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I seem to be reviewing nothing but chocolate recently, thanks to my visiting a couple of great independent sweet shops over the last few months. The latest "new" chocolate bar to attract my attention was an American imported bar called "Baby Ruth". It is one I had previously seen listed on sweet selling websites, and I had always wanted to try it. Made from peanuts, rich caramel, and nougat, it contains some of my favourite ingredients.
I have always misread the title as "Babe Ruth", presuming it to be named after the famous baseball player of the same name. But "babe" is actually "baby". I presume the sportsman wouldn't give his consent to endorsing the product!Whatever the reasons for it's name, this is a bar that has been made in America since the 1920's at least, so it's evidently popular.
The bar looks good, as it is chunky and you can see the nut pieces under the top chocolate layer. I like a bar that is generous with it's filling. It also smells fantastic and nutty as soon as you open the packaging. Sadly for me, it's downhill from there..
The chocolate covering tastes like a lot of American milk chocolate that I have tried - relatively sweet and bland. I prefer my chocolate to taste more milky and less sugary so I don't rate this part highly. Underneath the chocolate, there is a peanut and caramel layer. The peanuts have a good flavour because they are are in nice big chunks, which adds a welcome amount of crunch. The caramel is soft but chewy to the point of being slightly difficult to eat unless you take small bites. I wouldn't mind that if the caramel tasted good but I don't agree it is richly flavoured at all. It's just sugary and virtually tastless. The nougat is O.K - there is plenty of it, and it has a good substantial texture. Overall though, I thought this chocolate was a big disappointment. I didn't like the individual elements and together they are worse because the sweetness is intensified. I found it sickly to eat. It satisfied my hunger in one sense, as I certainly didn't feel like eating anything afterwards!
As it is imported, the chocolate bar doesn't have our usual nutrition information tables on. It uses the American equivalents of our RDA, which gives the saturated fat levels at 40% of an adults recommended maximum amount. This is a lot, even for a sweet product, and another reason why I won't be buying it again. The wrapper has a slogan advertising the fact the bar contains 4g of protein. This is little consolation given the fat levels!
I wouldn't recommend a "Babe Ruth" bar unless you really like sweet things. It is too sickly for me. If you want to try it yourself, you will find it stocked in the Mr Timms Sweetshop chain, branches of Cybercandy, many independent sweetshops, as well as numerous places online. Amazon sell it in bulk quantities for the devotees! I paid £1.45 for my single packet.
I don't know about you but i have always craved babyruths since i was very young but have never tried it untill last year when i found one in a HMV store here in the uk.
If your like me , you may have noticed Babyruth candy bars in American movies from the 80s to early 2000, such as Bruce Campbell movie Bubba Ho-tep,Caddyshack,The Goonies,American Halloween themed tv episodes,Hairspray and in several baseball themed films.
Baby Ruth is a candy bar that is made of chocolate-covered peanuts and nougat, though the nougat found in it is more like fudge,its a very thick and chunky.
Back in 1916, the Curtiss Candy Company was founded in Chicago. The company's first candy bar was called the "Kandy Kake". The product was not overwhelmingly successful, so Curtiss went about refashioning it. And, with that in 1920, the "Baby Ruth" candy bar was introduced to candy-craving consumers.but the company has traditionally claimed that it (the candybar)was named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth Cleveland. them saying that may have merely been a way to avoid having to pay the baseball player any royalties.
so even though its clamed to not be assosiated with 'Babe Ruth or otherwise known as the 'Great bambino' ''the man who Called the Shot.'' people can't help but remember him when they pick up a bar of baby ruth.
I Was So happy when i found this in HMV in england ( i think it was there for a limited time only) as i was dying to try it out. it was very nutty and packed with a fudgy nougat, its about the size of a normal chocolaite bar but really bumpy and chewy, it was mouth watering, and yes i ate it though i'm lactose intolerent , it was worth getting a bit sick.
Original flavor U.S. edition: sugar, roasted peanuts, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated palm kernel and coconut oil, nonfat milk, cocoa, High-fructose corn syrup and less than 1% of glycerin, whey (from milk), dextrose, salt, monoglycerides, soy lecithin, soybean oil, natural and artificial flavors, carrageenan, TBHQ and citric acid (to preserve freshness), caramel color.
everyone should try this its really a big part of american history.at least for me it is...
for people in the uk you can buy it here for 99p, type in Baby Ruth in there search bar: