As a citizen and somewhat patriot of this country called Canada, I have to be fair and just look at this treat for what it is not. and for what it represents. That would be the fair way to judge this, am I right? The problem is, I can’t do that, I love my home and native land too much, I'm going give this Oh Henry! bar variation a few extra points for being Canadian, sure it's wrong, but I have to stand tall and proud for my home.
Flavour wise I have to be honest; I had a really hard time finding anything maple like at all in this bar. I tried eating parts of it separately, I tried to concentrate while eating it, but I really couldn't find anything maple like about it. I always think that maple sugar or syrup is a strong flavour, and you have to respect that when using it in a treat. Because of the strong flavour that maple can have, candy companies sometimes delude it down to nothing. Then the maple flavoured candy is just the same as the regular version of the candy, and the maple flavour is often lost.
Now onto the cool part of this chocolate bar, the log of fudge in the center of this bar. Sure, they could have just given it a maple flavour and that would have been Canadian (or at least Vermont like), but Hershey’s went the extra mile. The log of fudge in the center is red and white, and it’s amazing. That simple brown fudge centre log thing that you normally find in an Oh Henry bar is red and white for this variation. I think that's so cool. The colour is so bold and the surprise so amazing that I was blow away. I liked the word play with "Oh Henry" and "Oh Canada" as well.
While the maple flavour was too weak, I really liked the look of this bar. It was fun to eat, and a great way to celebrate my Canadian heritage.