This is the last of the current crop of American bars sent to us by online sweet shop Handy Candy.
I’m often wary of Hershey’s chocolate and I have to say, the name of this particular bar didn’t fill me with hope for the quality of the contents, or say much about the rest of their (presumably not-so-good-bar) range.
My expectations weren’t raised much when I opened the plastic wrapper to reveal this very ordinary looking, very thin bar of milk chocolate.
But then I turned the bar over and was greeted by a sight that was just nuts. Literally…
I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many peanuts in one place.
Looking at the ingredients, “peanuts” are listed in second place just below “sugar” and ahead of “vegetable oil”. Hmmm. “Chocolate” comes in fourth on the list. Given some of what we’ve said about Hershey in the past, that’s not necessarily a bad thing though.
Luckily, the overwhelming flavour of the bar is peanuts. And they’re actually pretty good and extremely moreish. If you were to force a small group of Peanut M&Ms to strip naked and run them over with a steam roller, you’d probably end up with something quite similar.
To my surprise, I ended up quite enjoying Mr Goodbar, despite initial impressions. If I were ever in the market for a nutty candy bar, but didn’t want something quite as filling as, say, as Snickers, then I’d certainly consider one of these again.