The people at Costplus World Market have cleverly put their discounted items rack right next to their drink samples, enticing cheap skates to actually buy something instead of just mooching free drinks off of them.
Their strategy worked on me. While sipping my cup of tea, my eye came across the Prince Polo candy bar. Usually, I’m a little skeptical about things that have the title “Prince” in it. They’re so hit and miss. They can either be good (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”), questionable (Prince of Wales) or downright terrible (“Prince of Persia,” anyone?)
However, I was persuaded by the description (white chocolate with coconut) and the price. At 55% off, the candy bar was only $.35, meaning that even if the candy bar sucked, it only required a minimal amount of time spent in searching seat cushions for change.
It was worth every penny. The bar is made up of layers of wafers with a thin white chocolate and coconut cream spread between, and covered by a thin layer of white chocolate with coconut flakes. It’s not overwhelmingly sweet, and didn’t nauseate me the way white chocolate sometimes does. In fact, it doesn’t really taste like white chocolate, and there’s just a hint of the coconut. But it’s thoroughly, entirely, delicious.
I don’t even know why I’m writing about it, because as of this post, Bjorn and I have scooped up and eaten most of them already. But in case there’s one or two left, they can be found at : 2101 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Parkway #30, Chico, CA 95928
Jammie Karlman is the entertainment editor for the Chico Enterprise-Record. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @JammieKarlman