When making Taste Tests on a regular basis it can sometimes be a good idea to test out a classic. No limited editions, not new on the market. Just a product that’s been around forever, should it still be around and is it any good? Let’s find out in the Baby Ruth Taste Test.
The Baby Ruth Taste Test is the test of a classic chocolate bar. Baby Ruth is a chocolate bar made by peanuts, caramel, chocolate and chocolate flavored nougat. I’ll start eating in a second but first a brief history of the Baby Ruth bar.
A Brief History of Baby Ruth
Baby Ruth was first launched in 1921. The recipe was invented earlier, there was an identical bar called Kandy Kake, in 1921 the Curtiss Candy Company renamed the bar to Baby Ruth. Curtiss Candy Company is not around anymore. In 1981 they were bought by Nabisco and they later sold the brand to Nestlé along with other brands that originated from Curtiss Candy Company.
The bar is believed to be named after the baseball player Babe Ruth. The only difference in the name is the switch from an E to a Y in Babe. Curtiss Candy Company claimed that the bar was not named after the baseball legend but instead after Ruth Cleveland. The daughter of President Grover Cleveland. So baseballer Babe Ruth got nothing out of the fact that the bar was obviously named after him. Most believe that claiming to have named the bar after Ruth Cleveland was just a way of avoiding to pay Babe Ruth. Now let’s eat.
Packaging and Design
The packaging is a standard chocolate bar wrapping. The colors are blue on the edges and silver in the middle. On top of this base color is the Baby Ruth logo in red with a bit of white and blue. It is nothing out of the ordinary but I have to say I like it. It looks classic and good.
Baby Ruth Flavor and Texture
Once you open it up and pull out the bar there is a slight resemblance to poo. Maybe not what you want a chocolate bar to resemble. I’m guessing it is because the shape is a little bit organic, with bulbs of peanuts shaping the bar. If you disregard that it looks good. Sorry if I ruined it for you…
The flavor and texture are great. Whole peanuts, a delicious and creamy nougat and plenty of chocolate. Flavorwise this is not far from a Snickers bar but I would say that the Baby Ruth is softer and sweeter.
That is the only thing I don’t like, it is a bit too sweet. With darker chocolate or maybe a bit less caramel it could be even better. All in all a delicious bar that deserves its place on the candy shelf.
Baby Ruth Taste Test Result
Not much to complain about. A fun backstory, peanuts, caramel, chocolate, decent packaging design. The only bad things about it that it’s a bit on the sweet side and there are a few similar bars out there, but that’s not the fault of Baby Ruth is it? As a grade, I’m giving it a 4 out of 5. What I can’t understand is why Nestlé isn’t making more Baby Ruth products, this could be a goldmine if you would expand this brand with other products.
Name: Baby Ruth
Brand: Baby Ruth
Produced by: Nestlé
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