Thursday, February 1, 2007

Planters Peanut Bar Original

Following up on the Munch Bar post a few weeks ago, this is the competing product: Planters Peanut Bar Original.

As pointed out in the comments on the Munch Bar review, the Planters bar isn’t as toffee-like. In fact, there are no dairy products at all in this bar.

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It’s a heavily peanut bar, as you can see. The peanuts are jam packed together with the hard candy part just there to keep it all in one cohesive unit. The peanuts are toasty tasting and fresh with a nice salty hit from the candy.

It’s pretty satisfying even though it’s only 1.6 ounces. It also keeps well in harsh conditions, like warm summers or maybe in the car. It does just fine if it gets broken.

Of the two that I’ve had now (Planters Peanut Bar and Munch Bar), I think I prefer the Munch because of the more toffee-like candy cement. But I wouldn’t turn this one down. Both are a little hard to find. Drug stores seem to have a good selection, but I didn’t see this or the Munch bar at my usual 7-11s.

Name: Planters Peanut Bar Original
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Planters (Kraft)
Place Purchased: Walgreen's
Price: $.69
Size: 1.6 ounces
Calories per ounce: 144
Categories: Peanuts, Hard Candy, United States, Kraft, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:59 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. What’s the cohesive candy taste like? It looks a bit like peanut brittle.

    Comment by Sabrina on 2/01/07 at 10:36 am #
  2. The peanut brittle I make has a teeny tiny bit of butter in it (like 1 or 2 Tablespoons - for 1 cup peanuts, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, 1 tsp each of vanilla and baking soda, pinch of salt).

    Anyway, on Monday afternoon we stopped at a pistachio store outside Alamogordo, New Mexico. They have samples of all their nuts and candies. I overheard someone ask the difference between their “pistachio crunch” and “pistachio brittle”. The answer was that crunch had more butter than brittle does. The crunch was very tasty, so I bought a bar of the crunch to take on my flight. Here’s their web site:
      http://www.eagleranchpistachios.com/
    but the crunch bar I bought is not available in their online store.

    Comment by Tricia on 2/08/07 at 8:31 am #
  3. I CAN’T FIND A STORE THAT SELL’S THE BAR

    Comment by JAMES A WARD on 3/23/10 at 2:33 pm #
  4. cant find a store here in erie that sells the bars any suggestions on where to find them besides on line

    Comment by joe mittner on 8/08/11 at 5:34 pm #
  5. Planters Peanut Bar can be found at your local CVS Store.  I know because, it’s the only store that I have found that sells them.  It would be nice if we could buy the peanut bar brittle by the can!!! Hope this helps and happy crunching!

    Comment by Terry on 9/11/12 at 2:58 pm #
  6. I discovered Rite Aid pharmacies carry the original Planters Peanut bar.  It’s one of my lifetime favorites from childhood (I’m 73 yr. old kid now’ so it’s a long love affair!) I found them in N. Carolina (might have been CVS store there) on vac. and then again when I returned to the PAC NW. I get them at Rite Aid stores….often at the register, sometimes in the candy aisle.  Happy hunting!

    Comment by LM on 4/25/13 at 10:24 pm #

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