Friday, March 28, 2008

Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road Bar

I know nothing about this bar except what is in front of me: Limited Edition Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road Bar.

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I got it directly from the Mars company, but no press materials. So all I have to go by is what’s on the wrapper and of course what’s inside that chocolate enrobing.

The package says: Almonds, Caramel and Marshmallow-Flavored Nougat wrapped in Dark Chocolate.

I was kind of dubious. I wasn’t fond of the Hershey’s S’Mores bar ... but that’s S’Mores, this is Rocky Road, which has the addition of nuts and the subtraction of graham crackers.

Like all the limited edition Snickers bars, this is smaller than the regular, clocking in at 1.83 ounces instead of 2.07 for the original. I’m okay with the slight of .24 ounces, it’s a satisfying bar, it says so right on the back.

Snickers Rockin' Nut Road BarIt smells lightly of vanilla and dark toasted nuts with a touch of chocolate. The chocolate shell is decent, and sets off the sweet innards well. The caramel has a good mix of almond pieces in it, they’re all fresh and crunchy and much more noticeable than those in the Snickers Almond. The nougat though is where this bar really differs from all others I’ve tried. It’s not the grainy fluffed nougat that ends up in Milky Way and 3 Musketeers. Instead this is like a dense marshmallow. Smooth and not too sweet, a little stringy like the caramel.

It’s a completely different texture experience with this smoother “marshmallow flavored nougat”, kind of like real European-style nougats. (The ingredients list says egg whites, there is no gelatin in here like marshmallows have, so this is still vegetarian-safe ... and probably a nice option for vegetarians who miss marshmallows.)

Perhaps it’s because I have a bounty of these bars and have eaten at least five for this review (instead of the usual 1 or 2 for most reviews), it’s grown on me quite a bit. Dark chocolate was a good choice, it keeps it all from feeling heavy and sticky. Brian also liked them, but also stopped short of love (and I agree, regular Snickers is still the best.)

Still, I can’t tell you where you can find them or when they’ll be available. (Except, of course, from me if you read on.)

Here’s a special peek into the life of a candy blogger.

On February 27th I got an email from someone at Mars, thanking me for my positive review on the Twix Java and offering, “I will be happy to send you samples of new products as they become available.” (Emphasis mine.) She also mentioned that Mars has launched a new direct buy store, where you can pick up boxes of their candies, including the hard to find Munch and Snickers Dark. Instead of being more expensive than regular stores (like the M&Ms online store - $5.99 for 7 ounces of green M&Ms?) it’s about $.68 cents a bar.

Well, I’ve been looking for an “in” with Mars for quite a while, as I’d love to know about the new releases and get them in advance of release (it’s pretty frustrating to have people ask about something they found in the store, and I can’t find it in any stores near me and no where to order it on the web). I do get some notice from PR folks, but it’s not always consistent.

I replied with my address and reminded her that there is no need for thanks for any reviews, “I just call them like I taste them.” (And it’s not like I’ve raved about everything Mars has ever made, but in general I like their products and usually turn down offers for items I don’t think I’d like.)

Stuff from MarsThen on March 5th I came home from work and found this in my kitchen. Perhaps I don’t understand the term “samples” but even in the world of generous interpretations a single box of 24 bars would be an ample sample. A full case of the bars? (Yes, that’s 12 boxes of Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road Bars with 24 bars each = 288 bars.)

Plus a case of Twix Java! (360 bars.) And another more responsible box of 24 packages of Starbust GummiBurst (goo filled gummis) and another box of 24 Snickers Charged.

I wrote back to Mars, thanking them for their generosity, but gently nudging that I really don’t know what to do with all that candy (seriously, almost 700 portions!). She responded, “Share with your friends wink

So here I am, with oodles of candy. I’ve given away quite a bit, boxes to the office, a couple for raffle prizes for the American Cetacean Society, three to a neighbor to take to work.

It’s drawing time.

I’m offering a box of candy bars (your choice: Twix Java with 36 bars or this new Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road Bar with 24 bars - you can tell me which you want if you win). There will be two lucky winners of this drawing. The rules are as follows:

  • Leave a comment here and tell me your ideal candy bar. It can be one that already exists, a better quality version of an existing bar, something that was discontinued or perhaps something that no one’s ever made before. (Mine would be a pretzel base, with good chewy caramel, pecans and covered in dark chocolate. A decadent Take 5.)
  • Leave a real working email address. I will not share this with anyone, but I will need to contact you if you’re the winner. If I don’t hear back from you in 72 hours after notifying you that you’ve won, I’ll draw a new winner. (I’ve got to get these out of the house before it gets too warm.)
  • Don’t click the “get updates to comments” or else you’ll get hundreds of updates. (If you do it accidentally, there’s an unsubscribe at the end of each email.)
  • All entries must be received by April 5th at 10 AM Pacific.
  • I can only ship to addresses in North America. (I’ll run a contest that’s a little more international soon.)
  • Winners will be drawn randomly from all eligible entries.
  • And there you have it, dear readers. With great candy comes great responsibility.

    UPDATE 3/30/2008: Since this post has now been linked a couple of places (I kind of thought it was a treat for regular readers), I’m going to award three prize boxes instead of two if the entries reach 500. Just to keep the odds similar. (So if the deadline is coming and we haven’t hit it yet, tell your friends!) Thanks to everyone new who’s stopped by, I hope you keep reading!

    UPDATE 4/9/2008: Thanks to everyone who entered. I drew three winners: Elise, Stijn & Donna ... two picked the Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road Bars and one chose the Twix Java. They’re all in the mail on their way to their recipients! To everyone else who is interested in trying the bars, they’ll be available starting in July 2008 according to Mars. Comments are open again.

    Related Candies

    1. Snickers Charged
    2. Snickers Nut ‘n Butter Crunch
    3. Snickers Dark
    4. Snickers Xtreme
    5. See’s Scotchmallow
    6. Hershey’s S’mores
    Name: Snickers Rockin' Nut Road Bar
      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: "samples" from Mars
    Price: $.68 if Mars sold them on their site
    Size: 1.83 ounces
    Calories per ounce: 131
    Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, nougat, Nuts, United States, Mars, Limited Edition, Kosher

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    Comments
    1. i would add lightly salted almonds to the see’s scotchmallow.  a little bit of crunch and salt to counter the marshmallow and caramel.

      Comment by emma on 3/28/08 at 8:02 am #
    2. I love, love, love, the take 5. I think they are perfect the way they are!!

      Comment by cristal on 3/28/08 at 8:16 am #
    3. I would love a hazelnut Snickers.

      Comment by Carrie on 3/28/08 at 8:16 am #
    4. My ideal candy bar would be a dark chocolate 3 Musketeers bar!  I’ve always wanted one covered in dark chocolate, especially as I get older and my tastes turn to higher Cocoa contents

      Comment by Amie on 3/28/08 at 8:24 am #
    5. Since the season just passed and I’m in mourning, I want a nutty Cadbury Mini Eggs bar!  A candy-coated bar of Cadbury chocolate with chopped toasted hazelnuts in it.

      Comment by Tess on 3/28/08 at 8:35 am #
    6. I think my ideal candy would be something like the Hershey’s s’mores bar, but I would like to see the marshmallow less gooey and definitely less tooth-achingly sweet. Also, it should be made by Cadbury, as I find their chocolate to be superior to Hershey (it is what i use for homemade s’mores).

      Comment by Laura on 3/28/08 at 8:37 am #
    7. I think my ideal candy bar would be a butterfinger, but with real chocolate, not that mockolate stuff ^_^

      Comment by Philly on 3/28/08 at 8:42 am #
    8. Right now my idea candy bar is Vosges Goji bar. http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/product/goji_exotic_candy_bar/exotic_candy_bars

      It?s a wonderful blend of Goji berries, sea salt, and creamy chocolate.

      Comment by Lys on 3/28/08 at 8:42 am #
    9. I love peanut butter and chocolate things - so my ideal candy bar would be a peaunt butter cookie (like a Nutter Butter) on the bottom, a layer of chocolate fudge, and then a layer of peaunt butter (like Reese’s) and all covered in chocolate.  smile

      I love coffee and chocolate too, and those Java Twix sound OH SO GOOD!

      Comment by Noelle on 3/28/08 at 8:43 am #
    10. ok first off, the huge boxes of samples is HILARIOUS!

      as for the ideal bar, hear me out;

      a honeycomb center like the Violet Crumble, only thinner, more like a wafer. then a thin layer of marshmallow, dark caramel(almost burnt) with coffee extract, roughly chopped (not crushed or chopped finely) brazilnuts (or possibly cocoa nibs) and 72%-78% dark chocolate. 

      i know it sounds odd, but something tells me it would work.

      Comment by Doug on 3/28/08 at 8:45 am #
    11. I really love sweet and salty.  Something with salty roased almonds, dark chocolate, and creamy -not too chewy -caramel sounds good.

      Comment by Karen on 3/28/08 at 8:46 am #
    12. My all time favorite candy bar is Toffifay; A whole hazelnut in chewy caramel with chocolate, it’s a perfect blend of chewy,salty,crunchy goodness.
      (Take five is pretty good too, cold)

      Comment by Cherie on 3/28/08 at 8:48 am #
    13. A Payday with some crisps thrown in for added mouth interest.

      Comment by Toni on 3/28/08 at 8:51 am #
    14. My ideal candy bar would be a softer version of the Sees “Awesome Nut & Chew Bar”. Perhaps with a layer of Reese’s pb in there.

      And those new Snickers bars sound good! I think I’d even purchase one, and I don’t really buy candy bars or regular Snickers.

      Comment by KateC on 3/28/08 at 8:51 am #
    15. My ideal candy bar would include caramel (not too soft or too hard), peanuts (or peanut butter), and of course milk chocolate.

      Comment by Steven on 3/28/08 at 8:52 am #
    16. I’d love to have mini snickers bar with a whole macadamia nut nestled into the caramel, instead of peanuts and enrobed in dark chocolate.

      Comment by Chris_the_food_scientist on 3/28/08 at 8:53 am #
    17. Hey Philly, what about the Clark bar? i think its real chocolate.

      Comment by Doug on 3/28/08 at 8:53 am #
    18. The Goo Goo Cluster is my all time favorite. I love that marshmallowy goodness. I can’t wait to try the Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road for the same reason.

      Comment by Erin on 3/28/08 at 8:54 am #
    19. My favourite chocolate bar is the Caramilk Dark.  If I were to make it even more perfect I’d make the caramel slightly less runny so I don’t have to eat it so fast!

      Comment by Tara on 3/28/08 at 8:59 am #
    20. I think my idea bar would simply be chewy nougat with whole almonds, covered with a darker milk chocolate.  Actually, something close to a Snickers almond, but without the caramel and with more almonds.  And maybe the nougat could be a little denser—not as dense as torrone, perhaps, but not quite so sweet and fluffy.

      Comment by Paranoid on 3/28/08 at 8:59 am #
    21. My ideal would be layers, as follows (bottom to top):

      - oatmeal cookie base
      - thick layer of soft caramel
      - whole almonds studded into and throughout the caramel
      - thick layer of nougat
      - milk chocolate coating

      Comment by Jeff on 3/28/08 at 9:02 am #
    22. Mmm, your decadent Take 5 sounds pretty ideal to me. If not that, then maybe a bar version of some of Neuhaus’ pralines, especially the Manon Blanc.

      Comment by Carlos on 3/28/08 at 9:05 am #
    23. My ideal candy bar, luckily for me, already exists - it’s a Twix! I love the cookie/caramel/chocolate combo….

      Comment by stacey on 3/28/08 at 9:06 am #
    24. My ideal candy bar would have a gooey component (like caramel), a crunchy component (like cookies or crispy rice), and probably a nougat component. Oh, and definitely chocolate.

      Maybe something like a Milky Way with a little bit of extra crunch.

      Comment by Mary on 3/28/08 at 9:07 am #
    25. Vosges Barcelona Bar was my favorite. It used to be kosher and now it’s not. (And Vosges has come out with a chocolate bar with bacon in it!)

      Comment by Rachel B. on 3/28/08 at 9:09 am #
    26. When I was a little kid, my bed time ritual was imagining my perfect candy bar.  This ideal bar has changed through the years.  As of right now, just to keep things simple, I would love dark chocolate with some sort of raspberry cream.  Chocolaty and fruity both.  This could change in the next 10 minutes…

      Comment by Becky on 3/28/08 at 9:10 am #
    27. i love chocolate just want a a bar with cashews and cookies.

      Comment by regina s on 3/28/08 at 9:13 am #
    28. A chocolate candy bar with a nutella and waffer center. Yum!

      Comment by Amy Marie on 3/28/08 at 9:15 am #
    29. i’m pretty sure the Rockin Nut Road Snickers would be mu ideal candy bar. Please pick me so i can verify!!

      Comment by laura on 3/28/08 at 9:16 am #
    30. I LOVE Skor bars but I would love a Skor bar with addition of some big chunks of almond nutmeat!  Mmmmm, crunchy toffee with some big honkin’ chunks of nut!

      Comment by Jenna Z. on 3/28/08 at 9:17 am #
    31. I’m easy—anything with salt, chocolate, and peanuts flavor (either the nuts themselves or peanut butter) will make me deliriously happy.

      Comment by Martha on 3/28/08 at 9:21 am #
    32. My ideal (and favourite) bar is the Truff? bar from C?te d’Or…a large, dark chocolate bar with a creamy truffle filling. Yum! They’re a bit hard to find here (I discovered them while living in Belgium), which is probably not such a bad thing. tongue laugh

      Comment by Jess on 3/28/08 at 9:22 am #
    33. My ideal candy bar would be one that tastes like a home made peanur butter egg, but it comes in a candy bar form. One that uses more salty rather than sweet peanut butter.  And as a side note I wish they would stop putting gelatin in candy products. Yuck.

      Comment by Sue on 3/28/08 at 9:22 am #
    34. I love the Choxie peanut butter pretzel truffle bar, but I wish there was more pretzel in it. Sweet and Salty is the ultimate. I also love just milk chocolate with hazelnuts.

      Comment by Liz on 3/28/08 at 9:25 am #
    35. My ideal candy bar was the Bar None, actually.  I grew up in Lancaster County, PA, only about 20 minutes from Hershey, and we were a test market for this bar.  I fell in love with it, and pine for it even now.

      Comment by jennifer and the beans on 3/28/08 at 9:26 am #
    36. My favorite candy bar of all time is the Peanut Butter Twix.  I haven’t seen them in the grocery store in quite a while (you used to be able to find a box of them in the cookie aisle), but the cookie and the chocolate and the peanut butter all together is just AWESOME.  Nothing beats it (not even the Take 5, I’m afraid—the pretzel and caramel interfere too much with the peanut butter for me to truly *love* it).

      Comment by Brandy on 3/28/08 at 9:26 am #
    37. My ideal candy bar would be organic and possibly fair trade, and it would be pretty much just a candy bar version of the Peanut Butter Cookie LUNA bar.

      Comment by Arthur on 3/28/08 at 9:27 am #
    38. Lake Champlain 5 Star Chocolate bar—the hazelnut one, but with really good whole toasted almonds in it, too. Also, bigger.

      Comment by Dash on 3/28/08 at 9:27 am #
    39. This looks like it could be my favorite candy bar!! But if not I’d say a chocolate covered Payday would do it. All that sweet and salty; mmmmmm

      Comment by Bonney on 3/28/08 at 9:29 am #
    40. My ideal candy bar is similar to the “Bounty” bar, but would be enrobed in thicker, more decadent milk chocolate.  The coconut filling in the “Bounty” bar is already perfect.

      Comment by Brett on 3/28/08 at 9:29 am #
    41. My ideal candy bar would be a white chocolate three musketeers. I know some people kind white chocolate sickening, but I just can’t get enough of it!

      Comment by Pepin on 3/28/08 at 9:30 am #
    42. My Ideal candy bar would have a crunchy white chocolate shell, inside would reveal a thick chewy vanilla bar with a layer of gooey raspberry set atop it.

      Comment by Christina Marie on 3/28/08 at 9:31 am #
    43. I’m a KitKat junkie, so coming up with a new and unique variety is actually pretty hard since the Japanese market REALLY seems to come up with unthinkable combos all the time. However, I have 2 ideas which I have yet to hear about:

      a large/‘chunky’ ice cream KitKat - identical to the ones sold now, with a wafer layer on the bottom, but a nice slab of vanilla ice cream on the as the top layer, all covered in that chocolate coating!

      another one would be similar to the Japanese KitKat styles, except in lavender & honey.

      Comment by Janet chu on 3/28/08 at 9:37 am #
    44. I think mine would be Sees Scotchmallow Bar, no adjustments. Actually, come to think of it, I might make the chocolate a little darker - like 85%. Mmm.

      Comment by Diana on 3/28/08 at 9:39 am #
    45. I would love a candy bar with nouget and caramel with bites of toffee topped with pecans dipped in milk chocolate. What do you think! The Snickers Rocking Bar sounds yoummy I must say.

      Comment by KellieAnn Rowe on 3/28/08 at 9:42 am #
    46. An upgraded version of a delicious candy that I had once in Israel - a soft, gooey marshmallow atop a vanilla cookie base covered in a dark chocolate shell (upgrade would be a faint coffee flavor throughout).

      Comment by Jill on 3/28/08 at 9:43 am #
    47. My favorite is the Lake Champlain small Caramel bar. It’s like the top part of a snickers (caramel and nuts) covered in milk chocolate. All Lake Champlain products are amazing, but that one is, by far, my favorite.

      Comment by Sonia on 3/28/08 at 9:44 am #
    48. Nothing was ever so good as the Reese’s Crunchy Cookie Cup. Regular peanut butter cup, with an oreo cookie piece (sans creme) inside. It was so good, and sadly gone forever.

      Comment by David J. Byknish II on 3/28/08 at 9:44 am #
    49. I’d like a bar made entirely of nougat, fairly soft, and flavored with malt, and coated with 80-100% dark chocolate. Salted almonds might improve it but I can’t tell, so my dream confectioner will have to make both versions.

      Comment by Michael on 3/28/08 at 9:46 am #
    50. i want a snickers bar without the nuts.  no, not a milky way.  i mean the exact same salty, peanut buttery nougat that’s in a snickers, but no actual peanuts.  maybe crisped rice instead of the peanuts.  i know, i’m crazy

      Comment by Adam on 3/28/08 at 9:48 am #
    51. My ideal bar of all time is the Twix Java, actually. Tried them recently and fell in love.

      Comment by Julia Klaips on 3/28/08 at 9:49 am #
    52. Roasted,caramelized hazelnuts and/or cashews with a pinch of sea salt embedded in a thick rich milk chocolate bar.  I think the hazelnut and the cashew are sadly under-represented in the American candy bar market!

      Comment by Sylvie on 3/28/08 at 9:50 am #
    53. Oh.my.goodness!  That Snickers looks awesome, I want some! I am a sucker for marshmallow.  My ideal candy bar would be dark chocolate with juicy bits of ginger (not the sugary dried bits in most ginger bars).  Maybe something like the Lindt cordial bars but each pod would have a candied piece of ginger and a touch of the ginger syrup.  MMMmmmm!

      Comment by April on 3/28/08 at 9:58 am #
    54. my ideal bar would be the honeycomb/inside of the Violet Crumble, but with the chocolate coating of a Crunchie bar

      Comment by nicole on 3/28/08 at 10:03 am #
    55. I can’t get enough of Twix or marshmallow & caramel covered chocolates, so maybe an idea bar would be a cookie base topped by layers of marshmallow and caramel, all covered in not-too-sweet milk chocolate.

      Then again, what everyone else has suggested sounds SO GOOD!

      Comment by Laura Rebecca on 3/28/08 at 10:09 am #
    56. I’d love a version of the Cadbury Caramellow bar, but instead of caramel I’d like it to have a smooth, creamy peanut butter filling.  I love the Cadbury milk chocolate and have always wanted them to make a PB cup or PB candy bar.

      Those new Snickers look great!  I wonder when they’ll be released?  I also can’t wait to see what else Mars has up their sleeves. grin

      Comment by Kari on 3/28/08 at 10:11 am #
    57. My ideal candy bar is Milky Way Midnight with a saltier caramel and fresher nougat.

      Comment by Miriam on 3/28/08 at 10:13 am #
    58. My dream candy Bar would be cashew brittle on the bottom layer topped with a layer of buttery caramel and a top layer or real marshmallow( Like the see’s scotchmallow) all enrobbed with 70% dark chocolate

      Comment by Rebecca McKinney on 3/28/08 at 10:14 am #
    59. Hi Cybele, my ideal candy already exists, it’s Hershey Take Five. I love the mix of peanut butter &  pretzrel. I hope to win, I’d like the Snickers Rockin? Nut Road Bar if I do smile
      Thank you for sharing your goodies with us.

      Comment by Elizabeth on 3/28/08 at 10:15 am #
    60. My ultimate candy:
      I’d really like a good dark chocolate with raspberries.  Not just raspberry flavor or raspberry seeds.  Not really sure how that would work, but hey, thats why its a fantasy candy.

      Comment by Sasha on 3/28/08 at 10:17 am #
    61. Take 5 would have to be my already premade fav!!!  That combo of the salty crispy pretzel.  Add peanuts, peanut butter, carmel and chocolate and you’ve got a perfect hormone driven snack (I’m 4 months pregnant)  Thanks for the great blog; I check it everyday!

      Comment by Erin on 3/28/08 at 10:20 am #
    62. My perfect bar would be a Topic with thicker chocolate, and no hydrogenated fat.

      Comment by Andrew Sherman on 3/28/08 at 10:22 am #
    63. My ideal bar would be dark chocolate with hazelnuts and coffee.  And not flavorings, i want whole hazelnuts and little nubs of coffee.  Mmm.

      That Snickers box looks good, though.. marshmellow?  Mm.  I’ll have to try and find them.

      Comment by Sarah H. on 3/28/08 at 10:22 am #
    64. I miss reese sticks they were great

      Comment by wynston on 3/28/08 at 10:31 am #
    65. I would love if Reese’s Peanut Butter filling was infused with a Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar.

      Comment by Robby Nadler on 3/28/08 at 10:33 am #
    66. I’d have to go with good old WHATCHAMACALLIT.

      Comment by Matt on 3/28/08 at 10:35 am #
    67. The Best Bar ever:

      Dark Chocolate
      Peanut Butter
      rice krispies/pretzels
      caramel
      hazelnut
      espresso beans

      yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm

      Comment by Kathy on 3/28/08 at 10:35 am #
    68. My ideal candy bar would be the reese’s peanut butter cup but with a thicker chocolate coating.  I love the thick edges and would like to see them make all the coating that thick.

      Comment by Michael Lackey on 3/28/08 at 10:38 am #
    69. My ideal candy bar already exists—it’s the See’s Awesome Nut & Chew bar. Dark chocolate with a nice honey almond nougat inside. It’s got lots of nuts, the nougat is nice and chewy, and they’re generous with the chocolate.

      Comment by Carol on 3/28/08 at 10:43 am #
    70. My *dream* of a candy bar is something similar to the Lindt raspberry filled bar. Mine would come in both milk and dark chocolate (because I would be in the mood for both). The chocolate would have a more melt in your mouth quality than in the Lindt bar. Their’s is just not quite soft enough. For the filling you ask? Those cute and shiny little chocolate pods would have to grow to put in more of that decadent raspberry filling with the slight grain of raspberry sugar covering the inside of the pod. That filling is liquid gold.

      Comment by Leen on 3/28/08 at 10:53 am #
    71. My ideal candy bar would be a slightly expanded take on Theo chocolates peanut butter and jelly truffle. A bar covered in dark chocolate (thicker than on the truffle, which has a thin coating) and maybe a crunchier and less-peanut-buttery but more peanutty peanut section covered with the fresh and intense raspberry “jam”. The truffles are amazing, but I think that expanding it into something maybe slightly less intense and more chocolate heavy would make a great bar. They just made a fig-fennel bar (they had a fig-fennel-almond truffle) and it’s amazing.

      Comment by Kristin on 3/28/08 at 10:55 am #
    72. My ideal candy bar would be the See’s Awesome Nut and Chew bar but the almonds would be smoked and salted like in the Vosges Barcelona bar.  Also, it would only have five calories. wink

      Comment by Marie on 3/28/08 at 10:56 am #
    73. The Snickers Rockin? Nut Road Bar sounds wonderful, I would love to try one (or a box full)!  The 2 candies that I dream about, because I cannot get them anymore, are Kraft Fudgies and Milkshake candy bars. Oh, and Chocolate Babies! Ok, thats 3, and I havent really dreamt about the Chocolate Babies yet, so I guess its really only 2. I look for the candies that you write about now. I love the Cadbury Marshmallow Caramel Eggs. Delish!

      Comment by Marc Earnest on 3/28/08 at 11:03 am #
    74. Wow, so many giveaways! Thanks for sharing : )

      I’m kind of surprised that I haven’t seen more dark chocolate versions of candy as a mainstay on the market by now with the whole craze over dark chocolate and it’s health benefits. I personally have always liked dark chocolate and my ideal candy bar would be dark chocolate… I’m thinking a dark chocolate Take 5, that would cover all the bases, sweet, salty, peanut buttery, and caramelly, but a dark chocolate Skor bar would be good too.

      Comment by Katie on 3/28/08 at 11:04 am #
    75. Hmm….  Pretzel base, the nougat like the united kingdom version of the milky way, with really good caramel, covered in dark chocolate.

      Comment by tikiera on 3/28/08 at 11:12 am #
    76. If I could possibly combine twix with a snickers bar, then freeze it…I would be in heaven!

      Comment by Nohemi on 3/28/08 at 11:17 am #
    77. My God! 

      My ideal bar would be a thin bar of creamy nougat with dark chocolate over it - period.

      Comment by Elise on 3/28/08 at 11:28 am #
    78. My ideal candybar would also be a decadent Take 5 - the caramel, the chocolate and pretzels, it doesn’t get much better than that!

      Comment by ChocolateBytes Heather on 3/28/08 at 11:30 am #
    79. I would say Snickers is pretty close to ideal, but then again so is Kinder Bueno. Mash them together?

      Comment by Sara on 3/28/08 at 11:34 am #
    80. I love See’s nougat covered in dark chocolate bar! yum =]

      Comment by Michelle L on 3/28/08 at 11:36 am #
    81. I want a Snickers Bar with coconut nougat.

      Comment by Robin on 3/28/08 at 11:47 am #
    82. Wow, thanks for sharing! 

      I know my husband in Iraq would love these.  He’s a marshmallow connoisseur.

      Let’s see….My ideal candybar would be a combination of snickers and popcorn. 

      What else could you ask for!

      Comment by Nika on 3/28/08 at 11:49 am #
    83. My favorite is/was the long gone Hershey’s Golden III (or was it II?). It was a thick Hershey’s milk chocolate bar with toasted coconut and toffee pieces. They brought back a version of it in Nugget form last Easter but it wasn’t the same.

      Comment by Kate on 3/28/08 at 11:51 am #
    84. See?s Scotchmallow w/ Milk Chocolate and Peanuts

      Comment by David on 3/28/08 at 11:56 am #
    85. Gahhh…::drool:: umm, I think I’d have to choose between a See’s Scotchmallow egg (which I have you to thank you for..it’s all about the dark chocolate, baby!) and Vosges blood orange-Campari-dark chocolate caramel.  Ok, so not a bar, but I could smush a few of them together and make one wink  You are a sweetheart for sharing!

      Comment by DebbieS on 3/28/08 at 12:02 pm #
    86. Oh, it’s a toss-up between a dark-chocolate Almond Joy (a.k.a. a Mounds with almonds) or the late, great Caravelle (as good as the $100,000 is, it’s not the same as the Caravelle).

      *Sniff*  I miss it so…

      Comment by J. Bo on 3/28/08 at 12:03 pm #
    87. My ideal candy bar was Hershey’s Bar None.  I would not change a thing about it. Why mess with perfection?

      Comment by Maria on 3/28/08 at 12:03 pm #
    88. You know, I gotta go with the Nestle Caramel Crunch bars. They’ve got the crunch I like, plus caramel which is always good!

      Comment by Michael H. on 3/28/08 at 12:07 pm #
    89. Hi Cybele…how lucky are you huh! I hope Nestle will want to share some with ChocolateMission one day…I can only endeavour huh!

      I would love to get my hands on one of those bars…

      My ideal bar would be a snickers…but with the nougat of a 3musketeers and extra layer of Reese’s peanut butter added between the caramel and nougat section….im salivating as I write yum yum!

      Comment by James on 3/28/08 at 12:08 pm #
    90. Oh man, this is hard…

      Base: Belgian/other European milk chocolate (much as I understand the draw of gourmet dark, milk is just so much more comforting, you know?), with a thickness more like a Ritter Sport (I like meat on my chocolate!  Or the illusion of it).  Crunchy Twix base with a fruity-ish taste, perhaps not actual fruit pieces though?

      Comment by Pam on 3/28/08 at 12:12 pm #
    91. Haha, in other words, I’ve discovered…the Choxie raspberry mousse bar!  Light, milky, sweet, fruity and chocolately but completely smooth and bit-less on the tongue.

      Comment by Pam on 3/28/08 at 12:13 pm #
    92. oh my!  that’s quite a bounty of candy you have!!  I want some!!

      My ideal candy bar:  A See’s Raspberry buttercream BAR on a cookie of some kind (ooh, an oreo wafer) and the glorious dark chocolate.

      Comment by Doreen on 3/28/08 at 12:21 pm #
    93. My ideal candy bar was the now discontinued PB Max. Peanut butter, cookie bits and chocolate. Mmmmmm

      Comment by Charlie on 3/28/08 at 12:21 pm #
    94. I like the azuki bean, lemonade, and green tea KitKats.

      Comment by limedragon :-: Harriet on 3/28/08 at 12:21 pm #
    95. My ideal candy bar would be dark chocolate over a layer of coconut over a crunchy peanutbutter/caramel center.  I’m drooling just thinking about it!!

      Comment by Allegra! on 3/28/08 at 12:22 pm #
    96. Most recently it’s the (Japanese) Cookies and Cream Kit Kat.  The 2-finger package is just the right size for portion control.  Candy + Cookies = perfection.

      Comment by cindy on 3/28/08 at 12:23 pm #
    97. I’d love a candy bar with really high-quality milk chocolate, soft gooey caramel, marshmallow, and some form of hazelnut.

      Comment by Kacie on 3/28/08 at 12:24 pm #
    98. The Nestl? Maverick was my favorite bar.  It consisted of cookie bits, toffee flecks and raisins topped with caramel and covered in chocolate.

      Comment by Patrick on 3/28/08 at 12:37 pm #
    99. My ideal bar is still the original Peanut Butter Snickers (a close second being the version after I think they added caramel shortly before its demise). Accompanied by a Waleroo or Crystal Pepsi, it just did not get better.

      Comment by Casey on 3/28/08 at 12:43 pm #
    100. I love exotic Asian Kit-Kats, red bean is probably my favorite and I also loved the UK peanut butter kit-kat.

      Comment by scott on 3/28/08 at 12:47 pm #
    101. i don’t know if it has been perfected yet but my ideal candy bar would be something like a fusion of a true candy bar and a protein/energy bar.  i think the snickers/milkyway/twix bars are great but i’ve yet to find a great tasting protein/energy bar.  if there was some way to marry these two things…like a twix bar with granola instead of cookies, i’d say you got a winner.  also, they need to figure out a way to keep the candybars nice and cool inside the wrapper so they don’t melt as much. maybe a thin insulating layer or something. i’d call it the 6 million dollar bar…

      Comment by Dave K. on 3/28/08 at 12:57 pm #
    102. I wish they’d make something like a Lion bar more readily accessible here in the States.  Crispy, caramely goodness.  Lion bars…mmmm….

      Comment by Liz on 3/28/08 at 1:03 pm #
    103. I was just thinking about this the other day! My ideal candy bar would be a crispy shortbread (with a little bit of saltiness to it) covered with a thin layer of chewy black licorice, all covered in good-quality dark chocolate. Maybe it sounds weird but I would love it.

      Comment by Nora on 3/28/08 at 1:07 pm #
    104. I’d love an upscale version of a Milky Way:  Good quality milk chocolate, not too sweet; a slightly sticky salty caramel and coffee-flavored fluffy nougat (or fondant.  Whatever that is in the middle!).

      Comment by A. on 3/28/08 at 1:13 pm #
    105. I really like the dark versions of both the Milky Way and the Kit Kat.  And honestly, I think a dark version of this Snickers Rockin’ Road bar would be awesome!

      Comment by Theresa on 3/28/08 at 1:18 pm #
    106. *doh* just noticed that the Rockin Road bar IS dark chocolate.  Didn’t look very dark in the picture the first time I looked at it.  And I really only skimmed the article.  I’m gonna have to try this candy bar because it sounds PERFECT!!!

      Comment by Theresa on 3/28/08 at 1:19 pm #
    107. My favorite is the Cadbury Time Out bar…a must buy when I go to Canada.

      Comment by Heather on 3/28/08 at 1:20 pm #
    108. My ideal candy bar would include milk chocolate, toasted pecans, really soft caramel, smooth peanut butter, and would come in some sort of attractive packaging.  Preferably something involving the colors burgundy and dark blue.

      Comment by Beth on 3/28/08 at 1:25 pm #
    109. Sounds great—yum!

      I’d have to go with a hazelnut praline creamy filling inside a Scharffen Berger milk chocolate outside—basically a very dark milk chocolate. Mmmmm.

      Comment by Crystal on 3/28/08 at 1:27 pm #
    110. My favorite candy bar has to be an ice cold Valomilk.  I love those things, still made by hand at a family run company!

      You can usually find them at Cracker Barrel or look for them online.  I first came across them in the book Candyfreak by Steve Almond.

      Comment by Wes on 3/28/08 at 1:27 pm #
    111. I really like coffee ice cream with marshmallow creme and Heath bars mixed in, so I’d love to see a candy bar that combined those flavors - the saltiness of the toffee with the bitterness of coffee and the sweetness of marshmallow.  Yum.

      Comment by Brianna on 3/28/08 at 1:36 pm #
    112. Ideal Candy Bar is a Cadbury Milk Chocolate Bar (must be made in England!).

      Comment by Helen on 3/28/08 at 1:49 pm #
    113. I would love something with white chocolate and almonds. I don’t think I’ve seen that yet. I’m sure it’s out there somewhere though.

      Comment by Mother Hoodwink on 3/28/08 at 1:56 pm #
    114. The See’s scotchmallow bar is the most perfect candy bar I’ve found.

      Comment by Liz on 3/28/08 at 1:58 pm #
    115. I remember when Twix Peanut Butter came out they also introduced a Cookies & Cream Twix, which was discontinued.  I have very fond memories of the C&C Twix and wish they would bring it back.

      Comment by Marvo on 3/28/08 at 1:59 pm #
    116. I love nuts in sweets, and I am also a ridiculous dark chocolate freak, like 100% dark, freak. So, in ligt of that, theoretically, my ideal candy bar would probably be a marzipan and dark chocolate combination. None that I have ever tried has got the balance right, and I’m starting to think that those two flavours just won’t work together - ther dark chocolate being too strong for a delicate marzipan. I’m willing to keep looking, though!

      Comment by Alice Fraser on 3/28/08 at 2:11 pm #
    117. My ideal bar would be a rich, fruity-tasting (not with actual fruit, but really good dark chocolate has a faint berry taste to me) dark chocolate around a slightly chunky hazelnut paste.  I’d want a prominent coffee flavor as well, but although I’m ok with a coffee ground texture in my chocolate, I’d prefer not to have it and I’m not sure of the best way to acheive that. 

      I wouldn’t want it to be too sweet, and ideally the bar would be easy to break into pieces about the size of a “fun size” hershey’s or smaller, for slow consumption.  I never eat a candy bar in one sitting and I like being able to break off convenient chunks. 

      Most importantly, I would want it to have a short ingredient list: real chocolate, sugar, hazelnuts, coffee, vanilla, and as little else as possible.

      Comment by Mo on 3/28/08 at 2:14 pm #
    118. I’d have to say I’m partial to the Milky Way Midnight. Caramel, Nougat, Dark Chocolate…what’s not to like?

      Comment by Kait on 3/28/08 at 2:20 pm #
    119. My ideal candy bar would probably never be manufactured because the shell would be a good white chocolate. (real cocoa butter, not just sugar and cream)  The filling would consist of a whipped lemon truffle filling.  Yum!

      Comment by Joanne Cerulo on 3/28/08 at 2:24 pm #
    120. My ideal candy? Real milk chocolate wrapped around creamy, quality peanut butter. Yup, a peanut butter cup, but made with high quality ingredients, found commonly at retail, and packaged in snack-sized portions. So you can nibble all day.

      Comment by Will Emero II on 3/28/08 at 2:31 pm #
    121. Ooooohhh…at this very moment, my ideal candy bar would be a high quality nougat made with some kind of nut other than pistachio or almond ( I love both but developed an unfortunate allergy.  Drat!)  Perhaps a toasted hazelnut or maybe something more earthy like Brazil nut?

      Comment by michelle on 3/28/08 at 2:35 pm #
    122. Slightly grainy peanut butter, layered with slightly salty, not-too-sweet caramel, coated in dark chocolate that’s just thick enough to have a little snap, and a sprinkling of sea salt on top.

      Or… a coconut filling, kind of like Mounds, with little bits of apricot, in dark chocolate.

      Comment by O.C. on 3/28/08 at 2:49 pm #
    123. Start with a Reese’s peanut butter cup.  Enlarge it to the size of a Milky Way.  Stuff it with some salty peanuts.

      Comment by Yes, Virginia on 3/28/08 at 2:57 pm #
    124. My idea candy bar would be a mars bar with a cookie layer added to the bottom of it…. but not just any cookie - soft chocolate chip cookie! Yummy!

      Comment by Meghan Crooks on 3/28/08 at 3:18 pm #
    125. I love Wunderbar’s and Scotchmallow’s.  So a lovely combination would be a dark chocolate Wunderbar with some fresh honey marshmallow inside.  Okay, my mouth is watering at the thought!

      Comment by J on 3/28/08 at 3:23 pm #
    126. I love Take 5’s…but then again I love anything with peanut butter & chocolate. Maybe enlarge the Take 5, add a thicker layer of peanut butter,a few peanuts, a thin layer of caramel, and maybe enrobe it in dark chocolate? I think it sound good. BTW-the Snickers bar sounds quite good…

      Comment by Megan on 3/28/08 at 3:31 pm #
    127. Wow, that’s a ton of candy, I don’t know what I’d do with all of it.

      Honestly, Take5 is my favorite candy bar and has practically everything I’d ever need from a candy bar.

      Comment by Lexi on 3/28/08 at 3:54 pm #
    128. Basically a bigger version of the See’s scotchmallow candies in a bar form, but with an extra layer of caramel. The caramel, dark chocolate, and marshmallow is the best combination for a candy bar.  I feel bad for all the East Coast people that can’t get See’s - they have some awesome stuff.

      Comment by Heather on 3/28/08 at 4:08 pm #
    129. Since mixing together all the elements I like would result in something disgusting, I’m going to have to design my ideal candy bar like Necco’s Skybar with a segment for each. I’m a milk chocolate girl at heart so I’d stick with that and then have the segments of caramel, toffee, peanut butter, and the last one would copy the seasonal Gingerbread bar that Frey made.

      Comment by Kelly on 3/28/08 at 4:14 pm #
    130. I would love to have turtles made with milky way carmel and dove chocolate. YUMMY!

      Comment by Melissa on 3/28/08 at 4:18 pm #
    131. I love the Take 5 bar, maybe a dark chocolate would be the only way to improve it….years ago there was a Choclair bar that was veeeery good (for milk chocolate), but haven’t seen it forever, sigh…yeah, I prefer the darker chocolate. And! I’m a terminal coffee lover, so the twix java would be better( I do love rocky road ice cream, but hard to imagine you could do that w/o the ice), yea….

      Comment by Sue Gossett on 3/28/08 at 4:20 pm #
    132. My ideal candy bar would be a Take 5 without the peanut butter (not my favorite candy bar item) and better quality chocolate.  I guess without the peanut butter it might need a new name as Take 4 doesn’t have the same effect smile

      Comment by Nancy D on 3/28/08 at 4:25 pm #
    133. My ideal candy bar would be a white chocolate Reeses Fast Break.

      Comment by MasterofMe on 3/28/08 at 4:32 pm #
    134. My ideal candy bar would be a Twix or Take 5 candy bar the size of my head.

      Comment by Franny on 3/28/08 at 4:37 pm #
    135. I am salivating just imagining the possibility of an ideal candy bar—mine would be a dreamy, multilayered chocolate bar combining a zero dark chocolate bar, a cocoa camino milk chocolate bar and Moritz icy squares

      Comment by Julie Dyer on 3/28/08 at 4:40 pm #
    136. My ideal candy bar….geez, that’s a hard one. I guess it depends what type of mood I’m in…but now that it’s chilly and raining outside, I’d say a nice candy bar with a dark chocolate coating, a caramel and peanut butter cream center, and permeated throughout with salted nuts and pretzel bits, for crunch. Oh, and some sweet coconut would be nice too. smile

      Comment by Jazz on 3/28/08 at 4:42 pm #
    137. For me it has to be the $100,000 Bar which is now known as the 100 Grand Bar.  Not sure I like the new name and I know its a bit old school but this candy bar has GREAT mouthfeel.  When you bite into it you get a good chew from the caramel and crisped rice.  I always felt like it gave good value and satisfied my sweet tooth as well as leaving me feeling I just ate something substantial!!  Thanks for running this blog - its awesome!!

      Comment by Gail Steffen on 3/28/08 at 4:53 pm #
    138. Oh my… my mouth is watering just thinking of some of these suggestions!  My ideal candy bars would be:  A snickers bar with lots of nuts and with sees nougat instead of the mars nougat.  Another favorite in my mind would be a peanut butter cup with a thick layer of smooth bittersweet chocolate and a nice crunchy peanut butter filling (and I mean crunchy, like Skippy super crunch). 

      Thanks for the fun blog!  I love checking in to see what’s new and whether or not it’s worth trying.

      Comment by Beth on 3/28/08 at 4:53 pm #
    139. Mmmmmmm - how yummy it all sounds!

      Here is my ideal candy bar (tonight!)

      Dark chocolate covered Salted cashews, with some elegant caramel.  I am thinking maybe the chili caramel from Vosges.  YUM.

      Comment by Julie on 3/28/08 at 4:56 pm #
    140. I miss the old Mars bar - not the original one from the 1960s, which was a thin bar consisting of the mallow base topped with 2 full almonds and enrobed in milk chocolate, but the later version that just disappeared a few years ago.  The Snickers Almond is close to it, but not quite the same.  If we’re talking seasonal candy, my all-time favorite is the Brach’s Malted Milk Pastel Eggs.  I have been unable to find them in my area for the past couple of years… quite a bummer.

      Comment by Shelley on 3/28/08 at 4:58 pm #
    141. I’m not sure how well it would ship, but I’d love to see something like a crunchy, slightly crumbly toffee bar without the annoying chocolate coating.  When I have a Skor or Heath bar, I eat the chocolate layer first to get rid of it, then I enjoy the toffee.

      Comment by joy on 3/28/08 at 4:58 pm #
    142. My ideal candy is a dark Scotchmallow bar… that is available in the northeast! I’ve never actually a Scotchmallow bar but it does sound perfect.
      Thanks for sharing the goods. smile

      Comment by Tracey on 3/28/08 at 5:01 pm #
    143. Here is the perfect bar:

      peanut m&ms;inside a Ferrero Rocher

      Comment by Joe on 3/28/08 at 5:02 pm #
    144. My ideal bar has lots of nougat and dark chocolate.  Really good nougat like you find from Italy.  The See’s Honey Nougat Bar is pretty close to perfect.  And who can beat it for a buck?

      Comment by Mary on 3/28/08 at 5:07 pm #
    145. ok.  i would love a bar of cadbury chocolate mixed with crushed hazelnuts.  not like a bar with hazelnut pieces in it, but rather the whole bar would be like a gianduja bar, but not quite as sweet or rich.  then, there would be larger pieces of hazelnuts.  and maybe a variety with a strip of caramel running through the center.  that would be great.  mmmmmm.

      Comment by Amy on 3/28/08 at 5:24 pm #
    146. Marathon Bars!  Who remembers those? I lived on them as a kid - Chocolate covered caramel helix bars…
      Or, Daffins Candies in Sharon, PA, taking a croquet one step further and dipping in milk chocolate.

      Comment by Jeff on 3/28/08 at 5:38 pm #
    147. A bar made of Mother’s Circus Animal Cookies.
      But filled with a “cookie dough ice cream” version of the insides.
      Oh man.

      Comment by Dan on 3/28/08 at 5:40 pm #
    148. My ideal candy bar is Bar None.  I miss it so much and I haven’t had one since I was ten or so.

      My current favorites are Whatchamacallit and the S’mores bar.  But I’d still love to have the Bar None back.

      Comment by Mar on 3/28/08 at 6:12 pm #
    149. High quality caramel and cream in dark chocolate

      Comment by Ellen on 3/28/08 at 6:18 pm #
    150. I am addicted to this ice cream flavor at cold stone called mudpie mojo.  It is coffee base with peanut butter and fudge and brownies.  My idea bar would be including these flavors, a coffee flavor with dark chocolate and peanutbutter.  Hmmmmmm

      Comment by Susie on 3/28/08 at 6:21 pm #
    151. I really love Zero bars. I would replace the peanuts with cashews. I adore cashews! I know they’re expensive but who cares!!!

      Comment by jeny on 3/28/08 at 6:25 pm #
    152. Salted, roasted almonds on a chewy vanilla nougat filling, topped with caramel and robed in dark chocolate (thought not too dark—somewhere between milk and dark). Kind of like the discontinued DQ Chocolate Rock in candy bar form.

      Now I’m hungry!

      Comment by Miss Hass on 3/28/08 at 6:33 pm #
    153. See’s Scotchmallow bar, but with the semi-sweet chocolate of the small round one, and maybe a layer of cookie in it, like a Twix. It does sound like a S’mores bar, but personally, I hate ‘em.

      Comment by Eric on 3/28/08 at 6:33 pm #
    154. My ideal candy is a Reese’s Big Cup.  However, I would love to see a hazelnut butter version of reese’s.

      The Snickers look wonderful!

      Comment by Justin on 3/28/08 at 6:39 pm #
    155. Mmmm…my dream bar? Probably something with dark chocolate, fleur de sel, caramel and almonds. Maybe some nougat, too? Can someone make this for me?!

      Comment by Jen on 3/28/08 at 6:45 pm #
    156. At first I was thinking something like what Jen posted right above me…then I was thinking about something fancier, with some interesting spices, maybe…and then I remembered how when I was studying abroad in Europe for a semester I ate an unholy amount of dark chocolate Nestle Crunch.  I guess maybe it’s not a candy bar per se, but it didn’t get much better than that!

      Comment by R on 3/28/08 at 6:56 pm #
    157. I remember these Cookies and Cream Twix bars from (I’m guessing) the early 90’s.  My grandma used to always have them and I can still remember the taste.  THOSE were the perfect candy bar smile

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      Comment by Erin on 3/28/08 at 7:14 pm #
    158. My favorite candy bar would have to have dark chocolate as the main ingredient, certainly some caramel, a few salted peanuts to even everything out, and last but not least vanilla nougat kind of like the nougat in the Milky Way Midnight, only better. [=

      Comment by KevlarMunkey112 on 3/28/08 at 8:02 pm #
    159. I’d like a pecan marshmallow caramel- just a touch of coffee flavored nougat kind of like a pecan payday or a nut log from the south

      Comment by Brady Christoph on 3/28/08 at 8:03 pm #
    160. I would love for someone someday to achieve a spice candy bar.  Kind of like a candy version of a snickerdoodle—maybe a spiced nougat with a chocolate coating?

      Comment by Michaela on 3/28/08 at 8:05 pm #
    161. My ideal candy bar would be coated in dark 73% organic chocolate. It would have fluffy marshmellow inside with almonds, cimmamon, peanut butter and s couple of craisin inside. On the top of the bar would be sprinkles (because frankly who doesn’t like pretty colourful fun sprinkles) it would be be shaped like a twix bar but easier to share with others. On the wrapper it would have serving suggestions like: serve warm with banana and ice cream. WoW i am getting hungry just thinking of this! I hope someday someone invents it! Love your site!

      Comment by Robyn on 3/28/08 at 8:14 pm #
    162. I love mint UNO bars, but they must have been discontinued; I haven’t seen one in years.  I had high hopes for a similar bar in 3 Musketeers Mint but was bitterly disappointed.  Sigh.

      Comment by franticallysimple on 3/28/08 at 8:15 pm #
    163. I love the See’s Scotchmallow piece as well as the Take 5.  Hmmm…I guess a Take 5 with a thin layer of super-gooey marshmallow at the top would be tasty, but maybe too sweet.  The Take 5 itself is pretty close to perfection anyway.

      Comment by Alex on 3/28/08 at 8:23 pm #
    164. my ideal candy bar would just be the original twix or a 3 musketeers. but i want to try the new snickers!

      Comment by annie on 3/28/08 at 8:34 pm #
    165. I would love to try twix java but I live in the middle of nowhere (desert) and can’t find them. Twix is the only candy I love to eat smile

      Comment by keiri on 3/28/08 at 8:43 pm #
    166. These ALL sound pretty good, but my ideal would be a dark chocolate covered bar with four (or more!) not-to-tall breakaway filled sections. Filling in order of eating: dense lemon paste (with real lemon bits) - powdery crushed salty pistachio - milk chocolate truffle (with icy sensation like inside the Lindt balls) - thick milky vanilla.

      Comment by desertwind on 3/28/08 at 10:27 pm #
    167. The one candy bar I can NEVER resist is Milky Way Midnight.  Dark chocolate, caramel, and that lovely nougat is an unbeatable combination for me.

      Comment by a. grace on 3/28/08 at 10:54 pm #
    168. My favorite WAS the original Mars bar, sure wish they would bring it back.

      Comment by Robert on 3/28/08 at 11:07 pm #
    169. I agree with the statement about the ORIGINAL Mars bar.  They were one of my favorites.  Although, I have become addicted to Almond Snickers. They are just the thing on a stressful day, or any day for that matter!!  Any Snickers bar is great, with the exception of the Charged bar and the green Shrek bar that was out for a while.

      Comment by Dragonfly-Spirit on 3/28/08 at 11:55 pm #
    170. My ideal candy bar is the old Mallowcups.  There was nothing better than that gooey marshmellow.  Plus, you had the added bonus of saving up those points on the cardboard beneath the candy bars.

      Comment by Lisann Kennedy on 3/29/08 at 12:17 am #
    171. I think the perfect candy bar would be short and thick, rather than long and flat.  Imagine a larger Hershey’s Nugget.  Take a good milk chocolate outside, with a smooth white chocolate inside layer, then a creamy peanut butter interior and a small bit of caramel at the core.

      Comment by Kelly Edwards on 3/29/08 at 1:32 am #
    172. I would love a mint version of mounds, dark chocolate, coconut, and mint. Sounds good to me!

      Comment by Nick Hidalgo on 3/29/08 at 1:48 am #
    173. I’m a sweet/ salty fan, but also love playing with the different textures in the mouth. How about a pretzel wrapped in marshmallow/ yogurt cream sprinkled with small, tasty gummy pieces covered in chocolate.

      Comment by Ela on 3/29/08 at 2:14 am #
    174. Wow, how cool to come home to an overload of candy. That would surely make my day!

      My ideal candy bar would be made of toasted coconut, lots of almonds and pecans, a TINY bit of caramel or nouget,or not, and covered in high quality dark chocolate. Yum.

      Comment by Keene on 3/29/08 at 2:15 am #
    175. About a month ago, my dad had a candymaking session as a special treat for his boy scouts, and of course the family had to get together and practice.  I made something really delicious using involving all-natural peanut butter, a pretzel, and chocolate.  And it was delicious.  If I could find something like that with higher-quality ingredients . . . so I guess that’s also a decadent Take 5 bar.

      But I also think it’s hard to beat the original Snickers.

      Comment by Jamie on 3/29/08 at 2:28 am #
    176. My ideal chocolate is Baci.  The rich dark chocolate mixed with the slight crunch of hazelnut is the perfect combination.  If it isn’t a Baci, it better me a Milka bar with hazelnuts.  You can’t go wrong or mess with perfection.

      Lou

      Comment by Lou on 3/29/08 at 2:51 am #
    177. My ideal would be thick and rich, milk chocolate, not too heavy, with some hazelnut cream and maybe some marshmallow in there too. Kind of like a hazelnut Five Star Bar; ooh those are good.

      Having found the elusive Twix Java only once I am desperate for more! Why couldn’t those be included in the direct order store? Wah!

      Comment by Heather on 3/29/08 at 2:55 am #
    178. I’d love a dark chocolate with caramel, nougat,  spicy candied ginger, and cashews. Mmmmm.

      Comment by Megan H. on 3/29/08 at 3:25 am #
    179. My idea candy bar would be a combination Reeses Peanut Butter Cup and Charleston Chew. The way it would work is the bottom is still the peanut butter sheathed in dark chocolate and then the nougat is laid on top and the whole thing is covered again in dark chocolate. It’d have the salty hit of the peanut butter and the wonderful chewiness of the nougat. smile

      Comment by Magda on 3/29/08 at 3:35 am #
    180. I am a peanut butter/chocolate freak, so my all time fave is the whatchamacallit. Before they added that caramel layer.

      Comment by Janet Strother on 3/29/08 at 4:26 am #
    181. This is a hard one, as there are so many great flavor combos!!  I’d have to say a simple pretzel, caramel, and chocolate bar.  That would satisfy my taste buds!

      Comment by Jennifer on 3/29/08 at 4:48 am #
    182. I would love a chocolate bar with marshmallow and peanut butter covered in chocolate! Yum! Or maybe something butterscotch-y and chocolate… butterscotch seems to be sadly confined to the relm of hard candies and pudding.

      Comment by Pumpkin on 3/29/08 at 4:58 am #
    183. I’ve always been a huge fan of chocalate, peanut butter and caramel, but my ideal would have a heat kicker. There is candy that plays in most of those areas, but I would really love something that added a bit of spice.  I’ve tried the habanero chocolate bars (all heat, no caramel) among others. No joy so far, but I’m still looking…

      Comment by esget on 3/29/08 at 5:40 am #
    184. I wish there were such a thing as a peanut butter Twix. Or maybe there is already…?

      Comment by Rebecca on 3/29/08 at 5:41 am #
    185. My perfect candy bar would be filled with Caramel and pretzels and covered with white chocolate.

      Comment by Shannon on 3/29/08 at 5:48 am #
    186. My favorite has come and gone…The old Whatchamacallit before they ruined it with the caramel…I could eat those all day…Now if I have to have one, I scrape all the caramel off…Other then that I love the Midnight Milky Way Bites/Balls (I think) that you get at the movies…YUMMY!!

      Comment by ~Kimberly G on 3/29/08 at 6:11 am #
    187. My ideal candybar is a strawberry Charleston Chew, but I can’t find them easily anymore.

      Comment by Josh on 3/29/08 at 6:39 am #
    188. My ideal candy bar is the Limited Edition peanut butter payday that is no longer available.  Peanut butter is a prerequisite for anything ideal.

      Comment by Chris on 3/29/08 at 6:41 am #
    189. I love Whatchamacallits.  They’re definitely my favorite candy, but Snickers is a close second.

      Comment by Stephanie on 3/29/08 at 6:43 am #
    190. My ideal candy bar would have a bottom layer of sweet caramel and chopped macadamia nuts, a center consisting of marshmallow creme, a top layer of mini milk choolate chips enrobed within white chocolate, then topped off with a milk chocolate shell. My mouth is watering just thinking of it!

      Comment by Michelle L. on 3/29/08 at 6:43 am #
    191. Dark Chocolate ... buttery caramel ... sea salt ... almonds.

      Comment by SmilynStef on 3/29/08 at 6:58 am #
    192. oops ... forgot to say I’d prefer the snickers bars ... they look yummy.

      Comment by SmilynStef on 3/29/08 at 6:58 am #
    193. My ideal candy bar would be fine dark chocolate with almonds or sort of a peanut butter twix type candy bar but bigger and thicker, no caramel, a chocolate cookie base, and a nice milk chocolate coating.  Yummy!

      Comment by Joanna on 3/29/08 at 6:59 am #
    194. I would have to go with an espresso brownie covered in dark chocolate.  I don’t know if that counts as a candy bar or just a desert, but I’d buy it either way.

      Comment by Cory on 3/29/08 at 7:10 am #
    195. My ideal candy bar would be Peanut Butter Snickers. I enjoyed Nut n’ Butter Crunch, but it wasn’t peanut-buttery enough. My Peanut Butter Snickers would entirely replace the caramel with REAL peanut butter and there would be a high density of peanut chunks. The nougat would be chocolate-flavored or chocolate-infused and the outer layer would be the tried and true milk chocolate.

      Comment by Mike on 3/29/08 at 7:17 am #
    196. My ideal candy bar would be a marshmallow-nougat base, 
      butter caramel with salt in it on top, and a thin wafer cookie on top of that for crunch. And enrobed in milk chocolate, of course.

      Comment by Wiley on 3/29/08 at 7:20 am #
    197. I love the Snickers almond bars.  I would use smoked almonds to appeal to both sweet and salty.

      Comment by Red Icculus on 3/29/08 at 7:20 am #
    198. I would love something carmel based with dark chocolate and pretzles…. maybe some nougat on part of the bar….
      those twix look great!  I love coffee…

      Comment by lala on 3/29/08 at 7:37 am #
    199. I have always been a big fan of the Sky Bar - the four different tastes with milk chocolate - yum! As for something new, I have always thought an M&M;candy with a caramel center would be cool ... Maybe someday.

      And these days, anything that is gelatin-free, to help satisfy my daughter’s cravings (she’s a vegetarian).

      Thanks for sharing! - Jason

      Comment by Jason B. on 3/29/08 at 7:51 am #
    200. My ideal candy bar is a plain ol’ Snickers, maybe with a touch more nougat added. grin

      Comment by Kimberly on 3/29/08 at 7:51 am #
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