When I first noticed the Hershey’s with Crisp Corn Bits bar in the candy aisle at my local supermarket, a series of thoughts ran quickly through my mind: What is that? Corn? Who wants corn in a candy bar? It kind of looks like those honeycomb chocolates on the package, but those don’t have corn in them. I wonder if it’s crunchy. It’s on sale – no harm in trying it, right? But still, corn?!
The chocolate did not, of course, have actual corn in it, but what seemed to be bits of cornflakes. The “crisp corn bits” were very crunchy – far crunchier than the chocolate bars made with puffed rice – and actually made the chocolate bar very enjoyable, although I must say that the corm bits were neither as big nor as yellow as they appear on the wrapper (though you can see them if you look closely).
Before I opened the wrapper, I checked the Hershey’s website, which did not list this particular bar. The wrapper did not indicate whether it was a “new” or “limited edition” item, either. All things considered, I think the name is off-putting but that the chocolate bar is actually pretty good. The chocolate was creamy (although a bit melty due to the heat) and I liked the added crunch of the cornflakes. I wouldn’t go out of my way, but if they turn up on sale again, I’d reach for it before one of the puffed-rice chocolate bars.