Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Hershey’s Really Nuts

imageI’m a complete dufus sometimes. I bought these thinking that they were chocolate/cocoa almonds. I don’t know what led me to believe that, seeing how they’re kinda small but perhaps it’s that I wanted some chocolate/cocoa almonds.

I got them at the 99 Cent Only Store, and though the package says that they’re 99 cents, they were only 50 cents.

Think of them as Peanut M&Ms without the crunchy candy shell.

They have a nice texture, the peanuts were good quality, although a little uneven in size. When you pop them in your mouth, they’re a little bland. The cocoa is only slightly bitter, but keeps the chocolate from melting. The chocolate was sweet but balanced well by the cocoa coating. The nuts inside tasted like dry roasted and salted peanuts, which is a completely different experience from Peanut M&Ms. The hit of salt really balances the chocolate and coconut and of course goes really well with the peanut itself.

They’re not as neat and clean to eat as M&Ms and other “glazed” chocolate nuts. Leaving these sit on a piece of paper on my desk means a bit of cocoa and sometimes a little greasy spot.

As a treat, I think I’d be most likely to eat this at a movie or while watching a video. It’s a large but controlled portion and the balance of salt and sweet would be pretty satisfying and of course little individual pieces makes for easy sharing.

The bag is a generous 2.5 ounces, so if you find these on sale, it’s a good deal. At 99 cents it’s still not bad either.

Name: Really Nuts! Milk Chocolate Cocoa Peanuts
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store (Silverlake)
Price: $.50
Size: 2.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 156
Categories: Chocolate, Peanuts, United States, Hershey's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:04 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. i’m a sugar junky and never thought to comment before and i know it is not related to this review, but i love mentos too…:)

    Comment by Fatyoli on 8/09/06 at 11:03 pm #
  2. I absolutely love your candy blog
    its such a brilliant idea.

    I’m updating in here once in while to see what’s new in the candy world but its the first time that i’m writing a comment.

    rock on [or something like that heheh ^^)


    Comment by michal on 8/10/06 at 4:31 am #
  3. I absolutely love these.  I found them on a road trip back in May and grab a bag whenever I think about it.  They are usually between candy and nuts in the convenience stores.  Yum!!

    Comment by FrankAusTx on 8/24/06 at 6:31 pm #
  4. You probably thought you bought almonds, because they make a chocolate cocoa almond version as well (maybe they were right next to the package you grabbed?)  Actually, by me, they only seem to have the almond version.  Anyway, instead I chose the “really nuts! tropical train mix” which was a mistake.  The worst banana chips I’ve ever tasted, and I almost broke a tooth on the so-called papaya!

    Comment by Diane on 10/15/06 at 4:09 am #
  5. i saw these for the first time today and bought them - and came here to see if they’d been reviewed (they seemed vaguely familiar). they aren’t as fab as the wilbur cocoa-over-chocolate nuts i had many years ago and still pine for (of course!), but were a nice pick-me-up. they’d be better if the chocolate layer was a bit thicker, i think. anyway, i would buy them again (esp if i could find them half-price somewhere!)

    Comment by Tricia on 10/17/06 at 6:40 pm #
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