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Mr Tom “Peanuts”

Hosta

Taste: 4

Texture: 4

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

So who is this “Mr Tom”? Well from what I can tell he is a man with fairly good taste in candy bars and fairly bad taste in packaging candy bars. I am most disturbed by the many psychotic looking clowns featured on the package. I’m sure it’s all about giving it some kind of carnival theme, but it reminds me more of Stephen King's “It”.

The bar itself is a pretty great success. It’s very simple in it’s design, peanuts coated in some kind of caramelized sugar and then hardened. The thing that makes this bar work, is that this simple bar is done well. The crunchy caramel brittle type coating is thick enough to give it a little flavour but thin enough not to be overpowering. The caramel is also cooked well enough to give a slight roasted flavour but no so much as to be burnt. The peanuts are nice and fresh and don’t taste at all rancid, and that’s good because it helps with the great balance of flavour that this bar has.

The texture is nice and crunchy, doesn’t stick to my teeth either. I’m really happy with this treat and frankly surprised after being traumatized by the scary clowns on the package.