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Manija XL “Peanut”

Karuna

Taste: 4.5

Texture: 4.5

Novelty: 1

All scores out of 5

This bar represents one of my candy industry pet peeves, and it all circles around the Snickers Bar. Now don't get me wrong, I love Snickers bars, in fact they're one of my “go to” bars when I want a simple snack. My problems is that just about every single candy company in the world appears to have a chocolate bar that is pretty much just a carbon copy of the Snickers bar. For the most part I actually try to avoid these treats, if I suspect that it might be similar, I probably won't review it.

Unfortunately this bar tricked me. I thought it might be something different, mostly due to its shape and size, but I was horribly deceived. I should note that it might be slightly my own fault as well. The Manija does come in two other varieties, coconut and almond, and I picked the peanut. But even so, I don't think I should be punished because I happen to enjoy peanuts.

I guess I can say that this bar is fairly tasty, a nice size, and a good balance between all of the ingredients. However I would say exactly the same thing about the Snickers bar too, so I think I have to score this pretty low in the “novelty” department.