Friday, July 15, 2005

Butterfinger Crisp

Name: Butterfinger Crisp
Brand: Butterfinger (Nestle)
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store
Price: 33 cents
Size: 1.76 oz
Calories per ounce: 143
Type: Peanutbutter Crisp

I’ve always been fond of wafer and creme cookies. They’re a pure blast of sugar in a rather bland styrofoamy cookie. I figured this bar was similar to that, only butterfingery.

Essentially there are bland wafers with a butterfinger creme which is a sweet peanut butter flavored concoction. The whole bar is then enrobed in a chocolatey wax and some more crumbled “crunchety” bits.

What I can say, beyond the fact that this bar is a great mix of textures, is that it’s salty. I know that sounds like a weird thing to mention, but there’re 140 mgs of salt in this bar. Don’t get me wrong, I think that the salt is a great complement to the flavors in this bar, but it’s very noticeable.

That aside, the crisp wafers and smooth and strongly peanutty creme is a great combo and if I could just find that as a cookie, I’d be pretty happy. What makes this a candy bar though, is that they dipped the whole thing in some sort of chocolate flavored wax (similar to what they put on Butterfingers). This waxy coating is the reason I don’t enjoy Butterfingers. In fact, if you gave me a Butterfinger, I’d probably scrape the chocolate off and enjoy the great peanut butter crisp center. I couldn’t even find any mention of the chocolately coating in the description of the bar on the Butterfinger site, so they must not think it’s much of a selling point either.

What I should mention is that the bar I tried was manufactured in Venezuela. I don’t know if this is the norm for all bars sold in the states of if it’s how I was able to purchase a normally 75 cent bar for 33 cents. (And it was fresh.)

In general, if I feel like a nutty crisp bar covered in chocolate, I go for a 5th Avenue.

Rating - 6 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:54 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewNestleChocolateCookiePeanuts6-TemptingUnited States99 Cent Only Store

Comments
  1. I love these bars too. I am a fan of the discontinued candy at the 99ยข store.

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. I will never buy another Nestle product if it claims to be manufactured in Venezuela. I had to pay full price. Sound like stale candy for us while the fat cats get rich.

    Comment by End User on 4/09/07 at 12:22 pm #
  3. Hello,
    I love Butterfinger Crisps but am finding them increasingly hard to find.  Where can I locate them?

    Comment by David on 11/21/07 at 2:25 pm #
  4. I had my first Butterfinger Crisp today and I thought is was very good. It kind of reminded me of a Bar None w/out the crushed peanuts. I like wafer type candy bars and cookies.

    Comment by Suzanne on 7/14/13 at 5:41 pm #

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