March 1, 2008

Review: Zero Candy Bar

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We typically try not to choose regular, every day candy bars at Candy Snob - you won't see a review of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup or a Hershey's Bar. Why? Because we all know about those candies. Its just not as interesting. What we will do, however, is look for venerable brands who (1) have made some change, or (2) are classic, retro brands that aren't as well known.

So we picked up a Zero bar today and we're sure glad we did. The candy started way back in 1931, and after changing hands a couple times is now a part of Hershey.

The name "Zero" is believed to come from the bar being originally marketed as a cool, tasty treat; or as cool as Zero degrees. Some people still enjoy Zero candy bars frozen - we're looking forward to trying this ourselves.

It is the unique combo of ingredients makes this bar so interesting and good. Caramel, peanut and almond nougat (which is a much darker nougat than you're used to seeing in a 3 Musketeers or MilkyWay), covered in white fudge. I minor distinction between white chocolate and white fudge, but you could definitely taste the softer flavor of the fudge. Plus, the nougat isn't completely smooth - there is a spattering of peanut and almond nuggets.

Overall, the texture is awesome, nice bite and chew, and a very unique and multi-layered flavor. Warning, this bar is very sweet. If you're not a white chocolate fan, or don't like your candy that sweet, this might not be for you.

Buy Zero bars for only $.58 each.

Name info from Hershey's corporate site.

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Posted by Bob Wallace at March 1, 2008 7:00 AM
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