Monday, October 25, 2010

Nestle Butterfinger Pumpkin

Nestle Butterfinger PumpkinThe best thing about a Butterfinger bar is the crunchy peanut butter center. The worst thing about it is the sweet, waxy and otherwise flavorless mockolate coating.

So around Christmas sometimes I’ll pick up the Butterfinger Jingles, which are bells made of milk chocolate with Butterfinger crunch pieces. It’s been a while though, so when I saw these Nestle Butterfinger Pumpkins I thought it was great that I could pick up a modestly sized version instead of a big bag. They were on sale, two for a dollar but they also come in a tray of 6 which seemed to be priced higher per piece at Target.

Nestle Butterfinger Pumpkin

The chocolate disk is nicely designed and molded. I liked the dimensionality of it and the fanciful face that incorporated not only the carving but the strong ribs of the pumpkin shape. It smelled pretty appealing too, like chocolate and roasted peanuts with a touch of toffee. So far so good.

Nestle Butterfinger Pumpkin

After that first bite pictured there, I was tempted to spit this out. It was waxy and sweet with no chocolate flavor at all. But I thought maybe I was spoiled because I was also photographing some Ritter Sport at the same time (which naturally required a few bites as well). So I tucked away the rest and give it a few days.

With the second bite I still thought it was a mixture of greasy and waxy chocolate, but the cocoa flavors came through a little stronger. There’s a mix of toasted peanut flavors and a hint of bitterness along with the barely passable chocolate. The chips of the Butterfinger center save this candy from being completely inedible. They’re a little salty and have a mixture of molasses and peanut butter flavors.

While I’ve been finding that Wonka candies have been improving in quality, this Butterfinger Pumpkin doesn’t taste as good as the Jingles I remember. In fact, it’s pretty terrible and makes me wish I could find the Clark Wicked Mix in my area.

Related Candies

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis
  2. Head to Head: Clark, Butterfinger & 5th Avenue
  3. Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious
  4. Wonka Tinglerz & Nestle Buncha Crunch
  5. Short & Sweet: Butterfinger Jingles and Mint Miniatures

Name: Butterfinger Pumpkin
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $.50
Size: 1.2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 133
Categories: Candy, Halloween, Nestle, Chocolate, Kosher, Peanuts, 4-Benign, United States, Walgreen's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:20 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyHalloweenNestleChocolateKosherPeanuts4-BenignUnited StatesRite Aid

  1. I used to be obsessed with Butterfingers when I was a kid. Then 7 or 8 years passed where I didnt eat any.  Revisiting them in semi-adulthood was so disappointing. I couldnt believe how much I didnt like them. I havent seen these yet. And I feel your pain. I bought a sole can of Xtreme Pringles the other night and felt ashamed.

    Also my stripper name is Butterfinger Jingles.

    Comment by Steve on 10/26/10 at 4:45 am #
  2. I concur with Steve here- when I was ten-ish, I loved Butterfingers. But now at 19, I just don’t find them appetizing anymore. Pretty disgusting, actually. SAD

    Comment by Kady the Red Panda on 10/26/10 at 8:22 pm #
  3. I have to say I’m unclear how something you found disappointing and considered spitting out gets a Benign.  If you think something’s not even good enough to eat I’d think that would be a 3 almost by definition.

    Comment by David A. Spitzley on 11/02/10 at 12:40 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    David, did you continue reading? The second bite wasn’t as bad. At first it was a 3 and then it was a 4 because I actually did eat the whole thing. But you know, I could easily be persuaded by similar public opinions that they are only a 3 out of 10.

    Comment by Cybele on 11/02/10 at 12:45 pm #
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Next entry: Honees Honey Filled Drops

Previous entry: Marich Halloween Mellocremes
















  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Here are some frequently asked questions emailed to me you might want to read first.


    For a daily update of Candy Blog reviews, enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner






Meticulously photographed and documented reviews of candy from around the world. And the occasional other sweet adventures. Open your mouth, expand your mind.





Facebook IconTwitter IconTumblr IconRSS Feed IconEmail Icon


Candy Season Ends

-411 days

Read previous coverage



Which seasonal candy selection do you prefer?

Choose one or more:

  •   Halloween
  •   Christmas
  •   Valentine's Day
  •   Easter




These candies will be reviewed shortly: