Nutrageous is a chocolate bar made by Hershey’s – one of Americas most popular chocolate manufacturers which is slowly but surely making it’s way over to the UK. Nutrageous was first introduced in 1994 but I’ve only just recently seen it on our shelves. It was originally named Acclaim but was soon changed to Nutrageous to appeal more to children. I personally prefer the name Nutrageous – no it doesn’t sound sophisticated, but it does sound fun and this is certainly one fun chocolate bar.
The bar is crammed full of chocolate, peanut butter, roasted peanuts and caramel. It comes in a bright orange packet and is a 51g sized bar. The chocolate itself is around 4 or 5 inches long and has a lumpy texture (it looks similar to a Lion Bar) due to the peanuts inside.
Seeing as I don’t like peanuts or peanut butter I was slightly apprehensive about how Nutrageous was going to go down when I first saw it. However I am a fan of peanut chocolate bars and very much enjoy Snickers and Peanut Butter Cups, so I thought I’d give it a go.
In my opinion Nutrageous is very tasty and peanut butter enthusiasts will love it. The peanut butter and caramel is really soft and the peanuts have a nice crunch to them, which gives the bar a varied texture. The bar is very sweet and towards the end I usually find the bar starts to feel a little sickly. My mouth also tends to feel quite dry afterwards and I’m usually gasping for a drink!
Each Nutrageous bar contains 17g of fat and 260 calories which is really quite bad, however you should be fine if you eat Nutrageous in moderation or as a treat.
I haven’t seen a chocolate bar like this before and thinks it’s quite unique. For this reason alone I think it’s worth trying.
It’s a gelatine free product which means it’s suitable for vegetarians, but is not suitable for vegans. It is also free from added colours and flavourings.
Ingredients include chocolate flavoured coating, sugar, modified palm and shea oils, cocoa mass, skim milk powder, whey, whey protein, milk fat, caseinate, emulsifier (soya lecithin), salt, peanuts (26%), peanut butter (17%), peanuts, sugar, lactose, milk fat, salt, corn syrup, caramel (17%) invert sugar, corn syrup, sugar, glycerol, refined palm kernel oil, whey, whey protein, caseinate, salt and vanillin.
You can look at paying around 50p for a single Nutrageous bar in the UK and they are available at all good supermarkets. However it appears that unfortunately Hershey’s Nutrageous is currently hard to find in the US and may have been discontinued.
I recommend Hershey’s Nutrageous bar to fans of peanut butter, chocoholics and those with a very sweet tooth.