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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2006/09/28 14:45:10 (permalink)
This is a toughie, since these are two of my favorites. But, I would give the slight edge to the 5th Avenue. Of course tomorrow, it might be a different story!
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2006/09/28 15:20:28 (permalink)
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/05 19:35:06 (permalink)
I finally had a Clark Bar and like them, but for me, 5th Avenue still has the edge.
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/05 21:29:46 (permalink)
I'll go with a nice, fresh Butterfinger. When they're nice and flaky and fresh they just cannot be beat.
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/06 09:35:08 (permalink)
Growing up, 5th Avenue was my all time favorite. But they've changed since I was a kid and they're just not as good anymore. I miss those two big whole almonds on top.
 
So I guess today, it'd be a Butterfinger. Always enjoyed them as well.
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/06 11:35:13 (permalink)
I just had a few of the left over Halloween mini Butterfingers. They had no crunch to them.
Very disappointing. 
  I don't remember ever liking 5th Avenues very much.
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/06 12:37:04 (permalink)
Like them both but I've had some stale butterfingers and didn't have that problem with Fifth Avenue
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/06 18:37:55 (permalink)
As an aside, I personally think there aren't any candy (chocolate) bars are as good as they once were. The (modern) introduction of additives, cost cutting, and manufacturing shortcuts have taken their toll on taste and texture.
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/06 19:00:38 (permalink)
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As an aside, I personally think there aren't any candy (chocolate) bars are as good as they once were. The (modern) introduction of additives, cost cutting, and manufacturing shortcuts have taken their toll on taste and texture.




So true.
 
Having been born and raised in the Steel City, home of the Clark Bar, I was delighted to find them here in Dallas at Central Market.  What a disappointment.  I checked the label and Pittsburgh was nowhere near where these infringers threw together those inferior replications.
 
Butterfinger, another old favorite, I consume only in DQ Blizzards and Culver's Concretes.
 
Frankly, the only 'old school' candy that is still identical to 'the way it was' is the NECCO wafer.  Maybe M.I.T., the neighbor of the venerable New England Confectionary Company, has perfected a time machine and is testing it next door.
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/06 19:14:57 (permalink)
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Twinwillow
As an aside, I personally think there aren't any candy (chocolate) bars are as good as they once were. The (modern) introduction of additives, cost cutting, and manufacturing shortcuts have taken their toll on taste and texture.




So true.
 
Having been born and raised in the Steel City, home of the Clark Bar, I was delighted to find them here in Dallas at Central Market.  What a disappointment.  I checked the label and Pittsburgh was nowhere near where these infringers threw together those inferior replications.
 
Butterfinger, another old favorite, I consume only in DQ Blizzards and Culver's Concretes.
 
Frankly, the only 'old school' candy that is still identical to 'the way it was' is the NECCO wafer.  Maybe M.I.T., the neighbor of the venerable New England Confectionary Company, has perfected a time machine and is testing it next door.




 
Actually...NECCO moved up to Revere, Massachusetts.  And IIRC, NECCO is the current manufacturer of the Clark Bar.
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/06 20:40:51 (permalink)
I agree. I think high fructose corn syrup is a factor in the negative changes
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/06 23:37:46 (permalink)
I concur.
 
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 09:22:53 (permalink)
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Actually...NECCO moved up to Revere, Massachusetts.  And IIRC, NECCO is the current manufacturer of the Clark Bar.



It's been 35 years since I last visited Cambridge; I remember thinking even at the time that the land then occupied by the huge NECCO plant had far better economic uses.  Evidently that happened in the early part of the 21st. Century
 
 
 
 
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 09:28:33 (permalink)
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I agree. I think high fructose corn syrup is a factor in the negative changes



One can only hope that the recent re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba will eventually result in pure cane sugar replacing "Karo" as the sweetener for Coca-Cola and candy bars.
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 09:39:25 (permalink)
I didn't know we had a cane sugar crisis. Is Cuban sugar better than other countries, sort of like their cigars?
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 10:33:19 (permalink)
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I didn't know we had a cane sugar crisis. Is Cuban sugar better than other countries, sort of like their cigars?




No, but 'way back when' the U.S. imposed a boycott on all goods Cuban in the '60's, the price of sugar spiked.  Sugar producers in the U.S. loved the high price and lobbied Congress for tariffs and other trade restrictions to make the high prices permanent -- all, of course, to "protect" our domestic producers from foreign competition.  And, to add insult to this injury they receive huge annual subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Manufacturers like Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Hershey's, and Mars reacted rationally to the spike in sugar prices by substituting high fructose corn sugar.  This, of course, delights "Big Agra" almost as much as the regulatory requirement that our gasoline contains at least 10% ethanol, made from what otherwise would be feed corn.  And lets not forget those $Billions in Federal subsidies which add insult to those injuries as well. 
 
"Big Sugar" and "Big Agra" have been laughing all the way to the bank ever since and continue to grease political palms to maintain these "protections".  In the meantime we, the consumers, are paying for all this political perfidy and business avarice through:
 
  • inferior and more costly candies
  • inferior and more costly soft drinks
  • inferior and more costly fuels
  • higher prices for bread and cereals
  • higher prices for meat
  • etc. & etc.
 
We consumers put up with these situations because each of us is damaged "only" by what we consider to be negligible amounts of money and we have become accustomed to inferior products; sadly, only a very few of us are even aware of the political mendacity and hypocrisy that cause it. 
 
And our First Amendment protected media have found that they can make far more money by keeping us up with the Kardashians than by informing us on matters that truly affect our lives and health.    
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2015/11/07 10:38:28
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 11:05:36 (permalink)
Nice oratory, but DOES Cuba have a sugar industry?
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 12:28:52 (permalink)
1bbqboy
Nice oratory, but DOES Cuba have a sugar industry?




Oh my, yes. 
And, "guilty", I do tend to "go on a bit". 
Sugar always had been that island nation's primary export industry, but like the quality of its once-fabled cigars, it has struggled more than a bit under the present regime.
 
Here's how it once was under a different 'sistema':
 

post edited by MetroplexJim - 2015/11/07 14:40:30
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 15:03:22 (permalink)
Guilty professor.  I don't like Butterfingers, 5th Avenues or the Kardashians.
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 15:35:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby 1bbqboy 2015/11/07 21:30:32
Either my life is going to sh-t or this site is going there. When we have to resurrect a thread on what candy bar is better than another we have hit rock bottom..........
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 17:58:30 (permalink)
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Guilty professor.  I don't like Butterfingers, 5th Avenues or the Kardashians.


I've never had a Kardashian. Are they nutty?
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/07 21:17:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby 1bbqboy 2015/11/07 21:29:02
Old time Clark Bars were the best - - Occasionally my dad would visit the factory on the North Side and would bring home boxes of Clark Bars, ZagNuts, Clark's version of the Mounds coconut bars, peanutbutter molasses kisses, some pink/black and white licorice flavored caramels and a few other candies that I can't think of right now...  The old time Clark Bar had a strip of caramel down the middle of it that was wrapped in the peanut butter crispy part then it was double dipped in milk chocolate and that a zigzag ribbon of more chocolate on it...  I used to eat the chocolate off of the outside, then the crispy part then would savor the caramel strip in three or four sections to make it last....  When Butterfingers came out, I considered them to be an inferior imitation of the beloved Clark Bar...  The Zagnut, of course was dipped into white chocolate coating then topped with toasted coconut...  Outside of the outside,, the candy was identical....  The Fifth Avenue had the almonds on top, and I remember the first time I bought one and was greeted with two halves of almond rather than two whole almonds...  Disgraceful.....  The Fifth Avenue was much more 'tender' than either the Clark Bar or the Butterfinger...  And another thing that I just remembered - - an aroma/taste kind of memory - - - the Clark Bar had a distinctive after taste of Molasses....  Look at the Dollar Stores for an assortment of Clark Bars - - I found them in Hawaii, have found them in Colorado, New Mexico and I have found them a couple of times here in Wisconsin - - - and in varieties I had never seen before - - dark chocolate covered, white chocolate covered, double bars (like a mounds with two small bars in a package), and even bite sized - - not wrapped - - in a bag....  Loved the old "I want a Clark Bar" ad campaign - - using Pittsburgh zoo animals as the spokespersons - - I learned the trick to making it look like the animals were talking - - they would give it a scoop of peanut butter and the animal would struggle to get it off of the roof of its mouth....  Sigh.....  Now I am craving a Clark Bar....
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RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue 2015/11/08 08:30:34 (permalink)
OMG. 
What wonderful memories of the Clark Bar! 
I'd forgotten the "I want a Clark Bar" campaign with the animals.
 
For sure, the "Clark Bar" I purchased at Central Market here in Dallas a short while back was most definitely NOT a Clark Bar! 
 
Mamaduck43, with your lovely recollection I can almost taste the original.  Thank you.
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