I’ve always enjoyed my fair share of M&Ms. Over the last 20 years, Mars Inc. has invented a large variety of these “colorful, button shaped” candies. One of the many bold ingredients they incorporated into the chocolates is peanut butter – hence the birth of peanut butter M&Ms.
Normally I’d be the first one to admit this combo is fantastic, as both sweets are at the top of my list. However, I was a little bit disappointed. While the m&m’s taste as good as ever, they are double packed with an overwhelming amount of peanut butter. With an 80 to 20 ratio, you have to be COMMITTED to that peanut butter. And if you are – throw away your spoons and your half-eaten PB jars, because these candies will definitely provide you with more satisfaction. With a 38 oz Gusset Bag at your bedside, your set for at least a week or a two. Just don’t forget to eat your dinner.
Marc Inc, however, continues to be one of the leading candy companies in the country. Good news – if a particular M&M brand doesn’t suit your taste, there are plenty of others just waiting to be eaten. Guaranteed one of their products will make your mouth water, just the way a candy should.
Ingrediants: milk chocolate, cocoa butter, skim milk, chocolate, milk fat, peanuts, lactose, salt, soy lecithin and artificial flavors, sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, partially defatted peanuts, less than 2 percent cornstarch, corny syrup, dextrose, corn syrup, salt, natural flavor, gum acacia, dextrin and propyl gallate to maintain freshness, yellow 6 lake, yellow 5 lake, blue 2, blue 1, red 40, yellow 6, yellow 5, blue 1 lake, blue 2 lake and red 40 lake
Nutrition Facts: Calories – 220. Calories from fat – 120. Total fat 13g. Cholestoral 5mg. Sodium 90mg. Total Carb 23g. Protein 4g.
I’ve actually never tried a Take 5 bar until now. Most of our local stores around here don’t sell them and I have no idea why. These bars are packed with every ingredient you can think of! Pretzels, caramel, peanut butter, peanuts… All wrapped in the delicious, silky smooth milk chocolate coat.
It might sound like a bit much. It’s true that after a few bites, you’re kinda full already – but then again, who would mind replacing their fruits and veggies with one of these? It’s definitely worth it in my opinion. One Take 5 will settle your score between recess, hershey’s chocolate, AND nuttier butters. It’s that easy! No more contemplating which candy you want, which one your in the mood for- this way you can have it all at once.
And to top it off, this bar has just the same amount of calories as any other candy bar out there. So don’t worry, breathe, relax, and Take 5!
Rich Chocolate | Creamy Caramel | Smooth nougat
My most favorite ingredient in the whole world, hands down, is caramel.
There’s been more than a few times that I’ve snuck a spoon or two while making my usual caramel iced-latte. The only possible way for me to enjoy caramel more is to mix in some chocolate, which is why Milk Ways happen to be quite numerous in my snack shelf.
I realize its not exactly healthy to have too much, but I do need one dose of the stuff at least twice a week. Here’s a quick how-to for consumption of this delicious candy:
Step one: Break it in half and let the delicious liquid caramel get you very sticky.
Step two: Devour it. Just kidding – you’ll probably want to savor every bite. If you love caramel and chocolate, this bar will be veritably bursting in your mouth. You’ll be hooked on the first taste. It’s the perfect balance, and if you’re exceptionally daring you’ll try the Simply Caramel Milky Way (the name says it all, it’s simply caramel galore).
For those of you who don’t appreciate overly sweet candies, this bar might be a bit much. It definitely leaves a strong mark. And for anyone who has suddenly felt a surge of cravings for a Milky Way, why not buy a whole bulk? You know you’re going to want more.
Calories – 270, Total Fat – 11g, Sat. Fat – 7g, Sugars 35g, Sodium 95mg
Milk Chocolate, Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milk Skim, Flavor(s) Artificial, Cocoa Powder Processed with Alkali, Corn Syrup, Barley Malted, Milk Fat, Soybean(s) Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Soy Lecithin, Wheat Flour, Egg(s) Whites, Salt, Soy Protein
Almond Joy King Size
Ah, I knew it would one day come down to this. It was unavoidable, really.
I suppose it’s just another road I was destined to take from the minute I began my existence.
I don’t typically like coconut. Something about its taste really just gets me down and depressed, and inevitably leads to a late-night pondering on the meaning of life. However, this excellent, classic chocolate-coconut-almond bar is a lone light in the darkness.
Almond Joys (or Almond Jᴐys, if you prefer a more accurate text-representation of the wrapper), now manufactured by Hershey, have been around for a long time, emerging in the early post-WWII era, and it’s become quite popular for very justified reasons. This particular pack comes equipped with two small bars, each roughly two inches across, slid into a tray to prevent them from damage. The first sense it’ll leave a lasting impression on is smell; having never actually smelled a coconut before, I can only conclude that this sweet (but not terribly powerful) odor is its herald. The coconut filling is surrounded by milk chocolate and topped by two almonds which protrude from the roof of the bar.
The chocolate is exceptionally tasty. It’s a soft, creamy, and edible version of bliss. The coconut is as you would expect-sweet and with a noticeable, almost chewy texture to it. Finally, the tasty almonds will surely appeal to anyone who loves the stuff, and is recommended to anyone who normally doesn’t.
Overall, this is definitely a great candy even for those who usually prefer to stray away from coconut flavors. That said, unless you’re in on some sort of rally to inform the world about the dangers of falling coconuts (estimated to cause about ten times the amount of deaths from shark attacks!), this bar should certainly go on your “to-try” list.
This product is Kosher OU.
Net WT 1.75oz
Almond Joy information for distributors
Calories 220, Total fat 13 g, Sodium 50 g, Total Carbohydrate 26 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Protein 2 g.
Corn Syrup; Milk Chocolate; Coconut; Sugar; Almonds; Contains 2% or less of: Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil; Salt; Natural and artificial flavor; Chocolate; Soy Lecithin; Hydrolyzed milk protein; Sodium metabisulifite and sulfur dioxide; Caramel color
Caramello King Size
Personally, I’ve never been a real fan of caramel, but this four-piece milk chocolate bar really manages to balance out the chocolate and liquid caramel that fills its innards. A single bite of this delicious candy will fill your mouth with everything you were likely expecting when you first encountered it.
The chocolate has retained that distinctive Cadbury taste, despite the fact that Hershey is now their manufacturer within the USA. The light brown caramel within is fairly fluid and though many may prefer a more concentrated dose of the sweet filling, this form mixes exceptionally well with the milk chocolate exterior.
A warning about its excellent ability to leave its own legacy on your clothing is appropriate here. If you’re completely lacking in caution when preparing to bite down into a chocolate bar, you’ll quickly learn of the proper procedure to avoid chocolate getting in anywhere but your mouth when dealing with this particular bar and its thin chocolate and liquid caramel.
In addition, those with allergies should be aware of the warning on the wrapper, which states that this bar was manufactured on the same equipment which processes tree nuts.
This product is Kosher OU Dairy.
Calories 360, Total Fat 16 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 75 mg, Total Carbohydrate 29 g, Sugars 42 g, Protein 5 g, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron.
Milk Chocolate(Sugar; Milk; Cocoa butter; Chocolate; Lactose; Soy Lecithin; PGPR, Emulsifier; Natural and Artificial Flavor); Corn Syrup, Invert Sugar; Milk Fat; Nonfat milk; Contains 2% or less: Artificial Flavor; Sodium Bicarbonate; Salt
M&M’S Plain Tear ‘n Share Size
Classics are always the best. What can be better than our very own fun-colored, bite size M&M’s? You’ll want to have a pack of these wherever you go. These rich candy covered milky chocoaltes will always provide you with the perfect.
Made with Real Milk Chocolate.
Two Servings per pack
What is inside:
220 calories, 9g total fat, 6g sat. fat, 28g sugar, 25mg sodium
Milk Chocolate (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, COCOA BUTTER, SKIM MILK,MILKFAT, LACTOSE, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS) , SUGAR, CORNSTARTCH, LESS THAN 1%- ,CORN SYRUP, DEXTRIN, Coloring (INCLUDES , BLUE 1 LAKE, RED 40 LAKE, YELLOW 6, YELLOW 5, RED 40, BLUE 1,BLUE 2 LAKE, YELLOW 6 LAKE, YELLOW 5 LAKE,BLUE 2) , GUM ACACIA, M&M’S©
CANDIES MAY CONTAIN PEANUTS
Herhsey’s Rolo Minis
What a sweet burst of caramel!
Hershey’s Rolo Minis are the perfectly miniature sized chocolates filled with a special treat of caramel in every bite. They are literally mouth watering. One taste will leaving you craving more and more. With a king size pack and large soda, you’re all set for a two hour showing of any movie in the theatre. They can also be used for some of the most delicious baking recipes.
Milk chocolate ( Sugar; Nonfat Milk; Cocoa Butter; Chocolate; Lactose (Milk); Milk Fat; Soy Lecithin; PGPR, Emulsifier; Vanillin, Artificial Flavor); Sugar; Corn Syrup; High Fructose Corn Syrup; Partially Hydronated Vegetable Oil (Palm Kernel and SoybeanOIL); Milk; Salt; Sodium Bicarbonate; Vanillin, Artificial Flavor
M&M’s Dark Chocolate Mint
What a delicious combination of fresh and sweet! Not only do you get to enjoy the lovable miniature coated chocolate candies, you also get to taste a whole new flavor. Mint has proven to be a favorite flavor in all sorts of candies – and now its a part of the M&M family as well. With the addition of dark chocolate, consumers will be able to experience a splendor of rich, creamy chocolate.
M&M Mint Dark Chocolates will bring a new, refreshing taste while still satisfying that craving sweet tooth.
Some folks take a yoga or meditation class. Some take a trip to their local pharmacist and pick up a little orange bottle full of the latest craze on the market. While others pay big bucks to sit on a couch and purge their melancholies to a little man in a tweed jacket and spectacles, firmly gripping a yellow pad and pricey ink pen. And yes, there are those who feel the need to participate in all of the above.
Personally, I think there is much more effective – not to mention less expensive – means by which we can solve this “down-in-the-dumps” problem that many people suffer from. It is so simple, so obvious, that a kindergartener could figure it out! So in the spirit of simplicity and innocence, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane…
You are six years and have finally mustered up enough courage to mount your brand new bicycle (bye-bye training wheels!). You feel safe because your Pop is holding on to the back of your seat as you approach that first hill by your house. As you begin to accelerate, you turn your head to make sure Pop is still there but all you see is a man the size of an action figure far off in the distance clapping and cheering. That traitor! Turning back, disoriented by betrayal, you lose your stability and go tumbling off your bike. After about ten seconds of being paralyzed by fear (yes, for a six year old this feels like a near-death experience), you begin to cry out in agony. Mom comes running outside, stopping first to briefly scold your Pop, then over to her poor baby to clean and bandage you up. But that isn’t enough to replace the pain and sorrow and deep, deep distress in which that you now find yourself. Now Mom, being mystical and brilliant as she is, knows EXACTLY what you need. She runs inside and brings back the emergency Hershey bar that she had been saving for a time just like this. And voila! The milk-chocolate goodness wipes away all the tears and fears of that incident.
So what has happened to us since then? What has tainted us in our adult years so completely,that we look to Freudian, pharmaceutical and all sorts of other trendy, new-age solutions as a cure toour woes? Well I’m not here to answer such deep and though provoking questions. I am just here to remind you of what works:
On those days when the world feels solemn and humorless, I would recommend a couple bites off a Snickers bar. If this treatment does not produce any positive effects within half an hour, please help yourself to some Chuckles Jellies – one of the delicious flavors is bound to bring a smile to your face. This next boo-hoo remedy speaks for itself – Almond Joy. If you are feeling especially nutty and particularly joy-less, I would suggest an Almond Joy King Size, maybe even two.
Have you ever had one of those days when you just want someone to hold you and tell you “It’s all going to be alright”? Yet no person can be found and you feel all alone in this big, bad world… Don’t worry; just grab a bag of Hershey Kisses or Hershey Kisses Hugs – a delicious combo of Hershey’s milk chocolate hugged to perfection with sweet white cream.Can you feel the love? Or can you at least taste it?
Sometimes, life is moving along decently, with no worries for the most part… but that gaping hole in your pocket is burning a hole in the back of your head. Of course as a mere six year old, this wasn’t your main concern, or really a concern at all. But as a responsible, hardworking adult, you just can’t seem to make ends meet. Well that’s just not fair! You deserve to be happy and prosperous! Indulge yourself with a sticky, crunchy, wonderful Payday. Maybe peanuts are not your thing, or perhaps your needs exceed just one Payday. Then may I recommend taking the whole 100 Grand – A caramel and rice crispy candy bar covered with Nestle chocolate.
As most therapists would say, honesty is the first step to getting well. So let’s really get honest with ourselves people: Some days, you don’t want to find a way to cheer up. That self-pity feels so safe, and you’re getting used to the smell of sitting in your own….doo-doo (common you guys, this is rated PG!). You just want someone to commiserate with and to compare your stories of deep agony. On these days, I prescribe a giant box of Kleenex and ginormous Cry Baby Tub of Sour Bubblegum – all 240 pieces of it. Let the flooding begin!
There are so many other TREAT-ments available to remedy the exact nature of your woes. This is great news! There is always hope – so wipe away those tears, pull the covers off of your head, and tear open a cheery colored package of candy. Take two, then call me in the morning.