I first read about Go Max Go vegan candy bars on a review over at the BitterSweet blog. Ever since then, I can’t stop thinking about them. Vegan. No hydrogenated oils. No trans fats. Taste just like the traditional, name-brand candy bars. I had no choice but to track them down.
I finally nabbed a few at the local Whole Foods. I tried the Twilight bar first – caramel and chocolatey nougat in a rice-milk chocolatey coating. Sliding it out of the wrapper, that’s one smooth looking candy bar. Taking a bite, it’s got the same chewy, nougat-sticking-all-over-my-teeth mouth feel and texture as a regular non-vegan candy bar.
My dentist is going to love that. Or I should say my dental hygienist. I can already hear her now, “What have you been eating?” and then she’ll get out her scrapper thingy and go to town on my teeth.
I’m not sure if it’s because I don’t really eat candy all that much, but I thought it was a little too sweet. I was only able to eat about half of it. I’m saving the rest for later (I didn’t say it was bad, just a bit sweeter than I expected).
I also tried the Mahalo – coconut and almonds in a rice-milk chocolatey coating. Looked and tasted just like an Almond Joy with the right amount of sweetness and texture. I liked this one better and polished off the whole bar in a few bites.
I still got two more flavors to try: Jokerz – caramel, peanuts, nougat in a rice-milk chocolatey coating and Buccaneer – chocolatey nougat in a rice-milk chocolatey coating. Judging from the two I’ve already consumed, they’re spot-on for everything a candy bar should be and well worth the wrath of a dental hygienist.
I wonder if the company has plans to veganize any other candy bars, like maybe a Twix or a Kit Kat. Yeah, I like candy bars that are cookies all wrapped up in chocolate.