Thursday, May 3, 2007

Paskesz Milk Munch

Milk MunchI found this bar at a store called Kearn’s on Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. I’ve passed by this little convenience store for 13 years without ever stopping in. Because it’s in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, I thought they might have an interesting selection (and perhaps some leftover Passover Coke). They carried a good line of candies, with a strong focus on jelly based ones (Sunkist Fruit Gems, anyone?). They also had some imported items, especially ones from Israel in the Paskesz brand.

I’ve had a few Paskesz candies and find them decent middle of the road fare, rather like Hershey’s or Mars but with a good wholesome twist on the ordinary crunch.

Looking at the Milk Munch bar it was pretty obvious that it’s a Milky Way knock-off (Mars knock-off for your European readers).

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The milk chocolate is unremarkable. It’s sweet and creamy, but lacks any real chocolate flavor contribution here. The main flavor here is the rather cereal tasting nougat. Salty and perhaps a little malty, it tastes a bit like cookie dough. The caramel is nice and soft, but again, not very flavorful.

I was hoping for a Milky Way Bar here, but I got something a little more toned down but far saltier ... and Milky Ways are pretty sedate as it is. But there was something more dense about the nougat portion that just didn’t please me. And at more than the price of a regular Milky Way, it just wasn’t worth it.

I tried the Paskesz Klik before and really liked them, read about it here.

Note from wrapper: made under the supervision of Rabbi O.Y. Westheim, Manchester

Name: Milk Munch
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Paskesz
Place Purchased: Kearn's (Los Angeles)
Price: $1.09
Size: 1.75 ounces
Calories per ounce: 114
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, Nougat, Spain, Paskesz, Kosher

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Comments
  1. I heard passover coke taste better than regular coke because it uses realy sugar instead of HFCS.
    Candy supervised by a rabbi? Neat.

    FYI, the link to the Paskesz doesn’t work.

    Comment by Kat on 5/03/07 at 7:59 am #
  2. yes, welcome to the world of keeping kosher. you get to pay more for inferior products!
    but in this case it all works out, because Milky Ways are kosher, too!

    Comment by Rachel B. on 5/03/07 at 8:16 am #
  3. cool!!! now i feel like trying one

    Comment by Aly on 5/03/07 at 8:46 am #
  4. kearns! love that place. friday night used to be great for people watching—a lot of women on their way home from disastrous dates stopped there, always fun to see what the purchases were (sample: bag of frozen french fries, ice cream, six pack of diet soda, cigarettes). not like i was there for the same reason, no, not at all (cough).

    Comment by santos. on 5/05/07 at 3:39 am #
  5. We love the Milk Munch especially the kids. We don’t have to worry about the kosher standard because it is just the best as it is under Rabbi Westheim’s kashrus authority.

    Comment by John on 8/28/08 at 1:03 pm #

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