April 20th: Hershey's Take 5

Kcal 210 Fat 11.0g Fat(sats) 5.0g Carbs 25.0g

Yet another goodie from the awesome people at Candy Pirate - The 'Take 5' name refers to its five main core ingredients: a salted Pretzel base, a layer of Peanut Butter, a layer of caramel, chopped peanuts all covered in a milk chocolate base.

Those of you may recall that I reviewed the 'Take 5 Peanut Butter' earlier this year...you also may recall I had a slight issue with the sweetness of the layers mixing with the salted pretzel. Luckily I can confirm that this wasnt such an issue with this bar for reasons I will go into.

In weight the bar was actually a few grams heavier than the peanut butter version - though not very noticeable in actual size I was definately a little more satisfied after eating this version than the Peanut Butter - though I still wanted more.As you can see above the bar is split into two funny pebble shaped pieces - as you can also see by the cross section the layering isnt quite as you would think. The bar actually blends the two layers of the peanut butter and caramel - this makes for a slighty salted nutty caramel flavour layer that I would aliken to the peanut butter caramel you get with the Twix PB. This blend actually works quite well and it makes for a nice slightly chewy texture agaisnt the crunchyness of the pretzel and its particularly the different textures featured in the bar that make it so intresting and unique.

Unlike the 'Peanut Butter' version the bar is coated in milk chocolate - the standard of the chocolate isnt half bad and though far from being the standard of say Lindt it does a nice job in providing a slightly sweet flavour that balances out the saltyness of the pretzel and nutty layers well.

Overall whether you like this bar or not really depends on if you enjoy the mixture of salty and sweet flavours. For me the bar actually does a good of balancing the two correctly - and the chocolate coating is far superior to peanut flavoured one in the 'Peanut Butter variant'. The only thing that stops this bar being a top runner is really the size, appearance and hunger fufilling factors that come along with it....simply put the bar could be bigger, look better and satisfy hunger more - if anything the saltyness just leaves you wanting more. I cannot fault it for taste though and its definately a product worth checking out though if you like the sound of it.

7.9 out of 10

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