The Chocolate Cult: Russell Stover Christmas Treats 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Russell Stover Christmas Treats 2010

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Last year we looked at a few treats from Russell Stover that we found in our nearby Hallmark store, the place nearest us who sells small items from this company.  About two weeks ago, your Chocolate Priestess was in there buying a few cards and I saw a few treats we had yet to review.  Since there were only 59¢ a piece, I picked up two of them.

We'll start with the Peanut Butter Santa.  This weighs 1.25oz and has 190 calories made up of 5g saturated fat, 70mg sodium, 2g fiber, 13g sugars, 4g protein, with 4% iron and calcium.  As you can see it really doesn't look like anything at all, mostly a semi-circular blob measuring 2.25 X 2 X 0.5 inches. It has a strong peanut scent even through the milk chocolate that releases only a hint to my nose.  Biting into it I find that a slightly creamy but heavy roasted flavor peanut center is about 80% of the treat.  The peanut butter is slightly crunchy even and is certainly the dominant essence in this candy.

Next we'll experience the Peppermint Bark Snowman which has a white chocolate layer on top of a dark chocolate layer that you can see the outline of in this photo I hope.  This is much better to look at because we can clearly see the snowman and tell he's holding on to his scarf even.  This also has a more complex scent with the creaminess of the white competing with the dark chocolate and a hint of the peppermint.  This is 3.75 inches long, 1.5 inches at the widest and almost 0.5 inches at his hat and hand level.  He is slightly less of a challenge to your diet or health than the other treat as well with 140 calories made up of 4.5g saturated fat, 10mg sodium, 1g fiber, 14g sugars, 1g protein, with a hint of calcium and iron.  The peppermint candy pieces in the white chocolate are crunchy and chewy, the dark base has a nice bitter base and the creaminess of the white chocolate smooths it all out. I have to say this is the favorite Christmas treat yet I've had from Russell Stover.

What treats have you all had for this same company?


briarrose said...

Mmmm....this makes me want to go on a Russell Stover hunt. The peppermint bark treat looks so good.

The Chocolate Priestess said...

I found these like half a mile from my house in a Hallmark store.

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