M - North America - Bars

Max 5


Taste: 3.5

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 4.5

All scores out of 5

The reason I chose this bar for a review was a commercial. Yes, the Candy Critic can be influenced to try a new treat just because the commercial was cool. The advertisement in question was full of playful images of candy and fun word plays, including the one that caught my attention: "What's better than four... Max 5." As much as advertising may catch my weak mind, I think it was also the idea that a new treat had come along. After eating my 10th variety of Kit Kat or Aero, something brand new is a very refreshing idea.

This bar is full of stuff. I mean this literally. Basically, what Hershey's has done is taken all of the great elements of many different candy bars and mushed them into one. The pretzels do seem to dominate a bit, only because these particular pretzels are a little big. The good thing is that they give it a nice texture that really works. Also, each bite is a little different from the last because the ratio of stuff keeps changing. That's not bad either.