Monday, April 15, 2013

Russell Stover Big Bite Dark Chocolate S’Mores

Russell Stover Big Bite Dark Chocolate S'MoresA couple of years ago Russell Stover came out with the Giant S’Mores Bar. It combined one of the best products Russell Stover makes, the chocolate covered marshmallow. I could only find it via web order at the time.

Here were are, two years later and I spotted them, now named Russell Stover Big Bite S’Mores at CVS. They come in a dark chocolate and milk chocolate version, so I picked up a couple of the Russell Stover Big Bite Dark Chocolate S’Mores.

The package is simple and fits into the Russell Stover design scheme well. I wouldn’t call it enticing or delectable, but mostly informative and easy to spot.

Russell Stover Big Bite Dark Chocolate S'Mores

The construction is simple. Two square graham crackers (about 2.5” on each side) hold a dark chocolate covered marshmallow square.

The graham crackers hold together pretty well, though I noticed my other piece (I bought two) had more broken corners on it. Biting into the whole thing, it holds together passably well, so that all of the flavors and textures are included in just about every bite. However, the graham cracker makes a lot of crumbs. The marshmallow is moist and bouncy with a generic vanilla flavor though not overly sweet. The dark chocolate coating is thin but provides a good semi-sweet counterpoint to the fluffed sugar of the marshmallow. The graham cracker is nicely crunchy but still soft and crumbly with a cereal and grain flavor to it.

I feel like Russell Stover could do something to mitigate the crumb creation from the graham cracker, I was thinking a very thin coating of dark chocolate on the marshmallow facing side might do quite a bit to hold everything in place (and add more chocolate). As it is, it’s a rather “lean” confection, even though it’s 2 ounces, it’s only 230 calories. The cracker and the marshmallow keep it from having as high of a fat load as many other chocolate candies. But it still feels very filling.

I liked this version much better than the milk chocolate version and hope that it does make a strong appearance in stores. It is easy to eat and I expect rather easy to pop in the microwave or toaster oven (I didn’t try that). If you don’t have access to the seasonal Trader Joe’s Smashing S’Mores, these might be a good substitute.

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Name: Big Bite Dark Chocolate S’Mores
Brand: Russell Stover
Place Purchased: CVS (Park LaBrea)
Price: $1.49
Size: 2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 115
Categories: Candy, Russell Stover, Chocolate, Cookie, Marshmallow, 8-Tasty, United States, Sav-On/CVS

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:42 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewRussell StoverChocolateCookieMarshmallow8-TastyUnited StatesSav-On/CVS

  1. Hi. I stumbled across your blog because I’m an assistant manager at a grocery store and I was looking for candy as that’s part of my order. Figured I would let you know, russel stover actually produces the big bite s’mores in a caramel variety as well!

    Comment by Joey y on 4/16/13 at 10:46 pm #
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