Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ovation Cappuccino Sticks

Ovation Chocolate Sticks are one of those candies that you’ve probably seen before but rarely thought much about them one way or the other.

Ovation Cappuccino Sticks

I got this box of Ovation Cappuccino Sticks in a box of samples from Sweets & Snacks Expo. They’re made by Sweet Works, the same company that makes Niagara Chocolates, Florida Tropic Chocolate and Sixlets.

The box is a great presentation format for chocolate sticks. It’s hexagonal with a wonderfully colored and folded lid (that would make an excellent hat if done in felt). The colors are great and actually made me rethink my position (or lack of one) on Ovation sticks.

Inside the box are about 44 individually wrapped sticks of chocolate flavored with real coffee.

Ovation Cappuccino Sticks

The sticks are rather small (but also low in calories, about 15 calories each) at 3.33 inches long. The construction is fun, the center is a coffee milk chocolate (with plenty of actual ground coffee in there) covered in bittersweet chocolate. The effect is a strong coffee flavored stick. It’s creamy, a little on the sweet side, but with plenty of coffee punch. It’s a little bitter at times and I’m not that keen on the coffee grounds left over in my mouth. But the flavors are really good - the woodsy and deep roasted coffee, a light touch of milky cream and of course the background of chocolate.

I don’t see myself just eating these as a candy, but they are a nice accent for a dessert tray, with coffee or perhaps stuck into a bowl of ice cream.

Online these look a bit pricey. The box holds 4.4 ounces (about .1 ounces per piece) and looks like it might retail for about $5 a box. For that I might opt for a bit better chocolate bar, but for sharing, especially for a little hostess gift, this is a nice presentation and decent quality item.

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Name: Ovation Cappuccino Sticks
Brand: Sweet Works
Place Purchased: Samples from Sweets & Snacks Expo
Price: $5.00 retail
Size: 4.4 ounces
Calories per ounce: 150
Categories: Candy, SweetWorks, Inc, Chocolate, Coffee, Kosher, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:22 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewSweetWorks, IncChocolateCoffeeKosher7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. I love the box so much. I actually have some of these, and some mint ones, but I haven’t tried them yet.

    Comment by Karen Weiss on 6/09/11 at 8:12 pm #
  2. Amazing that a manufacturer who thinks Sixlets are edible would be capable of producing good candy.  I involuntarily just gagged a little bit at my memory of the grainy, cloying mocklate flavor of Sixlets.

    Comment by Dave on 6/10/11 at 4:24 am #
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