Monday, September 8, 2008

World’s Finest W.F. Crisp

World's FinestI’m on the prowl for a replacement for the late great Hershey’s Krackel.

I had a vague recollection of the World’s Finest bar that had crisped rice in it, but I don’t know any kids in band to get one from. Lo and behold I stumbled across them at the 99 Cent Only Store and instead of $1.00 each, they were only 39 cents.

A promising start.

I liked the design of the bar too, it’s thick and narrow, which means that I can bite it without making a mess. It’s also deep enough that there might be a nice stack of crisped rice in there for some really good crunch.

World's Finest

I flipped over the bar to check the ingredients, lest the World’s Finest Chocolate company had started using something other than chocolate. Not only is it real chocolate with an easy to understand list of ingredients, however the last ingredient was ground almonds. While this would be a problem for those allergic to almonds, I thought a little nut butter might go really well with the malted and crisped rice.

It doesn’t quite have the malty scent that the Krackel had, but the deep chocolate notes are nice, even a little woodsy instead of a dairy/milk smell. That may be the contribution of the almonds.

The chocolate is firm and creamy though a little grainy but not quite fudgy. The crunches are plentiful and have a mellow cereal taste with a dash of salt.

The bar is, well, adequate. If I were really craving a crisped rice bar, this might be the ticket (especially at this price). And it comes with a $2 off at Pizza Hut coupon. But I think I’m going to keep looking.

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Name: W.F. Crisp
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: World's Finest Chocolate
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store (Miracle Mile)
Price: $.39
Size: 1.57 ounces
Calories per ounce: 149
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, Nuts, United States, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:51 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. bettyfelon's avatar

    wow I’ve only seen these sold for funraisers

    My mom bought one the other day, caramel instead of crisp but I didn’t try it

    Comment by bettyfelon on 9/08/08 at 12:27 pm #
  2. It’s reassuring that the coupon isn’t merely an added enticement to pay for band uniforms.

    I’ve never seen these anywhere except on co-worker’s desks, so it’s a good sign for me that they may be at 99cent stores. I have to admit that prowling the aisles during a late night shift ruined many a diet, one barely offset by the warm glow of knowing I was help purchasing fuzzy hats boasting gold piping.

    Comment by Russ on 9/08/08 at 12:30 pm #
  3. There is a local crisp bar that you must try. Where can I send one to you?

    Comment by Gary on 9/08/08 at 2:25 pm #
  4. mmmm Palmer’s DoubleCrisp, halloween is coming~! Also Nestle Crunch bar is similar to Krackel(And the chocolate is better than palmers) AND you can buy a HUGE bar similar to the Hersheys one.

    Comment by Crigg on 9/08/08 at 3:57 pm #
  5. Sera's avatar

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this!

    Comment by Sera on 9/08/08 at 5:03 pm #
  6. My all-time favorite Krackel alternative is a Philadelphia Candies (Sharon, PA—near Daffin’s, better chocolate) Crispy Bar.

    For a more mass-produced and distributed bar, I like Newman’s Own Organic Crispy Rice Milk Chocolate:
    Organic Milk Chocolate (organic sugar, organic whole milk powder, organic cocoa butter, organic chocolate liquor, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), organic vanilla), Organic Brown Crisp Rice (organic brown rice flour, organic sugar, organic barley malt extract, sea salt).

    I’ll be reading to see if you find an acceptable crisped rice bar that’s more budget-friendly!

    Comment by Frances on 9/09/08 at 4:44 am #
  7. My mom worked for WFC when I was in grade school.  I used to walk to her office after school and we would pop open a box full of their mint meltaways.  Oh dear - yum, yum, yum!

    Comment by April on 9/09/08 at 7:59 am #
  8. I LOVE the WFC, but hardly any kids sell it out here anymore. I can’t find it anywhere. :(

    Comment by Kate on 9/09/08 at 10:26 am #
  9. Oh my gosh we used to get these as kids - and yes from fundraisers.  I always loved their candy bars!  Walk down memory lane!

    Comment by Stephany on 9/10/08 at 9:12 am #
  10. dude i never knew, bloggers like you should be given a medal or something for the time you took to inform the innocent public about useful information like this

    Comment by Victor on 3/09/09 at 8:47 pm #
  11. Yes Victor .... we are all very fortunate & lucky that Cybele does the work for us. Guess she loves the job. I have written several times, and mentioned Cybele .... “how can you do this??? Test all these candies?” As much as anyone .... I sure love candy! My grandparents had a candy store when I was born, until I was about 4 or 5. This kid was hooked from the get-go. Don’t ask. Just enjoy the candy!!
    P.S. WFC is delicious. Very smooth ... yum. As Kate stated ... we can never find their chocolate any longer either. No one is raising funds (for anything) obviously.

    Comment by Marcee on 2/08/11 at 12:10 pm #
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