Friday, December 12, 2008

Snickers Peanut Butter Santas

Snickers Peanut Butter SantaYears ago there was a candy bar called Peanut Butter Snickers. It was the eighties and peanut butter was all the rage. The bar was simple, some peanut butter studded with peanuts and then the classic Snickers caramel all covered in milk chocolate. Then it was discontinued and people were sad.

Then last year, Santa brought a present to Peanut Butter Snickers lovers in the form of, well, Santa! The Snickers Peanut Butter Santas are an updated, Christmas novelty version.

I was curious if they were like the Limited Edition Snickers Nut & Butter Crunch which was a peanut butter nougat with peanuts in it covered in milk chocolate. This package doesn’t actually have a description, so I had to buy it to find out.

Snickers Peanut Butter SantaThe package came with six little molded milk chocolate Santas, individually wrapped units not for individual sale. (Though I’ve bought the Snickers Caramel Creme Nutcrackers individually before.)

Outside of the brick red wrapper, the Santa is nicely molded. It looks exactly like the image on the over-wrapper, which is a comforting thought. (Though there really aren’t any other “promises” on the wrapper that it needs to live up to besides the fact that they’re supposed to be one ounce.)

Biting into the little fellow, I found that it wasn’t quite the old Snickers Peanut Butter nor the more recent Snickers Nut n’ Butter Crunch.

Instead it’s a hybrid of the two. It’s a peanut butter bottom. On top of that is a layer or thin, gooey caramel with crushed peanuts. (Not the thicker caramel of the classic Snickers.)

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The milk chocolate has a nice snap but is very sweet. The caramel inside comes across loud and clear - it’s a bit sticky but also very salty (55 mgs per Santa). The peanut butter base is solid, the ingredients list it as a “peanut butter coating” which is made from sugar, palm oil, peanut flour, nonfat milk solids, peanut oil and some other stuff. It reminds me of those peanut butter baking chips ... or the inside of Reese’s Pieces.

It’s a nice size, not too big. The flatness means there’s a lot more chocolate flavor than a usual Snickers mini. Overall, I thought they were tasty and ate

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four of them. They’re not quite as dense and filling as the old Snickers Peanut Butter, but still a tasty holiday treat.

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Name: Snickers Peanut Butter Santa
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: Target (Harbor City)
Price: $1.99
Size: 6 ounces
Calories per ounce: 140
Categories: Chocolate, Peanuts, Caramel, United States, Mars, Christmas

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Comments
  1. Sera's avatar

    OOoo, these look tasty! I should track some down. smile

    Comment by Sera on 12/13/08 at 6:47 am #
  2. Those appear to be similar to the Snickers Eggs that you can get at Eastertime.  The Eggs are pretty darn good, but you’re right - they’re no Peanut Butter Snickers.

    Comment by Dragon on 12/16/08 at 1:20 pm #
  3. What is the nutritional information on these? I’m deployed and got them in a care pkg but no information.

    Comment by Erika on 12/26/08 at 12:33 am #
  4. The peanutbutter snicker santas are amazingly delicious !!!

    Comment by Stephanie on 12/09/09 at 10:31 am #

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