Monday, April 25, 2011

Adams & Brooks P-Nuttles plus Coconut

Pnuttles Plus CoconutP-Nuttles are a pure comfort candy. I associate them with vending machines and truck stops, and I can see why they’d be a favorite snack for both situations. They’re loaded with satisfying protein from the peanuts and a sweet crunch from the toffee coating. Throw in a little salt and it’s has a bit of a savory kick that makes it as much a snack food as a candy.

Peanuts that are individually covered in toffee are far easier to eat then barks or brittles, so I also congratulate Adams & Brooks on solving that dispensing issue.

I saw this new flavor announced last year at the Sweets and Snacks Expo and finally found it at my neighborhood Walgreen’s: P-Nuttles plus Coconut.

PNuttles Coconut

The concept is pretty simple, fresh roasted peanuts are coated in a coconut toffee. In addition to the toffee peanuts, a few coconut jelly beans are also thrown into the mix.

The peanuts are not large, but most are fresh and tasty. I ate about half of the bag and found only one bad nut. (It’s never fun, but this is the hazard with using natural ingredients.) The toffee coating varies, some had barely a sheen on them, but others a hefty shell. The flavor is sweet with a light touch of butter. The saltiness varies widely, as does the coconut flavor. Some were quite tropical tasting and others were very salty. I rather liked the variation. The jelly beans are small and pack a pretty good coconut zap. They’re sweet and chewy, though not terribly soft.

I didn’t get any coconut texture in any of this, which I quite enjoy. But the tropical coconut notes were a welcome addition to a rather comforting but bland peanut and toffee experience. I didn’t think I’d care of mixing jelly beans, a decidedly non-organic sort of texture product, with the more artisan peanuts covered in toffee. However, it worked very well. The smooth and consistent flavor of the jelly beans was a welcome sort of dependability when contrasting the varying peanuts and their cloaks of toffee.

Adams Brooks will be introducing more twists on the classic P-Nuttles later this year: P-Nuttles Peanuts Smokey Style and P-Nuttles Peanuts Chili*Lime.

The jelly beans contain confectioners glaze, so this combination is not vegetarian.

Related Candies

  1. Trader Joe’s Soft Peanut Brittle
  2. Old Dominion Brittle
  3. Brach’s Indulge Almonds: Coconut & Caramel
  4. Limited Edition M&Ms Coconut
  5. P-Nuttles
  6. Zagnut
  7. Chick-o-Stick


Name: P-Nuttles plus Coconut
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Adams & Brooks
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $2.29
Size: 5.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 146
Categories: Candy, Adams & Brooks, Coconut, Jelly Candy, Peanuts, Toffee, 6-Tempting, United States, Walgreen's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 4:04 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewAdams & BrooksCoconutJelly CandyPeanutsToffee6-TemptingUnited StatesWalgreen's

Comments
  1. I don’t think I’ve even seen P-nuttles around Western PA. I hope I can get this variety, it doesn’t appear to be up on their site yet.

    Comment by Rodzilla on 4/26/11 at 8:56 am #

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