Monday, May 25, 2009

Candy Expo and Snickers

I love Snickers - it really is one of my favorite candy bars. And at Candy Expo the newest Snickers was unveiled - Snickers Fudge. But while I'm going there, I also thought I'd throw in some other Snickers variations: almond, Transformers Snickers with yellow nougat, and Snickers Dark.

And of course, the autopsy:

Okay - the random weird yellow nougat one is new also. It tastes like a regular Snickers but the nougat is yellow as you can see. I guess if kids are really into Transformers this may seem cool and sell Snickers. I was intrigued but am unimpressed. Snickers Almond is good, can't complain here, but I like the regular Snickers better. Dark was my least favorite. I know dark chocolate is hot right now, but I prefer the milk chocolate on the Snickers Bar. After all, back in the day a special blend of flavors was created for the Snickers chocolate coating. I like it. I think it works best. Now, I realize I may be biased because I grew up with that flavor and am used to it BUT, here's the big news......

Snickers Fudge is fabulous!!!

(Isn't that beautiful?) Now this is a lot different than the regular Snickers. No caramel - instead fudge. And the nougat is peanut butter flavored. You've got to try this - it's really different and really good. It's also a limited edition so I don't know how long it will be around.

So what can we learn from Snickers?

Just because something is new or different doesn't mean it's better. But sometimes new and different IS better! So you have to keep an open mind and try new things AND AT THE SAME TIME, don't throw out something that has worked in the past just because it's been around for a while.

I think most of us tend to one of the two extremes. We think the newest is always the best or we only hang on to the tried and true. The challenge is to recognize your tendency and adjust for it. Again we're reminded how important it is to keep an open mind (and how hard it is to do!).

Did you ever think you'd learn a life lesson from Snickers?

Embrace change - try the Snickers Fudge!


diane said...

Oh thank you! I love Snickers. They were my cravings when I was pregnant (Yeah, both times :) I will definitely be watching for those. OBTW -I'm still waiting on your next visit to my end of the state... I've found more chocolate places to explore!

Denise Ryan said...

Hey Diane!! I'm heading out to Asheville the 7 and 8th of June. Will you be around?

Anonymous said...

This is great! I just bought the Snicker with the yellow nougat and thought it would taste different, but thanks for letting me know. I'll still partake in the Snickery goodness though, lol.

Please tell me where and when I can find that fudge Snickers. I am a Snicker fanatic! Thank you.

Denise Ryan said...

Anonymous! Thanks for the comment!! I thought it would taste different too - what a cheap trick! But you'll love the fudge!! I'll see if I can find out the release date.