Food Biz Kids: Mixed reviews for Hershey's Caramel SnackBarz
‘Are they trying to compete with Nestlé Toll House Bars?’
By Diane Toops, News & Trends Editor | 12/19/2005
If you have a new product you want to test on our 7th-grade panelists, contact Diane Toops at Dtoops@putman.net, or 630-467-1300, ext. 321.
Veronica Manduyano, 7th grade:
Hershey’s Caramel SnackBarz
Hershey Co., Hershey, Pa.
Hershey’s Caramel SnackBarz are really good. They are chocolaty from the bottom and they taste like caramel at the top. They are really good. The chocolate melts in your mouth and they are really gushy and crunchy. I would recommend these to anybody and especially people who like chocolate. Taste ’em. Delicious! Rachel Spielman, 7th grade:
These SnackBarz don’t look too appealing — a nasty yellow color with brown. They’re like a mixture of rice crispies and caramel chocolate. They smell like junk food and the texture is nasty. I don’t think this product is needed, and kids won’t like it. It’s just another unhealthy junk product we don’t need in this world. Christian Hunter, 7th grade:
It helps to have a lighter color for packaging. It’s nice Hershey could keep the fat and cholesterol down — they should have less calories. They taste OK, but are a little too sweet. They would taste better if the whole outside covering was chocolate. Even though they’re good, there’s really no reason to have them on the market unless Hershey is trying to compete with Nestlé. I’m sorry to say this, but they just don’t cut it next to Toll House Candy Bars. Elsa McNeilly, 7th grade:
The second I saw the box and picture, I got so tempted to put it in my mouth. The packaging is bright and colorful; it has the classic Hershey’s brown (color). With the texture of chewy caramel, chocolate and what seems to taste like a Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treat, it is delicious. The second you open the package, it smells as great as it tastes. I would especially recommend these to all chocolate and caramel lovers, like myself. Juan Reyes, 7th grade:
One of the best snack bars I’ve ever tasted. They’re easy to open and easy to eat — soft and smooth. Almost all the people will like them.Brook Toland, 7th grade:
It tastes toxic and fake. It’s crunchy, squishy and has a nauseous smell. I think it’s not a necessary snack unless you’re poor, hungry and skinny. Trevor Santoro, 7th grade:
They are really good. The combination of caramel, chocolate and crispy rice are addicting. I don’t think the packaging is too attractive, and the aftertaste isn’t that good. But if I was walking to my house, I would stop at a store and buy some.Dandy’elle Towns, 7th grade:
From the package, it looks really good. The texture is rough, smooth, chocolaty, crispy and crunchy. The top of the bar is crispy rice, caramel in the middle, and the chocolate on the bottom is so, so, so good!Tommy Rorke, 7th grade:
These snack bars are pretty good. When you first taste it, there is a nice blend of chocolate and caramel. The only problem is the aftertaste. It leaves your mouth with a sort of dry, itchy feeling. I doubt they will do well in the market due to all the other bars.Claire Winter, 7th grade:
They are easy to open, nasty smelling, crunchy caramel snack bars. Although they smell bad, they taste good — like rice crispies, butterscotch and a thin layer of chocolate. I think it’s a good on-the-go snack, not really necessary, but the kind of thing people love.Najeema Muhammed-Bey, 7th grade:
I really can’t taste the caramel and marshmallow, but I can for sure taste the crispy rice and chocolate. That’s great, because I love chocolate — especially Hershey’s.