Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Nestle Munchies

Name: Munchies
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market
Price: $1.29
Size: 1.83 ounces
Calories per ounce: 137
Type: Chocolate/Caramel

I’d never seen these before, but the package seemed happy so I bought it. Unfortunately the import label that was applied to it covered up half of the original label but I took it off and founds that it says “Share me Munchies.” Okay.

Munchies are a little ball of biscuit (cookie) surrounded by flowing caramel and covered in chocolate, shaped like a little cube (okay, not totally cubular, a little shorter than wide).

They’re completely poppable, about the same size as a Rolo and like a tiny little Twix bar. The ratio of chocolate seems greater than a Twix, so if chocolate is your thing and not the cookie so much, this might be a good alternative candy.

They’re cute and very sweet but a little lacking in flavor for me. The biscuit isn’t really crunchy, just crumbly and the caramel is sweet but lacks the carmelized sugar hit that I enjoy.

Rating - 5 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:08 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewNestleCaramelChocolateCookie5-PleasantUnited KingdomCost Plus

Comments
  1. I could imagine it now…. “Mom, I’ve got the Munchies!”

    Boy, suddenly that sweet kid sounds like they’ve been doing drugs instead of sweets…XD

    Sounds tasty, though.  I’ve seen these around, but I can’t think of where now…>< Infuriating, it is.

    Comment by Tindy on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    I’d never seen them before and the fact that they’re square just really tickled me.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. There’s a candy like Munchies (Nestle) but in a green pack.  They are minty.  Can you tell me the name?

    Comment by Irene on 7/07/06 at 2:27 am #
  4. Irene- How about “Mint Munchies”

    Chocablog review link: http://www.chocablog.com/reviews/mint-munchies/

    Comment by Trish on 11/17/06 at 5:02 pm #
  5. BTW, the person who reviewed the original Munchies at Chocablog (I was curious) says that the Munchies have changed since was a kid, and that they suck now. I’ve never had them before.

    Comment by Trish on 11/17/06 at 5:07 pm #
  6. I bought some from an import shop last year, in a fit of nostalgia, and was hugely disappointed.  They were bland, hyper sweet, and not very pleasant at all.  Certainly not how I remember them being as a child, but then I suppose my tastebuds may have evolved.

    Comment by secretdubai on 2/03/07 at 7:38 am #
  7. we are in work here on a boring sunday. some people think that munchies were known as a different name, i disagree but fellow workers think different. can anyone help me.?

    Comment by kevin on 5/18/08 at 4:37 am #
  8. I love chocolate so this would be a wonderful alternative for Twix for me!

    Comment by Analia on 6/03/08 at 3:43 am #
  9. I loved these when I lived in the UK. They are impossible to find in the USA. Definitely one of my favourite sweets ever. Like all sweets they are now much smaller than they used to be. Are they still made?

    Comment by David on 10/08/12 at 2:21 pm #

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