2011.09.07

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a candy review, in fact, I may have last done one in an issue of Psychotherapy zine published (on paper) back in 1993. No matter…. you’re here for a candy review, and that is what you shall get!

Today we’ll be looking at the Roundy’s Milk Chocolate Almond Bar, and we’re going to try our best not to make too many direct comparisons to the classic HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar.

But who am I kidding? The “Roundy’s Milk Chocolate Almond Bar” is a direct competitor to the “HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar” in every respect. Think of the Roundy’s version as the “generic equivalent” that is cheaper, and maybe not quite as good…

Roundy's Milk Chocolate Almond Bar
Here’s an image courtesy of our desktop (candy) scanner.

Besides the design, which I find a bit uninspiring, you’ll notice that between the 3 samples, the amount and distribution of almonds varies wildly!

The first bar has 5, while the second has 4 1/2, and the third is the jackpot with 4 1/2 almonds on each side! This is the one you’ll want to break in half to share with a friend. Doing so with number 1 or 2 would leave either you or your friend seriously lacking in almonds.

As for the chocolate itself, I’d rate it as “ok but not great” and if I compared it directly to the chocolate from the fine folks at HERSHEY’S, I’d probably be more disappointed.

As for the actual ingredients and the “Nutritional Information” label? I don’t even look at those, because if I did, I wouldn’t be eating either of them.

One Response to “Roundy’s Milk Chocolate Almond Bar”

  1. JaredNo Gravatar says:

    Great article review of Roundy’s chocolate bar. I myself prefer Butler’s chocolate almond bar. But they both have a very smooth taste!

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