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Housing Complex reporter Ruth Samuelson received a care package from her friend, former Washingtonian Erin Zimmer, who’s now a New York-based blogger for Serious Eats. The package included an Israeli chocolate bar made with Pop Rocks, which is apparently the preferred snackage of all Brithrighters.

I never understood the Pop Rocks craze. It was all about sensation—-and nothing about flavor. It always felt like I had a sleet storm in my mouth.  Why anyone would want to put these popping bastards into a candy bar is beyond me. If there’s anything that’ll ruin good chocolate, it’s the sensation of eating it with a sleet storm in your mouth.

I’m just glad these bars aren’t available stateside.