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I am a chocoholic, and I''m always looking for new things to try. I have been really into American candy recently, particularly anything with peanut butter in it. When I saw these in B&M, I was tempted, and bought a king size bar to try it.
These bars are a multi-layered, peanut butter flavoured crispy filling, surrounded by compound chocolate (chocolate made from a combination of cocoa, vegetable fat, and sweeteners) rather than more expensive chocolate solids found in premium brands. The texture of the inside of the bar is similar to a crunchie, although it is made up of lots of small layers of the flavoured filling, rather than the mass of bubbled pieces inside a crunchie. The filling is quite crumbly in consistency and melt in the mouth. I can only seem to find these in the King Size bars, and these contain two individual bars, each approximately 9cm in length. The bars are covered in chocolate and there is a slightly sweet, peanut smell when you open the bar. The bar is slightly nobbly as well, because of the different layers of the peanut brittle inside the bar These bars are sweet, but not so sweet that they are sickening. I have found with most American chocolate bars with peanut butter I have tried there has been a real contrast between the sweet chocolate and the salty, nutty peanut butter, but these ones are a lot sweeter, and there isn''t the same contrast.
I like these bars. They''re a sweeter alternative to chocolate containing peanut butter, and are similar in texture to a Dime bar or a crunchie. There is a slight peanut butter flavour, but it''s a lot sweeter than other chocolates that contain proper peanut butter. I do find that if you eat too many, they become sickening, but as they aren''t the healthiest of chocolate bars, I only eat them very occasionally. I would also imagine that the Butterfinger chocolate would be nice crushed up and used in a cheesecake, or cupcake, or just to flavour a dessert.
Price and Availability
I have only seen these in B&M, where you can buy a King Size bar for 89p. You can also get it in some American candy stores, but they tend to be more expensive.
Corn Syrup, Sugar, Ground Roasted Peanuts, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa, Molasses, Whey (from milk), Confectioner''s Corn Flakes, Nonfat Milk, Salt, Antioxidant (Lactic Acid Esters), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Soybean Oil, Cornstarch, Artificial Flavours, Antioxidants (E319, Citric Acid), Colours (E102, E129)
Nutritional Information per King Size bar
Calories 514 Total Fat 20.52g Saturated Fat 10.659g Sodium 231mg Potassium 254mg Total Carbohydrate 78.29g Protein 6.26g While not the healthiest snack, there are two sections in each King Size bar, and you can break it into smaller pieces if you want less calorie and fat.
Nestle Butterfinger: Many of the most famous brands of chocolate and confectionery were introduced in the 1920's in the US. Americans suddenly developed a greater appetite for ice cream, soft drinks and confectionery. The likely cause was the introduction of Prohibition in January 1920! Butterfinger was introduced in 1923. It's a peanut crunch bar with a thick chocolate coating. Because of its crumbly texture it makes a good topping for cheesecake or sundaes. It's often used in ice cream and other recipes.