First, let's make sure you're in the right place.
"Radar, get me a Snickers."
If you’re old enough - or love reruns - you may recognize this. It’s from an old TV show called M*A*S*H - a conversation between Colonel Potter and his camp clerk, Corporal "Radar" O'Reilly.
So, if you are looking for candy with peanuts, you have come to the right place.
But, if you are looking for the candy with no nuts, you may want to go to my MilkyWay page.
Snickers is made by Mars candy
company. It was introduced in 1930 for Five Cents. Today about
$2,000,000,000 ($2 billion) worth are sold yearly. So they must be doing something right.
It does taste good, and it will give you that short-term energy boost. If your search is strictly for something sweet and chocolatey with some peanuts, this could be it.
The ingredients list, however, includes some items that many people are concerned about.
are 19 items shown on the ingredients list. But really there are only
13, because sugar, chocolate, skim milk, lactose, milkfat and artificial
flavor are each shown twice.
it's a two-level list. The first ingredient is milk chocolate.
And those 6 items are in both the list of what makes up milk chocolate,
and the list of what makes up the rest of a Snickers.
If you are like me and look closely at nutritional and ingredient labels, here are some things you may notice in this bar:
I don't feel it would be fair to review a chocolate without tasting it. So I did eat one before writing this page. But ordinarily I try really hard to avoid eating anything with hydrogenated oil in it.
paid $1.49 for this 1.86 ounce bar. For comparison
purposes, that's $12.82 per pound. This is pretty much at the high end
of the price range for popular (mass market) chocolate bars.
giving this my personal score of 2.4 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 Snickers Bar is.
Any questions? You know where my Contact Page is!
Frank C. Mars started his first candy company in 1911.