Friday, November 25, 2005

See’s Awesome Nut & Chew Bar

Name: Awesome Nut & Chew Bar
Brand: See’s
Place Purchased: See’s (Glendale Galleria)
Price: $1.50
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 150
Type: Chocolate/Nuts

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If you’ve ever had a box of Nuts & Chews from See’s or gone into the store and selected the Dark Nougat, you’ve pretty much had this bar. It’s a dense, chewy honey nougat with almonds covered in dark chocolate. I was reading the November issue of Los Angeles magazine, where they explain this new candy bar. Apparently the staff at See’s had been making these candy bars for quite some time, for their own enjoyment. I guess the See’s higher-ups decided the rest of us might enjoy them. (They’ve been selling the Scotchmallows in milk chocolate for as long as I can remember and to good success as far as I can tell.) The story should be up on their website next month, I’ll link to it then, as it was a great article.

The Dark Nougat has always been one of my favorite See’s candies and I often picked them up when I was at the mall.

This is a beautiful looking bar. Long and with glossy dark ripples of chocolate enrobement. It smells wonderful, chocolatey with a touch of honey. It’s jam packed with almonds. Crunchy, smooth, chewy and sweet with a good pop of semi-sweet chocolate.

Fabulous. Mmm. I wish I’d bought more. You can buy them singly or in a box of eight of them for $7.50, which brings them into the price range of plain old Nestle, Mars or Hershey bars. I think these might end up in some Christmas stockings this year.

Rating - 10 out of 10

Related Candies

  1. Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road Bar
  2. Nutpatch Nougats
  3. Valerie Lemon Hazelnut Nougat
  4. See’s Scotchmallow Eggs
  5. Snickers Almond Dark

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:29 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewSee'sChewsChocolateNougatNuts10-SuperbUnited States

Comments
  1. My mom adores these things.  I do too…except for the almonds.

    Comment by Alex on 11/25/05 at 3:04 pm #
  2. Sounds familiar smile ... It looks nicer than it does on their website, and even better - illustrated by your words. Yum!

    Comment by michal on 11/25/05 at 9:46 pm #
  3. i just picked up one of these on a recent trip to san francisco—i loved it too!

    Comment by rachel on 11/27/05 at 2:16 pm #
  4. “new” ... i could swear i had these last year?

    Comment by tg on 11/28/05 at 10:33 am #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    Maybe you’re right TG ... I was just going by the article and the fact that I’d not seen these bars until this Fall.

    Comment by Cybele on 11/28/05 at 10:38 am #
  6. oh my, this is one of my FAVORITE things in the world. i love the way the chocolate flakes off. and it’s such good chocolate too…

    Comment by sallie on 11/30/05 at 10:27 pm #
  7. I got these a year ago as a gift and have 3 or 4 of them saved in my “earthquake” drawer, just in case.  I love them, but wish I didn’t feel guilty after I finish.

    Comment by Pat Dixon on 3/10/06 at 1:54 pm #
  8. I just tried these recently and they are hands down my new favorite candy bar. I have to buy two at a time they’re so good! There’s a lot of chocolate on them, mmmm, they’re soo yummy!

    Comment by Carol on 10/04/07 at 7:27 am #
  9. Once you’ve had the Dark Nougat - the individual candy that fathered the Awesome Nut & Chew Bar - eating the bar leaves you longing for the individual candy.  Don’t take me wrong - the bar is good - but the individual candy is really really good.  It could represent America in the candy Olympics (sorry, it is Olympic season right now).  What I mostly miss in the bar is the chewiness of the individual candy - the bar is too soft.  In warmer weather, it is much too soft.  And the nut pieces are smaller than in the individual candy.  I have written to See’s, suggesting that they make the bar more like the individual candy.  But they don’t seem to get it.  Maybe they don’t like chocolate as much as I do.

    Comment by Jim on 8/12/08 at 4:06 am #
  10. I have been a See’s candy fan for years and years.  I think it is the best chocolate candy in this country.  The only piece I don’t like is MARZIPAN.  I have also been to Lake Champlain Chocolates.  Their chocolates are also very good, but I prefer See’s over them.  However, LC has The best unsweetened cocoa I have ever used.

    Comment by Sally Atwell Williams on 9/26/10 at 12:25 pm #

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