Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hunger Games Chocolate Bar ~Beef Jerky and Smoked Mesquite: The Latest in Chocolate

Are you a fan of The Hunger Games? Me neither. I recently learned that they have a line of chocolate, though. Naturally, I had to try it (for your edification). This one is a Hunger Games' CATCHING FIRE Beef Jerky and Smoked Mesquite milk chocolate bar. I found it, along with five-ish other flavors, at Safeway.  It cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $4. But that's not all. It comes with a year's worth of free chocolate if you win their sweepstakes.

Plus, as I was eating this baby, I was smiling. I don't like beef jerkey, but I liked it in this chocolate bar. They did well to combine a smokey, salty, slightly beefy taste with smooth milk chocolate. It's not overly anything. I was happily impressed.

My only problem was a lingering unsettling sweet after-taste. Overall, though, I give this Catching Fire bar a 7.5.

I am not being compensated in any manner for this review. If I was, I would not have been so honest.

Cheers, and have a sweet day.


33 comments:

  1. So you didn't win the years supply? Hmph to that. Beef Jerky taste though, hmmm

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  2. I'm not a fan of the Hunger Games but I AM a fan of both beef jerky and chocolate, so I may have to try this, if even just for the novelty. Safeway is my grocery store of choice, so... I'll be on the lookout.

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  3. Smokey, salty, sweet. Unusual mix. I bet it was a lot better than the movie though!

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  4. It is good to know there are experiments in food still happening. And equally good to know there are people willing to try them. Not me! Thanks Robyn for being a taste tester for those of us who are tastefully challenged.

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  5. I'll pass. I'm not big on blends in foods. I like my sweets sweet, and so on. Just make it straight dark chocolate and I'm happy.

    And thanks for doing all this research for us. . .

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  6. Beef jerkey and chocolate combined? Oh, I think I will pass on this one ;^/

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  7. I doubt I'd go out of my way to buy this but if someone gave me some I'd definitely try it. Take care.

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  8. I have no idea what the hunger games are. Not sure I'd try this though...I only like Tillamook brand jerky and I can't get that on the east coast.

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  9. I love the Hunger Games. I saw these bars at Walgreens not too long ago, but passed. Beef jerky chocolate just didn't sound too appealing.

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  10. I haven't seen these. I'm having a difficult time imagining beef jerky combined with chocolate. I'm glad you're brave enough to try it for all of us! :-)

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  11. I don't think I could eat that. Not a fan of beef jerky. Even chocolate couldn't help.

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  12. Beef jerky and chocolate sound so odd, I was sure you must be putting us on -- and we know you love to do that! But I kept scrolling up to the top, and that cover looks darn authentic to me. Dang! What's going on in chocolate land?

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  13. I don't know if I'd be brave enough to try that combination. I did think of you when I sampled a chocolate covered pretzel bite that had bacon in it. I only tried it, because you recommended something similar, and you were right as usual.

    Julie

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  14. Beef jerky in chocolate? Whatever will they think of next. I won't try it because I'm a vegetarian. I'd rather have fruit in my chocolate. Raisins, oranges and bananas are what I want.

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  15. Meat and chocolate are something I really don't want to try.
    We have no Safeways here either.

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  16. No Golden Ticket? We can't have that!

    Actually, I love sweet and salty...something about the mix. Perhaps it's the contrasting flavor-flaves. I feel so fly when I eat it.

    Thanks for testing. Hmmm...four dollah. Don't know about that. Four dollah is a lot of cheddah.

    Hope you had a wonderful Festival of Lights. I'm outties until Jan. 8th. :)

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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  17. No golden ticket in mine, darnit.
    Thanks for your comments, all. Have a sweet and safe Friday and weekend.

    xoRobyn

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  18. I love a woman who loves chocolate. Let's run away together. We could cross the US in search of chocolate and then write a book about our adventures! Love it.

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  19. I'm in, Julie. I haven't had such an enticing offer in...well, I've never had one. Cheers. xo

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  20. Not a big chocolate fan, but that is hilarious that there is a Hunger Games chocolate bar!!

    What's next? A series of movies based on a best-selling book... ha!

    Oh...

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  21. A strange mix!
    Salty? Ok, I won't go there...lol

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  22. Could this give hot chocolate a new meaning?

    A year's supply winning might not get me grinning. Did you know that Safeway in Britain was purchase by Morrisons? Yep, I'm full of fascinating info, or something....

    Have a sweet rest of your weekend, Robyn.

    Gary :) x

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  23. What an unusual combination. I'd be willing to taste it but it doensn't sound like something I would enjoy. I like my milk chocolate straight up.

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  24. I cannot imagine beef jerky chocolate. I know you like it, but I am not sure I wouldn't spend my $4 for a guaranteed good time - dark chocolate :)

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  25. Since it's a Hunger Games candy bar, most people die after eating it. Congratulations. You're one of the lucky ones.

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  26. Not a fan at all of the book, but jerky and chocolate together sounds like a good thing.

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  27. wooow...I just knew that they have one! I dunno...beef jerky and chocolate? should try one myself..

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  28. Surprisingly that sounds pretty good. I wonder if I can find it out here in the boonies...

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