Product Type: Hershey's Chocolate
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A very chocolatey bar
Hershey's Cookies n Chocolate Bar
Member Name: zombieflesh
Hershey's Cookies n Chocolate Bar
Advantages: light chocolate, nice texture with crunchy biscuit pieces
Disadvantages: no nutritional values listed, no distinct cookie flavour, a bit sickly sweet
The Cookies 'n' Chocolate bar is made by American chocolate manufacturer Hershey's, and is part of the standard bar range. You can get hold of these easily in the United States and where Hershey's is a giant brand name. You can import order these chocolate bars, or if you are lucky you may find that your local supermarket stocks them. For a while the Aldi's near me was stocking a range of Hershey's bars in different flavours. I ordered my Cookies 'n' Chocolate bar online from www.americansweets.co.uk, where I paid the rather inflated price of 89p for a 40g bar. The higher price is due to all of their items being imported and sourced directly from the United States.
The packaging is simplistic and heavily branded with a large Hershey's logo across the front. It has a rich brown colour as the background so that you can easily tell it apart from the other flavours in the range. Each bar weighs in at 40g. Inside, the bar is very thin compared to what you might normally expect from an English chocolate bar, and it mirrors the outer packaging with the Hershey's logo moulded across the top of the chocolate bar. Unusually, there were no pre-formed rows to break the chocolate off into segments, so you just bite straight into it or snap a piece off which can make a bit of a mess.
The chocolate itself forms the base of the bar and is a nice ordinary milk chocolate flavour. I though that it didn't taste too harsh or synthetic as you might expect from an American chocolate. It's lighter and less creamy than UK chocolate, but it melts easily and has a nice contrasting texture against the biscuit pieces. The bits of crumbled cookies are mixed in throughout the bar and give the bar a nice crunchy bite to it. The main issue I had was that the chocolate bar was just so sweet, and it was impossible to pick out any taste of the cookies as the chocolate flavour just overpowered everything else. Aside from the crunchy texture I may as well have been eating an ordinary chocolate bar as I could not identify the cookie flavour. From the image on the front of the wrapper it appears that the cookies are the dark American style cookies that are just chocolate flavoured, and not like an ordinary chocolate chip cookie which has a plain base with only a small hint of chocolate from the chips. Overall this tastes very sugary and you will need to have quite the sweet tooth to really appreciate it.
This chocolate bar seems quite small and doesn't satisfy any hunger cravings. I preferred to have small bits of it as a taster rather than eat the whole thing in one go as a snack, as this still left me feeling hungry afterwards anyway. After checking the packaging I could not find any nutritional values listed, so I think it is probably safe to say that these are quite far along the unhealthy scale!
I think this is ok if you like sugary sweet chocolate, although I personally found it a bit too sickly for my taste and that's saying something as I have a mega sweet tooth! I would recommend trying the Galaxy Cookie bar instead which has a more rounded flavour and is much easier to get hold of.
Milk Chocolate [88%] (Sugar, Cocoa Butter (17%), Milk (13%), Cocoa Mass (13%), Reduced-Minerals Whey Powder (6%), Emulsifiers [Soyar Lecithin, E322 and Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate, E476] and Vanillin, Artificial Flavour).
Cookies [12%] (Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Reduced Iron, Folic Acid, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin and Niacin), Sugar, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Tapioca Starch, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Invert Sugar, Leavening Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, E503ii and Sodium Bicarbonate, E500ii), Salt, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin, E322) and Vanillin, Artificial Flavour.
Summary: An average chocolate bar that is overly sweet