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Better Butterfinger? Really?

Discussion in 'Food and Beverage Forum' started by David1967, May 16, 2019.

  1. David1967

    David1967 Well-Known Member
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    So has anyone tried the new Butterfinger candy bars with the so-called new improved recipe? I have. It's gross. A friend of mine said it tastes like corn flakes and tree bark wrapped in chocolate.
     
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    :eek: They messed with my Butterfingers!? :eek:
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  3. ADigitalArtist

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    Granted, us Americans are used to associating hydrogenated oils and chocolate with spoiled milk (though that's more a Hershys thing) with quality.
     
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    Darn it! The old butterfinger was one of my favorite bars-- Bart Simpson notwithstanding.

    I haven't tried the new one-- what was the motive for revamping it, anyway?

    Was it akin to the New Coke fiasco? Sure, in blind taste tests, the new recipe did slightly better over Pepsi. So what?

    People are not robots-- appreciation of the item, how much it cost (how dear it is to obtain), and other intangible things, are just as important-- nay, may even be more important to Human Enjoyment.

    There have been studies using wine, and actual MRI/CAT scans of brain activity, among humans with respect to perception.

    As it turns out? Our perception of the item can be more important to our enjoyment level, than the actual content of the item in question.

    For example-- measuring people's enjoyment of wine can be done using a CAT scan or other measure of brain activity. You begin with a Known Quantity-- honest, high quality wine, being drunk by an aficionado of wine. Contrast to an el-cheapo drink. Measure the brain's activity in both instances.

    Then, begin the experiment: Without the participant knowing which wine is which? The enjoyment goes down-- sharply.

    Whereas repackaging a modest wine in a very expensive bottle? Enjoyment goes up.

    Put an expensive wine in an el-cheapo bottle? Enjoyment goes down.

    Which is why New Coke failed miserably. Firstly? They told us it was "new coke", i.e. different.

    That automatically set the stage to antagonize: We did not ask for a new formulation!

    *sigh*
     
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  5. Quetzal

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    Eww. I really enjoy Butterfingers, too!
     
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  6. Brickjectivity

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    OH NO! I guess they weren't selling fast enough. I haven't eaten a butterfinger in some time, so its partly on me. Sorry about that. I think what Butterfinger always needed was more chocolate, but chocolate was also the more expensive part. I liked the crumbly texture, but the chocolate was always disappointingly thin.

    Chocolate is always the most expensive candy on the rack. Look at any piece of candy. If there is chocolate in it you will pay a lot more. Its strange how much they think they can charge for chocolate, which is little more than another bean akin to coffee.

    Another thing is I think people are eating sugar less. I for one rarely buy cereal, because its mostly air with fluffy sugar suspended into a supporting matrix. Kids today don't seem to crave ketchup as much, either. I don't know why I get that impression, but I know several kids who just don't care about ketchup.

    My favorite cheap candy is kit-kat. Second place goes to a hard-frozen charleston chew which has terrible chocolate filled with so so marshmallow candy but is very nice when frozen. Third all of the 2-part candy bars such as 1000-grand, mounds, twix etc. Butterfinger is among these, mostly because I think its so stingy with chocolate while Kit Kat actually tastes like its chocolate. I like most other candies, too.
     
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    I waited years to try a Hershey bar and it sucked so thanks for the heads up.
     
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  9. Brickjectivity

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    That's just confirmation bias.
     
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    Yuck.
    I don't like sweets much.

    I especially don't like peanut butter combined with chocolate.

    Even more, I despise fake peanut "stuff" combined with fake chocolate.

    Butterfingers are nasty.


    But I do like the dirty old hot rod Corvette featured in the advertising. With the alien driving it backwards, winking at the idiots who will buy that crap.

    Butterfingers aren't all bad.

    Tom
     
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  11. columbus

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    There is no more chocolate in a Butterfinger than there is pork in a "bacon flavored Doritos".
    Tom
     
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    What's not to like?
    Now I must try one!
     
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  13. David1967

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    I actually thought I had bought a rotten Butterfinger. The lady at the store told me it was the new recipe. Then I saw the tv commercial. The new slogan is "Don't lay a finger on my better Butterfinger".
     
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  14. Revoltingest

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    These days, any candy which is slightly brown, greasy & sweet is called "chocolate".
     
  15. David1967

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    Not anymore you wont. Oh, the humanity.
     
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    You'll notice that even shameless shill Bart
    Simpson isn't advertising the new Butterfinger.
    That tells ya sumthin!
     
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    Oh great. Another 'Improvement'.

    I think we're having a mass culinary extinction event going on.
     
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  18. David1967

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    The new owners should consider the old saying; "If it's not broke, don't fix it."
     
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    I can never get that mentality that we always just got to improve something that is actually very popular and working fine as it is.

    Thank god Bugles™ stayed true with its tried-and-true origins. So far.
     
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    Haven't tried it yet, don't normally eat candy bars but it sounds delicious
    Maybe a PR stunt like Coke when they ruined it?
    But at least it isn't this:
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    It actually does taste like soap
     
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