Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Snickers Almond Dark

DSC09041After the luscious experience of the Snickers Dark, I was pretty determined to find the fabled Snickers Almond Dark.

I couldn’t find it in the regular bar, but did stumbled across this bag of minis called the Snickers Dark Mix which has miniature versions of Snickers, Snickers Dark and Snickers Almond Dark. Frankly, by putting the milk version in there they should have called it a Dark & Milk Mix.

The proportion in the bag, unfortunately, leaned towards the Snickers end of things, but there were enough of Snickers Almond for me to get a good sense of the candy. One of the things I enjoy about the minis, which are much smaller than the snack size, is that you could take them out of their little wrappers and drop them into a fluted candy cup and pretend they’re from a box of chocolates.

DSC09046rThe Snickers Almond Dark mini certainly makes a convincing appearance as a fine chocolate. It has a good chocolatey scent mixed with less peanut than the Snickers. Each little mini that I ate had at least one whole almond in it, which gave it a good convincing almond crunch. The peanuts were not as obvious in this version as they are in the large bar but that may be that the dark chocolate goes so well with this iteration.

Like the Snickers Dark, I would definitely opt for this one over the regular milk chocolate version. While Nestle has been introducing dark versions of their regular bars (Crunch, 100 Grand & Raisinets), their chocolate has a waxy feeling on the tongue and no real chocolate taste. The KitKat Bitter shows that Nestle knows what dark chocolate is supposed to be, they just can’t be bothered with actually delivering it in their bars. Mars, on the other hand, did a good job of putting something that tastes like chocolate on their chocolate bar. Are we going to get a 3 Musketeers with dark chocolate soon? Pretty please!

Name: Snickers Dark Mix (Almond Snickers Dark)
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: CVS (Torrance)
Price: $3.39
Size: 10 ounces
Calories per ounce: 134
Categories: Chocolate, Nougat, Caramel, Peanuts, Nuts, United States, Mars, , KosherLimited Edition

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:06 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. A Dark 3 Musketeers would be so good! I actually want them to bring back the original 3 Musketeers with the vanilla and strawberry nougat…. mmmmmm!

    Comment by Sera on 3/07/07 at 10:20 am #
  2. Wait, so they put peanuts in the almond version as well? That seems odd to me, I would have thought the almonds would be there to replace the peanuts, as opposed to joining together. Still, glad you enjoyed them.

    Comment by Terry on 3/07/07 at 4:23 pm #
  3. Solidly up my alley.  I’m a bit surprised that the peanuts don’t overpower the almonds.  Anyone else miss the Mars bar?

    Comment by Dave on 3/07/07 at 6:25 pm #
  4. I gave up chocolate for lent so I need to come back later and catch up on my candy news.

    Comment by claudia on 3/08/07 at 3:36 am #
  5. I can not see the pictures on this page, would you please renew them or what shall i do so that i can see.Thank you.

    Comment by yionna on 1/08/08 at 4:22 pm #
  6. As far as I know, Mars has never released the Snickers Dark Almond bar as a full size bar.  They have brought the Snickers Dark Mix back a couple of times since its original release, and the Dark Almond bar has always been a part of the package.

    Comment by Johnny Carruthers on 7/16/09 at 7:01 am #
  7. I had been able to purchase (for maybe a year) the Snickers Almond Dark full candy bar.  I stumbled across it in my home town in Northern California, I think in a hardware store checkout isle.  It was absolutely amazing.  I would buy one once a week.  They stopped making them, and then I sort of forgot about the bar.  But now I occasionally search the internet for this candy bar.  I’m not a candy snob or anything, but I do miss this bar! It was my favorite candy bar.  Snickers please bring back the Almond Dark!  Actually if they brought it back I would probably eat a bunch of them and gain weight, so maybe its better as a distant fond memory . . . my year with the Snickers Almond Dark.

    Comment by Zachary Crowell on 5/25/16 at 7:08 pm #
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