A friend of mine was in Nashville recently, and picked me up a Colts Bolts to check out. This is something I’ve never heard of, never seen…nada.
The shape is definitely in the hockey puck vein. They appear to be put together by hand, although I suppose I could be wrong about that. Let’s start peeling the onion…
Sweet. Fancy. Moses. WOW. I know what we’re all thinking here. “Jonny (this is you now), this looks kinda like a Reeses”. So true. And yet…actually, it’s very true. It looks like a Reeses, and if you’re going to compare the taste of this to anything, it would be a Reeses. But there’s a very large distinction between them.
Aside from the obvious fact that Reeses doesn’t have almonds in it, there’s very little resemblance to it’s mainstream likeness at all. Yes, there’s chocolate with peanut butter flavoring inside. But on this one it’s not flavoring, it’s peanut butter. Real peanut butter. Also, there’s no uniformity to these-which indicates that they’re made on a small scale, which I like a lot. Finally…we’re talking dark chocolate. That’s a pretty big difference, at least to me.
I don’t want to imply-at all-that there’s something wrong with Reeses. There aint a damn thing wrong with those, they’re excellent. But this confection…this is its natural evolution. Upgrade the peanut butter, upgrade the chocolate, and add almonds. All good things in my book.
We still have that creamy inside, although admittedly not quite as creamy as Reeses. Additionally, we now have a thicker chocolate top, which offers a nice amount of chocolate to offset the peanut butter, and makes the experience something different. Throwing almonds in (to anything) doesn’t hurt, either. Even more crunch, which is nice given that we have more smooth chocolate to contend with.
All of this adds up to a confection that any candy lover (without allergies, that is) would love. They’re not cheap, but who cares? At around $2 per, they’re absolutely worth every penny.