Friday, May 28, 2010

Nestle Butterfinger Snackerz

Butterfinger SnackerzNew Nestle Butterfinger Snackerz are crispy bite-size candies with a smooth Butterfinger-flavored center.

They come in a rather petite package, it weighs only 1.28 ounces, which is a pretty remarkable difference compared to the standard Butterfinger bar which clocks in at 2.1 ounces. Of course that does mean that there are fewer calories per serving, here a bag is only 170 calories (133 per ounce) while a bar is 270 calories (129 per ounce).

The package is a simple pouch, a little taller than a bag of M&Ms and in a bright yellow and orange with blue accents.

Butterfinger Snackerz

The Snackerz look every bit as appealing as the actual Butterfinger bar. They’re a bit chalky and smell like sugar and fake butter. They’re about 1.25 inches long and .75 to 1.00 inches wide. They’re decorated with little zags of orange icing confection. They’re an irregular puff shape, there’s a little pocket of Butterfinger creme in there.

Butterfinger Snackerz

The crunch is like a sweet version of Fritos or a breakfast cereal. Inside the sweets, salty and buttery flavored cream has a little hint of roasted nuts. The cereal and peanut butter combination is fun and different enough. The mockolate coating is a joke, it’s fresh so there’s no hint of rancid cocoa or anything that I get from Butterfingers now and then. But there’s no rich cocoa to go with it.

A few years ago I tried something called Butterfinger Stixx, which were a little wafer tube filled with a similar creme, but the difference there was that they were covered in real milk chocolate. That was a great idea. This is mediocre at best ... a smaller portion than most candies offer at this price but sub par ingredients.

After seeing what Nestle did with the Wonka line to create products with better ingredients, this is just plain disappointing. I know they can do better.

Made in Mexico, no Kosher statement on the package.

Related Candies

  1. Baby Ruth Crisp & Nestle Crisp Bars
  2. ReeseSticks (Revisit)
  3. Whoppers Reese’s Peanut Butter Flavored Candy
  4. Twix PB
  5. Butterfinger Stixx


Name: Butterfinger Snackerz
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: sample from Sweets & Snacks Expo
Price: $.89 retail
Size: 1.28 ounces
Calories per ounce: 133
Categories: Candy, Nestle, Cookie, Mockolate, Peanuts, 4-Benign, Mexico

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:46 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewNestleCookieMockolatePeanuts4-BenignMexico

Comments
  1. You’re doing them a favor by calling them benign.  They’re awful.  It’s bad candy which appears good, or benign at worst.  Never again will I fall for this.  I’m moving to Clarks permanently for my PB bar fix.  A candy that looks and sounds good but tastes bad is a rotten trick.  It’s like grabbing gumdrops at an old lady’s house when you’re 5 only to be fooled by a clove one.  Yuck.

    Comment by Dave on 5/28/10 at 7:16 pm #
  2. eugh,that sounds terrible.  the mentos rainbow and fruit-tella crunchies youve got on deck sound good even from the title though. mentos are always good as a snack or breathmint,for me.

    Comment by james on 5/28/10 at 8:41 pm #
  3. Well phooey!  I have a friend who loves Butterfinger, but these don’t sound all that good.

    Comment by Pam on 5/29/10 at 6:30 am #
  4. I agree with you 100%.  After trying the new Clark Bar from NECCO, I’m giving up no ButterFingers completely.  There’s no comparison between the two, NECCO created a fantastic product, Butterfinger responds with this?  Ugh…

    Comment by Mark D. on 5/29/10 at 8:27 am #
  5. I guess I’m in the minority on these but I actually liked them! I agree that the chocolate coating was kind of terrible but the rest—the wafer and the PB filling—I enjoyed. I actually hate the regular Butterfingers bar but these were so far removed from that, it’s probably why I liked ‘em.

    Comment by Elizabeth - About Candy on 5/29/10 at 8:07 pm #
  6. I really wish Clark Bars were common around here. We basically have slim pickings when it comes to candy. I probably won’t see these new butterfinger snakerz for a year.
    I really want to try the new clark bar. *prays to the candy gods*

    Comment by Emily on 5/30/10 at 7:26 am #
  7. I bought some at Walgreens yesterday. The peanut butter creme is really good, but the chocolate and crispy stuff taste horrible and ruined it for me.

    Comment by Lauren on 5/30/10 at 2:23 pm #
  8. I tried them and I liked them. I thought they were very good and easy to eat where as the regular butterfinger bar crumbles when you try to eat them. please keep them on the market, these people don’t know what they are talking about.

    Comment by Lisa on 6/27/10 at 9:51 am #
  9. These Butterfinger Snackerz were so disappointing that I had to search out a blog, just so I can comment on how terrible they are!
    I have NEVER written a comment on any site for anything until NOW!

    YUCK!

    Comment by caddy on 10/25/10 at 6:59 pm #
  10. Bought these yesterday (had not found your site until now). They were on sale at 4/$1.00 at Grocery Outlet. I could tell why with the first bite. They are not a candy, they are a cookie. I was expecting the rich, flaky trademark Butterfinger insides but got nothing but rice krispies and air. The mockolate burned my throat. Threw the other 3 packages out!

    Comment by Colleen on 2/17/14 at 11:22 am #

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