To spend £1.20 for a standard bar of chocolate?

(30 Posts)
Kasterborous Mon 22-Jul-13 14:16:15

I couldn't resist it's called a BabyRuth from the USA it's got, nougat, caramel and peanuts in it, it sounds lovely. I'm saving it for tonight, but was it unreasonable to pay that much for a bar of chocolate?

Pennyacrossthehall Mon 22-Jul-13 14:19:55

The first time I went to the USA I bought a Hershey Bar to see what all the fuss was about.

It was the single most revolting confectionery I have ever tried to eat, and possibly also the only one that I didn't finish and threw in a bin.

So, if all US "chocolate" is like that YABVU.

BreconBeBuggered Mon 22-Jul-13 14:21:29

No, not if it's nice. Our local sweet shop has imported US 'hard candy' in interesting-looking flavours and I'd give them a go if I thought they were good, but the price is frightening and I need external verification before I can commit £2 to that kind of venture.
Anyone an expert in this area?

Ezio Mon 22-Jul-13 14:21:30

I've tried a Hershey bar, they are like a sugar overload, gross and i love chocolate.

Reiltin Mon 22-Jul-13 14:21:37

Sounds to me like you've already got £1.20 worth of enjoyment out of it. So in some ways, the chocolate bar is actually free! Enjoy it!

Meglet Mon 22-Jul-13 14:22:09

Green + blacks is more than that and I buy it all the time. So yanbu.

American chocolate is grim though. Except peanut butter M&M's <drools Homer style>.

I recently paid a ridiculous amount for a very small packet of mint M&M's from USA. I love mint choc and couldn't resist. They were lovely, but the imported sweets are SO expensive! As long as its yummy yanbu though grin

Kasterborous Mon 22-Jul-13 14:23:48

They had an empty box of mint M&M's I was sad I really fancied trying some of them!

noblegiraffe Mon 22-Jul-13 14:23:51

Hershey bars taste like sick.

£1.20 got me two Yorkies and a packet of Smarties at the Tesco petrol station yesterday.

BreconBeBuggered Mon 22-Jul-13 14:24:38

A friend of mine bought some Hershey bars for her new American DIL, thinking she'd be thrilled, but the DIL had acquired a serious Godiva habit since arriving in Europe and wasn't nearly as chuffed as might have been expected.

Edendance Mon 22-Jul-13 14:26:40

Undertheboredwalk- I've had some American friends bring me big bags of mint M&Ms over as I love them! They're amazing but so expensive to buy from a specialist shop!!

SueDoku Mon 22-Jul-13 14:33:59

Hershey bars are just disgusting. DD bought me one when she visited New York, and the entire thing (minus the first small bite) went straight into the bin... sad

FeckOffCup Mon 22-Jul-13 14:45:06

I like Hershey bars, but I really love those reece's chocolate peanut butter cups <drools>.

wonderingsoul Mon 22-Jul-13 14:48:43

i disliek a lot of american chocolate and food.

though their mac and cheese hamburger helper ready meals are yummy.

lucky charms, the orginal not the chocolate.

cookie dough balls covered with chocolate.

hard sweets.. what are they called.. jolly. rodgers? they are quite yummy.

and fluff.. i luuurrvvv fluff but not at £5 a jar lol

Cindy34 Mon 22-Jul-13 14:51:01

Sounds horrible to me... I'm a DairyMilk eater!
If you like peanuts then I expect it may be ok, though some American choc is horrible.

Sometimes I treat myself to choc from Hotel Chocolate, so no YANBU to buy chocolate that costs quite a lot, if you fancy it.

orangepudding Mon 22-Jul-13 14:53:09

wonderingsoul you can buy marshmellow fluff in most supermarkets for £1.99.

Don't buy Butterfinger, it will pull all of your teeth out!

SlangWhanger Mon 22-Jul-13 14:54:38

I really don't like American chocolate including Baby Ruths...

Although, if I was desperate, a Baby Ruth was the best of a bad bunch.

(pretzel M&Ms are ok too)

So, YABU grin

PeanutButterMmm Mon 22-Jul-13 14:55:43

I tried a "chunky" when in the USA. It was revolting!

Babyruth isn't all that

MamaMary Mon 22-Jul-13 15:00:20

I thought American chocolate was supposed to be disgusting. I would have spent my £1.20 on Cadbury's! grin

ShoutyCrackers Mon 22-Jul-13 15:02:22

Jolly ranchers are very good

And do google ' this charming candy ' as I think they deliver to the UK and they are DELICIOUS

noblegiraffe Mon 22-Jul-13 15:13:50

Are Jolly Ranchers American? I remember a craze for them at school in the 90s, the E numbers were supposed to send you hyper.

ChablisLover Mon 22-Jul-13 15:17:50

A baby Ruth isn't great.

Almond m&ms on which I paid £5 for 2 packs are another matter

I went into a sweet store which of full of American sweets and chocolate. I saw bacon flavoured paste in a tube for buns and lollies bacon and chocolate flavoured shock

YANBU - I would have spent that on Reeces peanut butter cups and the Reeces Nutrageous bar. Bloody lovely.

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