Oh how I love my little local convenience shop. It may be small, but it sells absolutely everything I could ever need – and often has little unexpected surprises on the shelves.
Take this for instance. We don’t often get Hershey’s in the UK – this bar was apparently made in Canada – but when we do get them, they must be reviewed!
Nutrageous is a fairly long, thin bar in a very orange wrapper. It certainly stood out on the shelf, even though I had no idea what it was. But as I took my first bite, I noticed three words on the wrapper that stopped me in my tracks…
“Chocolate Flavored Coating”
Chocolate Flavored? Uh-oh. This could be bad.
But I needn’t have worried. This is nice.
The “coating” certainly tastes like milk chocolate. It has a slightly dull appearance, but it’s not unattractive. And you can tell it’s packed with nuts because it’s so… lumpy.
Which leads me to the filling. It’s pretty much solid, whole peanuts held together with caramel and a touch of peanut butter. Very simple, but very, very tasty. The chocolate may not be real, but the nuts certainly are.
Combined with the caramel, they give exactly the right balance of salty and sweet. It’s crunchy, chewy and really quite satisfying.
Interestingly, the picture on the wrapper shows a much ’rounder’ bar, but I don’t think mine was particularly squashed – it just looks like Hershey’s hired an over-optimistic illustrator.
I was quite prepared to hate this bar, but it’s a really tasty little snack. Although it looks large, it’s not overly filling – and just the thing to keep you going until lunch time.