4

Candy Girls: Pop Rocks Milk Chocolate Bar

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

"Melts on your tongue, pops in your mouth"

First reactions: At first glance, the Pop Rocks Milk Chocolate Bar appears just like a Crunch bar. You can see what look like crunchy bits of rice buried inside the milk chocolate, but the truth of those innocent looking morsels soon becomes apparent once you take a bite. This candy really does have "a kick," just as the wrapper advertises. At first you don't really notice the pop rocks having an effect, but suddenly your whole mouth is filled with popping and fizzing mania! The bar is scored into three neat cubes.

Liz: It looks like a Crunch Bar. Aubrey: Agreed. Liz: There are three parts here. Should we find someone else to test with us? Aubrey: Ha ha, let's call Jonathan. Liz: He'll eat anything. Like Mikey! The Life cereal kid who was rumored to have died from eating a combination of Pop Rocks and soda. Aubrey: Oooo, I'll go buy a soda!

Taste: We go for both ways of eating this: chewing it quickly to make the Pop Rocks explode, and sucking down the chocolate so the Pop Rocks emerge more slowly. When you eat this bar, the popping sounds are distinctly audible to bystanders. This is certainly a case where taste takes a backseat to the novelty of eating chocolate-bar-encased exploding candy.

Aubrey: It's effervescent, just a nice little bit of fizziness. Liz: It's still like a Crunch Bar, but sparkly. And louder. Aubrey: It's fun! Only now it's getting stronger. Woah. Do you think the soda is doing anything? Liz: No, my stomach feels unexplode-y. Aubrey: I like it, but I think I'm done after the one piece. Jonathan:

Conclusions: Would we finish the bar? Yes, but it's much more fun to share. Would we purchase again? For kicks if nothing else. Rating: 3.5 out of 5

- Liz and Aubrey

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.