Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Heart’s Desire Sky Bar

Twilight New Moon Heart's Desire SkybarThe Twilight Saga: New Moon opens in theaters all over the world at the end of November. It’s expected to be a huge hit, as was the first movie in the series, Twilight. New Moon again stars Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. If you’ve been under a literary rock for the past five years, it’s based on the popular young adult/fantasy Twilight quadrilogy by Stephenie Meyer.

Necco, maker of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts, Clark Bars and Mary Janes has a licensing deal with Summit Entertainment. It started earlier this year with Forbidden Fruits Sweethearts and has expanded now with the line of chocolate candies under their Sky Bar brand called Heart’s Desire.

The products are various bars and individually wrapped pieces. Gigi Reviews had the full bar, which is like a regular Sky Bar but with only three segments but a hipper looking wrapper. I found these little individually wrapped pieces, which are one ounce each and retail for about fifty cents.

Twilight New Moon Heart's Desire SkybarThere are two different wrappers. One features Bella Swan and the other (shown above) is Edward Cullen.

The package calls it a creme filled milk chocolate heart. The ingredients actually sound pretty decent for a movie tie in product. Real milk chocolate filled with a sugary, corn syrup, invert syrup, artificial flavors, salt, egg whites and invertase.

It’s odd though that the candy of choice for New Moon would be a boring old vanilla cream. The Sky Bar has four fillings: caramel, vanilla, peanut and fudge. Of those I think the peanut one would be best. It’s definitely different from other candy products on the market because the peanut section in the Sky Bar is a peanut flavored caramel ... worthy of a starring role by itself.

Twilight New Moon Heart's Desire Skybar

It’s rather large for a filled chocolate, they’re 2 1/3 inches tall and 1 1/4 inch wide at most. The highest part in the center heart is just shy of one inch.

The molded design is of two stacked hearts. The heart on top bears the female protagonist’s name: Bella (though when I first looked at it I thought it said Petta, which made no sense to me). The second heart says Cullen and looks like it may be the family crest. The crest is a hand print over a profile of a lion with a chevron with the outline of three shamrocks.

Twilight New Moon Heart's Desire Skybar

It smells rather like a Cadbury Creme Egg and honestly, it’s not that different. Of the three that I opened, two were cracked around the edges and leaking (but dried).

The chocolate is pretty good for a cheap piece of candy. It has a nice snap and a milky flavor. The creme center is smooth, a bit soupy and merely sweet with no other features worth mentioning. The whole thing though was a bit off, a little bit musty tasting and lacking that fresh pop of real vanilla. It’s too bad that it couldn’t distinguish itself with a fresh vanilla flavor so it would be more like a Valomilk than a Cadbury Creme Egg.

As a little treat to stuff in your pocket before heading out to stand in a long line at the movie theater, it’s a decent enough value. Not something I would buy, but if I were a parent and going to see the movie with my kids (or just driving them there) it would be a thoughtful little celebratory gift.  As an enduring confection ... well, it’s not befitting immortal status, especially when it bleeds its contents so easily.

Related Candies

  1. Rogers’ Chocolates Victoria Creams
  2. Twilight Sweethearts: Forbidden Fruits
  3. Cadbury Raspberry Bunny
  4. Russell Stover Cream Eggs
  5. Cadbury Eggs: Creme & Caramel
Name: Sky Bar New Moon Heart's Desire
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Necco
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Las Vegas, NV)
Price: $.50
Size: 1 ounce
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Fondant, United States, Necco

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:45 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Hey, I just had my first Sky Bar when I was in Massachusetts (where they are made).  I started at the fudge end and wondered if it supposed to be caramel.  The peanut was really good.  The vanilla was like a bad marshmallow—don’t know why they bothered.

    (Also happy NaNo!  7512 and counting…)

    Comment by JJR on 11/04/09 at 2:05 pm #
  2. Interesting, I didn’t know the full bar existed.  I got the small one and was really disappointed that it was only vanilla.

    Comment by Liz on 11/05/09 at 5:09 am #
  3. I see these every time I’m in line at Blockbuster, but never really wanted to buy them, vanilla is my least favorite flavor of the Sky Bar. In fact, I have a hard time believing it would win as a favorite among the Sky Bar flavors, (what’s the deal Necco?) I suppose the target market are tweens, and since they’ve probably never heard of a Sky Bar they really are only buying it for the Twilight wrapper. Maybe they will switch to the peanut flavor for another character, I would buy it then. smile

    Comment by Kimberly W. on 11/05/09 at 7:16 am #
  4. Too bad they decided not to do something more fun with the whole “vampire” theme. Despite the moody wrapper, the candy seems so bland and un-Twilight-y. Maybe chocolate filled with runny red jelly? Or shaped like fangs?

    Comment by CandyProfessor on 11/05/09 at 8:06 am #
  5. Ewww!! Especially the pic with the broken, leaking chocolate bar. I’m gonna take a pic like that for my blog…esp. if the candy looks/tastes that nasty.

    Comment by Jermaine on 11/08/09 at 1:41 pm #
  6. You can also find a mixed bag that has caramel and peanut butter.

    Comment by Bronwyn on 11/21/09 at 7:38 pm #

Name:

Email:
(not published)

Location:
(not published - please don't put your address in there)

URL:

Comments may be held for moderation to prevent spam and other violations of the Candy Blog Comment Policy

Remember me!

Get updates to comments on this post?

Next entry: HiCHEW World Fruit: Dragonfruit, CamuCamu, Durian & White Peach

Previous entry: All Natural Chocolate Necco Wafers




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT

FEEDS

CONTACT

  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Here are some frequently asked questions emailed to me you might want to read first.

EMAIL DIGEST

    For a daily update of Candy Blog reviews, enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

CANDY RATINGS

TYPE

BRAND

COUNTRY

ARCHIVES

Meticulously photographed and documented reviews of candy from around the world. And the occasional other sweet adventures. Open your mouth, expand your mind.

 

 

 

 

Facebook IconTwitter IconTumblr IconRSS Feed IconEmail Icon

COUNTDOWN

Sweets & Snacks Expo Starts

-100 days

Read previous coverage

 

 

Which seasonal candy selection do you prefer?

Choose one or more:

  •   Halloween
  •   Christmas
  •   Valentine's Day
  •   Easter

 

image

ON DECK

These candies will be reviewed shortly:

• Eat with your Eyes: Nougat

• 10 Candies that Shouldn’t Be So Disappointing

• Orgran Molasses Licorice

• Rogue Chocolatier

• Hachez Braune Blatter (Chocolate Leaves)

 

 

image