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#1 Amanda

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 09:24 AM

We all know that you are mistresses (and master) of fine chocolate and your tastes are, no doubt, discerning. However, if, and when you must reach for "common" chocolate candy (i.e. a fast grab at a 7-11) what are your guilty pleasures? I tend toward Almond Joy in that rare occasion. My mate can't resist a Snickers. Another friend is gaga over Nutrageous, and yet another loves the new M&M bar.

Do any of the mass-produced chocolates out there on the market hold favor with you?

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 11:50 AM

We all know that you are mistresses (and master) of fine chocolate and your tastes are, no doubt, discerning. However, if, and when you must reach for "common" chocolate candy (i.e. a fast grab at a 7-11) what are your guilty pleasures? I tend toward Almond Joy in that rare occasion. My mate can't resist a Snickers. Another friend is gaga over Nutrageous, and yet another loves the new M&M bar.

Do any of the mass-produced chocolates out there on the market hold favor with you?

Best regards,

Amanda


Oh, yes. I love chocolate in all its forms high and low. A frozen snickers bar takes me right back to my girlhood. I love Reeces peanut butter cups, too.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:30 PM


We all know that you are mistresses (and master) of fine chocolate and your tastes are, no doubt, discerning. However, if, and when you must reach for "common" chocolate candy (i.e. a fast grab at a 7-11) what are your guilty pleasures? I tend toward Almond Joy in that rare occasion. My mate can't resist a Snickers. Another friend is gaga over Nutrageous, and yet another loves the new M&M bar.

Do any of the mass-produced chocolates out there on the market hold favor with you?

Best regards,

Amanda


Oh, yes. I love chocolate in all its forms high and low. A frozen snickers bar takes me right back to my girlhood. I love Reeces peanut butter cups, too.


Snickers ... such a good combo that people make Snickers ice cream and shakes, pies and cakes ... peanuts, caramel, chocolate and that nougat made from window putty. Amazing. Also, the peanut butter formula in Reese's, the taster on that deserves a life-time achievement award.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:34 PM

Mmm....mouth full of Snickers and throw in a twisty little pretzel on top. Yum! Reese's rock too.
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Posted 23 May 2006 - 07:43 PM

oh, yeah, twix.... and hostess cupcakes (which probably don't contain any actual chocolate)... and I used to love marathon bars. I don't think those are made anymore.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 09:24 PM

Mounds. Maybe that's why I love Southpark's chocolate crostatta with coconut ice cream, and upscale take on the former.
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Posted 24 May 2006 - 05:10 AM

Cadbury's with hazelnuts and raisins. When I was a small kid, Hershey's with almonds. My mother was strict about candy so I had buy my own when she was not with me. They were a dime then.

I just love nuts with my chocolate.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 09:53 AM

oh, yeah, twix.... and hostess cupcakes (which probably don't contain any actual chocolate)... and I used to love marathon bars. I don't think those are made anymore.


Alma - although they no longer make the Marathon Bar there's a bar called the Curly Wurly that's pretty similar. I've only ever seen it in England though.
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Posted 24 May 2006 - 02:59 PM

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 02:31 PM

When I was a yute* one of my favorite candy bars was the $100,000. I think it's still being made by Nestle, but it's called the 100 Grand Bar. It's crispy rice and caramel covered in chocolate. Heavenly!

I also like Kit-Kats but I've heard tell of something called Kit-Kat Dark covered, obviously, in dark chocolate. I'd love to try that, but I don't think it's in national production.

Oh yeah… Almond Joy! How could I forget! I love the combination of coconut and toasted almonds and chocolate. If that's not available, then Mounds will work almost as well.

Another favorite (sorry, is this too many???) is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Yumm! I actually tried to replicate that filling but couldn't really come close. Anyone got a good recipe?

For those of you who like to follow the history of candy making in the U.S., you really should read the book 'Candyfreak' by (I kid you not) Steve Almond. Very entertaining. I think that Splendid Table did a segment on him. Great food program, by the way.

When I lived in France, I would just grab anything at le supermarché made by Cote d'Or like their dark chocolate with toasted pecans (my favorite) or dark chocolate with hazelnuts (close second) or dark chocolate with candied orange peels or dark chocolate and almonds… you get the idea. Pure heaven.

* yute, obscure movie reference, synonymous with youth. See the film 'My Cousin Vinny' for full explanation.


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