Sunday, December 9, 2012

Go Max Go Thumbs Up Candy Bar

Every year there are a couple Vegan products that I eagerly anticipate. Obviously, candy is going to be high on my list of must-haves. Because if you can have excellent Vegan candy, it's just a matter of time before the world turns Vegan. Last year I went gaga over the Go Max Go Foods Cleo's and Snap! Bars, which are the Vegan versions of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Nestle Crunch. And earlier this year I heard rumblings of a Vegan Butterfinger and I've kept my eyes peeled ever since. Well, just the other day, Vegan Essentials finally put them up for sale and I bought 100 (not really). So, what do I think?  

As you can see, the Thumbs Up is round like a cigar (or a thumb!) It definitely has the "Butterfinger crunch" that you remember. You know, the peanut buttery part that gets stuck to your back teeth? It has been reproduced faithfully. What I noticed taste-wise was the strong peanut butter flavor and a resounding sweetness. I personally would have liked it a little less sweet. I never thought I would say this, but it seems the excessive sugar takes away from the chocolate. I also would have liked to see a thicker chocolate coating.

Overall I enjoyed the Thumbs Up Candy Bar. It seems a little too sweet for me but I love how crunchy it is and the rounded shape is cute. If you miss Butterfingers, you should definitely give it a try. Now do Go Max Go a favor and tell them in the comments what candy you would like to see them Veganize next! Vegan Kit Kat anyone?

12 comments:

  1. OMGOMGOMG!!! Must get my grubby little hands on one of these! YUM!

    And yes, vegan Kit Kat needs to happen!

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  2. I'd vote for Mirage or Aero. Or Caramilk?

    I'm sad I can't get those (Go Max Go bars) in Montreal anymore. I might have to place an order online.

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  3. I'm with you on the Kit Kat. I'd also like to see a vegan version of Twix. And a vegan version of Hershey's Kisses. Can ya tell I was a junk food junkie in my youth?

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  4. Vegan Kinder Bueno (chocolate + hazelnut filling) would be amazing! Kit Kat sounds good too - especially the chubby hazelnut filled version. (See a pattern here? haha)

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  5. I've never heard of a butterfinger but I wanna try the Thumbs Up anyway, it looks awesome!

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  6. Kit Kat Dark, my friend! Check the label!

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  7. The dark chocolate KitKats from Canada are enough for me. I would prefer to see a Twix or Skor bar!

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  8. I would go nuts over a vegan Hershey's Cookies 'N Cream bar...

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  9. They look like chocolate covered Chick-O-Sticks (wish also happen to be vegan).

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  10. I was just thinking these look like Chick-O-Sticks with chocolate on them...glad I'm not the only one.

    Making me wonder if I should invest in some and dip them in chocolate myself?

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