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Aug 29, 2008 12:00 PM

What's that flavor in a Chunky bar?

It almosts tastes a bit like rum? The ingredients say natural & artificial flavors. Every once in awhile I crave one of these bars.

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  1. I haven't had one in a long time but I think it's raisins...or some kind of raisin mulch. Sort of reminds me of the taste of A-1 steak sauce.

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    1. re: ML8000

      I had one yesterday. Yep it's raisins alright, I dug through the garbage for the wrapper.

    2. Um, wax???

      My grandmother also gave us these(and those pink Canada mints- your'd need one for your breath post-Chunky). I agreed with ML- there is some cooked fruit thing, brandy-ish at times, but the texture is what gets me...All those chunks, with the most un-chocolatey base, no 'SNAP", just mushy brownness...

      1. I used to love those, I don't know why. They had peanuts and raisins in them. The peanuts still had the skins on, and the raisins did taste brandyish.

        1. It is definitely raisins.


            My mom has a major jones for Chunky candy bars. She keeps me in the refrigerator drawer for those late night snack cravings. She says the flavor is the use of Brazilan nuts and soaked raisins. But, she was on a chunky high at the time of my question so I can't confirm this :)