Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Hershey’s Double Chocolate

Name: Hershey’s Double Chocolate
Brand: Hershey’s
Place Purchased: Liquor Store (Hollywood)
Price: $.85
Size: 1.6 oz
Calories per ounce: 131
Type: Chocolate

I’m not sure what Hershey’s is up to with this one. It’s just a bad idea. There are plenty of good filled candy bars, but I’m not sure I understand how you’d go so wrong with this one.

Inside on the little white cardboard tray is a bar with four square segments of milk chocolate. Inside those is something that looks like Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Which we all know isn’t chocolate, it’s just cocoa/sugar/water. So what you end up with is a very sweet milk chocolate outside and a sickly sweet cardboard tasting sugar goo. It’s messy, it’s sticky.

I hope that this edition is very limited because this bar is just sad and cheap. I ate two out of the four squares and threw the other half out. Don’t get me wrong, I think that Hershey’s makes good product. It’s consistent and fresh and I applaud their use of the “Limited Edition” to try out new flavor combinations, but I’m not sure how this one made it past the test stage. I would also suggest the use of freshness dating.

Rating - 3 out of 10.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:32 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewHershey'sChocolateLimited Edition3-UnappealingUnited States

  1. Maybe you’re supposed to put the whole square in your mouth at once and then bite it, to give a burst of chocolate.

    And I never knew that about Hershey’s syrup. I still consider it a great topping for ice cream.

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

    Even breaking it into the little squares caused filling leakage. And it’s syrupy filling that just cling stubbornly.

    The center is not a burst of chocolate. It’s a burst of sugary cardboard. Like someone chewed up a toostie roll and stuck it in the center.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I actually think it’s really good. A little too sweet, but good. Maybe you’re just too picky.

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

    Alize, it’s entirely possible it was just a bad bar. No biggie, I’m absolutely enamored of their other limited edition Twosomes Whoppers - so it looks like they’re developing something for everyone.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
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