Taste Test: Halloween Chocolates

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Milk Duds vs. Junior Caramels

Kid Pick: Junior Caramels
Adult Pick: Milk Duds

Several kids remarked on the "soft and gooey" texture of the Junior Caramels, while adults ... more 
Photo by: epicurious.com
Milk Duds vs. Junior Caramels

Kid Pick: Junior Caramels
Adult Pick: Milk Duds

Several kids remarked on the "soft and gooey" texture of the Junior Caramels, while adults liked the more intense buttery caramel flavor of the Milk Duds. One grown-up divulged their addiction and said, "I still get these whenever I go to the movies." less 
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Tue, Oct 2, 2012 3:10 PM EDT
Which is better: A Snickers or a Baby Ruth? We asked kids and adults to taste seven pairs of candy bar doppelgängers and name their favorites


by Carolina Santos-Neves, Epicurious



While most of us think we know what candy bar brands we prefer, only a blind taste test can reveal the truth. So we put our money where our mouths are and set our to find the best miniature (or "fun size") candies for your trick-or-treat or candy bowl stash.



To make things more interesting, we decided to pit lookalike candies against each other. Our doppelgänger contestants included Hershey's Reeses Pieces vs. Mars Peanut Butter M & Ms, Hershey's Bliss dark vs. Dove Promises Dark, and five other pairs. In addition, we had two separate panels: one composed of adults and another with kids ages 10 to 17.



Methodology: In a blind taste test, eight adult and eight kid judges compared the flavor and consistency of seven varieties of chocolates and their doppelgängers. Each judge then identified his or her preferred sample in each pairing. The winners are herein.




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