In the checkout line they place items to tempt the senses. Today was no different. I love chocolate. I like spicy. And it sounds like there could be a pop rocks type of experience here. Trader Joe's Fireworks Chocolate Bar is the candy I will be reviewing today, all 2.8 ounces of it.
Here is the nutritional information if you actually eat chocolate and care about those things:
On the other side of the flap (game on):
Unwrapped the bar looked like this (sorry, mine was placed at the bottom of my bag and it didn't make it home in one piece but you'll get the idea):
Trader Joe's Fireworks Chocolate Bar is the strangest chocolate bar I've ever tried. I want you to imagine dark chocolate (and a good quality dark chocolate) with a bit of heat. Now take that and give it the familiar crunch of a Nestle Crunch bar, but the crunch isn't from rice cereal, it's like pop rocks. Where was this bar when I was growing up? It would have been the hottest thing to trade at the lunch table. So would a kid like it? As long as they like a bit of heat this will surely be their favorite. As an adult, this bar takes me back to my child seeing who could eat the most pop rocks. I was also a huge fan of the dark chocolate candies in the Hershey's variety packs. The heat was a twist. I would have enjoyed this more if it didn't have it. Or the heat and not the popping candy. For me it was sensory overload. For $1.99 it wasn't a bad value. It was clearly high quality chocolate with too much going on in it. Would I feed this to an unsuspecting kids cousin to get a reaction? Hell yeah.
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