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Ocho Coconut Bar: When Price is No Object

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Most of my candy reviews focus on taste, appearance, how the candy feels in your mouth along with other unnecessary if not ridiculous sexual overtones. Occasionally I (we) rant about how some of the best candy is un-gettable in the US, but rarely do we talk about size (ahem) and cost.

Well here’s a candy review that will focus on the latter.

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I paid $1.79 for this Ocho Coconut (organic) Bar. Yes, I did buy it at the galaxy’s most expensive grocery store known as Andronico’s, so my bad for even half expecting a reasonable deal.

(And don’t get me started about the $5.99 organic dark chocolate bars with 82% cacOA that littered the shelves there. Yes, I’m sure they are super tasting, and without you “World first – product second!” companies saving entire lean-to parks in Chilean forests, how would we ever get our favorite expensive chocolate AND clothe the destitute? WE GET IT.)

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Perhaps most unnerving about the Ocho bar is that it’s half the size of a normal chocolate bar. HALF. THE. SIZE. They look like a diet candy bar. Usually, when I review candy, I snap photogs of it, I bite it if I’m in the mood at the time, I think about how I will review, and then I return when I’m ready to write. In the case of these Ocho’s, when I took a bit, I ate half of the entire thing.

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Now if I can just pull myself away from feeling flim-flammed. Because look at those things — there’s a nice-sized mass of coconut in there. Good on Ocho for packing it in.

I know, coconut is like licorice – you either really like it or really don’t; not a ton of middle ground. Well I Like it. In fact, I did Ocho a favor by reviewing these bars since I bought the other two, the Peanut Butter and the Mocha, and both were pedestrian.

The Ocho coconut bars are similar to a Mounds but much more dense and heartier. The coconut is real and the dark chocolate is thick and not too melty.

So, I liked the Ocho bar. I would have liked MORE of it… but I think I’ve made my point.

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