Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Teenage Vampires and Werewolves, Oh My!

I don't pretend to understand middle aged women who are into teenage vampires.  I don't pretend to understand middle aged women who are in to middle aged vampires.  (I mean, do you know where those fangs have been?)  But, hey, to each her own.  Or to each her own undead.

I've never seen this show or read these books and I have no intention of doing so.  But I did want to try the candy.  (I'm telling you, pickin's were slim this year!)

This assortment had three different designs and flavors.  Peanut butter for the werewolf Jacob:

I like the howling wolf design, (but is that his tongue poking out?  Wha? You can't howl with your tongue poking out!  Try it if you don't believe me.), liked the taste the best of the three, but that's not saying much.  This is no Reese's peanut butter and no great chocolate.  Better than Palmer, but that's about it.  (And really, what chocolate is not better than Palmer?)

This is a chocolate truffle for Bella:

Bleech.  Crappy chocolate.  Not even the truffle part was good.

Caramel for the vampire Edward:

Like the design - very detailed - nice!
While this looks like a good caramel, it's not that flavorful.  These are just not that great.  Mediocre. Zzzzzz...

I got this prototype bar at Candy Expo - before the final packaging was done - cool, huh?  These are made by the New England Confectionery Company (yep, Necco).  I hate almost everything else they make (Necco wafers, Sweethearts) - so I shouldn't be surprised these don't rock my world:
Here's the final - the new Sky Bar with the Twilight design:
Got a little crushed on my travels:

This is repackaged in the individual servings for Halloween.  I like the flavors even less in the bar because there's more cheap chocolate.  I like having the variety of flavors in one bar, like the creative artwork, don't care for the taste.  Sorry, Necco.  But hopefully those vampire/werewolf lovers out there will sustain you - I like your creativity. 

But next up are the real artists in chocolate, the super creative chocolate makers!  Stay tuned!


Kris, in New England said...

Don't be hatin' on Edward.

Would have been better if Edward's candy filling had been raspberry.

Denise Ryan said...

Do I detect a teenager vampire lover? ; ) GREAT idea about the raspberry!!! They need to hire you at a candy company!! Wait - they need to hire US at a candy company!!

Kris, in New England said...

Denise - I loves me some Edward Cullen. And he's no teenager either...

Agreed! Hire us candy companies, we know what we are doing.

Denise Ryan said...

Kris, GF - you crack me up!!!! Hope you had a blast in Boston!

Kris, in New England said...

Denise - Boston was da bomb diggity.

Then again, it always is. I have pictures to post; hopefully I'll get started tonite.