Saturday, 28 March 2009

March 28th: Hershey's Twizzlers Chocolate Twists

Kcal 160 Fat 2.5g Fat(sats) 1.0g Carbs 33.0g (per 45.0g - 4 pieces)

In their latest package, *IShop4YouII* sent me a whole variety of different products, included in which were these Hershey's Twizzlers Chocolate Twists. I had tried a few varieties of Twizzlers before most memorably strawberry, though having never even heard of these 'Chocolate' flavoured ones I was intrigued to say the least. I couldn't help but laugh at the claim of being made with 'real Hershey's Chocolate' - the actual realness itself of Hershey's Chocolate is a real grey area nowadays ... but please lets just not go in to that today :)

Liz kindly sent me a 340.0g bag of these Twizzlers, which I slowly munched away on sporadically for about three or so weeks. The presentation of the product was a little unspectacular - the outer packaging was all pretty standard Hershey's style, though the laces themselves I am afraid cut a rather boring brown appearance. To be honest everytime I looked at them I couldn't quite help but ask the question why are these not cola flavoured? ... ultimately I think they could have done more to get the chocolate theme across! In regards to aromas, it was all a little puzzling. The Twists radiated a predominantly sweet smell that had an odd burnt rubber hint to it. I could detect a minor chocolatyness though it was really rather faint.

Just as the smell and presentation lacked in establishing the 'chocolate' flavoured nature of the product, the actual taste didn't really make any greater inroads. As you would expect with chew sweets the taste was really rather sugar led, though it did have some additional flavours that just seemed lost in one big murky background taste. Breaking the taste down beyond the sugar, I could detect elements of vanilla, dried milk, flour ... if you have ever tasted dried custard powder before thats how I would best describe the convergence of these flavours. Although these didn't really leave me demanding more, they at the same time weren't exactly horrible. What I think one of the most important things you take notice of though is the lacking of the word chocolate in my description of the taste ... go figure.

Overall as I have tried to outline above these weren't a necessarily bad tasting chew sweet - they simply just didn't deliver the chocolate flavour promised though. I guess rationally thinking about it this wasn't all that surprising - how on earth are you really going to implement chocolate in a chew sweet after all ... aside from maybe coating say a regular Strawberry Twizzler in proper chocolate .... now theres an idea :) For my money if your interested in these sorts of sweets/candy, I suggest you look at some of the other flavours from the Twizzlers range.

5.2 out of 10

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