Friday, August 3, 2012

Nestle Butterfinger Bites

Butterfinger BitesButterfinger Bites made by Nestle come in a few sizes, but I picked up their theater box. It was a helpful box with a little image of the candy with the words “actual bite size” pointing to one of them that is actually far smaller than anything inside the box.

The box also says that they’re new, though I’m pretty sure Nestle has made these before, or something amazingly similar. Then the box also says that they’re Easy To Eat! which is a huge relief, because Butterfingers are menacingly difficult what with all that wrapper and ... largeness.

The box actually had 3.5 ounces of candy bites in it, which is a pretty decent deal for a buck. Of course it’s also filled with Butterfinger Bites, so maybe I’d be happier with less than 3.5 ounces considering what dismal tasting candy it actually is.

Butterfinger Bites

There are so many things wrong with this, like the fact that there’s more hydrogenated palm kernel oil in it than cocoa (and no chocolate), artificial colors, artificial flavors and preservatives.

The pieces are about an inch long and are, in fact, easy to eat. If you don’t have a sense of smell. I found the odor simply offputting. It’s overly sweet, artificial and reminds me of a combination of birthday cake and fake butter topping. They are not even vaguely peanutty or chocolatey.

The pieces are lighter and crunchier than a regular Butterfinger. The mockolate coating is chalky looking, very light in color and not the slightest bit chocolatey. The crispy layers of the center are wonderfully crispy and do have a lovely proportion of salt. But that’s about it, the level of peanut butter is so far below what I love in candies like Chick-O-Stick or Clark Bars that it’s more like a butter flavored center.

The mockolate coating really ruins it, it tastes about as good as sucking on the cardboard box. These can’t be stale (they were plenty crispy and they expiry is more than 6 months away), they’re just poor excuses for candy. What’s sad is that I would absolutely love to buy little nuggets of real chocolate covered peanut butter crisp, even at twice the price.

I have a little poll running over there on the sidebar about what companies should do when they need to cut costs. Maybe we should let them know that making bad candy really isn’t a way to increase sales.

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Name: Butterfinger Bites
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store (Miracle Mile)
Price: $1.00
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 128
Categories: Candy, Nestle, Mockolate, Peanuts, 3-Unappealing, United States, 99 Cent Only Store

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  1. ::Bleh:: those things are vile.

    I recently won a contest where I got a bunch of UnReal candy as a prize. I’ll have to search around for your posts about them to comment but the difference was astounding.

    Comment by Margot C on 8/03/12 at 5:49 pm #
  2. If Clark Bars were readily available in my area, I would happily buy them instead, but I have never found them around here.  (Well, I did once, at the Old Navy, of all places.  But I haven’t seen them back there.)  I get the feeling you have to live on a coast to get them.  Until then, I’ll happily eat various forms of Butterfinger, including the Butterfinger Bites.

    Comment by Tintin LaChance on 8/03/12 at 7:15 pm #
  3. So are these closer to a regular butterfinger than the snackers?

    I think I remember a time when the bites were offered like reeses and kit kat bites, but I could be mistaken. I know they had butterfinger BBs

    Comment by Rodzilla on 8/04/12 at 5:18 am #
  4. These look like the individually wrapped bite-size Nestle candies one can buy at Halloween, though I don’t recollect those tasting as bad as you describe these.

    Comment by Harvin on 8/04/12 at 7:55 am #
  5. maybe they should just bring back butterfinger bb’s

    Comment by hsmay on 8/05/12 at 11:08 pm #
  6. These aren’t new, are they? AMC Theaters has had them for years.

    Comment by Jesse on 8/21/12 at 5:55 pm #
  7. I have no clue what was going in with your box of candy but i have fell inlove with the bites. They put me in mind of the butterfinger bbs only bigger.

    Comment by trina on 2/05/13 at 10:26 pm #
  8.   I bought a 3.5 oz box of Butterfinger Bites today and found instructions to push down at the center of one end (perforated) to open it.  A gross packaging design error for the Bites!! 
      The opening was too small for any of the candy pieces to be dispensed. When I couldn’t shake them out, I tried pulling one out with my fingers…a nice size opening for a smaller candy, like M&M’s, but definitely not the Bites!  I finally just ripped open the entire end flap.
      Also, according to the nutrition facts, 8 pieces = 180 calories, and there are approx 2 servings per box.  There were 13 pieces in the box…more like 1-1/2 servings.

    Comment by Edye on 3/26/15 at 8:36 pm #
  9. Hi, wondering how may candy bars make up 36 bites of butterfinger in recipe for cake

    Comment by fran matic on 12/13/15 at 10:41 am #
  10. Butterfunger Bites, Clark Bites, but still no Fifth Avenue bites (Fifth Avenue may just well be the best of those..of course a huge difference in

    Comment by SJCarras on 2/28/16 at 8:05 pm #
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