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.


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
    • 10 SUPERB
    • 9 YUMMY
    • 8 TASTY
    • 7 WORTH IT
    • 6 TEMPTING
    • 5 PLEASANT
    • 4 BENIGN
    • 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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    1. My ideal candy bar would be something with caramel, pretzels, marshmallow, and milk chocolate. Either that or BRING BACK REESE’S CRUNCHY COOKIE CUPS, PLZ.

      Comment by Jen Harris on 4/04/08 at 6:21 am #
    2. Something with mint flavored marshmallows, chocolate, & cashews

      Comment by Tasha Baker on 4/04/08 at 6:43 am #
    3. My all-time favorite candy bar is PAYDAY. Man,
      it rocks!

      Comment by michael green on 4/04/08 at 7:00 am #
    4. I would love a Pecan and butterscotch candy bar

      Comment by Jennifer on 4/04/08 at 7:52 am #
    5. My ideal candy bar would be a more deluxe Reeses with natural peanut butter and quality dark chocolate.

      Comment by Paula on 4/04/08 at 8:10 am #
    6. I feel illiterate in the candy bar world - there are so many wonderful things I haven’t tasted yet.

      My favorite has always been Snickers, but any thing with caramel, chocolate, nuts and nougat would be a winner with me.

      Rocky Road ice cream is my number one favorite flavor! I need to try this candy bar. I’ll have to start looking this weekend.

      Comment by Margaret on 4/04/08 at 8:31 am #
    7. My ultimate candy bar would be a foot long pretzel stick, stuffed with peanut butter, coated in a hard butterscotch, and dipped in chocolate. A girl can dream!

      Comment by Poly on 4/04/08 at 9:05 am #
    8. My ideal candy bar would be one that incorporated coconut, craisins, almonds and a truffle like filling, of course covered in chocolate.  I prefer dove chocolate to most.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.


      Comment by Merry on 4/04/08 at 9:44 am #
    9. oh boy, mines got cashews and walnuts with chocolate and carmel in it. its my own candy bar. yummy

      Comment by Michelle Simons on 4/04/08 at 10:03 am #
    10. Well my idea candy bar would have to have be a light fluffy milk chocolate with a soft mint flavor with a touch of carmel. I would love a candy bar like that. one of my favorites candy bars today is the Snikers and the Twix carmel bar. I think if the could or would put both of those bars together it might make a pretty good candy bar. Yuuummmmyyyyy!!!!

      Comment by Crystal Davenport on 4/04/08 at 10:16 am #
    11. Dark chocolate, nuts, peanut butter and carmel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

      Comment by Susanne Troop on 4/04/08 at 10:37 am #
    12. Over the years my tastes have changed and I certainly prefer a more ‘sophisticated’ bar than I did in my youth.  However, if anybody would ever bring back the Marathon bars then I’d be a VERY happy camper.

      Comment by E Valente on 4/04/08 at 10:40 am #
    13. I would improve on the Almond Hershey’s Bar. I would add more bits of almonds.

      Comment by Krista on 4/04/08 at 10:49 am #
    14. Hershey’s made a Special Dark chocolate bar that added raspberry and macadamia nuts.  It was delicious and a limited editon and it is missed.

      Comment by Ed Nemmers on 4/04/08 at 11:29 am #
    15. A giant truffle

      Comment by phillip stacy on 4/04/08 at 11:46 am #
    16. salty almonds dark chocolate and caramel!

      Comment by B Wilson on 4/04/08 at 11:52 am #
    17. I like just plain caramel covered with a thick layer of dark chocolate.

      Comment by Deb Fantom on 4/04/08 at 1:05 pm #
    18. Just coming off a high from my first taste of Green and Black’s Maya Gold bar, i’m on an orange kick. I have always been a fan of orange and chocolate combinations, and im thinking about how some caramel would work when thrown into the mix. So how about this:

      A thin-ish, dark chocolate bar filled with orange zest-infused caramel. Maybe even noticeable pieces of zest in the caramel, unlike the Maya Gold. It would be visible, and it would be textured, but it wouldn’t detract from the texture of the caramel-a slightly denser caramel, something that doesn’t leak out so easily and would hold the zest in suspension; something a bit tougher, I suppose. With nice burnt sugar notes, but not overly sweet. As for the chocolate, something dark, but not too dark, comparable to the G&B;‘s, perhaps slightly lighter, maybe a tad sweeter to balance it all out, spices, caramel and all.

      I want to go into the confectionary business.

      Comment by Ezra on 4/04/08 at 1:39 pm #
    19. It’s a tie - Zero bars for days that “real” chocolate is too much (but i can’t find them anymore!), Nestle’s Chunky bars - only i wish they were made with dark chocolate instead of milk.

      And why don’t they make dark chocolate bars with almonds in them?

      Comment by Karen on 4/04/08 at 2:08 pm #
    20. I would love for some company to make a turtles candy bar.

      Comment by M Smith on 4/04/08 at 2:10 pm #
    21. A great quality chocolate and carmel. Milky Way, and Marathon bars were always some of my favorite

      Comment by Kelly Thuet on 4/04/08 at 2:12 pm #
    22. I LOVE the old school “Chunky” bar with peanuts and raisins!

      Comment by fightin' mad mary on 4/04/08 at 3:08 pm #
    23. I cannot resist the almond joy—with it’s sweet coconut, crunchy almond and chocolatey coating.  It gets me every time.

      Comment by Lynda Christian on 4/04/08 at 3:09 pm #
    24. I would love (and gorge on) a Crunchie made with Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon added to the delicious spongey goodness.

      Comment by Holly on 4/04/08 at 3:13 pm #
    25. Dark chocolate flecked with coconut surrounding a banana-cashew brittle - something like a Skor bar, but tropical. I’m not even not even sure if you can make banana brittel, but dammit, I want it!

      Comment by Ani on 4/04/08 at 3:17 pm #
    26. Nothing’s better than the original Snickers!

      Comment by David Gustafson on 4/04/08 at 3:30 pm #
    27. Maybe a chocolate truffle bar.

      Comment by Michelle H, on 4/04/08 at 3:33 pm #
    28. I love reese’s nutrageous!

      Comment by Mallery Cohen on 4/04/08 at 3:52 pm #
    29. I already have so many favorites. The new Snickers sounds like it might make it to the top of my list. I’d like to take the original Snickers, add an additional layer of caramel and double the nuts.

      Comment by Betty Curran on 4/04/08 at 3:59 pm #
    30. The ideal candy bar is about more than flavor. It transports you to another place. My younger brother and I used to wait anxiously every Friday night until my Dad would suddenly yell out…“who wants candy?” At that point we would respond..“we do!”. Then we would drive into town and always select 7up Bars. We would savor each little square that contained a different flavor.
        Oh ,how I miss those nights. Oh how I wish the 7up bar could come back for just one night

      Comment by Paige on 4/04/08 at 3:59 pm #
    31. Hmmm . . . ideal bar.

      I think it would be a truffle bar, a dark chocolate center with a touch of lavender and enrobed in decadent dark chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt on top.

      Comment by Sarah on 4/04/08 at 4:03 pm #
    32. Mallo Cups have always been my favorite but they are so hard to find.

      Comment by Pamela on 4/04/08 at 4:11 pm #
    33. The best candy bar ever was Hersey’s mint cookie bar.  It had the best chocolate/mint flavor, with the crunch of cookie pieces.  I miss it.  :(

      Comment by Emmy T on 4/04/08 at 4:42 pm #
    34. My favorite bar is the Finnish Geisha bar (I really wish that was available in the US), but I would settle for a hazelnut variety of a US peanut butter favorite. Imagine a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with a hazelnut cream interior! Especially if it’s filled with a silky cream, similar to the sort often used in a various Kinder bars!

      Comment by Maria E. on 4/04/08 at 4:45 pm #
    35. I would be in candy bar heaven if they made a Reese’s big cup with dark chocolate.

      Comment by Karen on 4/04/08 at 5:25 pm #
    36. My ideal candy bar would be dark chocolate with cashews and caramel and banana. Yeah that would be hard to make I am sure!

      Comment by Beth Sparks-Jacques on 4/04/08 at 5:31 pm #
    37. my ideal candy bar would the shape and size of a snickers bar but be filled with gooey liquid caramel

      Comment by wanda flanagan on 4/04/08 at 6:19 pm #
    38. My favorite all time was a candy bar called milkshake.  It was around the same time as marathons because I alternated between the two.  My favorite recent candy bar is a mars bar-also discontinued.  I must have freaky tastebuds or something!!

      I now default to snickers almond which is nowhere near as good as when they first came out but still fairly close to a mars bar.

      Comment by janjanmom on 4/04/08 at 6:50 pm #
    39. My ideal candy bar would be a Reese’s peanut butter bar… kind of like one of the holiday Reeses but in candy bar form… I am pretty sure they made one of these once, but I never had a chance to try it. Mmmm.

      Comment by Melissa on 4/04/08 at 6:51 pm #
    40. I like the sound of your favorite - a pretzel base, with good chewy caramel, pecans and covered in dark chocolate - YUM

      Comment by Joy Venters on 4/04/08 at 6:56 pm #
    41. forgot to mention that I would love to receive the Rocky Road bars - even though yours sound great

      Comment by Joy Venters on 4/04/08 at 6:58 pm #
    42. I remember that there used to be a chocolate covered Payday.  I was little so I may have been making this up but I swear it was real!

      Comment by Sand on 4/04/08 at 7:08 pm #
    43. My ideal candy bar would be a combo of pretzel pieces, peanut butter, caramel, nougat, and of course a lovely milk chocolate coating, yum! Oh and it would be under 200 calories. Actually under 100 would be preferable, but I don’t want to get greedy wink .

      Comment by VBean on 4/04/08 at 7:20 pm #
    44. My dream candy bar would be made with a graham cracker base, tons of nougat, marshmallow and peanut butter pieces, covered with milk chocolate and topped with honey roasted peanuts. Yum!

      Comment by Lisa G. on 4/04/08 at 7:42 pm #
    45. My ideal candy bar is a lot like Vosges’ Barcelona Bar. It’d be awesome if they’d make it with dark chocolate though. I also love spicy chocolate that’s actually spicy—not cinnamon-y.

      Comment by ChristyK on 4/04/08 at 8:07 pm #
    46. My ultimate candy bar would be a reeses peanut butter cup combined with a mallo cup yummy yummy
      Thanks for the candy contest

      Comment by Erica Hodge on 4/04/08 at 8:23 pm #
    47. Can anyone really resist a Twix Bar? I love the chocolate crunch combo and, possibly even more so, the ability to cleanly(relatively) eat one half of it at a time.

      Comment by David on 4/04/08 at 8:54 pm #
    48. I was thinking a combination of Snickers and Nestle Crunch may be a neat combination to try.  And I emphasize try.  I agree with your statement that the original Snickers is great.  Sometimes when you mess with something great it doesn’t always turn out great anymore.

      Comment by Robert R on 4/04/08 at 9:35 pm #
    49. I already like the Limited Edition KitKat bars that are available in Japan, such as Green Tea Kit Kat, Hokkaido Milk Kit Kat, Melon Cream Filled Kit Kat and Canadian Maple Kit Kat.
      I just wish they were available here so I wouldn’t have to pay $3 a bar (plus shipping) on eBay to have them airmailed from Japan.

      Comment by Allegra Ashley on 4/04/08 at 10:47 pm #
    50. I kinda like the new Take 5…I think it has all I need in it…

      Comment by Becky on 4/04/08 at 11:27 pm #
    51. My ideal candy bar would have white chocolate, nougat, caramel, marshmallow, and macadamia nuts.

      Comment by Lily Kwan on 4/04/08 at 11:46 pm #
    52. cookie oreo

      Comment by jen gersch on 4/05/08 at 1:03 am #
    53. My dream candy would literally be a hershey bar with a thin layer of peanut butter on top ...just like we did as kids….I know about a reese’s but what is better than dunking a hershey bar into a jar of peanut butter!

      Comment by julie eden on 4/05/08 at 1:53 am #
    54. My ideal is anything with chocolate and caramel. Milky Way ranks high on my list of favorites.

      Comment by Theresa Wagner on 4/05/08 at 2:02 am #
    55. My favorite candy bar is the “Free Candy Bar”.  As long as it is free & sweet, I love it!!
      Second place goes to the “sweet & I have to pay for it” candy bar!!

      Comment by Greg Pittman on 4/05/08 at 2:20 am #
    56. I guess I am wierd, but I love the Take 5s.  I like the candy bars that take different ingredients and try to merge them together. If I am selected, I would like the Snickers. Thank you.

      Comment by Candie L on 4/05/08 at 2:30 am #
    57. Marathon Bar

      Comment by Michael Riegle on 4/05/08 at 2:45 am #
    58. My favorite all time candy bar is Almond Joy.  There’s not nearly enough almonds in them though.

      Comment by Audrey on 4/05/08 at 3:10 am #
    59. I don’t remember the name,but back in the early 70’s there was a candybar that had different types of flavors in small squares so everytime you tooke a bite,you got a different taste.

      Comment by Christine on 4/05/08 at 3:21 am #
    60. ~ Mmmmmm. . . Snickers Rockin? Nut Road Bar! ~

      Comment by ~ Aliesa ~ on 4/05/08 at 3:24 am #
    61. Favorite candy bar to date is the Milky Way Midnight.They’re just the right amount of fluffy center and dark chocolate. Delicious! Can’t even find the blasted thing in a full size bar. Just in the mixed bags. My children don’t complain though as I purchase a mixed bag and they get everything else.
      Now we’d love to try the Twix Java!

      Comment by Ruthann Rhodes on 4/05/08 at 3:32 am #
    62. My husband LOVES Snickers. A lifetime devotee.
      My favorite is Reese’s PB Cup. Soft, sweet Peanut butter under a crunchy chocolate shell. It’s best from the fridge.

      Comment by Katy S. on 4/05/08 at 3:40 am #
    63. My absolutely most favorite candy bar has been (and continues to be) the Milky Way Bar. Perfection. Some years back, the dark Milky Way Bar was introduced.  Toted as being a “healthier choice”, I admit I was swayed away from the original bar.  However, ultimately, I have returned to my original favorite.  Stuck on an island with anything that I want? You guessed it! The original Milky Way Bar.  Thanks for this opportunity. (By the way, I loved the story of how you came to have all those boxes of candy - and I think that it is truly a nice gesture on your part to offer this giveaway)

      Comment by ELSIE on 4/05/08 at 3:56 am #
    64. I would like to have a Snickers bar made with raw almonds and covered in Cadbury milk chocolate. Yum.

      Comment by Tom McCurry on 4/05/08 at 4:05 am #
    65. My ideal candy bar is a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, yum! Thanks for the contest.

      Comment by A Hurst on 4/05/08 at 4:21 am #
    66. I love almost all of Mars’ candy. My Ideal candy bar would be a Snickers bar with pistachios and coconut or pecans and coconut ...MMMMMMMMMMMMM…Mars!!!

      Comment by karen beaver on 4/05/08 at 4:21 am #
    67. The largest Snickers I can find

      Comment by anngie828 on 4/05/08 at 4:22 am #
    68. Any variation of Snickers with dark chocolate sounds like Nature’s Most Perfect Food to me!

      Comment by Kay P. on 4/05/08 at 4:42 am #
    69. snickers with macadamia nuts

      Comment by Donald Martin on 4/05/08 at 4:46 am #
    70. MMMmmm   All my favorite things.  We’ll have to start with a nice dark chocolate and then carmel is manditory.  I love nice fresh pecans, turtle style, and I love toffee.  Mmm, a combination of these would be SOOO good!  Thanks for the mouthwatering thoughts!

      Comment by Kate on 4/05/08 at 4:47 am #
    71. A snickers bar with a layer of dark chocolate kit kat shell on the outside. *drool*

      Comment by Rebecca Lunsford on 4/05/08 at 5:02 am #
    72. My ideal candy bar would be a layer of graham cookie, a layer of creamy peanut butter, a layer of very gooey marshmallow creme, and a layer of milk chocolate.  YUM!

      Comment by Sarah on 4/05/08 at 5:25 am #
    73. I’d like a candy bar made with a mint cookie base—like a base made of Thin Mints—and then a layer of marshmallow taffy (like Charleston Chew filling), and covered in a layer of milk chocolate.  Deliciousness in a bar!

      Comment by Sarah on 4/05/08 at 5:26 am #
    74. I think my ideal candy bar, in fantasy world, would, of course, have no fat grams or calories.  Back to the real world:  caramel, chocolate, almonds, maybe some crunchies and a taste of coffee and vanilla.

      Comment by Heather C on 4/05/08 at 5:58 am #
    75. My ideal candy bar is M&M;‘s. They last so much longer than a solid bar. I love almost anything chocolate though. I would enjoy trying this new snickers bar. Thanks for the contest.

      Comment by Tammy Darling on 4/05/08 at 6:15 am #
    76. i would love if they made snickers about the size of a smile~~~~~~~~~

      Comment by kathy pease on 4/05/08 at 6:18 am #
    77. OK, take a Baby Ruth, change the chocolate so it doesn’t crumble so easily, soften the center just a bit more, then add some macadamia and almonds along with the peanuts.  THAT would be my ideal candy bar…

      Comment by Michael Paul on 4/05/08 at 6:51 am #
    78. I have always loves charlston chews.

      Comment by Debbie on 4/05/08 at 6:57 am #
    79. The 4 main ingredients are chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallow and caramel

      Comment by Thomas Hoh on 4/05/08 at 6:58 am #
    80. My ideal candy bar would be Peanut butter twix - instead of covered with milk chocolate it has to be dark chocolate.  YUM! I love dark chocolate!

      Comment by Kathy on 4/05/08 at 7:00 am #
    81. They all sound so good! almost everything on this site always sounds good!=o)

      Comment by Candy Lover on 7/10/08 at 5:46 am #
    82. my ideal candybar would be….....something coted in crushed almonds, and a mix of white and dark chocolate, with lots of nougat and caramel,peanuts,and the kind of peanut butter stuff in butterfingers,and it would be shape like a doughnut but skinyer and bigger

      Comment by Candy Lover on 7/10/08 at 5:51 am #
    83. Wow FINALLY saw these in store at Walgreens after looking for months since this post was first out! Walgreens just had one box under a counter, absolutely no fanfare or special display- i really barely noticed them but SO EXCITED to finally try it- and a little disappointed i must say. The nougat did not taste very marshmallow and there were hardly any almonds in it, not nearly enough. I love dark choc but this may have been better with milk choc instead, and more almonds. Overall its tasty but NOT as good as I hoped, but i give them major kudos for giving it a shot and offering some variety- its aways fun to try new flavor combos! Choc on Mars!

      Comment by chocoflyer on 7/12/08 at 11:14 am #
    84. I eating these right now they are really good

      Comment by Shane on 9/17/08 at 2:40 pm #
    85. favorite: dark chocolate milky way OR Green and Black organic dark chocolate with mint.
      love your blog!

      Comment by marla on 10/03/08 at 4:06 am #
    86. The Rocking Nut Road Snickers is probably the closest to my ideal candy bar that you’re going to get without my direct involvement.  I’ve written about the subject on my LJ, so you can go there if you want more details.

      In my area (Louisville), the full-size bars were available only at Walgreens, and only during August.  According to some of the cashiers I talked to, they were quite popular.  I’ve seen bags of fun-size bars at several stores for Halloween, and I’m stocking up on them now.

      Comment by Johnny Carruthers on 10/16/08 at 8:37 am #
    87. The ideal candy for me is a balance of flavors and textures.  It cannot be all soft or all sweet.  Walnuts or pecans, a little marshmallo. caramel, and chocolate covered.  Not cheap chocolate.  I cook with belgian chocolate (I am aprofessional chef that loves sweets) mostly and know good chocolate.  It also must have the right chew, not too soft, or too hard.  Kind of like good pasta, a little “aldente”. Williams Sonoma puts out a fair rocky road box, but Schraft took the cake with their version. A one portion bar.  Can’t find it anymore.

      Comment by Wilfred Beriau on 11/12/08 at 2:22 pm #
    88. My dad talks about a candy bar that was called the 7up candy bar.  He talks about it with so much enthusiasum, I would love to try it just once.  I guess it was a bar that consisted of 7 different flavors but they were all seperate.

      Comment by Laura on 1/06/09 at 4:56 pm #
    89. The best snickers I’ve had is the Rock in Nut Road bar. Unfortunately we can not find it anymore here in Asheville. Can you tell me how I can get some please. Thankyou

      Comment by Cindy Sherman on 1/23/09 at 12:50 pm #
    90. My ideal candy bar. Wow, what possibilities!
      I think layers of whipped raspberry cream and crispy wafers (Like a KitKat) would be yummy. Ooh, and it could be coated in dark chocolate with crisped rice in it. (Like a Crunch bar)
      I would call this decadent delicacy the “Creamy Crunchy Raspberry Delight.”

      (I know the contest is way, way, way over, but hey. Who wouldn’t invent their own candy bar if given the chance?)

      Comment by Jeni on 3/02/09 at 1:34 pm #
    91. We are desperately searching for the Rock in Road Nut candy bar.  They used to be sold in our hospital gift shop. Children Young and Old are requesting them. Where can we find them????

      Comment by angie hogan on 9/22/09 at 6:07 am #
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