Hebert’s Fully Loaded Dark Turtle

January 17, 2008

This is a slab of dark chocolate topped with pecan pralines and toffee. The chocolate is rich, sweet, and has a smooth melt. The pecan pieces are much more sweet than nutty; honestly, I don’t think they taste much like pecans as all. The toffee pieces are nice and buttery, but seem out of place.

As with Hebert’s Rocky Road, the concept just isn’t working. It doesn’t taste like a turtle. I don’t think the toppings work well with the chocolate; they just add bursts of unnecessary sweetness to what is otherwise good chocolate.

Ingredient Watch: Partially hydrogenated oils in the toppings.

Nutrition Breakdown: Each bar contains 4 servings. Each serving contains 100 calories, 6g of fat, 10g or protein, and 1g of fat. Note that this is according to the nutrition label, which indicates a small serving size. Most people are going to eat half the bar, which is 2 servings, 200 calories, etc.

Rating: 5/10

Name: Fully Loaded Dark Turtle
Brand: Hebert’s Confections
Store: Walgreens
Price: $1.50


Hebert’s Fully Loaded Rocky Road

November 19, 2007

The Fully Loaded bars are slabs of chocolate ‘loaded’ with extras on one side. It’s not filled, just covered. The Rocky Road bar is a slab of milk chocolate covered with dark chocolate pieces, walnuts, and “marshmallow.”

I put marshmallow in quotes because this bar doesn’t contain any actual marshmallow. Instead, it’s covered with what seems to be white chocolate. I suppose this is because marshmallows would go stale if you just slapped them on top of a bar. While the white confection adds marshmallow-like sweetness, the texture is totally lost.

In fact, I think the whole concept of Rocky Road is lost. Rocky Road is just chocolate, marshmallow, and nuts, isn’t it? Without real marshmallow, can we really call this Rocky Road? The walnuts occasionally come in with a nice nutty flavor, but it’s not enough.

The slab of chocolate itself is nice. It’s rich and milky. But it overwhelms the other flavors, which are supposed to be the highlight of the bar.

I liked this bar just fine, but it didn’t live up to it’s name. Still, I’m interested in the other Fully Loaded bars, including the Dark Chocolate Turtle that’s sitting in my candy chest!

Rating: 6/10

Name: Fully Loaded Rocky Road
Brand: Hebert’s Confections
Store: Walgreens
Price: $1.50