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Atkinson's Chick-O-Stick Crunchy Peanut Butter & Coconut Candy

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4.50 / 5 (2 reviews)

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b d
( bdavis )

Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
Atkinson's Chick-O-Stick Crunchy Peanut Butter & Coconut Candy on 12/25/2006 16:08:18 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5


Chick-O-Stick, "Crunchy Peanut Butter and Toasted Coconut Candy."

Reviewing my favorite trail candy snack seems appropriate for today. I think of it as one thing I could eat for a 1/2 - 1 day hike out of an area if the weather turned bad.

It is like a harder butterfinger filling inside, a semi-crunchy outside (kind of like when fleece is finished on the outside to withstand wind and rain). Turns flakey and chewy, tastes great and has coconut on the outside.

Chick-O-Stick broken in half

Makes a great treat after dinner or when hiking and hunger starts to rear its head.

This stick is 2 oz., 8" x 3/4". 260 calories for a whole stick, 60 from fat. It is as long as a .5 L Platypus:

Chick-O-Stick next to .5 liter Platypus

It also is not easy to destroy by cramming it in a pack and it slips in along the edges or in a side pocket with no problem. Most importantly, it does not melt. In fact I think it is tough enough that it might be the right size for a snow tent stake or deadman?

So, it gets a 5 for being not only great at satisfying a hunger pang, solving the food blahs and being light for the calories it puts out. And if it works as a tent stake in the snow it will be true edible gear.

Edited by bdavis on 12/25/2006 16:27:24 MST.

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Mike Barney
( eaglemb )

AZ, the Great Southwest!
Great product and taste (but your dentist may not like these...) on 12/27/2006 17:29:32 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I really like the "Chick'O's", they do pack significant energy in a small package, and the taste is very good. They don't break as easy as some, and have a similar texture in hot or cold weather. Peanut butter is a reasonably decent foodstuff generally accepted by most. The coconut component is rather small, but those sensitive to it should be read the label first.

My dentist suggested there are many excellent snacks out there, and for some reason, this didn't make his good list. Apparently it did make his bad list, for the reason that it gets pretty sticky on your teeth and gums, and can be difficult to clean. Not a big problem for religious brushers and flossers, but the sugar content is pretty high.

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