Friday, October 07, 2016

Snickers Chocolate Bars

Note:  This Review was originally posted to my Epinions account.

I came across a few candy bar reviews and remembered all of the good times I had had with all of those candy bars. I usually got 3 Musketeers, but I also liked Milky Way and Butterfinger. I think I ate enough of these in high school and college to fill several vending machines. One of my favorites was Snickers.

It’s been a while since I had a Snickers bar. There had come a point where candy bars weren’t quite as satisfying as they once were. It wasn’t so much that I didn’t like sugar as I had just moved on to other sugar-laden things, like jelly beans. When I was recently in the checkout aisle at the grocery store, there I was looking at one longingly. I remembered the chocolate, the caramel, the peanuts… Why not? It’s not like I have enough cavities.

I guess once you get past the ingredients, there’s not much to say. Notice how many candy reviews are short and consist of nutritional information. There are two reasons for this. One is that candy bars are mostly a matter of taste. The other is that they’re not health food. It should be mentioned that they contain sugar and other things your dentist and/or doctor wouldn’t want you to eat.

Snickers is one of the more satisfying candy bars out there. Maybe it’s the peanuts. Maybe it’s the caramel. I could also be imagining things. Sugar does that to you sometimes, especially when combined with hunger. However, among my friends that like candy bars, I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t like one. Sure, we all have our preferences, but most people like Snickers on some level.

I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it just has a nice consistency to it. When you bite into it, you’re getting a fair amount of resistance and I think that I respond well to it. I’m thinking that I’ve got a substantial piece of candy in my mouth and I’m not going to be hungry for a while.

As I said, it’s not to be a replacement for ‘real’ food. Among candy bars, Snickers definitely ranks up there in the top five. It’s also commonly available. Pretty much any vending machine or convenience store should have one. I’d look to pay maybe 50?-75? for a regular bar. Anything more than $1 is overpriced.

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