Thursday, July 24, 2008

The First Oxford Candy Bar Potluck

We gathered. We pulled from our pockets Yorkie bars, Kinder Bars, Tiger bars, Fry's Peppermint Cream, Aero Mint, Curl, Swirl, Double Decker, Caramel, and Boost bars, wine gums, jelly tots, chocolate covered honeycomb. We chopped. An expectant hush fell over the room. We sampled. We smiled. We recommended, discussed, and sampled some more. We voted.

Britain's Best Candy Bars, according to the chocolate-craving students of Oxford:

1. Kinder Bueno (chocolate with hazelnut filling) - not to toot my own horn, but this was my contribution to the potluck!

2. Yorkie Original (Simply outstanding mini-bricks of chocolate, though some of us have mixed feelings about its high position since the slightly amusing but mostly idiotic slogan of the Yorkie "Biscuit" flavor is "It's not for girls!")

3. Fry's Peppermint Cream (fine dark chocolate shell with a creamy mint frosting inside)

4. Boost (a plump chocolate covered caramel log described by one taster as "a Twix on steroids")

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