Tuesdays with Toffee

by spiceaholic on August 18, 2009

Sorry for not posting in a while, I started my new job last week and boy did they put me to work!  I ended up being asked to come in on Saturday and of course being new, didn’t say no.

Anyway, it seems like there’s barely any time at the end of the day to eat dinner, relax, etc. I haven’t done so well on the packing lunch and making dinner fronts and ended up eating out quite a bit.  Hopefully I’ll get back in the swing of things soon.

But today I have decided to forgo TV time so I can have a lovely chat with you!  So selfless of me!

So I was randomly  craving chocolate-covered toffee bars this weekend.  In my experience that’s either a Skor or Heath bar, I have no clue if there are any other brands out there.  For some reason, Skor seems to belong more to my childhood while Heath bars seem more recent for me.   I saw both at CVS the other day and wondered if there was a discernable difference between the two.  And yeah I could Google “Skor vs Heath” and read what others had to say, but then I would be depriving myself of a taste-test.

Here’s the break-down of my oh-so-scientific test (and please forgive the crappy pictures):


Skor  — very crunchy, more pronounced buttery taste to the toffee, more of a “toffee” taste (salty/caramel).


Heath — crumbly, nice contrast between the saltiness of the toffee and the milk chocolate, toffee taste is more understated.


Mr. Spice’s verdict was that they both tasted the same to him and they both tasted rich.  Methinks this is because he’s been shunning dairy for a while (he’s way more lactose intolerant than me) and so the buttery taste of the toffee and the milk chocolate seemed stronger to him.  He said he wouldn’t eat a ton of either but that they weren’t bad.

My verdict?  They both taste similar at first, but after the 2nd or 3rd bite, I really liked the more pronounced toffeeness of the Skor bar and I liked the crunch factor.  I remember them being hard and crunchy and they didn’t disappoint.  Heath isn’t bad at all and probably is a bit easier to find, especially if you want the fun-size bars, but if I really had to choose, I would get Skor over Heath.  And here’s a surprise twist — they are both Hershey’s products!

Now the important question:  Which do you prefer, Skor or Heath?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Sweetie Pie August 19, 2009 at 10:31 am

What a fun taste test!! I think I’ve only had Skor bars a couple of times. I’ve definitely had Heath bars more often. Now, I’m wondering if Heath’s are really my favorite or just more readily available. Perhaps I need to check this out for myself. 🙂

I hope the new job is going well! It definitely sounds like it is keeping you busy.

Nabeela August 20, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I’ve never had either….you always seem to know about the latest candy 😉

Patrice August 21, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I’ve never been a fan of candy bars as much as other forms of candy, but the one candy bar that really flips my switches is toffee, and if you can’t get the real handmade-from-a-candy-maker variety (which is like heaven in your mouth) then these Hershey bars will do.

FYI, “Heath English Toffee” was the original, first sold with that name in 1928 by the Heath family that created it in their own candy business. Hershey came along more than 50 years later with their toffee bar, Skor in 1981.

In 1996 Hershey acquired the Leaf company, (who had previously bought the Heath candy business from the Heath family), and thus came to own two different toffee candy brands…


Patrice August 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm

By the way, I like ’em both, but I agree that Skor is a little better…

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