Heath Bar was introduced in the 1920’s followed by Skor in 1981. Seems amazing the world had to wait so many years for an equivalent product but was it worth the wait? These competing bars are now siblings since Hershey acquired the Heath operation so if you’re a Hershey fan, you can feel good knowing profits from either bar go towards maintaining the Chocolate World ride at Hershey Park.
I like Skor’s logo and the little crown in the “O”, which looks like the crown you retrieve in Advanced Dungeons and Dragons on Intellivision (one of my all time favorite video games). I guess it’s really one of the three crown in Sweden’s national emblem but I always think of Intellivision when I see it.
These had a nice clean break when snapped but crumbled like a cookie when chewed. The sweet milk chocolate had a good flavor and went well with slightly saltiness of the toffee. It kind reminded us of Twix. Also the softness and thickness of the chocolate was a nice compliment to the texture of the toffee.
The toffee in these was darker and a little “deeper” in flavor. Although the amount of chocolate and toffee was well balanced, the quality of chocolate didn’t seem as good as Heath. Ethan described it as bland and “gross”. The toffee was stickier too and really made a home for itself in the grooves of my teeth, so I had to bite lightly.
We found Heath had a better quality chocolate and toffee. Also, the texture of Heath was more pleasant and I didn’t have to worry as much about digging it out of my molars. I can understand why it’s used in ice cream, although people may just recognize the name better. I will still give Skor points for the better wrapper though.