Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Rocky Road

Name: Rocky Road
Brand: Annabelle Candy
Place Purchased: Convenience Store
Price: $.75
Size: 1.82 ounces
Calories per ounce: 132
Type: Chocolate/Marshmallow/Nuts


I know it seems odd that I’ve never had a Rocky Road bar before, but I’ve never been much of a marshmallow fan. To me the best thing about marshmallows is that they’re a dessert you can make on the grill. If marshmallows disappeared from the earth, I’d probably only lament the loss of Rice Krispies treats.

But, I thought it was high time I gave it a try - after all, how did I know I wouldn’t like it? First, the package is just fantabulous. It’s flashy red mylar and the lettering is bold and you can spot it easily from 20 feet. No wonder, it’s a big bar. At 1.8 ounces and the size of a tree limb, it’s a sizeable purchase for 75 cents.

The bar is rather unappealing when pulled out of the package, but really, when you look at most candy analytically it’s unattractive. I first pulled the bar apart for the photo and the sugary smell is just fantastic. It’s like putting your head into a box of Count Chocula.

The marshmallow isn’t overly sweet, but it’s foamy and has a good rubbery pull to it. The chocolate coating though is very sweet and the cashews are rather hard to discern. The mixture of textures is the real treat in this bar, with a real focus on the marshmallow, the light airyness of the bar sets it apart from just about everything out there. I hardly feel like I’ve eaten almost two ounces. It still hasn’t changed my mind about marshmallow in general, but I can see why it’s such an enduring favorite.

Rating - 6 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:00 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewAnnabelle'sChocolateMarshmallow6-TemptingUnited States

Comments
  1. I’d also recommend the Mint Rocky Road bars.  Just to compare…

    Comment by anna on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. The also come in dark chocolate. It seems like Annabelle candies are getting easier to find and when I find my beloved Abba Zabba in a new location, the chances it will be one of those stale, smack-it-and-crack-it types are slim. Nice!

    Comment by Natty on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Anna - I think I would like Mint better, I’ll keep an eye out for it.

    Natty - I just got a bunch of Annabelle stuff like Abba Zabbas and a Look bar. Unfortunately they’re not too friendly to my teeth and I pretty much have to avoid taffy-like things. Which is too bad, I love’em.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. I know it won’t help much, but you might tryzapping them in the micro for 5 seconds to soften everything up. I don’t actually chew the taffy, I take little bights and suck them like hard candy.

    Too much information? grin

    Comment by Natty on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    natty - I think my neighbor must have seen your comment, she just gave me one last night, so I’ll give it another try.

    I’m not a good sucker though ... I’ve gotta bite.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  6. I love these - my all-time favorites!

    Comment by inkgrrl on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  7. This IS the best!

    Comment by yanina on 12/07/06 at 11:04 am #
  8. everyone knows that the road to love is a Rocky Road.  Where are the Heart Shaped Rocky Road Hearts for Valentine’s Day?  I ate the Rocky Road Santa last month.  will there be a green marshmellow clover and Leprecon for Saint Patrick’s Day?  It seems your MBA in advertizing has lost his marbles.  Get with what John Q. Public is wanting to tickle his tounge.  my name ain’t John, but I’m one the the Publics.

    thanx,  Theo

    Comment by Theo Larson on 1/17/08 at 11:57 am #
  9. I’m looking for a substitute for the discontinued S’mores bar from Hershey’s. How does this compare?

    Comment by TMan on 4/24/08 at 9:17 am #
  10. Where in the world can I purchase a rocky road candy bar in Southwest Missouri. I grew up in California and they were my all time favorite but nobody around here has ever heard of them.

    Comment by Amber on 10/13/08 at 10:14 am #
  11. I lived in California, Utah also and have loved rocky road since I can remember. I now live in west central Illinios and have yet to see one for sell here. How sad is that. No one here has ever heard of them either.

    Comment by mary on 3/26/09 at 4:01 pm #
  12. Patrick’s Salt Water Taffy store in Bodega Bay.  It’s the pink and white shack.  They sell rocky road candy in a bag that I want to buy more of or make.  It’s about $3-4 for a few inches by a few inches.  Yum.

    Comment by Thao on 4/11/09 at 11:13 pm #

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