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I was having a lengthy discussion about candy bars with my roommate (we may or may not have had the munchies) when I discovered that he didn’t know what nougat was. I was kind of shocked. Nougat is an essential ingredient in a lot of great candy bars. Snickers has nougat. Baby Ruth has nougat. Big Hunk has nougat. LOOK! has nougat. Mars bar has nougat. Milky Way has nougat. And somehow nougat is still overlooked and underrated. It deserves more attention and affection. So I decided to blog about it to help get the word out.

Nougat is a chewy confection made with roasted nuts and sugar or honey. There are a few different types of nougat. There is white nougat, brown nougat, and German/Viennese nougat. They are all made differently but I’m not going to tell you the differences between them. Stop being lazy and do your own research on nougat if you’re so fascinated by it. Anyway, a long time ago somebody discovered that nougat tasted good and they decided to combine it with chocolate and the world was changed for the better. Nobody knows who originally combined the two, so I’m just going to give credit to the Pope. You can decide which one.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young


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Baby Ruth

Baby Ruth is an American candy bar. It has peanuts, chocolate flavored nougat, caramel and a chocolate coating. It tastes like a generic Snickers bar. The name is a blatant rip-off of Babe Ruth. The makers claim it’s named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter Ruth. That’s bullshit. I know it. You know it. They know it. Babe Ruth knows it. It’s a decent candy bar; it just pales in comparison with Snickers.

Critically Rated at 11/17

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