Friday, October 5, 2007

Chocolate Poppers

Late last year I did a head to head between Shoogy Boom and Pop Rocks, just to see if the original is actually the best. I actually prefer the Shoogy Boom brand, made by Hleks in Turkey.

While Pop Rocks were displaying their new Pop Rocks Milk Chocolate Bar at the All Candy Expo, Hleks was quietly showing their chocolate popping candies as well. I don’t know how long these have been on the market, the copyright on the back of the package says 2003 ... and also says that these are a product of Impact Confections (known for their Warheads line).

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These little chocolate spheres are smaller than a malted milk ball but larger (or perhaps just more spherical) than a Peanut M&M. They look a little waxy, but smell pleasantly sweet. (I can figure that I beat them up pretty bad on the trip, because they were unmarred and glossy at the All Candy Expo booth.) Each sphere is milk chocolate mixed with unflavored carbonated hard candies.

With the popping candy mixed with chocolate, I find initially chewing them a bit to expose the carbonated bits helps to activate them. The chocolate isn’t stellar on these, but they’re just the transportation medium for the popping. They flavor is a little malty, with the popping bits adding only texture and sound with a little extra sweetness.

They can get kind of noisy inside my head and I was surprised at how well I could hear the popping inside other people’s heads when I passed them around last night when the neighbors came over.

I don’t know if I’d eat them often, but they’re kind of fun. I wish the chocolate as a bit better, but these might be fun to mix with other things in a “movie mix” (but maybe you wouldn’t be able to hear the movie?) like popcorn, SnoCaps and Junior Mints. I like the spherical design of them a bit better than the bar format of the Milk Chocolate Pop Rocks Bar. I shared most of them, which is the way candy should be!

Brad Kent has this wrapper on his excellent database, so I’m guessing these have been around for a while.

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Name: Chocolate Poppers
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Impact Confections (made by Hleks)
Place Purchased: All Candy Expo sample
Price: unknown
Size: 1.17 ounces
Calories per ounce: 137
Categories: Chocolate, Carbonated, Turkey, Impact Confections

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Comments
  1. Oh they look divine!  I wish we could get candy like that readily available in the UK… *dreams*

    Comment by Fay on 10/05/07 at 8:53 am #
  2. I tried these at the Candy Expo and thought these were great!  I haven’t cracked open the Pop Rocks Chocolate Bar just yet to compare but the fact that they are bite sized makes them more appealing.

    Comment by Kimberly on 10/09/07 at 8:37 am #
  3. It sounds like people who hear voices in their heads shouldn’t eat these while asking “Are the noises in my head bothering you?” (Sorry, couldn’t resist… :^)

    Comment by Tricia on 10/15/07 at 6:08 am #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Fay - I’ve heard that there are other versions of popping candy in chocolate from Germany and Israel ... keep an eye out for them!

    Kimberly - they also had some fruity flavored versions too that I tried on site, but never got a full sized sample of.

    Tricia - hah! The “voices” in my head actually type things to me ... so not only do I have the clacking sound of a keyboard, but the crackling on top of it! (This actually only happens when I’m writing plays, of course.)

    Comment by Cybele on 10/16/07 at 9:36 am #
  5. where can u buy poppers??? write back…

    Comment by kayla on 1/31/08 at 10:23 am #
  6. I loved poppers when they were still sold in stores down here. I could only find them in the Bi-Lo stores though. If anyone knows a place online where I can buy them PLEASE e-mail me. Put “POPPERS” in the subject so I won’t mark it as junk

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    Comment by Jesi on 6/10/08 at 1:03 pm #
  7. please someone tell me where I can buy poppers..

    i tried them from my teacher but i dont know where i can buy them please someone write back where can i buy poppers?

    thx
    -Lisa

    Comment by Lisa on 6/10/08 at 1:16 pm #
  8. I have recieved a box of Chocklate poppers on my last birthday as a gift.The smell was great.I will prefer them more than traditional sweets.

    Comment by Chris Lees on 4/09/09 at 1:34 am #
  9. Hey guyz i from turkey and there is poppers in our country.BESTEST one in the WORLD…

    Comment by Bora on 1/08/11 at 2:28 am #
  10. I want to buy your company’s products sold in Vietnam.
    Please contact me: tqt.bigfoot @ gmail.com.
    Thanks
    Tran quang Tho

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