Oh Henry! "Big Crunch Cookie Bar"


One of the great challenges of reviewing a "variation" of a classic chocolate bar is how to judge it. Do you look at how the bar represents its original counterpart, or do you judge it on its own merits. Some treats are easy because they're nothing like the original bar and I can look at them as their own creation. While this is confusing, because I’m expecting one thing, it’s easy to judge. The thing is, I have yet to taste a bar that represents the original bar well and also improves upon it. The real challenge is when there is an imbalance, if the bar represents the original fairly well but isn't as good, or vice versa.

This is one of those difficult cases, Oh Henry! bar variation tastes great, but it really doesn't represent the Oh Henry! bar very well. Although it all depends on what you define as the key ingredients of an Oh Henry! bar. If you consider the fudge and the chocolate to be the only key ingredients, then this bar holds up fairly well. However, if you consider the nuts to be an important part of the Oh Henry! bar, then this bar doesn't really cut it. Don't get me wrong, there are peanuts in this bar, but there aren't too many of them, and that really affects the flavour. The cookie makes up a little bit with the texture, but it's not the same.

The good news is that the fudge and chocolate from the Oh Henry! bar work really well with the cookie. While this bar may not really be an Oh Henry! bar, it is really good. I really like that they split the bar in two as well, it makes it much easier to eat rather than if it was one large cookie bar.