Nestle, like all the other big guns, had a pretty impressive booth at the Expo. They were giving out samples of Butterfinger Snackerz:
This is the other side of the Nestle booth (how cool is Candy Expo?):
These were the samples they were giving out:
The top one is the Scrumdiddlyumptious Bar - made with bits of toffee, cookies and peanuts in milk chocolate. Sounds amazing!! I found it only average - hard to believe because I love all three of those!
The second one is the Domed Dark Bar - a dark bar with a milk chocolate "pillow" on top. Again - average.
The bottom one is the Chocolate Waterfall Bar - see the full size here:
While it looks pretty....
I didn't get this at the Expo, but thought what the heck - it's a milk chocolate bar with graham crackers:
I just don't think Nestle's chocolate is the best - kind of waxy. The graham crackers make this very sweet - textured like a Nestle Crunch, but sweeter. There's something about this one that's addictive, even though it's not an incredible chocolate bar. I had a hard time not eating the whole thing!
This is a limited Edition Snickers bar that Mars debuted at the Expo:
It's Snickers Extreme - all nuts and caramel - no nougat. Autopsy photo is on the right (regular Snickers on the left):
I thought I would be all over this - loving it even more than the regular Snickers. But you know what? I don't! I have under appreciated the nougat for years! I prefer the standard Snickers to the Snickers Extreme. There is nothing wrong with the Snickers Extreme - I mean, how could there be with caramel, peanuts and chocolate? But I think the regular Snickers is better. I'd love to hear what you all think.
2010 is the 80th anniversary of the Snickers bar (yep, it came out in 1930). 15 million Snickers are made each day and about 16 peanuts are in each one. 99 TONS of peanuts are used each day. WOW! It's the most popular candy bar in the United States.
For those of you who need sugar free candy, Dove may have the answer to your prayers. Peanut Butter Promises were unveiled at Candy Expo:
The peanut bar of chocolate lovers might just be this one: