Monday, June 27, 2011

Hershey's Air Delight

I'm not incredibly fond of Nestle Aero bars, and the aerated chocolate used as the selling point of these new Hershey's Air Delights sounded suspiciously similar to the Aero aesthetic. But these are better, surprisingly! The air bubble-filled chocolate center is a bit more spongy than its Nestle predecessor, and pure Hershey's chocolate enrobes the bar, adding a satisfying solidity to the candybar overall. In other words, one is less preoccupied with the lack of chocolate in the air bubbles than with the sense that each bite contains a whallop of chocolate flavor while remaining light as air. I like it! That said, I'd still take a traditional Hershey bar over an Air Delight. This tastes a little gimmiky to me overall- cool technique, but I don't think it's an improvement on the original.

Score: 4

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