Monday, September 18, 2006

Cranky McCandy

Being a Libra, it's not often that I form a strong opinion. But here's one: enough already with the limited edition candy bars. At first I found them exciting. Orange Kit Kat, Reese's Pieces with peanuts, Toasted Coconut Mounds-- what's not to love? Well, everything really. Because what's happened is that the manufacturers have taken a yummy, tried-and-true candy bar and tried to jazz it up with a new ingredient that just doesn't work. I suppose the thinking is that it's an established brand and a new flavor will get people to try them, but the fact is that in most cases, it just doesn't work. We love Reese's because the peanut butter is so dry and crumbly, just like we love Reese's Pieces because the peanut butter is so smooth and creamy. Kit Kats are great because they have the perfect balance of chocolate and crispy wafer. We don't need new variations. Instead, I'd love to see more new original candy bars. Okay, enough grumping. Back to loving chocolate.

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