Taste test: This unusually shaped chocolate bar attempted to recreate the candy that Harry, Ron and Hermione got to chase around during their first ride on the Hogwarts Express. The first surprise for me was when I checked the package to see which company made it. I know Jelly Belly has sold Bernie Bott's All Flavor Beans, but I didn't know that they make any sort of chocolate bars. Clearly, they do. But it wasn't made in the same Jelly Belly factory that I took a tour of, as that's in California, not Thailand where this was made.
The package was about the size of a pack of baseball cards (but thicker in the middle), and indeed it said that it included some sort of collectible card. I opened it to find 3D Dumbledore card wrapped in a clear plastic, plus one chocolate frog that looked like a Nestle Crunch bar from the bottom, with Rice Krispies jutting through the flat bottom surface. The top of the frog had a good level of detail, with a fairly typical frog size. It stayed still, not running around like the one in the movie. I crunched in to find that those Rice Krispies provided quite a lot of crunch, and the chocolate was good — no complaints about milk chocolate here — but nothing special as chocolate goes.
Smell test: Very slight chocolate smell, nothing special.
From the package: “Product of Thailand” ... “This product supports responsible cocoa farming.” ... “Manufactured in a plant owned and operated by a subsidiary of Jelly Belly Candy Company, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533 USA.”
Online store: Buy Jelly Belly on Amazon
Company: Jelly Belly Candy Company
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Five Below. Review published .