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Peter Paul Mounds
OFFICIAL SNACK REPORT
Sanctioned By WASAW Snack Committee
Reviewed By: Paddy O' Poppycock
Location: Vending Machine
OFFICIAL NAME OF SNACK:
DESCRIPTION OF SNACK:
Two happy looking pieces of chocolate-covered sweet, moist coconut.
SSI RATING (SNACK SATISFACTION INDEX - 1-10): 7
The true beauty of the Mounds bar is that it is, despite its fat content (13g), a light candy bar snack. I have yet to hear anyone polish off a Mounds and sigh, "I'm stuffed. Sorry, you'll have to hike the rest of the mountain without me." Even better, with Mounds' first cousin, Almond Joy, the more high profile of these two candy bars, you're almost always guaranteed to find plenty of these Peter Paul specials left when the Almond Joys have been sold out.
Choosing a Mounds over an Almond Joy always leads to some jackass saying, "What's wrong with you, ya' don't like nuts?"
Unfortunately, if you ARE an almond lover, as I am, eating a Mounds feels like you're cheating yourself out of something. And why do Mounds cost the same as Almond Joy, yet Almond Joy has everything a Mounds does PLUS an extra nut. (Maybe Almond Joy wrappers should say, "FREE ALMOND!")
1ST 4 INGREDIENTS:
LAST 4 INGREDIENTS:
Sodium Metabisulfite (to preserve color)
Everyone knows: Mounds, red; Almond Joy, blue. Classic, simple. However, I never find myself drawn towards a Mounds. I see them, say, "Hey, look, there's a Mounds" and then immediately look elsewhere. Not sure why.
DO I RECOMMEND YOU TRY THIS YOURSELF? (YES/NO - EXPLAIN):
Yes. They are truly a comfort. They've been around since your grandfather was a kid (1920), for gosh sakes. Anything that's withstood two world wars, disco and the brief popularity of Tart 'N Tinys candy in the late 1970s and early 80s, has my respect.
WHICH SOUTH PARK CHARACTER WOULD LIKE IT BEST?:
HOW CAN THE PRODUCT BE IMPROVED:
You can't improve it. Yes, I only gave it a 7, but I'm an almond guy. For what they are, Mounds are fine.
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