Take 5 is a pretzel, caramel, peanut and peanut butter-filled, milk chocolate coated candy bar released by The Hershey Company in December 2004.And if you haven't tried it yet, do it. It comes in two nuggets, not unlike a Twix bar, except in its superiority. But none of this goodness is available to Canadians... well, it used to be. For a while, but not any more it seems, the Take 5 was known as Max 5 in Canada.
The "5" in the name refers the combination of five ingredients: milk chocolate, peanuts, caramel, peanut butter, and pretzels.
So why the heck did Hershey stop making them for the Canadian candy bar audience? Was the lack of maple syrup too much of an affront on our taste buds?
And why the name change in the first place? Is "taking 5" not in our national character? Too aggressive, too assertive? "Okay, you can have 5 flavors buddy - that's the maximum... alright?!"
Well, I'm standing up against this chocolately-pretzel-enforced-obedience and I demand my right to Take 5s.