A big part of getting used to the culture and everyday life of the USA is very much linked to new food experiences. The latest taste test / food review is for Chick-O-Stick, a peanut flavoured, crunchy snack / candy that is a bit of a classic as it has been around since the 50’s.
Chick-O-Stick is a peanut butter and coconut flavoured sugar candy that has been around since the 1950’s and is made by the Atkinson Candy Company, a family run business since the 1930’s.
The Taste Test
It was very crunchy and had a pleasant peanut butter and coconut taste (not too overpowering). The crunch comes from the honeycomb like structure/sugar and creates a nice texture as you chew. It is a big hit of sugar (I could only eat half of it before the rest went to Hubby), but I was reliably informed that you can leave what you do not eat for later!
My first impression was that it looked very orange and I was a bit confused about whether it was chicken flavoured – so I was not really excited to try it. When I bit into it, it was more crunchy than I had anticipated – I really enjoyed that – and the sugary, peanut butter/coconut had a really nice taste. I also really liked the texture it has as you chew (very close to a Crunchie Bar back in the UK). An unexpected pleasant experience!
Have you tried a Chick-O-Stick? What did you think? What would you like to see me try next?