Pros: Milk chocolate outside, toffee center.
Cons: Same thing as a Skor bar.
Heath bars are wickedly sinful; that thin layer of rich milk chocolate that envelopes the smooth English toffee, it's enough to make even the most hard core dieter snap. Depending on how you eat them you can get a milk chocolate rush from the outside then a satisfying crunch from the toffee center or just chew it up at the same time. If you could package arrogance and snobbery and put it into the form of a candy bar, it would definitely be the Heath. I wont go so far as to say that it contains the absolute best chocolate or toffee but for a regular candy bar, it does stand out when compared to others containing the same ingredients.
What's the difference between a Skor and a Heath? Not much. They are both milk chocolate bars with a toffee center. Both are made by Hershey and have almost the same nutritional values. The Skor bar has 210 calories per serving [39 grams, 1.4 ounces] and the Heath has 220 calories per serving. So what is the difference? Nothing. They are almost identical in taste, composition and price so the inclusion of the phrase "English toffee bar" to the Heath is the only major difference.
Which one do I grab at the store? Which ever is on sale and since they are both Hershey products, they are usually both on sale at the same time. I do find that the Skor bars are better for breaking up and adding to cookie dough as well as to ice cream and other desserts but the Heath bar is best out of the refrigerator slightly chilled. Unlike some Hershey products that are sold in different sizes, I have only see then Heath in the 1.4 ounce single serve bar. These shouldn't be confused with the Heath Sandwich Cookies; while equally tasty they are a completely different product.
Heath bars probably arent the best thing to snack on as they are high in calories as well as carbohydrates but if you have a craving for something sweet with a bit of a crunch to it, nothing satisfies like this. There are some allergy warnings that go along wit this bar as it contains dairy products, almonds, lactose and soy products. Needless to say, it isn't vegan friendly. Be sure to read the ingredients if you have food allergies, better to be safe than sorry.
One of my favorite things to do with a Heath bar is smash it to bits and sever it over ice cream; sure, you can do the same thing with a Skor bar but the Heath has a little less of a chocolate coating to it so the toffee freezes quicker and gives you a nice added crunch. It all depends on how much chocolate you want with your candy bar; a little less then go with Heath, a little more then go with Skor. I have no idea why Hershey makes both bars because their ingredients are almost identical and they are, basically, the same product.
About the only negative to this bar [outside of the high caloric content] is that it can be a complete disaster to try and eat during the summer months. The chocolate gets extremely messy and will end up all over your fingers and face if you arent careful. Who would love a Heath bar? Anyone that wants a sweet but crunchy snack; the toffee can get a little sticky so if you have dental appliances, you can look forward to the toffee pieces getting stuck to them.
We have a local grocery store that always has the Hershey candy on "sale", three bars for .99 cents. You can't beat that price. I like the overall taste of a Heath bar; even though it is almost identical to a Skor, it has a little less chocolate to it so the toffee taste really breaks through it. If you love the taste of a Skor bar and have never tried a Heath, you don't know what you are missing!
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