Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Cocoa Pete’s Maltimus Maximus

Name: Maltimus Maximus
Place Purchased: Garden of Eden (Manhattan)
Price: $2.95
Size: 2.3 oz
Calories per ounce: ~150
Type: Chocolate (candy bar)

I love malt. I love really good malted milk balls. I will buy Ovaltine and eat it by the spoonful.

I saw this candy bar while walking around on a rainy night in New York and thought, “this is the candy bar for me!”

Oh, it isn’t. It’s clever. It’s cute, but lacks the real malt punch that I desire. It’s made by Cocoa Pete’s Chocolate Bars, they guy who says that he brought us Pete’s Wicked Ale. This is a guy who should know malt!

Opening the package it is a bar divided into four domes that can easily be broken off for easy consumage. Two domes equals one serving. It is a nice, if a little sweet milk chocolate with malt crunchies throughout. No matter which way I ate it (sucking on it until the chocolate melted away and left me with the malty bits) or crunching it down I never got that malty taste.

This is not the malt bar for me (I’m not even sure malt bars exist), but I’m willing to give his other bars a try. They’re a little pricey.

Rating: 4 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 4:26 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewChocolateMalt4-BenignUnited States

  1. I’ve seen mini packages of these at my local 99 cent store… but they’re really not too good, even at 4 for a buck, I think it was.

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. I got into a search tangent after reading your Hershey Kissables review, then went to look at your Smarties vs. M&M’s head-to-head review, then, because I always thought Smarties tasted a little malt-y to me, I thought to search your malt reviews…  I need to try the Hershey’s Twosomes with Whoppers, which I didn’t even know existed (we just discovered the Twosomes with Reeses Pieces! yum). But I wanted to say that this Maltimus bar was SO disappointing. I may have given it an even lower rating. The packaging was cute/clever but the chocolate was such a disappointment. And too expensive for what it is. I wish I’d seen this review before I bought it. Another reason why I should read Candy Blog everyday!

    Comment by sallie on 12/20/05 at 11:33 am #
  3. I am alos on a search for the perfect MALTED MILK BALLS. I tried the store here who is supposed to carry Madeline’s but they only had white chocolate and peanut butter flavored.
    I HATE WHOPPERS. The chocolate is cheap and horrible.
    So far, Fresh Market has the best I’ve found.
    The chocolate coating is delicious but the centers are too small.
    Please, someone out there, is there a recipe for the centers? A place to buy balls that have good chocolate coatings but more malt than chocolate ratio???
    The only recipe for centers I have found is the malted milk powder mixed with white chocolate…Sorry, but that doesn’t even come close.
    I had no idea that this would be so hard to find!!

    Comment by Elizabeth on 8/11/06 at 5:44 pm #
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