Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Nestle Toll House Candy Bars

Name: Nestle Toll House Candy Bars
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store
Price: 33 Cents
Size: 2 oz
Calories per ounce: 125
Type: Chocolate Candy

If you’ve got a jones for sugar and something a little more satisfying than a candy bar, this might be the thing. Inside is a dense, crumbly cookie bar topped with caramel then a few chocolate chips and all enrobed in sweet milk chocolate.

The cookie part of the treat was least impressive. Because it was so thick it lacked that cookie feel and tasted more like a blondie and had no strong flavor of its own besides sweet. The caramel was non-existent, as it’d been absorbed by the cookie part and had no distinct chewy-ness to it. The occassional chocolate chip was a nice addition as it provided some actual flavor. The milk chocolate coating is all sweet and milky, but no real chocolate taste. What makes a Toll House cookie is the balance of the sweet and bland cookie to the complex pop of the dark chips.

There’s none of that here.

However, I still enjoyed the bar and found it rather satisfying. If I had anything to say about it, I think I’d suggest leaving the caramel out and maybe making the cookie just a smidge saltier. I’ll give the brownie bar a try to see if the flavor balance on that one is bit better. I’ve also seen that Hershey started selling cookies a while back (I’ve had the York ones and enjoyed them quite a bit) so I’ll have to check those out.

Rating - 6 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:42 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewNestleCaramelChocolateCookieDiscontinued6-TemptingUnited States99 Cent Only Store

Comments
  1. The packaging on the gummi shushi is better, too!

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Oh, I’ve tasted the Tollhouse candy bar. Awful.

    I’ll push you toward Boyer’s Candies instead:

    http://www.boyercandies.com

    They make (made? a family squabble has limited production) the world famous Mallo Cupp, Peanut Butter Cups, and the utterly delicious, Smoothie—a peanutbutter/butterscotch peanutbutter cup (either smooth or crunchy), which has to be tasted and enjoyed or you can’t really call yourself a candy lover.

    Comment by gfjames on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    I’m gonna have to go to Boyer one of these days. I just can’t think of any other reason to be in the Altoona area.

    I’ll keep an eye out for them around here. I haven’t had their peanutbutter cup in YEARS.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. Yes, there isn’t much going on in Altoona—except that it’s just a short hop to Hersey and their temptations…

    Boyer does ship. I can’t find anyone who sells Smoothies in LA, but further (way further) up the coast, in Ocean Park, WA. a place called Jack’s Country Store does sell Boyer products over the counter.

    Friends don’t understand my desire for a really good peanutbutter cup (and Smoothies are much better than anything Reese’s puts out), just like I can’t understand why Bonomo Turkish Taffy is in short supply. To each thier own, I guess.

    Have you ever thought to syndicate you candy Blog to other areas—such as LiveJournal.com (a very large readership)?

    Comment by gfjames on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    Believe me, gfjames, I’ll go a long way for a candy bar. Much of my family lives in the Harrisburg area so I go to Lititz (home of Wilbur) once a year if I can (and spent New Years Day at Hershey Park/Chocolate World this year).

    I’ll have to work on the Boyer conundrum. I didn’t care for their peanutbutter cup as a kid, but I’m willing to give it another try as it seems that my tastes are becoming much more inclusive over the years. I’m thinking of checking out the Farmers Market ... I’ve seen quite a few regional bars there, maybe they have Boyer. Or maybe my buddy at the CandyWarehouse will be able to hook me up.

    I am syndicated on LiveJournal, only under the username “cybelemay” for some reason (I didn’t set it up). I put in a request on Sunday to change it to “candyblog” but haven’t heard back.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    Whoops! I spoke too soon, LiveJournal just emailed me with the change.

    The LiveJournal feed is:

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/candyblog/

    I’ll add it to my feed list.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  7. Actually, I didn’t think these were too bad. I thought of the cookie part as more like cookie dough than a fresh baked cookie. I didn’t like the brownie as much myself. For a while, my mom bought these as a sweet snack for our bag lunches back when I was still in High School (not so long ago- say three years as least) to offset the fruit we’d always get. I’d always grab a chocolate chip cookie one.

    Comment by Trish on 11/17/06 at 5:30 pm #
  8. I received this candy bar for Christmas and they were really wonderful. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find these candy bars in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada?

    Comment by ∂εииy ∂aиε on 1/22/07 at 4:56 pm #
  9. I’ve TRIED THE nestles BARS BEFORE AND DIDN’T LIKE THEM EITHER. i HAVE LOVED THE balance Bar tm. I’VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT A NUTRITIONAL BAR WOULD BE GROSS BUT WAS ACTUALLY SURPRISED THAT THE BALANCE BAR TASTED SO GOOD. I USUALLY BUY THEM FROM AN ONLINE STORE LIKE IMEDMART.COM BECAUSE THEIR PRICES CAN’T BE BEAT THEY ARE SO LOW.
    http://www.imedmart.com/Balance-Bar.html

    Comment by MIKE on 4/16/08 at 9:35 am #

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