Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pop Rocks Milk Chocolate Bar

Pop Rocks Milk Chocolate BarLast year I tried the Limited Edition Chocolate Covered Pop Rocks. They were interesting, not really anything to bring me back to eating Pop Rocks on a regular basis.

But this year Pop Rocks had something completely new and not packaged in a flat envelope. This is the new Milk Chocolate Pop Rocks Bar. The gentleman at their booth at All Candy Expo was careful to tell me that they used premium chocolate for this bar. (I’m not sure I’d call it premium, it does have PGPR in it.)

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The bar is petite at only 1.16 ounces and three chunky segments.

The chocolate is soft and rather creamy but sweet. It melts quickly to reveal the chunks of Pop Rocks that, well, pop. It’s like a proactive Nestle’s Crunch Bar (with better chocolate).

The chocolate is light and lacking in the darker chocolate flavors, I got an overwhelming taste of raisins, but I don’t know if that had something to do with some actual flavor to the Pop Rocks.

The bar can be eaten two ways, as far as I’m concerned. The first is to simply let it melt and allow the Pop Rocks to pop. This creates a mild and interesting effect, but not terribly different. The second is to chew up much of the bar and then let it melt, giving it another chew or two as it dissolves completely. This is extremely noisy (at least inside my own head) and by far the most fun.

Popping candy chocolate bars have been around for a few years, most notably a brief appearance in the United States by the Wonka Xploder bar, which I never got to try.

I expect them to be found in the same places I see Pop Rocks (7-11, Target and candy shops), no word on the retail price. This bar was made in Spain.

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Name: Pop Rocks Milk Chocolate Bar
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Pop Rocks
Place Purchased: sample from All Candy Expo
Price: unknown
Size: 1.16 ounces
Calories per ounce: 139
Categories: Chocolate, Carbonated, Hard Candy, United States, Pop Rocks

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Comments
  1. These are REALLY good. During the holidays up here in Canada, they make those with Cadbury chocolate into little elf shapes. smile

    Comment by Jen on 9/27/07 at 9:08 am #
  2. Ah I loved the little elf shaped Cadbury ones. Those and the marshmellow santas I always buy in the after Christmas sales.

    Comment by leigh on 9/27/07 at 10:22 am #
  3. WRONG WRONG WRONG

    Comment by Malt on 9/27/07 at 4:04 pm #
  4. Mmm I’m with Malt…

    Comment by Fay on 9/29/07 at 5:21 am #
  5. I hope I can find these where I live. It reminds me of a type of Ritter Sport bar I had in Germany a couple of years ago that had that fizzy, poppy quality. I didn’t write down what it was called and didn’t know how to find it again.

    Comment by April on 9/30/07 at 9:52 am #
  6. These look so interesting! I’m definitely going to have to try one when I find it! Sounds like a popping Chunky bar.

    Comment by Restaurant Mom on 9/30/07 at 2:57 pm #
  7. April- They were Ritter Sport Knallbrause bars, and they were my favorite.  I say were because with a quick glance at their website I don’t see them anywhere, not even in the small assorted packs you always used to be able to find them in.  I really hope they’re not gone forever, but I’m not getting my hopes up either.  I’m going over there for Christmas, so hopefully I can find exploding gold then.

    Comment by Mad Cow on 10/01/07 at 12:16 am #
  8. Ok, WHOA! I don’t know if you recall a couple comments I’ve made recently on your blog but I have BEEN LOOKING FOR CHOCOLATE WITH POP ROCKS IN AMERICA FOR AWHILE NOW! This just MADE my day!

    Comment by Hillary on 10/03/07 at 6:50 am #
  9. Where can I find these in the Columbus Ohio area?

    Comment by Claudia on 10/08/07 at 2:57 am #
  10. I want one in Seattle!!!!!!!

    Comment by Sarah on 1/10/08 at 5:07 pm #
  11. I really want to try these. They look good and sound fun!

    Comment by Analia on 6/03/08 at 3:37 am #
  12. These are delicious.  The chocolate is good quality.  Way tastier than a Hershey bar or a Nestle crunch bar.  I’m impressed.  And the Pop Rocks add a fun crunchy/chewy/popping element to the bar.  Buy this if you come across it.  There was a display at my grocery store in Montana, so I bought 2.  I’m going back for more!

    Comment by Amy on 9/26/08 at 1:04 pm #
  13. omg

    hahahahah what a girl i love FRICKEN JUNK MUAHAHAHAAHAHAA

    Comment by sarah on 5/10/09 at 12:41 pm #
  14. ok i need some of this were do i get a sample

    Comment by akl,g on 5/12/09 at 12:53 pm #

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