Friday, 7 October 2011

October 7th: Hershey's Payday (Original Post January 2008)

Kcal 240 Fat 13.0g Fat(sats) 2.5g Carbs 27.0g

The lovely people at AmericanSoda have been reading the comments on some of the recent reviews and they have insisted that I revisit some of the American reviews upon on your request. One of the most commonly requested redux reviews is for the Hershey's Payday - one of the lowest ever rated products in ChocolateMission history (See below). In my embarrassing review below (give me a break it was one of my first :D ) I rendered the bar flavourless and devoid of flavour .... I was sure looking forward to reuniting myself with this one folks (/end of sarcasm).

So in the name of thorough research I ate the bar AmericanSoda sent across. Well what can I say!? I didn't think it was as bad as last time I tried it, but suffice to say it still didn't do much for me. Compared to previous, the peanuts were definitely more flavoursome, though I still found the caramel taffy at the centre to be ridiculously bland. Looking at the scoring chart of last I was way too harsh on the presentation and textural elements so I have amended my scoring of those criteria to provide a more realistic score. That doesn't however mean I will change my jurisdiction :D personally I still think this is a bar severely lacking depth in the taste, department and it wouldn't be one I would recommend to anyone. Hershey's make some great confectionery bars - the Payday isn't one of them :D

4.6 out of 10


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Kcal 250 Fat 13g Fat(sats) 2.5g Carbs 28g

Not technically a chocolate bar, but what the hell why not! I enjoy most things with peanuts in, so I was very excited to try this bar and though it sounded very promising.

The bar itself was supposed to be 'chewy caramel centre covered in salty nuts', but this combination didn't ever come to fruition. From what I tasted the saltiness of the nuts wasn't there and the caramel chew bar was flavourless to the extreme.

Overall this was a big disappointment to me and it wont be a bar I will ever order again. The bar was devoid of flavour and packed full of calories and fat. It is now the holder of the title of worst bar on Chocolate Mission

2.8 out of 10

*Credit to Cybele at www.Candyblog.com for the pictures
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