Review: Hershey’s Caramel Cookie Layer Crunch, The Nosh Show Ep. 93, & How Do You Like Your Hot Cocoa?

JFG Nation, with winter storms hitting the Northeast and Midwest, it’s clear that it’s HOT COCOA TIME. But how do you like your hot cocoa? When I was younger I used to love loading up hot cocoa with those mini marshmallows until it formed a centimeter thick marshmallow wall between me and the scaling hot chocolate. Then there are others who liked putting that one HUGE marshmallow in the center of their cup (which I find completely useless – I don’t want to be pulling up a half melted half soggy marshmallow to suck on the bottom of it. I want the little marshmallows so I can have little marshmallow bits with each sip/gulp. YOU MANIACS.)

Are you a candy cane in hot cocoa person? A whipped cream guy? A cinnamon stick girl? Maybe some nutmeg, or with some coffee even? Let me know you favorite way to take your hot cocoa in the comments below. And if you’re a gigantic marshmallow person – explain yourself.


For you new arrivals, The Nosh Show is a podcast started by Marvo from The Impulsive Buy, featuring Ryan from GrubGrade, Dubba from On Second Scoop, and, of course, me, your friendly neighborhood JFG. And today marks the release of The Nosh Show, Episode 93: What About Pie?

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This week: “Cinnamon Frosted Flakes, McDonald’s Stuffed Olives, another upcoming Oreo cookie, Cheetos toilet paper, Thanksgiving, and much more.” You can listen embedded here:

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Today’s junk food: Hershey’s Caramel Cookie Layer Crunch!!


This Hershey’s Caramel Cookie Layer Crunch was sent to me and it looks GREAT. Milk chocolate bars with shortbread cookie bits and caramel? Sounds like Hershey’s answer to a Twix! Yum yum yum.



Hershey’s Caramel Cookie Layer Crunch comes in bags with these little 3-segment bars, or you can buy them in full candy at size. I opted to try one of these fun size ones because I HAVE SELF CONTROL, SHARON. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY IT SOMETIME.


Opening one of these Hershey’s Caramel Cookie Layer Crunch bars, I was greeted by the familiar smell of Hershey’s chocolate. Classic Hershey’s bar segmented look. Classic fool wrapper.


Biting into one of these Hershey’s Caramel Cookie Layer Crunch bars, my suspicions were confirmed – these were almost, but not quite, a Twix. Like a Twix, these bars represent a delicious combo of cookie, chocolate, and caramel.

The big difference, however, is that these bars focus more on the chocolate (unsurprising) and less of the cookie. While the shortbread cookie pieces provide a decent Crunch, this lacks the strong thick crunch of the cookie in a Twix. Conversely, however, this bar had a greater ratio of chocolate that was of a better quality. You could tell the chocolate here was of a milkier and finer quality than that coating a Twix.

In the end, it’s really just about what you prefer – want more cookie? Eat a Twix. Wish that same combo was more chocolatey? Go for these.

Standalone: these were very very tasty. BUY.

PURCHASED AT: Here’s the spiel: “Those interested should visit Hershey’s Facebook page to save $1 off the purchase of 2 standard (1.4 oz) Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch bars in Caramel. Coupon holders can then purchase their bars at retailers like Sam’s, Walmart, Target, Kroger, Meijer, Albertsons, Ahold, Meijer and many more.” 

Sent to me, available TODAY in stores…some stores…I dunno what stores.

COST: I’ve seen the full size bars around for ~$2 in stores.



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Discuss - 8 Comments

  1. Sophia R says:

    Ever see the Christmas episode of The Simpsons where Marge stops over-mothering Bart after he does something wrong? There is a scene where she says he is old enough to add marshmallows to his own cocoa, and the marshmallow kind of absorbs the cocoa and becomes this marshmallow/cocoa log (like canned cranberry sauce) that he can cut with a knife to eat. I want that. Maybe is should just lick marshmallows and dip them in hot cocoa mix…

    Anyways, the more marshmallow, the better. Peppermint is OK too.

  2. M says:

    Screw the marshmallows, add a shot of Jack Daniel’s Honey!

  3. J says:

    I like big marshmallows, simply because theya re a novelty to me! The first time I saw one it captured my heart!

  4. I’m all for mini marshmallows (preferably real ones and not the dehydrated ones in a typical mix),, but the other way I love my hot cocoa is with a big spoonful of peanut butter melted in.

  5. April says:

    Our Cash and Carry has generic marshmallow bits as hard as a rock but serve their purpose, I put Fireball in my cocoa, because….it’s Fireball.

  6. Merissa says:

    I put a bunch of mini marshmallows in it, then immediately grab a spoon and eat them because I really love marshmallows.

  7. Big ole dollop of fluff, man. Dollop of fluff.

  8. With Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren joining the cast, The fast and furious franchise has been pushed to a whole new level. Really looking forward to it. The fast and furious 8 is going to be one hell of a movie and I can’t wait for it to come out in April.

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Marvo knows what's on shelves before anyone. ANYONE. Our trusty leader on The Nosh Show.

Ryan is the fast food guru. His soft dulcet tones will make you want to eat french fries, immediately.

Dubba is an ice cream wizard. He's got two spoons and he's not afraid to use them. Unless it's something spicy.

Chris is an IG god, and knows his stuff. Plus, he's from Maryland. What's not to like?