REVIEW: Hershey’s Take 5


Wow. I just realized something.

The Impulsive Buy rarely ever reviews candy bars. Take a look at the archives. We’ve only reviewed the M-Azing candy bar.

Although, if you could see my ass, you would think I’ve reviewed a whole lot more.

To those of you who actually looked at the archives, you might have noticed the EcoBar we reviewed in September. All I have to say about that is, anything with the word “Eco” in it will never be considered a candy bar.

The other week, we were told about a new candy called Take 5 from Hershey’s. It contained the combination of pretzels, caramel, peanuts, peanut butter, and milk chocolate (Get it, five ingredients. Take 5.)

At first we didn’t believe it because we thought it was impossible to fit all of that into a candy bar. But then we thought if Star Jones could fit in her wedding dress, anything was possible.

I went to the convenience store down the street to see if they had Take 5 in stock. Fortunately, they did and they were 2 for $1.

(Get ready for the REALLY lame pun.)

The Take 5 were so cheap that I took four.

(Yeah, worse pun EVER!)

After opening the wrapper, I saw two chocolate-covered pieces about the same size as a pretzel. I took a bite out of one of the pieces and thought it was pretty good. All of the ingredients created a nice mixture of sweet and salty. They were so good, that if I ever wanted to turn into Star Jones, I would do it by eating a whole bunch of these.

Despite them being really good, there’s one thing that bothers me about the Take 5 and I’m going to direct my attention towards the last Take 5 I have.

Wassup, Take 5! Why you gotta be a hater for?

Where the hell is the nouGAT at?

Nougat is good enough for a 3 Musketeers, but it isn’t good enough for a Take 5?

I’m sorry almighty bar of milk chocolate, pretzels, caramel, peanuts, and peanut butter, you’re too good for nougat.

Also, why aren’t you showing any love for almonds, rice crisps, white chocolate, granola, and coconut?

Oh wait, screw coconut. I hate coconut.

Come on you’ve got peanut butter AND peanuts. Don’t you think that’s a little overkill?

Why can’t you have nougat and/or rice crisps and be called Take 6 or Take 7, huh?

Damn hater.

Item: Hershey’s Take 5
Purchase Price: 2 for $1.00 (on sale)
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Surprisingly good. Nice mixture of sweet and salty. Nice mixture of crunchy and chewy.
Cons: Hater. Where’s the nougat at?

11 thoughts to “REVIEW: Hershey’s Take 5”

  1. Dammit. I just had a moment of transcendant joy, followed by a massive depressive crash. See, about 20 years ago, Hershey’s test-marketed a new candy bar in my area (I lived very near Hershey, PA). It was called Take 5, and it was wafers filled with chocolate cream and chopped peanuts, covered in chocolate. Kind of like a Kit Kat only with more chocolate taste plus peanuts. I LOVED these things but apparently I was the only one because they disappeared after about a year and never re-appeared. When I loaded your page, I thought for a beautiful moment that they were finally back (how sad is this — I STILL think about that damn bar at least 3 or 4 times a year), then I realized that Hershey’s was just cruelly re-using the name of my departed beloved. *sob*

    Dude, these sound pretty tasty, though — I’ll have to try one, if I can get past the whole heartbreak of the name thing. *sigh*

  2. Aww you didn’t know? Nougat been sluttin it up so Take 5 didn’t want none of that nasty trash.
    I keed. I keed.

    Take 5 rawkz mah sockz!

  3. Mmmm, that sounds good!! I think absence of nougat is a good thing. Nougat is overrated anyway! I mean, what the hell IS it? Plus it’s just a weird word anyway. Nougat. Pfft. 😉

  4. Yea, I can see my hear my ass grumbling already. “What the FUCK? More sugar?”

    Yea, I have a major sweet tooth and now I.must.have.chocolate.

    By the way, two different peeps mentioned big asses. Myself and a few other girls started a blog titled “The Ass Chronicles”. It’s basically all about our asses. Kinda funny in that big ass kind of way. Plus, we have a naked ass pic on the banner. Good stuff, Yo.

  5. Alex – An ex-girlfriend of mine had a chocolate bath gel. It did not taste good.

    Flirt – JLo’s ass has been reviewed waaay too many times.

    Jennifer – Just close your eyes, put a Take 5 in your mouth, and cry away those sweet, sweet tears for the old Take 5 you once knew.

    Mimi – Definitely rawkz mah sockz!

    Dawn – Nougat: A confection made from a sugar or honey paste into which nuts are mixed.

    Oh crap, I didn’t even know that.

    Jenny – Think moderation. Moderation.

  6. I tried one today after reading your review, and I have to say I loved it and I didn’t miss the nougat. I thought it was nice and light, despite the peanuts which can sometimes make things a bit thick, and nougat would have made it feel more like a meal and less like a sweet and salty snack. I thought it tasted a lot like Chubby Hubby ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s, what with the pretzel and chocolate mixture.

  7. 14u2nv – It is good. Damn good.

    Travis – Wow. The Impulsive Buy ACTUALLY influences people to buy stuff.

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