September 5, 2012

Hershey's Air Delight Chocolate Bar

rsz_1hersheys-air-delight.jpgAfter briefly seeing a commercial for these a while back, I was only marginally interested in trying out an Air Delight. It seemed like a pretty clever way to pack less chocolate into a Hershey's bar. I did some research and found that aerated chocolate bars are actually quite popular in other parts of the world. I figured that at least the texture might be interesting, so I decided to give it a shot. First of all, there's absolutely nothing new here when it comes to taste. Air Delights are exactly like their standard counterpart in this regard. When it came to texture however, it felt as though the inside of the chocolate bar had been hollowed out. The honeycomb-like aerated portions were so vaporous that it melted on my tongue almost instantly. This resulted in me not being able to savor the taste of chocolate for very long and my mind being tricked into consuming less than what was expected. Perhaps another sufficient way for me to describe this is that it's like taking in a quick gasp of air before biting down on a piece of chocolate, then swallowing both the air and chocolate at the same time. The satisfaction of chewing into a substantial chunk of candy is all but gone. I think it's clear that I'm not a fan of this new product, as I was left feeling a little cheated. After all, why would I pay for more air and less chocolate?

Phoood rating: Don't Waste Your Money

Posted by Jin on September 5, 2012

i tried the hershey's air delight chocolate bar recently as well, and found the candy bar to be two things at once: very light and airy, and i mean VERY. so much so that i felt as if i was eating something resembling cotton candy, in substance...vacuous, to say the least. then, once i had gotten over that, the heavy muddy taste of the chocolate, came to life, and attacked my mouth and tongue with a chocolatey avalanche of goo, as it melted...not nice...i don't want to sound incredibly snarky, but, i think that we'll find this product at the 99 cents only stores, and others like it very shortly, until the product fades away.

Posted by: ghostmarine at September 7, 2012 7:58 PM
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