Jokerz Vegan Candy Bar Review
As many of you already know, I was in Las Vegas last weekend for the World Tea Expo (with the lovely ladies of Crazy Bitch Tea- try some!). While I was there I stayed at the LVH (the old Hilton), which is off the strip and is definitely not what I would call vegan-friendly.
Since I was off the strip and incredibly busy, I didn’t get a chance to check out the vegan-friendly restaurants in town, but I did get a chance to hit up the buffet at the Wynn. Let me tell you something, a buffet with TONS of vegan options is a site to see. I was a bad food blogger though and didn’t get any pictures, but take my word for it when I say it was absolutely delicious and I wish I would have had room in my tummy for more. I literally only made it through the salad section! They had so many delicious hot and cold salads that I couldn’t help but fill my plate to the brim – leaving no room for dessert or even an entree!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the LVH did have a nice sushi bar where I enjoyed a veggie roll and some edamame and they also had a veggie burger in their Paradise Cafe that was topped with tofu and roasted red peppers. However, other than that, they didn’t have much in the way of vegan food so I subsisted mostly off of Clif and Odwalla Bars and fruit and veggies.
Since the LVH wasn’t particularly veg-friendly (really not even for vegetarians), imagine my surprise when I spotted an entire vegan section in their gift shop! I went to pick up some nuts and trail mix for the plane ride home when I stumbled upon an entire section devoted to vegans. They had vegan cookbooks, ABC cookies, tons of nuts and fruit mixes, and an entire shelf of Go Max Go candy bars!
I have been wanting to try these for forever, but have never been able to find them in stores. I didn’t want to go overboard, so I just picked one for the ride home – the Jokerz Bar, which as you can probably guess is the vegan answer to the Snickers bar.
I wasn’t too excited about the price ($2.99), but I was in Vegas and I’d already lost a bunch of $$ at the blackjack tables, so what was another three bucks? Though I have to say I probably would have a harder time spending that much on a candy bar on a normal shopping trip.
Even though I thought the price was high, I was totally happy I bought it. I’m usually not one for sweets, but this bar delightfully decadent. When I first opened the wrapper I was immediately struck by how much it smelled like a Snickers. If this would have been a blind smell/taste test, I wouldn’t have known the difference. I swear.
The bar is all kinds of goodness, from the chocolate coating to the creamy nougat. Not being a sweets person, I could only eat half, but the husband thoroughly enjoyed the other half as well. Overall I was very impressed with the candy bar and it makes me happy to know that if the craving should ever strike I have a go-to fix for my sweet tooth now that I don’t have to make myself (though I love baking/cooking it’s sometimes nice to just open up a convenience food).
I would love to get my hands on some of the other candy bars that Go Max Go makes such as Cleos (peanut butter cups) or the Buccaneer (like a Three Musketeers). If you find yourself in the presence of these bars I suggest you pick one up – for experimental purposes of course – and always feel free to send me one while you’re at it!
What is your favorite vegan candy or sweet?