a nice offering but it didn’t do the trick for me. I LOVE Mallo Cups in milk chocolate.

    Comment by Bonney on 8/27/13 at 4:52 am #
  2. I’ve seen these for years but have never tried them. I didn’t realize that there was any coconut.

    How do they compare to these?

    Comment by bitguru on 8/28/13 at 1:38 pm #
  3. I’ve always like mallo cup for the coconut, but when it comes down to it, I think valomilk does the same thing better. The shell has a snap to it, there’s more filling and the creme has (imho) slightly nicer vanilla flavor. If valomilk would do a coconut version, they’d be unstoppable.

    Comment by Thomas on 9/09/13 at 4:20 pm #
  4. I’ve only had the milk chocolate, but the great thing about these is the quality of the chocolate. I suspect it’s sourced from Wilbur’s.

    Comment by Rob on 9/19/13 at 11:40 am #
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