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Old Faithful: It’s What it Says it Is

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We’re all suckers for olde timey candy and I can’t quite figure why. It’s not like we all want old time canned beans or we’re excited to eat crackers “they way they used to make them.” Yet we walk into a candy store, see a chocolate bar with a font from 1942, and say “OMG! They got thESE?! I bought these from the 5 and Dime when I was 6!!!”

Case in point: Old Faithful.

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And yep, these are good. They’ve been around since 1925. Any food that’s been around that long must be something you want to eat right?

Not as big as a king size Snickers but a tad bigger than regular size. They’re filled with the reg stuff you’d expect in a candy bar that’s 90 years old: chocolate, peanuts and nougat.

Although the nougat is called marshmallow “crème” (actually, ‘cr-EH-m’), which is defined as “cream or a preparation made with or resembling cream used in cooking.” Let’s just call it nougat, yes?

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The chocolate is fine, nothing to write home about. The peanuts are whole and weren’t overbearing – this ain’t a Munch bar. The nougat is chewy – not Rocky Road soft but more like a caramel or taffy-like chewy, which was really good.

The bar had a real solid “we know what the F we’re doing here” feel. I liked it fine, and Mrs. Guru loved it. If your thang is a satisfying chocolatey nougat bar – this Old Faithful will be in your top 5.

One Comment

  1. I’ve never heard of Old Faithful, but I love old time candy, too!! 😀 I am amazed that Twin Bing and Cherry Mash are still available!!

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