In honor of National Chocolate Day, I’m counting down my Top 10 Favorite Chocolate Bars.

No high-end bars here.  No Amedei Chuao or Pralus Papouasie.  Just your standard chocolate bars you’ll find in most convenience stores (depending, of course, on where you live in the world).

#10. Snickers

Love the chocolate and peanut combo, but this one loses a few marks for the caramel.  It’s actually better deep-fried.

#9. Kit Kat

This one gets bonus marks for the sheer variety of flavors you can pick up in Japan.  My favorite = the matcha.

#8. Aero

This one lands at the 8 spot on the strength of its unique texture.

#7. Caramilk

Liquid caramel always trumps the chewy variety.

#6. Flake

When I was a kid, one of my first jobs was working weekend clean up at a chocolate factory where we ate these for lunch.  Another bar with a great texture.

#5. Coffee Crisp

I hear this one is only available in Canada.  If true, you’re really missing out.

#4. Oh Henry

Similar to a Snickers but I feel the combination of ingredients just work better here.

#3. Almond Joy

While I love coconut bars like Bounty and Mounds, the addition of almonds puts this one in a league of its own.


#2. Zero

Remember to store them in the freezer for a unique taste experience!


#1. Reeses Peanut Butter Cup

The snappy, soft, sweet and salty combo can’t be beat.

Disagree?  Let’s see your Top 10!

22 thoughts on “Top 10 Chocolate Bars!

  1. These are all good, though Coffee Crisp (“How do you like YOUR coffee??”) and Kit Kat are my favourites. I also love Mars DARK, which I think may only be available in the US.

    I used to love Caramilk, but when I was in university, a girl I knew that was sitting at the same table for lunch found a live maggot in the chocolate. After that, I can’t unsee what I saw!

  2. You had me at chocolate! Always love a frozen Zero bar, the best!! You named some really yummy ones, I like the Mounds bar, no nut to chew, and sweet coconut. Payday is a good when I am in the mood for(lots of) nuts.

  3. Hmm … your #9 and #10 would be 2 of my top ones. Another one I really love is the Nestle Milo bar.

  4. Maybe the Cadbury Flake but only if it’s out of New Zealand, I’ve eaten the Flake made in Oz and other parts of the world, it’s a different chocolate not as good. Although I suspect the Swiss would make a nice brand too. The rest – so, so.

    Try Whittakers’ chocolate it’s awesome – the peanut slab, is a classic. What we wouldn’t do for peanut slabs at school mmmmm.

  5. Gotta disagree with you on #1. Reeses is disgusting! Tastes like vomit.

    My top 5:

    5: Summer Roll – Peanut nougat and coconut.
    4: Mars Bar – The classic caramel fudge bar.
    3: Boost – Biscuit, caramel, fudge.
    2: Chokito – Caramel fudge and crisped rice.
    1: Cherry Ripe – Dark chocolate, coconut and cherry. This is the bar I craved the most when living outside Australia.

    Not a chocolate bar but the other chocolate based confectionery I crave that I couldn’t find outside Australia: Licorice Bullets – Small pieces of soft licorice covered in chocolate.

  6. Butterfinger used to be good but they changed the formula and you can tell it’s peanut powder now. I’m glad you brought this up on a high note. I hate dropping that on people at a bad time.

  7. I don’t really do chocolate bars, but if pressed, I was to choose:

    DEEP FRIED Mars Bar – Only in Scotland. I felt sick after having just a quarter of one, so I’m not sure I would recommend it. But it was memorable!

    Wunderbar – I remember the TV Ads from the 70s more than anything.
    Coffee Crisp – Even though I can’t stand the taste of coffee!
    Sweet Marie – Unavailable now, but a nice combination of ingredients
    Jersey Milk – A great milky chocolate bar
    Mackintosh’s Toffee – More something from my childhood than something I’d search out these days
    Toblerone – Who doesn’t like the Swiss Alps?
    Crunchie – An interesting ‘honeycomb’ sweet
    Big Turk – Nice and chewy dark red ‘jelly’.
    1.Kit Kat – Could there be any other choice? So widely available that no matter where you travel, if you needed a pick-me-up, there it is.

    (I think I’m channelling my inner Terry O’Reilly with these comments!)

  8. I’ve never seen half of these! I love Reeses, and Milky Way. But as I’ve gotten older I prefer less sweet and more snobby chocolates. Not at your level, I’m sure 🙂

  9. 10 Peppermint Crisp (RSA)
    9 Crunch
    8 Snickers
    7 Violet Crumble (Australia)
    6 Tempo (RSA)
    5 Galaxy Ripple (UK)
    4 Kit Kat
    3 Chocolate Log (RSA)
    2 Tex Bar (RSA)
    1 Double Decker (UK)

  10. Hmm, everyone is recommending Toberlone. I have to try one now.

    100 Grand Bar is good. Chewy but good.

    Hershey’s has a new bar I like: Hershey’s Cookies n Crème

    I’m not trying a deep fried candy bar. It would probably send me straight to diabetes.

  11. I will almost always select a candy bar made with dark chocolate, and if my number one bar were made that way, I would chose it every time.
    10. 3 Musketeers
    9. Hershey w/almonds
    8. Almond Joy
    7. Reeses
    6. Kit Kat
    5. Milky Way dark
    4. Twix
    3. Snickers
    2. M & M’s – any, but I like them with almonds
    1. Take 5 – chocolate, peanuts, caramel, pretzels, peanut butter

  12. @GFORCE
    Mars DARK??? I didn’t even know it exists!!! I gotta go on a hunt for that now!

  13. Depending on ones mood each becomes a number one fav for that particular moment.
    ’cause Sometimes ya feel like a nut. Sometimes ya don’t.
    So … Here’s my impulse chocolate craving grabs from local convenience marts
    in no particular order:

    Toffifay. SnoCaps. Raisinets. Mounds. Almond Joy. Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
    Baby Ruth. (much prefer it over Nestle’s Oh Henry).
    Rolo. Milk Duds. Hersheys kisses. (Various flavors. Their dark chocolate is surprisingly good.)
    Whoppers. (chocolate coated malted milk balls that are highly addictive!)
    Ferrero Rocher. (slightly higher end – but you can now purchase mini packs of 3 at most of our convenience stores for around same price as other chocolate bars n candies.

    We need more chocolate bars and candies with pistachio!
    Lindt has one called Pistache but haven’t seen anything else on
    local grocery or convenience store shelves.

    1. Has anyone here ever tried Turtles? They’re chocolate, caramel, pecan, clusters.
      OMG! So Good! They used to be sold pretty much everywhere but lately i only occasionally find them stocked in places like Walgreens.

  14. I agree with most of your list never heard of Flake but I would put Mr Big in the Oh Henry spot and Oh Henry for Flake. Lucky enough where I live in the US I can get Coffee Crisp and Mr Big. I also like ices but that is not a bar. I will have to see if I can find the Flake bar to try.

  15. See, you needed chocolate to lure me out of my lair. There is a Hershey plant here in Ogden, and they put their overrruns and special runs in the Business Depot Outlet. Fresh Hershey’s is far superior to anything which has sat too long in the system.

    American Milky Way Midnight.

    Snicker’s Peanut Butter Squares

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


    York Patties

    Ritter Sport Rum Raisin. I have to order these from Amazon, so not sure of they count. Also,Ritter Sport Marzipan. I adore marzipan.


    Heath Bar, or Skor.

    Big Cherry Mountain

    Idaho Spud. Marshmallow, chocolate and coconut. Regional.

    Butterfinger used to be my favorite, but they took out the fatty goodness and now it just sucks.

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