Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fairhaven Candy Crumblz!

Crumblz - Chocolate PeanutHere’s one of those items that I never figured I’d see: Fairhaven Candy has created not only an all-natural flaked peanut butter, but it’s also Kosher, Gluten Free and Vegan. I tried it back in March at ExpoWest and have been waiting to get my hands on a full bag for the detailed review.

They’ve appropriately named them Crumblzsoft, flaky peanut butter treat. It’s pretty much the center of a Butterfinger bar, minus the hydrogenated fats, minus the whey & nonfat milk, and of course minus the preservative TBHQ.

So while they took out all those crazy additional ingredients, all that’s left in this little candy is this: peanut butter (peanuts & salt), organic sugar, non-GMO corn syrup, peanuts, water, vanilla, baking soda. This particular version also has squiggles of dark chocolate on it.

If that looks like it’s really a lot of dense peanut butter, it’s much lighter than I expected.

Crumblz!

The pieces come in little scored quads. Each piece, when broken off is a nice two bite chunk (or a big mouthful). Inside are layers of the nutty flakes plus whole peanuts.

While they don’t look particularly appealing by themselves, I can tell you that they smell mouthwateringly good. Roasted nuts, some toasty sugar notes and a little dash of salt ... like fresh baked peanut butter cookies. It remindes me of Halvah.

They don’t quite have the flaky chew that something like the center of a Fifth Avenue, but then again, they don’t stick to your teeth the way that a Butterfinger can. And no mockolate! (You can even get them without any chocolate at all, if you’re all about the peanut butter.)

Nutritionally, yeah, this stuff is loaded with calories because it has all that peanut fat in there, but the difference between this and plain peanut butter is negligible. It’s also really satisfying, because of, well, all that peanut fat and protein.

The only other bad news about these is probably the price and the ability to find them. You can order online but they’re about $4 a package. I’m sure they’re in shops like Whole Foods & natural product stores. If you’ve spotted them, how are the prices? I’d love it, honestly, if they just made a single serving bar. It gets a little messy pulling the pieces out of the bag.

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Name: Crumblz! Chocolate Peanut
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Fairhaven Candy
Place Purchased: samples from All Candy Expo
Price: $4.00 retail
Size: 7 ounces
Calories per ounce: 143
Categories: Chocolate, Peanuts, United States, Kosher, All Natural

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:08 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Wow they look amazing…You will probably realise reading ChocolateMission im a massive fan of peanut butter Cybele so these looks right up my street. Such a shame though..if you have difficulty tracking them down that pretty much renders them mpossible for me to get :( :( oh well I can but hope. Thanks for the review.

    Jim

    Comment by James on 5/27/08 at 11:29 am #
  2. I can’t wait to find these for our GF girl!!! Thanks for this.  They look tasty.

    smile

    Cheers!
    Jamie

    Comment by Jamie on 5/27/08 at 4:33 pm #
  3. Oh that sounds HEAVENLY.  Got to search for these.

    Comment by Scott on 5/28/08 at 3:26 am #
  4. Dropped them an email.  This was part of the response:

    “if you have a Safeway in your area, we make their Safeway Select Soft Brittle that is quite similar to Crumblz!”

    I don’t have a Safeway in my area but you might.

    Comment by Scott on 5/28/08 at 7:12 am #
  5. Whoa, these look and sound goood. Thanks for the tip Scott!

    Comment by Katie on 5/28/08 at 2:11 pm #
  6. Those make me miss P.B. Crisps. :(  And those funny Chick-O-Sticks (spelling?).  smile

    Comment by Moo on 5/28/08 at 5:11 pm #
  7. Before I read this review, I discovered the Safeway branded version of this just yesterday.  This stuff is delicious and addictive!

    I had been craving some peanut brittle, but also having some dental problems.  This was just the ticket!

    Wayne

    Comment by Wayne Boatwright on 8/30/08 at 1:50 pm #

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