Wacky Snacks: Kinder Bueno

Wacky Snacks: Kinder Bueno
Edwin Goei

Name: Kinder Bueno

Origin: UK

Found at: Cost Plus, Costa Mesa

Cost: $4.99 for 3-pack


Milk chocolate 31.5% (sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, concentrated butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin; vanillin), sugar, vegetable oil, wheat flour, hazelnuts (10.8%), skimmed milk powder, whole milk powder, chocolate (sugar cocoa mass, cocoa buttter, emulsifier: soy lecithin; vanilin), fat-reduced cocoa, emulsifer (soy lecithin), raising agents (sodium hydrogen carbonate, ammonium carbonate), salt, vanillin.

Wacky Snacks: Kinder Bueno
Edwin Goei

Why I Bought It:
With Kinder Happy Hippos under my belt, it seemed natural to move on to these, a decidedly much more adult version of the chocolate-covered, cream-filled wafers. And then there's the weird fact that these UK-made candy bars are called "bueno" when I'd expect something more like "Jolly Good" or "Bloody Brilliant".

Tasting Notes:
Take a Kit Kat, hollow it out a bit, pipe in some Nutella, and you get an approximation of what these taste like. Also, just like a Kit Kat, each package contains two chocolate bars. But better than a Kit Kat, each bar is wrapped in plastic so that you don't have to get your fingers sullied with chocolate. You push it up segment-by-segment, like an Otter Pop. Are they better than Kinder Hippos? Well yes, they're not as messy, and also you can eat these in public without letting strangers in on the shame of enjoying a children's candy bar.

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