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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great minds. I saw these in Walgreens and thought of giving them a test run. Working with banana flavors can be tricky.

Anonymous said...

Yup, I've picked up all but the Margarita one too. I love the Banana and the Apple cider. I'm just about to take my first bite of the Raspberry now...mmm...this one's good too!
Now, let's hope CVS stops selling these after Valentine's day to give the expansion of my hips a rest!

sandy said...

Hey I thought I would add this site. I recently tried the Banana's Foster one, from CVS, too...and was intrigued so decided to GOOGLE it. Anyway, found your blog, and did some more searching. THEY HAVE A WEBSITE! And they HAVE MORE FLAVORS of the same idea...
http://www.hebertcandies.com/

Anonymous said...

hello, i am in huntersville north carolina. cvs had these on a table up front, the banana, the raspberry, the apple and the marguerita. they were marked down to 37 cents!! i am not kidding. so i bought 1 raspberry. i went back the very next day and bought the entire box of raspberry. a week or so later all that's left are the lime marguerita ones. i asked and they said they would no longer carry the product it just wasnt selling.
odd, but the chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets are flying off the shelves! go figure.....

lsetty said...

I just tried the apple cider bar with some hesitation, but alas yummy!!!8

Traci and Amanda said...

we tried the apple cider, lime margarita and bananas foster (also found at CVS on the front counter). all VERY good! must try the raspberry!