And boy are we glad we did. Just for the novelty factor alone, this $2 candy bar is worth a purchase. Guys, I'm telling you, get your sweetheart one for V-Day. It's unique, spicy, and hot, just like your little ladyfriend. It's full of crackling pop-rocks-type candy and cayenne pepper. The dark chocolate is pretty standard other than that, but it blends so seamlessly with the weirdness of the crackling and the spices that it's still a must-try in our books.
The "pop-rocks" don't really taste like candy, they just provide a popping, crackling sensation. They sound and feel like mini-fireworks in your mouth. The "attack" of the bar is heavy on the popping, yet the "finish" is when you feel the heat. It's an experience that's hard to describe in words—one that's sure to evoke some "Oohs!" and "Aahs!" I won't prattle on too much about it since Sonia and I took the opportunity to bust out another video review. But I'll give you our final scores: 4 stars from me. 4.5 from Sonia. The taste is definitely better than most dark chocolate, in my opinion, primarily because of the cayenne pepper—but the base is still dark chocolate, to be sure.
Bottom line: 8.5 out of 10.
LOL, I saw this at the checkout..Could there be pop rocks in it? I decided to put it back.. The last time I picked up a chocolate bar, I ended up buying it for a couple of months!..ReplyDelete
Good call. This bar could very well be habit-forming :)Delete
You two are so cute! :)Delete
Well, Sonia's cute anyway...Delete
I tried it and loved it! Loved the heat at the end. I could use it as a base for Mexican hot chocolate or mole sauce. This could be a sweet or savory addition to food. I hope this will stick around for a while. Trader Joe's needs to release a pop rocks variety. That would be fun!ReplyDelete
Yes! Mexican hot chocolate and mole sauce are excellent ideas for this.Delete
Try the original- Elite brand chocolate with popping candies. Usually sold in the Kosher section of the grocery store around Passover. For best flavor- put it in the freezer before eating.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the rec, bunny!Delete
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This stuff is the best! https://www.cadbury.co.uk/products/Jelly-Popping-Candy-Shells-3760?p=3760ReplyDelete
You guys are adorable. :-) Next up, we need Toddler M casting her "likey" or "no likey" vote for frozen waffles! LOLReplyDelete
LOL...Nathan and Sonia are the video wizs, not us :)Delete
Playing next on YouTube..."What's Good at Trader Joe's?: The Next Generation," starring Toddler M and Baby B...Delete
I can't wait until I find this at my TJs. I want to see how it compares to the Chuao Fireworks bar that my kids and I love.ReplyDelete
Never heard of the Chuao bar. We'll have to check it out!Delete