Taste test: When I recently reviewed skull-shaped Butterfinger peanut butter cups, I was quite impressed by the design and manufacturing craftsmanship in making the impressive shapes. I can't praise the Butterfinger team the same way for this one.
This Christmas-themed version promised pieces of Butterfinger shaped like lumps of coal. When I opened the bag, I found that the pieces were uniformly shaped, which would seem unlikely for lumps of coal. The smallish pieces were dome-shaped, with one side flat and milk chocolate exteriors. They were also scuffed up, and in some cases the milk chocolate coating was not fully intact. So they didn't look like much, let alone lumps of coal.
I bit in to find that they were less crunchy than a regular Butterfinger bar but still had a similar taste. You'd think that, as lumps of coal, they were supposed to be crunchier (or at least equally crunchy) but alas, no. Also, the bag was filled only about halfway. It was supposed to be two servings (or 4 "thoughtful portions" according to the bag), but I ate it all in one sitting.
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Smell test: Good peanut buttery Butterfinger smell.
From the package: “No Artificial Flavor or Colors” ... “The Good Stuff! Made in the USA* *with globally sourced ingredients” ... “Serving Size 8 pieces (40 g) Servings Per Container about 2 Amount Per Serving Calories 180” ... “Thoughtful portion™ 4 pieces 90 cal”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .