Monday, January 15, 2007
Hebert's Fully Loaded
I was in CVS yesterday desperately hoping they sold silver polishing cloths so I wouldn't have to go to evil Wal-Mart, where I know they sell them. No such luck; I had to go to that vile cesspool of American greed. But I digress. While at CVS, I found these: Hebert's "Fully Loaded" candy bars. When I first saw the name, I thought they'd be full of peanuts and raisins and crispy rice and all that kind of stuff. But no, these came in the following flavors: Dark Bananas Foster, Dark Apple Cider, Dark Lime Margarita and Dark Raspberry. Yes, I'm still on my diet, but how could I resist these? I got all the flavors except the lime margarita. Anything that even connotes a relationship with tequila sends my stomach churning.
I've only tried the Bananas Foster. The wrapper says "Dark Chocolate with Banana, Cinnamon and Brown Sugar filling." The first sniff reminded me of something... I think it's the same smell my Easter basket used to have, a kind of fake chocolate smell mixed with sugary jellybean type of aroma. The center is a soft white fondant. I was glad to see it wasn't a screaming yellow. At first the banana taste seemed subtle and I thought I could barely taste it, but I've since amended my thoughts on that. It's definitely banana, although if I tried it in a blind taste test, I'd probably say rum. The filling is sweet, so it's nicely balanced with the dark chocolate. I gave a piece to a notorious banana-hater and he said, "Oh yeah, that's banana." But he liked it. He said the chocolate wasn't as bitter as he usually likes dark chocolate to be and that it had a quality that reminded him of milk chocolate. Almost an alkalinity.
The bars were 2 for $3, a bit pricey for a candy bar. But the banana one was good. Here's what I like about it: it's like the creams you'd find in a heart-shaped box of candy. You don't find that in any other bars. I'll write back when I try the others.