4 White Chocolate Candies That Are Better Than the Originals

I understand that liking white chocolate over other varieties of chocolate is seen as childish, but when I crave sugar, white chocolate never disappoints. It’s creamy and it’s sweet without being overpowering—which means I can eat a ton of it. I understand that judging chocolate by the sheer amount I can ingest is also childish. I don’t care.

White chocolate is the underdog of the candy world—it’s always the special edition or seasonal variation. But it should be the default. Here are the white chocolate versions of candies that I believe could and should replace the milk chocolate originals.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (I’m talking Justin’s and Reese’s)

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Uh-maze-ing. When I think of white chocolate peanut butter cups, I think of White Chocolate Reese’s Thins and Justin’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Something about the smoothness of the white chocolate really allows the salty flavor and slightly coarse texture of the peanut butter to shine. The milk chocolate cups always break when I bite into them, but the white chocolate versions are all about structural integrity.

White Chocolate Kit Kats 

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The day I found white chocolate Kit Kats is the day my life changed forever. The creaminess of the white chocolate and the crunchy, flaky inside of the Kit Kat play so well together. Regular Kit Kats are delicious, don’t get me wrong, but White Chocolate Kit Kats allow each of the other ingredients to flourish without stealing center stage.

Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme 

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Regular Hershey bars are good for three things: making s’mores, baking, and serving as Halloween basket fillers. They’re nowhere near as delectable as the Cookies ‘n’ Creme bar. The mildness of the white chocolate coupled with those mini chocolate cookie bits simply cannot be beat by ordinary chocolate. Whoever pitched this idea at Hershey is in dire need of a promotion.

Snickers White

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As someone who doesn’t even like Snickers, this is the best Snickers. Ten out of ten, would eat again. White chocolate and nougat are the power couple that has me hanging on the edge of my seat. There needs to be more of this combo occurring together in the wild and on grocery store shelves for the good of humanity.

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About the Author

Naajia Shukri

Naajia Shukri is the legit biggest fan of candy corn. She is interested in all things food, art, and beauty. After living in Korea for the past two years, she has gotten back to her L.A. roots, frequenting thrift stores and art museums.

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  • You’ve duplicated your kit kat comment and left no comment on the cookies and cream.

    • Thank you, Catt! I’ve updated it.