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Review: Hershey Cookies 'N' Creme
Hershey Cookies 'N' Creme
Posted: 21 January 2011
On its own, this white chocolate wouldn't fool anyone with any taste buds that it was good. With some crunchy bits inside to cover up the mediocrity of the chocolate, this bar'll suffice in a moment of snacking need.
price/gram: USD 0.021
Cocoa %: 13*
*estimated cocoa solid content
I grew up eating Hershey
products, but back in the 1970's and up until the mid
1980's, when I could still be classified as brainwashed by
Hershey, the product range was limited. You had the
Hershey bars, the Hershey with Almonds, the Mr. Goodbars,
and if you bought Hersheys in miniature form, you got the
Krackel (horrendous) and the "Special" Dark. There was
no Cookies 'N' Creme back then. Cookies 'N' Creme took
off as a flavor, in ice creams and chocolate bars, sometime
in the 1990's, after I'd already given Hershey u
Hershey only introduced their own Cookies 'N' Creme bar in
So I was not predisposed as
negatively to Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme as I was to its
milk chocolate offerings. When I committed to
reviewing Hershey on the Chocolate Republic, a cookies bar
was a must do. I had to see if Hershey could pull off
a white chocolate.
The truth is that it's harder
to screw up a cookies 'n' creme bar. It contains no
cocoa mass. Make it creamy enough and load it up
with enough cookies, and as a treat, you can't go too far
wrong, and Hershey, a purveyor of mediocre chocolates by
trade, is even able to pull off a passable concoction.
They don't skimp on the addition of the cookies, a good
thing as it makes the white chocolate less noticeable.
What they do skimp on,
compared to the
Chinese version, is the cocoa butter. To keep
costs down, Hershey substitutes oil for the cocoa butter.
I'm sure the Chinese Cookies 'N' Creme has oil substituted
for the cocoa butter, too, but on a lesser scale.
Chocolate is a relatively expensive item in Asia. For
the price of this bar, I could go out and buy a papaya salad.
Any Asian buying the chocolate in the first place is
affluent enough. In the Western markets, costs and
sales prices are more of a sticking issue with consumers
flooded with choices. The addition of slick and cheap
oils to this bar helps explain the differences in color
between the U.S. and Chinese versions.
On its own, this white
chocolate wouldn't fool anyone with any taste buds that it
was good. With some crunchy bits inside to cover
up the mediocrity of the chocolate, this bar'll suffice in a moment of snacking need.
Hershey has a white chocolate bar known as the Cookies 'N' Creme bar in the United States. Do you like white chocolate with cookie and creme? Is American chocolate good, asks Doug of Chocolate Republic at Doug's Republic?