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I am craving a candy bar.....

lxskllr

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One of my favorite convenience store bars is Chunky(do they still make those?). I like chewing some up, leaving the chocolate/peanut/raisin slurry in my mouth, then chasing it with coffee. Delicious!
 

Muse

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Here is a picture -- UUmmm
I always loved those. Haven't seen or had one in many decades. They still sell them? I don't linger in front of candy sections these days!

If you can't get that, I vote for a Heath bar... or a quality English toffee!Heath bar.jpg
 
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JEDIYoda

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I malso have not seen one of these for years!!
Supposedly you can get them on Amazon and there is another company.....but I can`t get them locally!!
 

Muse

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I malso have not seen one of these for years!!
Supposedly you can get them on Amazon and there is another company.....but I can`t get them locally!!
Uno really was about the best you could get in the 50's and 60's.
 

Muse

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TBH, I put that box of 24 Uno's in my Amazon cart, to be mulled over later. I do indulge in some candy but try to keep it low profile in my diet. I might go for it...
 

Muse

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I tried gourmet chocolate for a short time. Bought the highest praised gourmet chocolate, online. Still have some! I decided it wasn't worth it. There's much cheaper chocolate I like just as much. The fancy stuff often tastes funny, has weird flavors. I think it may have to do with the pollinators of the cocoa plants, seems to me I read that. Of course, they tout the exotic locations where the beans were grown, etc.
 

nakedfrog

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I tried gourmet chocolate for a short time. Bought the highest praised gourmet chocolate, online. Still have some! I decided it wasn't worth it. There's much cheaper chocolate I like just as much. The fancy stuff often tastes funny, has weird flavors. I think it may have to do with the pollinators of the cocoa plants, seems to me I read that. Of course, they tout the exotic locations where the beans were grown, etc.
Texture is an important component too (for me, at least).
 

Muse

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Texture is an important component too (for me, at least).
The better chocolates have a smooth texture, they break cleanly like glass. Cheap chocolate breaks un-cleanly. This was explained to me by an importer of finer European foods. I was working in his small warehouse one day some ~30 years ago as a temp. He gave us each a quality chocolate bar, a nice gesture. Of course, my agency paid in dollars for the day's work.

So, yeah, quality chocolate has a smooth texture. But you don't have to buy the highest priced stuff to get that. I remember asking that importer for a recommendation for quality chocolate and his response was one word, kind of a suggestion of what I might try first: Lindt. I've had a lot of Lindt over the years. Generally quite good, in particular if you stick with the 3 ounce bars.
 

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my favourite has always been Peek Freans. They actually invented it.

When I need some in a pinch I buy the Brittania brand but they are not as sweet as the Peek Freans brand.

You may need to buy various brands to find something that tickles your fancy.

:)
I had a girl friend who was really into Peek Freans. I'm not finding Peek Freans Bourbon Biscuits, however. Wikipedia is saying that Peek Freens is no more, but split into various other companies. Can the PF Bourbon Biscuit be found?
 
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Iron Woode

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I had a girl friend who was really into Peek Freans. I'm not finding Peek Freans Bourbon Biscuits, however. Wikipedia is saying that Peek Freens is no more, but split into various other companies. Can the PF Bourbon Biscuit be found?
Peek Freans is now owned by Mondelez International.

Not sure about the States but in Canada you can get the bourbon creams in the Assorted Cream bag:



 
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Iron Woode

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also, like I said there is always Brittania brand. They are not bad at all and pretty cheap.
 

dasherHampton

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Currently on a low carb diet so I haven't eaten a candy bar in a while.

But I did buy a Toblerone a while back. I forgot how damn good those things are.
 

lxskllr

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But I did buy a Toblerone a while back. I forgot how damn good those things are.
I'm thinking I'll do the Toblerones for halloween again this year. The last couple years I got Schogetten to save a bit of money, but I want to keep it a little unpredictable. The kids liked the Toblerone better anyway I think.
 

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