Posts Tagged ‘dark chocolate’

Goldenbergs Peanut Chews – an iconic classic since 1917

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Goldenbergs Peanut Chews have been an iconic candy favorite since 1917

Goldenbergs Peanut Chews have been an iconic candy favorite since 1917

Sharability: 8

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 6

Novelty: 9

Overall: 8

Though the name of the candy is Peanut Chews, I couldn’t help but think it was lying based o the picture on the wrapper. To me, it looked like solid chocolate filled with peanuts and I couldn’t fathom how that was going to be chewy.

The wrapper doesn’t say there is caramel in the inside; it just says “Bite-size chewy pieces loaded with peanuts!” So when I bit into the caramel-like substance that was filled with peanuts and covered in chocolate I wondered why they didn’t mention that on the wrapper.

Maybe it isn’t caramel. Maybe it is some chemical substance that is a cheap substitute for the “creamy” caramel that, oh so many candies love to rave about. But don’t let me put ideas in your head.

The truth is that the caramel-like substance is molasses, which is a syrupy sugar. The Peanut Chews are manufactured by Just Born, which also makes America’s favorite Easter candy, Peeps. I only had the honor of tasting the ‘milk chocolatey’ flavor, though I do know that this candy comes in original dark chocolate as well. The bar is not so much a bar, but many bars, six to be exact. Six little fun size candies, making sharing easy.

Romanian immigrant, David Goldenberg, founded the Goldenberg Candy Company in 1890. This company first introduced the Peanut Chews in 1917. This high protein and high energy bar was originally developed as a ration bar for the U.S. military in World War I. The company went through the hands of many Goldenbergs who all did their part in making the candy what it is today.

In the 1930s Harry Goldenberg initiated the conversion from the bite size bars to a full bar with bite size pieces. Just Born accumulated the Peanut Chews in 2003. This one is a fun vintage candy, and it’s vegan too!

Sources:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_Chews
  • http://www.justborn.com/peanut-chews/

Dark Chocolate M&M’s

Friday, July 7th, 2006 by Jon Prince

Few products have captured the imagination and tastebuds of candy lovers as Dark Choclate M&M’s have…

Originally introduced as a Limited Edition, they soon grew to”cult” status and became harder and harder to find

At CandyFavorites.com, we are always looking for the latest product and we are proud to announce that we these in stock in several different packaging options as well as  5 pound bulk cases!

We are not sure how long supplies will last but we are sure that these are one of the best tasting candies to hit the market….

Star Wars Dark Chocolate M&M’s

Thursday, May 19th, 2005 by Jon Prince

What will they think of next….

Masterfoods USA just released M&M’s in Dark Chocolate to coincide with the new episode of Star Wars…

The M&M’s come in dark chocolate peanut as well as plain and they are quite good ( I would be remiss if I didn’t add that I have a weakness for dark chocolate)

Although supposedly a limited edition, you can easily collect seventy two different collector’s pack.

They are unique and if you love dark chocolate and M&M’s, my advice is to get your hands on as many as possible!

To try the Dark Chocolate Plain M&M’s, please click here.

To try the Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M’s, please click here