Thursday, February 23, 2006

And if you go chasing rabbits

Chocolate and marshmallow fans would do well to try Necco's Marshmallow Rabbits. The package puts an emphasis that this chocolate is REAL and they aren't teasing. Most similar marshmallow treats come with a low grade of chocolate, like you might find on a Take Five. The chocolate on this one is dark and rich. More important, it is twice as thick as most competitors, so the chocolate flavor is strong. If the marshmallow had the vanilla flavor you find in a Valomilk then we would have a new classic on our hands. As it is, the Necco marshmallow is fine and makes the overall texture pleasingly soft with no sickly sweet overtones you sometimes find. I will say I think it slightly edges out the Cadbury Creme Egg.

Necco is one of handful of small candy manufacturers left in the US. They make the Valentine Sweethearts, Necco wafers, the Mary Jane, and the Clark Bar. with If you value diversity in candy (remember the halcyon days of youth when you got all kinds of stuff at Halloween instead of a set of Hershey and Mars products), then you should be buying this candy on principle. Since it tastes so damn good and costs 60 cents, I imagine you will have one in your pocket by day's end.

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