Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Hershey’s with Crisp Corn Bits

Hershey's with Crisp Corn BitsI keep seeing this bar, but only in its jumbo form shown here. It clocks in at 4.5 ounces, no mere chocolate bar, this is a plank. Like the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Filled with Creamy Peanut Butter that’s also found in this size, I was hoping I’d run across a King Size or perhaps single serve size at some point. It’s like it barely exists. It’s never shown up on the Hershey’s official Hershey’s Milk Chocolate page.

But it’s clear it exists, not only because I have photos, but also independent corroboration from Nicole at Baking Bites with her review. For a while I saw the bar at the Dollar Tree so I though there must be something wrong with it, maybe it was old, maybe it was an import. But when I saw it at Ralph’s and flipped over the package to see that it expired in September 2008, it was made in the United States and it was on sale for a dollar, I figured it was time to give it a try.

Hershey's with Crisp Corn Bits

It’s a lovely looking bar. It looks like a Hershey bar, a light caramely brown with 16 segments each with the Hershey’s name on them. It smells like, well, a Hershey bar. A little sweet, a little tangy. That Hershey’s tang isn’t quite as noticeable when you eat it though. What’s noticeable is a mellow malty note from the actual corn flake bits in there. They’re pretty dense and solidly crunchy. The malty corn flake flavors develop more as the chocolate dissolves away. I could use more corn flakes.

It’s in no way as good as the Ritter Sport Knusperflakes bar, but I ate the whole thing ... all 4.5 ounces of it (I got it on Sunday) so it has to be pretty good.

It’s a nice combo. It’s a terrible name for a candy bar though. I think they should have just called it an extension of the Krackel line and called it Corn Krackel. Or maybe Mr. Cornbar.

Thanks to Patti for being the first to alert me to this possible domestic contender for Ritter Sport Knusperflake’s place in my heart.

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Name: Hershey's with Crisp Corn Bits
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: Ralph's (Glendale)
Price: $1.00
Size: 4.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 141
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, United States, Hershey's, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:24 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I almost forgot about this bar, as it’s been a while since I’ve seen one now. I completely agree with you about the name - Corn Krackel or cornflake krackel would be vastly more appealing than “crispy corn bits.”

    Comment by Nic on 12/06/07 at 2:39 am #
  2. Ah, the way they picture the corn, this reminds me of the King Corn movie! I agree that it’s unappealing! Krackel has got it down much better…

    Comment by Hillary on 12/06/07 at 5:17 am #
  3. I’ve spotted a “standard” sized version of this a few times (Walgreen’s being one of the locations).  I’ve held off getting one for my collection because of a large “Brad Paisley” promotion plastered on the wrapper.

    Comment by Brad Kent on 12/06/07 at 5:33 am #
  4. Has it got PGPR? It seems like Hershey has completely reformulated their product line, except for the super-premium tasting stuff. It doesn’t melt in my mouth the same, I won’t buy it anymore :-(.

    Comment by Jenn on 12/06/07 at 6:15 am #
  5. Mr.Cornbar! bwahaha that is hilarious to this midwesterner!

    Comment by elzie on 12/06/07 at 8:24 am #
  6. Does it taste corny?  I’ve thought before that chocolate-covered Corn Nuts were an unexploited opportunity.

    Comment by Dave on 12/06/07 at 11:59 am #
  7. This will be even better when/if they decide to do a Special Dark Corn. And if they make them into a Miniatures version, they can call those…are you ready for it…Children of the Corn. A stroke of marketing genius, for sure.

    Comment by joanna on 12/06/07 at 4:00 pm #
  8. I must admit that I have a thing for corn flakes.  I love ‘em mixed in ice cream.  So mixed in chocolate sounds great too.  I’ve been meaning to pick up the Knupserflakes Ritter. 

    Oh, Joanna, Children of the Corn?  Hilarious!

    Comment by Alicia on 12/07/07 at 3:12 am #
  9. I saw this in our local Blue Canoe, which is the Quick-E-Mart part of the Irving gas station chain.  I have to admit, because I love reading The Candy Blog, I was highly amused and wondered if and when you’d be getting around to reviewing this one.

    I was very skeptical about this one, but I found it wasn’t bad for munching on if you had a lot of time on your hands.  And you’re right.  “Crisp Corn Bits” don’t sound very appetizing….  I laughed when I bought it, but it wasn’t terrible once I realized they were just cornflake pieces.  I kind of like the crunchiness more than crisped rice for denser chocolate.

    Comment by Meghann on 12/14/07 at 1:32 pm #
  10. awesome chocolatey goodness!!

    Comment by naomi on 3/12/09 at 6:44 am #
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