Take 5

Kcal 210 Fat 11g Fat (Sat) 5g Carbs 26g (per two pieces)

In the UK we have a break – we have a Kit Kat, but in the US they take five with a Take 5. This American chocolate bar is cleverly named to have a dual meaning; it informs consumers that it is the chocolate of choice for a bit of R&R, but also refers to its five layer filling: chocolate, peanuts, caramel, peanut butter, and pretzels. There is certainly a lot going on in a Take 5, but is it too much?

The bold red wrapper really stands out, but Take 5 is about to get a makeover with new dark packaging that looks funky and stylish, and much more appealing.

Although counted as one portion, Take 5 is divided into two rounded pieces with bumpy peanuts underneath the surface. The peanuts also make themselves known by the strong aroma they give off.

Take 5 has a great variety of textures, starting with a biscuit-like crunch from the pretzels, which is complimented by chewy caramel, smooth chocolate, and creamy peanut butter. There is some variation in taste, but mainly what you get is saltiness. The pretzels, peanuts, and peanut butter all provide this, meaning that it is overwhelmingly the dominant taste. You do, however, get notes of sweetness from the caramel and a deeper touch of malt too.

The pretzels are the standout ingredient, but they could not be appreciated without all the other elements included, so although there is a lot going on, everything works together to make a harmonising bar. If you want to give Take 5 a go, you can pop over to American Soda.

Presentation: 8
Aroma: 7.5
Taste: 7.5
Sustenance: 8
Texture: 7.5
Overall: 7.7