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Goya Bit: Crispy
I'm a big fan of the ORIGINAL Nestle Crunch. But apart from that, I haven't really liked other rice crispies/chocolate candies. Which means I'm biased to not liking Goya Bits: Crispy. It's like biting into chocolate coated air. The chocolate coating and candy coating taste good though, just not the rice crispy part. To repeat: I am biased against rice crispies & chocolate in general, with the exception of the ORIGINAL Nestle Crunch (not a fan of later nestlecrunch variants either).
Goya Bits: Peanut
Chocolate covered peanuts. First I ever had of the kind was M&M. Alternative "Philippine" brands you can find now in stores are Jack and Jill Nips and Goya Bits. I say "Philippine" because Goya Bits are actually made in Indonesia, so it is technically an import. The Goya Bits pieces are smaller than Nips, not because it has less chocolate, but the sugar coating is thinner. Both Nips and Bits are smaller than M&Ms because they use smaller peanuts and have thinner chocolate coating. Not M&Ms, but not disappointing either. Addictive if you like the nuts/chocolate combination in your candy.
Anyone else find it exciting that Goya has made new, better variants of chocolate candies after Singapore based Petra Foods (via Delfi Foods) bought it from Nestle in 2006? In the process it stepped up the game of chocolate candy making in the Philippines. Note: though a lot of Goya candies are made in the Philippines, a quick look at the packaging will reveal that some are manufactured in Indonesia (Bits, Quadros, Take-it) and Belgium (Seashells).
Chunky is packed with cashews and it is a large, heavy bar you can use to whack a person on the head the same way you could whack a person with a Toblerone bar. Ha ha ha! Unless you gobble chocolate like cookie monster, this lunk of a bar is better eaten by smaller chunks over time, or shared with a friend or two.
Goya Intense: Dark Chocolate with Blueberries and Cornflakes. If you like added flavor to your chocolate that is NOT from a nut, blueberries mixed with dark chocolate is for you. Best eaten at room temperature because the chocolate is softer and the taste explodes in your mouth at first bite. This is too rich to eat more than one bar per sitting - but you'd want the whole bar for yourself.
Orange Peel is a combination of two things i like: orange and dark chocolate. From the way it is packed (thin round chocolates in a tray), this box is ideal to break open and shared with people you've just had a meal with: you know, when you just want a bit of chocolate to top off a meal but don't want to eat a whole bar.
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