Tuesday, November 3, 2009

All Natural Chocolate Necco Wafers

All Natural Chocolate Necco Wafers (4 Flavors)Yesterday I reviewed the new All Natural Necco Wafers. Today I have the All Natural Chocolate Necco Wafers and I’m sure some people are thinking, Why review a single flavor from the regular Necco Wafer roll?.

When Necco went all natural, they also tweaked their Chocolate roll to include four flavors instead of just one. Now it contains Milk, Dark, White and Mocha.

I’m was scratching my head, wondering if something so un-chocolately and bland can possibly come in four different flavors when the original is barely flavored.

First, I like the new package. I like the little brown on brown dots on the background. I don’t like the new logo, but hey, the frustrating paper wrapper is usually torn into little strips to get to the candy, so it’s not like I’m saving it and making noisy jewelry out of it.

All Natural Chocolate Necco Wafers (4 Flavors)

The first problem I encountered when trying to review them was determining which disk was which flavor. I had to assume the white one was white chocolate, but beyond that I really couldn’t tell. There’s definitely a medium chalky brown that I assumed was milk but then I lost the key, the dark colors were too close for me to call and they weren’t even that much darker.

White Chocolate - this is not chocolate. There is nothing chocolatey about this. It’s not creamy, it’s not milky, it’s certainly not cocoa-ish. It’s an unflavored Necco Wafer. It’s like the test strip for Necco Wafers. You can reset your tasting abilities with this. It’s sweet, maybe it has a hint of vanilla but a toasted marshmallow would have been better. (Or maybe they could have done salted caramel instead of the white chocolate.)

Milk Chocolate - it’s like the old chocolate Necco Wafer, a bit like cardboard in both texture and taste. Not quite musty but not anywhere near chocolate or even chocolate milk.

Mocha - I think this one was the lighter of the dark browns. It was just as sweet as the milk chocolate and did have a hint of coffee flavor. But half the time I didn’t know if I was eating the mocha or the dark, so again I missed the point. It was kind of like eating old frosting from a donut wrapper. By far the most successful in the roll for me.

Dark Chocolate - I can accept chocolate ones in the regular roll because they’re just kind of sweet and different and not trying too hard. But in a roll where I’m supposed to be having a great time with four great flavors I’m greatly disappointed. Maybe it even rises to the level of irritated.

I had two rolls of these. The first roll I photographed and then threw into a little bowl to munch on while I watched TV. After three days of not munching on them, I kept smelling something that was akin to paper grocery bags. (I had no trouble eating the regular rolls though.) So I threw them out. Then I took out the second roll and started on those for the review. They can’t be stale or old, they’re brand new. Just so incredibly bland.

If you want to buy a candy to help you lose weight, this is something to stock up on. You’ll never touch them. For fans of the original Chocolate roll, I think you’re going to be disappointed.

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Name: All Natural Chocolate Necco Wafers
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Necco
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Las Vegas, NV)
Price: $.75
Size: 2.02 ounces
Calories per ounce: 109
Categories: Chalk, United States, Necco, All Natural

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:01 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I tried these last week and had the same problem! I couldn’t tell milk from dark chocolate. However, the mocha were coffee-flavored enough for me to identify. Overall, very uneventful candy.

    Comment by Hanna on 11/03/09 at 2:01 pm #
  2. This just confirms my thoughts about Necco: what’s the point?  If you just want straight sugar (which is what these are), pour some sugar directly in your mouth.  Better taste and texture overall. 

    Thanks again for taking one for the team! smile

    Comment by LL on 11/04/09 at 11:13 am #
  3. Oh boo, and I kinda have this (disgsusting) interest in chocolate necco wafers (no idea why, they’re generally kinda… yuck). Good to know I’ll probably be skipping this. Haha!

    Comment by Melissa Dominic on 11/04/09 at 2:10 pm #
  4. A disappointment.

    I’ve always loved the chocolate Necco Wafers and looked forward to trying these—but they just weren’t that special.

    Comment by Christine Gray on 1/13/10 at 2:49 pm #
  5. I bought a package of these while stopping on the way home at Joann’s Fabrics and Crafts to pick up some yarn. I love the original chocolate flavor but the multi chocolate flavor roll just doesn’t seem to have that flavor I really wanted. The White Chocolate one tastes more like a minty Necco Wafer and while I can’t tell the Mocha from the Milk Chocolate one without tasting first, the only difference between the Dark Chocolate and the Milk Chocolate flavor is color! Bring back the Original Chocolate or go out of business Necco!

    Comment by Aprildawn on 4/13/10 at 3:46 pm #
  6. I’ve tried a few packages of these and I agree the flavors (like all Necco wafers) are insipid at best. But sometimes, that’s really all you want. And eating these is more fun (they’re crunchy), more convenient (they’re neat), and more socially acceptable (they’re retro) than downing straight sugar. Goes well with coffee.
    Our local Walgreen’s has decided to discontinue the new 4-flavor chocolate pack, however.

    Comment by AutreVie on 7/26/10 at 12:41 pm #
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