Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Manischewitz Frolic Bears

Name: Frolic Bears
Brand: Manischewitz
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store
Price: $.99
Size: 3 ounces
Calories per ounce: 158
Type: Chocolate/Lolly


I picked these up at the 99 Cent Only Store a while back and was rather scared of them. I don’t know why I’d pick up candy I was afraid of, maybe it’s a way of facing demons. I’m not afraid of Manischewitz products in general (except for their sweet wines) and of course I love lollies. Maybe it was the name Frolic Bears. Maybe I don’t want my candy to be active and enjoying itself before I chow down on it.


After opening the package I figured out why they were at the 99 Cent Only Store at a fraction of their grocery store price. The bears were missing their ears. You can see from the photo above that the lollies are made by pouring the molten chocolate directly into the trays and inserting the sticks. This tray was a little short on chocolate and some of my bears were deformed.

Once I got over their appearance I decided to eat a few. First, the sticks are a little short for adults. Maybe they’re not made for adults. Okay, they’re not made for adults. The chocolate itself was very sweet and the rather American style of being creamy without milky. It was kind of crunchy at first (it’s kinda cold today and my office isn’t heated at night so it may as well have been refrigerated) but melted easily after that. They don’t have a lot of flavor other than that, no chocolate nuances. The vanilla isn’t real, so that note is a little lost too. However, this is certainly something I’d be happy to give to a kid. They’re Kosher and of course are meant for Passover. The price is great, but I just can’t get over the bland chocolate. If I had kids coming over to the house I might be slightly more inclined to purchase them again.

Rating - 4 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:58 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewChocolateKosher4-BenignUnited States99 Cent Only Store

  1. Those poor earless bears!  I haven’t been to the 99 cent store lately sadly, need to make another trip to get some cheap candy. I sort of dig the name Frolic Bears though… it sort of sounds like and indie band or something. =)

    I just noticed that on your rating scale a 4 out of 10 score is called “Benign”... that’s too funny.  I never heard that used… great!

    Comment by Bryan on 12/15/05 at 12:11 am #
  2. Deaf bears need love too!  Now when I say “love,” I mean they would be good in my belly.

    Comment by Marvo on 12/15/05 at 1:40 am #
  3. Yeah I’d stick with not trying food that is kosher for passover. You can’t expect much when its not allowed to have corn syrup in it. Usually they’re eatten with lust after not having any regular food.

    Comment by Mindy on 6/22/06 at 4:28 am #
  4. Chocolate is the best! Woohoo Chocolate.

    Comment by Mason Vaughn on 3/29/07 at 3:44 am #
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