MilkyWay
Rich Chocolate, Creamy Caramel, Smooth Nougat

First, let's make sure that MilkyWay is really what you're looking for.

On an old TV show called M*A*S*H, there was a conversation between the Colonel and his assistant, Radar.  And it went something like this:

"Radar, get me a Snickers."
"Yes, sir.  Nuts, or no nuts?"
"No nuts!"
"Yes, sir.  Milky Way."

So, if you are looking for candy with no nuts, you have come to the right place. 

But, if you are looking for candy with peanuts, you may want to go to the Snickers page.


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This bar is made by Mars candy company, and was introduced in 1923.

It was originally advertised as, "chocolate Malted Milk in a candy bar." (Wikipedia)  Which makes sense when you look on the ingredients list and see "malted barley."



This chocolate bar bills itself as being, "Rich Chocolate, Creamy Caramel, Smooth Nougat." 

So there's nothing (no nuts) to interrupt the soft texture throughout.  Just the small change in chewiness as you go from chocolate to nougat to caramel.

It tastes good, and it will give you that short-term energy boost.



MilkyWay Ingredients and Nutrition

The ingredients list, however, has some items that many people are concerned about.

20 items appear in the ingredients list, but really there are 14.  Because 6 items appear twice each:  Sugar, Skim Milk, Chocolate, Lactose, Milkfat and Artificial Flavor.

The questionable items:

  • Artificial Flavor.                                                          So, we don't know precisely what this is.  Only that it was synthesized chemically rather than being a product of nature.
  • Corn Syrup.                                                   Despite the advertising campaign, many people are not convinced that corn syrup is just as good as sugar.
  • Hydrogenated anything (in this case palm or palm kernel oil).                                          According to Mayo Clinic, hydrogenated oil raises your "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your "good" (HDL) cholesterol.          'Nuff said.

MILK CHOCOLATE(

    ▪    SUGAR,
    ▪    COCOA BUTTER,
    ▪    SKIM MILK,
    ▪    CHOCOLATE,
    ▪    LACTOSE,
    ▪    MILKFAT,
    ▪    SOY LECITHIN,
    ▪    ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR),

CORN SYRUP,
SUGAR,
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL AND/OR PALM OIL,
SKIM MILK,

LESS THAN 2% -

MILKFAT,
COCOA POWDER PROCESSED WITH ALKALI,
MALTED BARLEY,
LACTOSE,
SALT,
EGG WHITES,
CHOCOLATE,
ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.

I did eat a Milky Way bar before writing this.  Because I don't feel it would be fair to review a chocolate without tasting it.  But in the ordinary course of life, I try really hard to avoid eating anything with a hydrogenated ingredient.


I paid $1.49 for this 2.05 ounce bar.  For comparison purposes, that's $11.63 per pound.  This is toward the high end of the pricing range for popular (mass-market) chocolate bars.

I'm giving this my personal score of 2.3 out of 5 stars for Overall Enjoyment, 1.9 for Nutrition, and 2.2 for Value. Keep in mind this is just my personal opinion.  Your mileage may vary, and there's no accounting for taste.

Now you know what a MilkyWay Bar is. 
Any questions?  You know where my Contact Page is!


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