The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue

Change Page: 12 > | Showing page 1 of 2, messages 1 to 30 of 32
Author Message
Saint Matt

  • Total Posts: 183
  • Joined: 12/14/2004
  • Location: Aptos, CA
Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 1:16 PM (permalink)
I like both but would take a 5th Avenue if I had to choose between the two.
 
#1
    renfrew

    • Total Posts: 696
    • Joined: 4/29/2003
    • Location: Providence, RI
    RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 1:39 PM (permalink)
    Butterfinger, no question. More subtle and to me, not as sweet.
     
    #2
      Dipstick

      • Total Posts: 337
      • Joined: 8/21/2003
      • Location: Crystal, MN
      RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 2:11 PM (permalink)
      BUTTERFINGER!!!!!
       
      #3
        garryd451

        • Total Posts: 698
        • Joined: 12/28/2004
        • Location: dowagiac, MI
        RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 2:18 PM (permalink)
        Wow!!!!

        I didn't realize that 5th Avenues were still around!!!!!!!!!!!
         
        #4
          stanpnepa

          • Total Posts: 574
          • Joined: 11/23/2001
          • Location: Wyoming (Scranton/Wi, PA
          RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 3:00 PM (permalink)
          I may be a Bart Simpson fan, but you can all have my Butterfinger. Fifth Avenue Bars ROCK! I also really like Mr. Goodbar too, but not in a "Brokeback Mountain" way.
           
          #5
            Scorereader

            • Total Posts: 5546
            • Joined: 8/4/2005
            • Location: Crofton, MD
            RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 5:20 PM (permalink)
            I wish you could take the chocolate from a 5th avenue and put it on the peanutbutter inside of the butterfinger.

            where does the Clark bar fit into this?
             
            #6
              Phishmonger

              • Total Posts: 217
              • Joined: 10/15/2003
              • Location: Putnam, CT
              RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 5:42 PM (permalink)
              Bicker-Bicker-Bicker..... Just give me two of each of all the aforementioned..... I'll love 'em all!
               
              #7
                Saint Matt

                • Total Posts: 183
                • Joined: 12/14/2004
                • Location: Aptos, CA
                RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 6:19 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Scorereader

                I wish you could take the chocolate from a 5th avenue and put it on the peanutbutter inside of the butterfinger.

                where does the Clark bar fit into this?


                I didn't include Clark Bar because I've never had one. I've never seen them on sale here in California. Where can I get one??
                 
                #8
                  signman

                  • Total Posts: 1743
                  • Joined: 10/23/2000
                  • Location: Baltimore, MD
                  RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 7:15 PM (permalink)
                  Fifth Avenue was best when it was topped with whole almonds.
                   
                  #9
                    ScreenBear

                    • Total Posts: 1503
                    • Joined: 9/18/2005
                    • Location: Westfield, NJ
                    RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 7:47 PM (permalink)
                    Fifth Avenue was once topped with almonds? And they stopped?

                    I really like $100,000 when it came out. It was during my childhood, and all the other bars pretty much had emanated from earlier in the century. I considered this one part of "my" history.
                    The Bear

                    P.S.-- We should also sing a paean to the O'Henry. A truly fine candy bar.
                     
                    #10
                      garryd451

                      • Total Posts: 698
                      • Joined: 12/28/2004
                      • Location: dowagiac, MI
                      RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 9:23 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by signman

                      Fifth Avenue was best when it was topped with whole almonds.


                      It must be my old age!!!

                      I can't remember Fith Avenues with almonds.
                       
                      #11
                        essvee

                        • Total Posts: 425
                        • Joined: 2/14/2002
                        • Location: Oakland, CA
                        RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/14/05 10:21 PM (permalink)
                        signman took the words right out of my mouth. 5th avenue were better when they had almonds atop. I still like em better than Butterfinger though. They are more old-fashioned with their hint of molasses. Nothing beats a Clark bar though, except for the Platonic form of a Clark bar, the Zagnut.

                        oooooo, I said Zagnut.
                         
                        #12
                          Saint Matt

                          • Total Posts: 183
                          • Joined: 12/14/2004
                          • Location: Aptos, CA
                          RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Thu, 12/15/05 2:50 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by essvee

                          Nothing beats a Clark bar though, except for the Platonic form of a Clark bar, the Zagnut.

                          oooooo, I said Zagnut.


                          Ok then, what's better, Zagnut or Chick-O-Stick?
                           
                          #13
                            waltpiii

                            RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Thu, 12/15/05 3:57 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by garryd451

                            quote:
                            Originally posted by signman

                            Fifth Avenue was best when it was topped with whole almonds.


                            It must be my old age!!!

                            I can't remember Fith Avenues with almonds.


                            5th Avenue's had at least 2 almonds on top when they were made by Ludens. The current owner (is it Hersey?) reformulated the bar with no almonds.
                             
                            #14
                              SassyGritsAL

                              • Total Posts: 1089
                              • Joined: 10/27/2005
                              • Location: Huntsville, AL
                              RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Thu, 12/15/05 4:50 PM (permalink)
                              Like em both, but love to eat a Butterfinger when eating popcorn (something about the sweet n salty taste). Still see 5th Avenue's around here, but not as much as butterfingers.
                               
                              #15
                                cybele

                                • Total Posts: 74
                                • Joined: 7/9/2005
                                • Location: Southern Cal, CA
                                RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Fri, 12/16/05 1:56 AM (permalink)
                                I did a comparison between the two a few months ago with pics.

                                link pics - http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/head_to_head_butterfinger_vs_5th_avenue/

                                Personally, I prefer 5th Avenue because it uses real chocolate and the center seems more flavorful.

                                Clark bar has a chewier center and doesn't have real chocolate either. Saint Matt - I found the Clark bar at Cost Plus and recently at the Los Angeles Farmers Market.

                                I like Chick-o-Sticks but they're not that easy to find. They're really durable though, because they have no chocolate so you don't to worry about leaving them in the car or anything.
                                 
                                #16
                                  WingLover

                                  • Total Posts: 145
                                  • Joined: 2/21/2004
                                  • Location: East Norriton, PA
                                  RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/21/05 4:23 PM (permalink)
                                  Butterfinger is the best, no question!

                                  ~Jessica
                                   
                                  #17
                                    Kiowa1

                                    • Total Posts: 189
                                    • Joined: 11/4/2004
                                    • Location: Philadelphia, PA
                                    RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Wed, 12/21/05 4:31 PM (permalink)
                                    Butterfinger.
                                     
                                    #18
                                      tkitna

                                      • Total Posts: 620
                                      • Joined: 6/10/2004
                                      • Location: wellsburg, WV
                                      RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Thu, 12/22/05 6:41 AM (permalink)
                                      5th Avenue
                                       
                                      #19
                                        ScreenBear

                                        • Total Posts: 1503
                                        • Joined: 9/18/2005
                                        • Location: Westfield, NJ
                                        RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Thu, 12/22/05 10:13 AM (permalink)
                                        No exclamations for the O'Henry?
                                        The Bear
                                         
                                        #20
                                          enginecapt

                                          • Total Posts: 3486
                                          • Joined: 6/4/2004
                                          • Location: Fontana, CA
                                          RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Fri, 12/23/05 9:48 PM (permalink)
                                          I'll toss out an exclam for the O Henry. Love em. Have so since the late 50's.

                                          I'll take the Butterfinger over the 5th Ave. But the Buttefinger has to be FRESH FRESH FRESH. No stale old stock for me.
                                           
                                          #21
                                            ScreenBear

                                            • Total Posts: 1503
                                            • Joined: 9/18/2005
                                            • Location: Westfield, NJ
                                            RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Fri, 12/23/05 11:21 PM (permalink)
                                            About O'Henry's,
                                            I don't know how many I've never gotten to eat. They're in my top five favorites. So I generally find one in my Christmas stocking. I plan to eat it before New Year's, when I inevitably will, of course, once again, try to get down to fighting weight.

                                            Well, I put off eating the O'Henry. No problem...I've got 6 days to eat it. You see, I'm so busy eating pfefferneusse and other pfeffer things I would otherwise never think of eating if they weren't just lying around in every nook and cranny of your existence ("Here's your new Porsche, sir; oh, and as promised in our ad, here's your certificate for a lifetime supply of pfefferneusse, and half a lifetime supply of halvah").

                                            Then January 1 comes. "Oh, rats. I forgot to eat the O'Henry. Now, I can't eat the O'Henry. I hate my life."
                                            Wonder if Santa picks it up and puts it in the stocking next Christmas?
                                            The Bear

                                             
                                            #22
                                              enginecapt

                                              • Total Posts: 3486
                                              • Joined: 6/4/2004
                                              • Location: Fontana, CA
                                              RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Fri, 12/23/05 11:55 PM (permalink)
                                              I don't have any discipline when it comes to fine candy within my reach. I received a 2 pound box of See's in my mailbox on Tuesday, and by Friday morning it was history, and I ate the whole thing.

                                              Oh well, I only get one a year.
                                               
                                              #23
                                                garryd451

                                                • Total Posts: 698
                                                • Joined: 12/28/2004
                                                • Location: dowagiac, MI
                                                RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Sat, 12/24/05 12:22 AM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by enginecapt

                                                I'll toss out an exclam for the O Henry. Love em. Have so since the late 50's.

                                                I'll take the Butterfinger over the 5th Ave. But the Buttefinger has to be FRESH FRESH FRESH. No stale old stock for me.


                                                OH YEAH!!!! It needs to be FRESH FRESH FRESH.

                                                Thursday I was hungry for dark chocolate, well dark chocolate is hard to find at a party store, so I bought a Dark Chocolate Mounds Bar, the only dark chocolate that they had. OMG!!!! It was STALE STALE STALE.. Boy, that was a huge let down!!!
                                                 
                                                #24
                                                  rpc717

                                                  • Total Posts: 27
                                                  • Joined: 9/15/2006
                                                  • Location: Columbus, GA
                                                  RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Sat, 09/16/06 1:47 AM (permalink)
                                                  5th Avenue by a landslide. Butterfingers are barely edible - chocoplastic coating and hard plastic peanut butter gum that sticks like Gorilla glue when chewed.
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    Twinwillow

                                                    • Total Posts: 4895
                                                    • Joined: 4/15/2006
                                                    • Location: "Big D"
                                                    RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Sat, 09/16/06 2:13 AM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by waltpiii

                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by garryd451

                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by signman

                                                    Fifth Avenue was best when it was topped with whole almonds.


                                                    It must be my old age!!!

                                                    I can't remember Fith Avenues with almonds.


                                                    5th Avenue's had at least 2 almonds on top when they were made by Ludens. The current owner (is it Hersey?) reformulated the bar with no almonds.


                                                    I was born in 1939. When I was growing up, "5th Avenue" was my very favorite chocolate bar. It had those 2 almonds on the top and had much better tasting chocolate than today's version.
                                                    Butterfingers were my second choice. They still seem to taste pretty much the same as when the Curtis Candy Co. made them years ago.
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      citizenconn

                                                      • Total Posts: 12
                                                      • Joined: 8/16/2006
                                                      • Location: Houston [NW], TX
                                                      RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Sat, 09/23/06 5:35 PM (permalink)
                                                      I'll take the Butterfinger over the 5th Ave. But the Buttefinger has to be FRESH FRESH FRESH. No stale old stock for me.


                                                      Amen to that. Butterfinger CAN be superior to the 5th Ave, but only when fresh and not hard as a rock!
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        ann peeples

                                                        • Total Posts: 8317
                                                        • Joined: 5/21/2006
                                                        • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
                                                        RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Sat, 09/23/06 6:41 PM (permalink)
                                                        I have actually never had a 5th Avenue-I will have to try it....
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          signman

                                                          • Total Posts: 1743
                                                          • Joined: 10/23/2000
                                                          • Location: Baltimore, MD
                                                          RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Sat, 09/23/06 10:09 PM (permalink)
                                                          Had some correspondence with Nestle a few years ago about date coding on Butterfinger and Baby Ruth bars. Look for a 3 digit number between 1 and 365. That is the date of manufacture. Don't remember if there is a year code. So a number of 156 means bar was made on June 5th. They said bars are fresh for only 4 maybe 6 months at most.
                                                           
                                                          #29
                                                            dasl_4

                                                            • Total Posts: 187
                                                            • Joined: 11/2/2005
                                                            • Location: orlando, FL
                                                            RE: Butterfinger VS. 5th Avenue Thu, 09/28/06 2:40 AM (permalink)
                                                            Butterfinger if VERY fresh .. but 5th Ave. is more often fresh so I will go for 5th. Ave. for consistency..O'Henry is yummy

                                                            Clark Bars and Chick-O-Sticks have the same prob with being stale 90% of the time
                                                             
                                                            #30
                                                              Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark
                                                              Change Page: 12 > | Showing page 1 of 2, messages 1 to 30 of 32

                                                              Jump to:

                                                              Current active users

                                                              There are 0 members and 1 guests.

                                                              Icon Legend and Permission

                                                              • New Messages
                                                              • No New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/ New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/o New Messages
                                                              • Read Message
                                                              • Post New Thread
                                                              • Reply to message
                                                              • Post New Poll
                                                              • Submit Vote
                                                              • Post reward post
                                                              • Delete my own posts
                                                              • Delete my own threads
                                                              • Rate post

                                                              2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                                                              What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com