Friday, February 3, 2006

Hershey’s Raspberries ‘n’ Creme

I never thought I’d eat so much white chocolate in my life until I started CandyBlog.net. It’s not that I don’t like white chocolate, but it’s usually so sweet it makes my throat hurt. (I’ve heard this may be because we have some taste buds in our throats.)

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While it would be easy for me to just copy and paste the review for Strawberries ‘n’ Creme in here, I have to say that they’re really not the same bar at all.

The bar was very aromatic, with a strong scent of raspberries, fake vanilla and milk. It’s not unpleasant at all and reminded me of yogurt. (I like yogurt.)

Now, I’ve had my share of raspberries in my life. When I was a kid we had a huge raspberry patch and we pretty much ate berries all summer long. When we had our fill we would make them into jam or sauces. I’ve had a lot of berries in my life. For a long time I didn’t even care for raspberries. I find the seeds really annoying and the flavor was a little too floral for me and there wasn’t enough of a textured chew. But of course now that I don’t have an unending supply, and the stuff that I do get is insanely expensive, I like them a lot and eat them at every opportunity. I’m a huge fan of the raspberry and dark chocolate combination and when I make chocolate truffles, I make more of raspberry than any other flavor.

The bar is tart, with a little tangy taste that you might be used to in all Hershey’s milk chocolate. The raspberry taste is pronounced but a little overshadowed by the strong sweetness of the bar. There’s also a very weird aftertaste to the bar that’s hard for me to pin down. I think it’s a dairy aftertaste, that sort of coated feeling you get on your tongue after whole milk.

The bar reminded me of Easter, the smell of the white chocolate and the berry overtones that are a mix of violet and rose floral notes. While I might actually buy the Strawberry bar again (a guilty pleasure, don’t expect me to admit it), I can’t see myself picking this one up unless it’s on sale. But these are limited edition bars and are no longer on the Hershey’s website, so don’t count on them being around too much longer.

Name: Raspberries 'n' Creme (Limited Edition)
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Hollywood)
Price: $.85
Size: 1.4 ounces
Calories per ounce: 143
Categories: White Chocolate, United States, Hershey's, Limited Edition

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Comments
  1. your clairvoyance is astounding smile

    Comment by tg on 2/03/06 at 11:06 am #
  2. They are making chocolate covered cherry kisses too.  Not available everywhere yet.  A friend in Texas sent us some.

    Comment by Marti on 2/06/06 at 8:23 am #
  3. Someone please e-mail me a web site where I can buy this raspberry and cream Hershey’s bar.

    Thank you

    Comment by Abel Salazar on 3/05/06 at 2:05 pm #
  4. I for got to put my address on where to e-mail me for the web site where i could buy this candy bar.

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Thank you,

    Comment by Abel Salazar on 3/05/06 at 2:07 pm #
  5. http://www.eyeondeals.com/index.html
    To Abel Salazar

    This is an online website to order candy bars.

    Comment by AD on 3/14/06 at 8:29 pm #
  6. *Scratches head*  In this review you say “It?s not that I don?t like white chocolate.”  In the White Chocolate Reese’s review, you say “I like white chocolate.”  In the other reviews, you don’t like white chocolate.  Personally I love white chocolate, but I can’t defend it until I know which side you’re on.

    Comment by Adularia on 11/11/06 at 6:47 pm #
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