Now Your Favorite Candy Bars are Organic
Product Description: The Shot Caller is an all-organic answer to a “Snickers” bar, while Word is an organic “Milky Way” bar. These organic candy bars are made by Legit Organics. The Shot Caller is described as a decadent combination of rich milk chocolate, soft caramel, organic roasted peanuts, and airy nougat. The Word is described as truly divine salted caramel and pillowy malted nougat covered in creamy milk chocolate. Certified organic and non-GMO. No hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients. The Oregon manufacturer, Legit Organics, is a family run brand dedicated to organic, fresh ingredients and ingredients from humanely treated animals and produces their bars in a production facility powered solely by renewable energy sources. Their goal was the make a wholesome classic candy. The candy bars are 1.7 ounces apiece.
Ingredient List: Shot Caller: Organic Milk Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Whole Milk, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Soy Lecithin), Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Roasted Peanuts (Organic Peanuts, Organic Peanut Oil), Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cream, Organic Brown Sugar, Organic Egg Whites, Water, Organic Unsalted Butter, Sea Salt, Organic Vanilla Extract.
Word: Organic Milk Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Whole Milk, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Soy Lecithin), Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cream, Organic Brown Sugar, Organic Egg Whites, Organic Bittersweet Chocolate (Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Soy Lecithin), Organic Nonfat Dry Milk, Organic Unsalted Butter, Organic Malt Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract.
Test Kitchen Overview: We were contacted by the publicist for these new bars and while we said, sure, send some along I have to tell you I didn’t really expect to be wowed. The bars arrived and immediately I began thinking about my pre-conceived notions. Basically I never eat candy bars; I don’t really like them due to the less than stellar ingredient list. All of a sudden I was excited to try these two. Had this company figured out how to take beloved American candy bars and put an organic, high quality ingredient spin on them? In a word – YES.
How brilliant. Millions of Snickers and Milky Way bars are sold every year. The flavor profiles are craved by many. Now, here we had a more healthful alternative. You get that snack food (OK, junk food) experience while knowing that you are eating organic ingredients. And they taste great. They are still sweet, in that candy bar way. This is not like savoring a piece of 70% bittersweet chocolate. But every now and then you want that childhood experience, while sticking to your non-GMO, natural ingredient diet. Thumbs up from the 10 testers.
Pros: Organic. Delicious. Comfort food. Just like the candy bars you used to eat and still crave but have maybe given up due to ingredient lists. Or for lack of flavor and texture. These candy bars have a much better chocolate profile and provide a more satisfying chocolate and overall candy bar experience. An affordable indulgence.
Cons: Availability and price. These are not in your local Wal-Mart, yet. They also cost $1.49 to $2.49 per bar, while a Milky Way or Snickers retail for half that.
Suggested Use: As you would any candy bar. As a snack, chopped up in cookie batter. Frozen. Smuggled into the theatre (not that we recommend that; just that you could).
Where to Buy: Currently available through select Gelson’s Markets on West Coast and in stores throughout Oregon and California. Further distribution coming. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Price at Time of Review: $1.49 to $1.99 depending on source.
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Bakepedia received this product as a gift for review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.