Skor
Delicious Milk Chocolate / Crisp Butter Toffee

Skor is a thin bar of butter toffee covered with milk chocolate.  Or as the label puts it, "Delicious Milk Chocolate / Crisp Butter Toffee."

This bar was invented by Hershey in 1981, and originally intended to compete against Heath bar.  But after acquiring Heath in 1996, Hershey continued production on both bars.

It received a Swedish-sounding name, and a gold crown on the wrapper furthers the impression of being a Swedish product.

But - invented by Hershey.  So yeah - this is a Swedish candy bar in the same sense that Outback is an Australian steakhouse - i.e. - not.  Besides, would a Swede really have named his chocolate toffee bar "shoes?"  (That's right, skor is a Swedish word that means shoes.)  

Having said all that, I definitely prefer the Skor bar to Heath.  For two reasons.  

First, I just like it better.  I think it has better flavor.  And its thinner layer of toffee doesn't threaten to break my teeth.

The second reason has to do with the nutritional differences between the two recipes.  This will become apparent when we look at the ingredients list.


Ingredients and Nutrition



There is very little on this ingredients list to complain about. 

Cheaper forms of sunflower oil can be nutritionally problematic.  But it looks like there is an insignificant amount of it here.  




INGREDIENTS:

MILK CHOCOLATE (

  • SUGAR;
  • COCOA BUTTER;
  • CHOCOLATE;
  • NONFAT MILK;
  • MILK FAT;
  • LACTOSE;
  • SOY LECITHIN;
  • SALT;
  • VANILLIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR);

SUGAR;
DAIRY BUTTER (MILK);
ALMONDS (ROASTED IN COCOA    BUTTER AND/OR SUNFLOWER OIL);
MILK;
SALT.

Ingredients quantity = 13

So, let's take a direct look at the ingredient differences between these two chocolate toffee bars:

On the possibly problematic side, Heath has more salt, more palm oil, and more artificial flavor.

This bar has 200 calories, with 110 of them (55%) from fat.


I paid $1.00 for this 1.4 ounce (39 g) bar.  For comparison purposes, that's $11.37 per pound, just about in the middle of the price range for popular chocolate candy.

I'm giving this my personal score of 3.8 out of 5 stars for Overall Enjoyment, 3.9 for Nutrition, and 3.8 for Value. Keep in mind this is just my personal opinion.  Your mileage may vary, and there's no accounting for taste.


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In English we form most plural words by adding s.  But some languages (including Swedish) form most plurals by adding r.  So the Swedish word for shoe (sko) becomes shoes by adding r.