Thanks for the replies guys! I guess I feel a little better finding out that it was a moth larva. I still probably won’t eat chocolate for a long time. Luckily, there is candy corn to fill the void right now!
I had the bar for about 5 days and it sat on a shelf in the open. I’m positive it came from the store or warehouse. Because I sleep on a sleeping bag on the floor right now, I’m overly vigilant about insects of any kind. My floor is cleaned with bleach at least once a week, and I spray insecticide under baseboards, on door, screen door and so on. Actually, sometimes I’m surprised that I can survive in this room. lol…
It’s a shame that happened though. There are only two places here that you can find the Aero Bar. The candy store in the mall sells it for almost $3 and this place sold it for about $1.35. I was excited, thinking I had finally found an affordable place to get these. (Mint is my favorite) I will definately buy them from the mall candy store now though. It’s worth $3.00 to know that it came from a clean and fresh store. The one thing I don’t want to think about, is the fact that I did buy a mint one as well and ate that first. It was at night with low light in the room so I didn’t inspect it too closely. A few days after that I found the larvae infested bar, and ever since I have wondered about that mint one I ate first.
I suppose someday I’ll be able to look back and laugh at this. At least I hope so. I’ve always said a life without chocolate, is no life at all. There is hope for me though. I went ahead and bought a Take 5 bar to try and eat, since it barely has a ‘mocklate’ coating and the rest is made of other stuff. I am happy to report that it was delicious and I finished it all. (BTW, if anyone reads this that has noticed the difference in that bar because of the ‘mocklate’, I agree. It does taste a little different then it did in the past. It has kind of a tangy taste on the tongue.)