Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Whoppers Twosomes

Name: Twosomes - Whoppers
Brand: Hershey’s
Place Purchased: 7-11
Price: $.85
Size: 1.4 oz
Calories per ounce: 150
Type: Malt/Milk Chocolate

CANDY MAKERS, WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?

Ahhh, my pursuit of the ideal malted chocolate candy may have come to an end. Hershey has introduced a series of limited edition candy bars under the heading of TwoSomes - basically Hershey’s extra creamy milk chocolate (read: dairy milk judging by the 6 grams of cholesterol in this bar that must come from milkfat) combined with another flavor from another popular Hershey product.

The line at the moment consists of Twosomes Heath Bar which is bits of toffee in milk chocolate (which sound suspiciously like the pre-existing Symphony bar), Twosomes Reese’s Pieces and this phenomenal Twosomes Whoppers.

What makes this a good bar? First, the chocolate is not the same as you’re used to. Those people who have problems with Hershey’s slightly yogurt taste to their milk chocolate will not find that here. This is their “extra creamy” milk chocolate which is the perfect tabula rasa for the strong flavor of the rice crispies that are imbued with malty goodness. The rice crispies give us some crunch (which was missing in that Maltimus Maximus bar I reviewed at the start of Candy Blog) and a little air which is needed for a good malt taste.

This bar is far superior to Hershey’s Whoppers, which are coated with a chocolate-like wax product (or at least it seems that way). There’s a great chocolate/malt aroma upon opening the package, the chocolate melts easily on the tongue where the sweetness and malt play well together.

Please, please Hershey’s give this bar a new name and add it to your repertoire. While you’re at it, create a Nuggets version of it. I’ll buy this by the pound. I had quite a bit of trouble finding this bar, having first seen it on The Impulsive Buy and then searching liquor stores, drug stores, grocers and convenience stores all over Los Angeles to find it (only some 7-11s seem to stock it).

Rating - 10 out of 10 (I will weep if this is not added to their regular production)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:13 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewHershey'sChocolateDiscontinuedLimited EditionMalt10-SuperbUnited States

Comments
  1. I second Cybele’s motion to add this candy bar to Hershey’s repertoire.  It’s REALLY good.

    Comment by Marvo on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. That is just tooooo wrong….It’s soooooo good!  wink

    Where do we call them up and say we’d order up a whole truck load!

    Comment by cookie jill on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. LOVE your blog!  Read it all and it was fun.  Bookmarking this now.

    Comment by Capt. Eucalyptus on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. Oh my…MUST HAVE!!  I will be checking out the 7-11s in Phoenix tomorrow!!

    Comment by Jeff on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
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    Thanks Cap’t!

    I’m off to find more Malted Twosomes tonight ... and of course I’ll be saving the wrappers for a free tee!

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
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    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  7. finally stumbled across these after looking for them at a couple different stores; saw them near the checkout stand at a walgreens..
    very good indeed, not sure if it would make a 10 out of 10 on my scale, but hey, i don’t have a candy blog either so what do i know. thanks cybele wink

    Comment by Rob - luvfunkmusic on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  8. Thank you for acknowledging this most delicious of candies. I hope Hersheys is a regular visitor at your site because I can not find these anywhere any more.
    Never had a found such a perfect chocolate candy. Crunch used to be my favorite until I couldn’t stand the taste of the cheap chocolate anymore. Err, in lue of the rest of my life story I’ll just say bring back that there candy!

    Comment by Lucious on 1/01/06 at 4:23 pm #
  9. I am new to this blog, and I absolutely love it. I admire your passion for the confectionary trade. Your site is extremely indepth and comprehensive. However, I am wondering how one can be so opposed to Whoppers and yet a huge fan of Whopper bars?

    I don’t much like them either, too crunchy.

    Comment by Sean on 12/19/07 at 7:42 am #
  10. I’m actually from Cyprus but was raised in the UK.  I love Maltesers and malt in particular so when I went to the US and saw Whoppers I thought I was in for a treat, however I was in for a huge disappointment as I found them far too sugary as opposed to malty and the chocolate very waxy.

    Therefore, if I hadn’t seen your review of Maltesers there is no way I would bother trying Hershey’s Twosomes as I wouldn’t have thought it would be any good.

    Unfortunately, I doubt we have it in the UK so i’ll have to wait until my next trip to the US.

    Comment by Ellie on 5/13/08 at 2:37 am #

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