Butterfinger was first invented in 1923 by Otto Schnering who was of German origin but raised in Chicago. Mr. Schnering was a great business man who founded and oversaw every aspect of his enterprise, The Curtiss Candy. So far so good right. Well, unfortunately, it is not so positive from here onwards. Butterfinger was dropped from the German market in 1999 due to consumer rejection when one of its ingredients, corn, happened to be genetically modified. Nestle, who owns Butterfinger, choose to lose the German market and instead, retained the GMO's in the bar. I cannot believe this. Why not take this artificial gunk out and replace it with something healthy for the human body, why continue to manufacture it as is and go through the trouble of losing sales in Germany? I do not understand this business decision and I probably never will. Having said that, here is my review. I am sorry to all of you Butterfinger lovers out there but this is not going to be pretty. At first bite, the chocolate bar tastes as though I am biting into shards of glass. Really. It is agonizing and not appetizing at all. I have no idea where the "crunchy" word associated with this bar is coming from. It is more like "crunch on a rock." The bar does not have a strong peanut flavour but instead, chooses to focus most of its taste from the texture. The surrounding chocolate is of poor quality, no smoothness or a nice melt in my palate, just a harsh, bad aftertaste. Please read the ingredients below. I have no idea what the need is for majority of these ingredients. I cannot even pronounce half of them. In conclusion, this bar has everything but enough peanut butter, which is supposed to be the main act of the show. I do not get it. Well, as the famous Simpson commercial states "Nobody lay a finger on my Butterfinger." The truth of the matter is that I would not lay any fingers on this Butterfinger, not even my pinky. No thank you. No need to worry about me sneaking in a few bites. This bar is a true failure in my opinion.
Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Ground Roasted Peanuts, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa, Molasses, and less than 1% of Dairy Product Solids, Confectionery's Corn Flakes, Nonfat Milk, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Soybean Oil, Cornstarch, Natural Flavors, Monoglycerides, TBHQ and Citric Acid (To preserve freshness), Annatto Color
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 1.2 / 5.0
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