At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.


Snickers remake

Jan Newberry | May 8, 2012 | Food & Drink Story Ingredient Eat and Drink

Boxes of perfectly good truffles collect dust in one corner of my desk, while several single-origin chocolate bars grow stale in my drawer. I’ve been meaning to eat them, but frankly, I’m uninspired. When it comes to chocolate, the best response I can usually muster is “meh.” So I’m not quite sure what to make of the fact that the Ramona, a bar from Oakland’s Double Dutch Sweets, has become my latest fixation. It’s a modern riff on Snickers, with layers of peanut-studded nougat and caramel coated with a single-source Venezuelan dark chocolate. And, in a departure from the classic candy bar, this one is topped with crunchy flakes
of Maldon salt. No green tea, bacon, wasabi, or goji berries, just things that actually taste good with chocolate when paired in the proper proportions. This grown-up interpretation of a childhood favorite may be just what I need to restore my faith in candy. Available at Bi-Rite Market, 3639 18th St., S.F., 415-241-9760, and other locations.


Photography by: