S - North America - Pieces

Sno Caps


Taste: 3.5

Texture: 4

Novelty: 3

All scores out of 5

This candy suffers from expectation problems, or at the very least what I was expecting when I opened them. I thought I was going to have little mountains of chocolate covered in white sprinkles. While that is generally what these are, there is one detail that was different than what I expected, and I didn't like it. These are little mountains covered in white sprinkles, however they were really small. I was expecting something about as round as a dime at the base, but these were much smaller than that. In fact they were the same size as your average chocolate chip.

That’s the thing that soured me a little, the fact that these are simply chocolate chips. For some reason this comes across as lazy. I couldn't help but think that I was just eating a box of chocolate chips while eating these, even though they also have a bunch of fun white sprinkles on top. While this certainly didn't ruin the treat for me, it did turn me off a little. This is the problem with these Sno Caps, I was expecting larger chocolate mountains and I got tiny chocolate hills (chips) instead.

The good thing is the chocolate chips were made from a fairly good semi sweet chocolate. The sprinkles didn't add anything to flavour of these, but the crunch was a nice texture feature. It's a simple candy concept, but it seems to work fairly well. On a second note, the package claims that they're "Semi-Sweet Chocolate Nonpareils", does anybody know what a Nonpareils is?