Sunday, July 11, 2010

Milky Way Midnight Dark Wins the Candy Bar Taste Test

We have a winner in the candy bar taste test: Milky Way Midnight Dark. Second place goes to 3 Musketeers.

Candy BarCaloriesRemarks
Milky Way Midnight Dark230The dark chocolate with the vanilla nougat is a great combination, and who can argue with caramel. A few less calories per bar than most of the others.
Milky Way Simply Caramel250No nougat, just a mouthful of caramel wrapped in milk chocolate. Delightful.
Milky Way270You can't go wrong with the classic chocolate, caramel, nougat. What exactly is nougat again?
3 Musketeers260For the biggest candy bar, it is suprisingly light. That's because it's whipped.
Snickers280Some people love the peanut taste, but we fnd it leaves an unpleasant after taste. And it has the most calories.
Snickers Dark240The dark chocolate goes well with the peanut flavor.
Cadbury Caramello220A good balance of chocolate to caramel. The fewest calories in the lot.

A word about the taste test. We included candy bars that can be readily purchased in the United States. We did not include chocolate bars, such as Hershey's or Hershey's Special Dark, because we do not consider chocolate by itself a "candy." We did not include Reese's, Reese's Pieces, Tootsie Rolls, or M&M's because they are not a "bar."

We also did not consider wafer or rice based candies such as Kit Kat, Twix, 100 Grand, Nestle's Crunch, Nestle's Butterfinger or anything with coconut or nuts. Arguably these are candy bars but we put them in the chocolate-covered food category. And we really don't like coconut or nuts.

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