Adventure Snacks: Choco Rocks


One of our favorite things to do here at the nerd house? Well, try questionable snacks, of course!


We love, love, love to try pretty much any snack with strange (to us) ingredients, funny names, packages covered in languages we don’t read, or anything cute, unusual, or gimmicky. (Because, yeah, we totally know how to party.) 😀


Because I care deeply about your snacking knowledge, I share this information with you…to save you from pain and suffering…or to help you discover something that you may never have guessed would be delightful. It’s kind of a public service announcement. (Okay, okay, not really…we just like to have an excuse to get our snack on.) 😉



Our newest Adventure Snack?


Choco Rocks!


Adventure Snack: Choco Rocks

(Picture from Amazon…click pic for link.)


What??? Yep, they’re exactly what you probably think they are…bits o’ chocolate made to look like gravel-style rocks. Neat!


So, what did we think of these nifty looking niblets? Read on!



The thoughts from the family….


Grace (the 15-year-old):

Grace thought the Choco Rocks were super-cute, but only tasted “alright.” Her final analysis? “It’s got a good beat and you can dance to it.” (Now let’s all take a moment to ponder where the 15-year-old picked up an American Bandstand quote…this could be an indication that we’re raising her right or really, really wrong.) 😉

For quirkiness, fun, and lack of awesome taste, Grace gave Choco Rocks…

7 out of 10 Yums!


John (the husband):

John thought the Choco Rocks were fun…pretty much because he enjoyed pretending he was eating rocks. (Sorry, y’all, he’s taken.) 😉 After cruising through the delight of pretending to smash rocks with his teeth, he did point out that Choco Rocks “taste bad.” (I feel like it’s my responsibility to point out that he continued to eat them after this assessment, so there’s just the so bad they could have been.)

For being fun and “so entertaining visually,” but not tasty, John gave Choco Rocks…

5 out of 10 Yums!



I was also quite enchanted with the rock-ness of it all, and I agreed with my family about the taste. While Choco Rocks are fun to look at and chomp and whatnot, they do seem to be made from some pretty seriously low-quality chocolate. (Imagine that really cheap Easter candy or chocolate coins or something of that nature.)

For being “very fun, but kind of gross,” I gave Choco Rocks…

6 out of 10 Yums!


And our average score was…


6 out of 10 Yums!


Adventure Snacks- Dinos with Choco Rocks - Nerd in the Brain

Stan and Petunia just don’t even know what to think.



What about you? Have you tried Choco Rocks? What about other fun snacks…have you had anything neat recently? Do you have any suggestions for future Adventure Snacks for my dear little family to try? Let me know in the comments!


Interested in more Adventure Snacks? Check back in two weeks for our thoughts on Funny Bones. Can’t wait that long? Perhaps you’d like to check out our careful analyses of Karipori and Nyoki Nyoki. 🙂




  • Andrew | Life Between 0 and 1 February 10, 2017 at 9:23 am

    They do look pretty darn awesome and I’d probably be as corny to pretend I was eating rocks too. The bad, low-quality chocolate would kill it for me though. If I wanted to eat brown wax, I’d eat brown wax.

    • Nerd in the Brain February 10, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Yeah, if they could bring some wax-free chocolate to the rock party, these things would be a win. As it is, though, it’s more like eating a chocolate scented candle…with a nifty candy coating! 😉

  • kaycreate February 16, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Completely agree with this review! I’ve had a few different kinds of chocolate rocks (that’s a weird but true statement haha!) and they do all seem to be made with low quality chocolate. But darn if they don’t look cool!

    • Nerd in the Brain February 17, 2017 at 6:30 am

      Maybe there’s something about that nifty candy rock coating that just won’t adhere to higher quality chocolate? (I find that pretty unlikely, but I’m trying to cut the chocolate rock people some slack.) 😉


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