I like the concept here: crisp wafer, salty peanut butter and sweet chocolate. And all this in a convenient bar form! Again, this is one of those things that I haven’t had in forever and I was only familiar with Little Debbie’s version until I recently noticed Mrs. Freshly’s take on this.
First a visit with the Mrs., Buddy Bar:
I’ll just cut to the chase and tell you these were disgusting. How could such a great combination of ingredients go wrong? We felt these were bland and had too much wafer, which had a burnt popcorn taste. Ethan said he got “glob” of peanut butter in one bite, which one might think would be a good thing but even the PB was so bland, the glob wasn’t a treat. Also I think the coating was some sort of “mockolate” that had no chocolate flavor. We only took a bite or two and threw the rest away.
Although it looks lighter, the chocolate flavor is much more present in this bar. The peanut butter actually smells and tastes like peanut butter and the wafers are sweet, not burnt-tasting. There is a perfect chocolate/wafer/PB balance and light delicate crispiness when bitten into.
Buddy Bar is a total waste of time and calories. It was incredibly disappointing from it’s poor quality of ingredients and lack of pride. Maybe the company taste-testers are afraid of Mrs. Freshly and just tell her everything she makes is delicious. I don’t see a picture of her on the box, perhaps to keep from being recognized on the street and getting beaten up?
Little Debbie does it again with a treat that tastes like Deb herself put the time into making it taste good. AND has been consistant about it, because these taste the same as I remember from 15-20 years ago.