Product Type: Hershey's Snacks
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A Very Sweet Treat
Hershey Cookies 'n' Creme
Member Name: topsyturvy
Hershey Cookies 'n' Creme
Advantages: tastes great, lots of cookies pieces
Disadvantages: quite expensive, not sold locally
Now a lot of you won’t really be familiar with Hershey’s chocolate because they are a company which tend to distribute their chocolate in America and other European countries. I first came across them when in America and quite liked it, it is like our version of Cadbury’s still not as good as but they have different ideas. The next time I saw the chocolate was in Selfridges at their food court as they sell imported chocolates and I came across these Cookies’n’crème bars which I grew to love.
I saw them sold at my local corner shop for a while but then they stopped selling them so I didn’t know where to buy them. Hershey’s is the largest North American manufacturer of chocolate and non-chocolate goods. Milton S. Hershey was the founder starting off as a small part of Milton Hershey’s Lancaster Caramel Company. Using chocolate making equipment purchased in 1893 the company produced baking chocolate, cocoa and sweet chocolate coatings for the larger company’s caramels. Nowadays they export products to over ninety countries worldwide.
So one thing I like about these Cookies’n’Crème bars is the packaging. They are in a silver foil wrapper which really stands out. On the front they have a white strip across it with the big Hershey lettering with a gold outer shadow and a picture of a cookie broken off and two squares of the bar in a pool of melted white chocolate. It is a 40g bar but I feel it is quite big and you get a lot in it. The only information on the packaging about allergies is that it might contain nut traces other than it is suitable for everyone well unless you hate white chocolate as I know it’s not the most popular.
The good thing is that Hershey does a similar bar like this Cookies’n’Crème one except it’s called Cookies’n’Chocolate so it’s the exact same idea but comes in a brown wrapper and is made with milk chocolate, it tastes just as good.
The chocolate itself as you peel back the wrapping you see the chocolate and it is all white but on the back you see it is filled with lots of dark cookie pieces and they don’t hold back in how much they put in making the chocolate good value for money especially if you love cookies as much as I do. Turning the bar over it is one big rectangle but divided into horizontal rows of three rectangles so you can still break it off piece by piece. I sometimes find this bar too sickening so eat half and leave half for later.
As soon as you open the wrapper the very sweet chocolatey smell rises up and makes you want to eat it. On each rectangular piece the Hershey’s lettering is imprinted so that you can’t mistake what chocolate you’re eating. The chocolate is quite creamy and the cookie taste really comes out strong amidst the white chocolate taste. The chocolate to me tastes exactly like a Milky Bar but if it was to have dark cookie pieces in it. It is a very thin chocolate compared to Cadbury’s which are big chunks really.
I have tasted a lot of chocolate bars which state that they are Cookies’n’Crème but in fact taste nothing like the flavouring. However, Hershey’s I will definitely give the thumbs up on because even after eating the chocolate you can still taste that creamy milky taste in your mouth so that you really grasp the taste of the product. The cookie taste is not overpowered by the milk chocolate either as they have given a very generous amount of cookie pieces to the bar so that they get just the right balance of flavouring making their bar a success.
Now where to buy these bars, I was actually surprised and found these accidentally. I was in my local Makro which is a bulk buy store sort of like Costco but slightly different, although you have to have a card to gain access which you get through your work. I was walking down the aisles of big tubs of sweets and big boxes of 50 bars of Mars Delight etc, it’s so cruel and tempting. I then stopped and saw the Hershey’s lettering in bold white text.
I stopped and saw that they had the Cookies’n’Crème bars and Cookies’n’Chocolate bars but I had to make the hardest decision of my life in choosing which to opt for. I chose Cookies’n’Crème over it but for 24 bars it came to £8.50 with VAT included but that is including import charges I’m sure as well as my batch were in fact shipped all the way from Brazil. At first 24 bars sounds like nothing but I’ve had mine for weeks and still haven’t finished as they are very sickeningly sweet so it’s not something you over indulge in.
If you don’t get these bars in these superstores like I said try the Harvey Nichols or Selfridges food courts as they do sell these bars separately at about 50 odd pence a bar which isn’t too bad. Or I have researched some online retailers for you who can’t even access those stores.
http://www.mrsomalleys.co.uk/ sells each bar for 59 p or does an offer if you buy 5
http://www.cybercandy.co.uk/aaasmt/index.php sells a bar for 94p or a bag of nuggets which are little blocks with the same flavouring but in a different style for £4.70 or the kisses which are famous in little drop shapes for £3.15. I have ordered from this site before and they do deliver promptly but postage is very pricey at £3.99 and the sell by dates are always a bit too short for my liking but if you want to eat quickly then go ahead.
OR last but certainly not least
http://www.americansoda.co.uk Again I have ordered with this website before their shipping is the lowest and they charge 79p a bar and sell Cookies’n’Chocolate. Buying one bar would make your postage 80p which is really good.
So if you haven’t tried it give it a try or even look at some of the other international treats on these websites, it’s quite fun.