Friday, November 27, 2009

Chocolate Lacking in Mrs. Freshley Buddy Bars

In a previous review of a Mrs. Freshley product, your Chocolate Priestess mentioned that for the price it was an excellent product.  If you want to find that review, please use the search tool I've placed on the side bar.  Not all products a company makes are good nor are they a good value for the price.  Sadly the "Buddy Bars" is one of those disappointments, Sisters and Brothers.  Let me reveal why I was disappointed so  you can make your own decisions.

I find these Mrs. Freshley products in both the dollar store and the grocery stores in my area. Considering how Little Debbie products have skyrocketed in price over the past year, we wanted to see if this was a good substitute for my family when they want a sweet but portable snack.  Personally, since I'm on this Path now I eat one of these once to try it for all of you, Sisters and Brothers, and let the rest of my family eat the others; in fact, often since these come in two piece packets, I eat only one or part of one.  Remember: Moderation and Purposefulness.

This is very important in the case of these "Buddy Bars" because one serving is one bar but they come packaged in pairs so be very aware of that fact when you look at these nutritional values.  Each bar contains 140 calories, 3.5g saturated fat, 75mg sodium, less than 1g fiber, 11g sugars, 2g protein and only 2% of the daily iron an adult needs.  Nutritionally, this is not so great.  The bars measure 4.5 X 1.15 X 0.75 inches and have a rised hatch pattern on the top reflecting what treats of this variety traditionally look like.  I'm not sure who decided they must look like this, but every brand I've ever found has this exact same look with varying degrees of darkness to the chocolate surrounding the wafers and slight differences in size.

When I open up the plastic sheaf, the primary scent is a strong peanut butter one without much chocolate.  Peanut butter is the second ingredient while cocoa is the seventh, last on the list of “less than 2%” items that make up this product including wheat and soy if those are allergy concerns for you.  The bars feel cool in my fingers and start to melt a bit.  Biting in, I find it to be slightly crunchy.  I can see four wafers and three peanut butter cream layers.  All I honestly taste is the peanut butter, the cocoa is very weak, so weak that even letting it melt in my mouth only intensities the peanut flavor more.  If I didn’t know this should taste like chocolate, it would not register at all as such a treat.  Therefore, not a great product for The Chocolate Cult.

Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.


James said...

im eating one right now and theyre fuckin awesome.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I'm glad you like them, James, but I found them very lacking in real chocolate taste. Other brands have similar products that taste more like chocolate to me. Some of this brand's other products are much better.

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