Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Butterfinger Stixx

Butterfinger StixxI tried the Nestle Dark Stixx last year and thought they were pretty good. They’re a little crispy cookie wafer in the form of a tube filled with some cream and covered in chcoolate.

The Butterfinger Stixx were introduced at the same time, but it took a little while for me to find them super-cheap. They were stupidly expensive at $2.29 for a box of 6 when they came out. But at the 99 Cent Only Store this little package of two was a respectable 33 cents and still fresh (expiration July 2007).

What’s great about these is the one thing that you can’t get in a Butterfinger ... real chocolate. Not that the chocolate is great, but you know, if it’s not tasty at least it’s not fake.

The package describes this rather oddly with a little four point diagram:

  • A Splurge of Rich Nestle Milk Chocolate
  • A Sprinkle of Butterfinger Candy Bits
  • A Spree of Light & Crispy Wafer
  • A Whirl of Smooth Butterfinger Candy Creme
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    What I suspect after reading that is that this is more like a Butterfinger Crisp bar (which may be running one of the lamest commercials of the year, sorry, as far as I’m concerned that girl has to be high if she’s enjoying a Butterfinger Crisp and thinks that’s really laugh-out-loud funny).

    The little stick has that familiar peanut butter and buttered popcorn scent. The sweet chocolate and bland crunch of the wafer are a nice combo, not too sweet. The creamy center is nothing like a Butterfinger, it’s soft and reminds me of that peanut butter filling that comes inside those cheesy orange peanut butter crackers. The peanut butter flavor is pretty mellow and rather lost. It’s sweet and a little salty, not very creamy and not really notable beyond that.

    The little sticks are tasty but not very satisfying. I completely missed the “sprinkle of candy bits”. On the plus side, this didn’t stick to my teeth like the industrial-strength-cement-like Butterfinger filling can. I think if I’m looking for a stick shaped peanut butter candy I’ll stick to Atkinson’s Peanut Butter Bars. (No chocolate, but still tasty.)

    Other thoughts: Victoria at Candy Addict liked them, Taquitos.net gave them a positive, Chris at CandyCritic gives them a 3/3/4 Lord Jezo gives them two cheeses.

    Name: Butterfinger Stixx
      RATING:
    • 10 SUPERB
    • 9 YUMMY
    • 8 TASTY
    • 7 WORTH IT
    • 6 TEMPTING
    • 5 PLEASANT
    • 4 BENIGN
    • 3 UNAPPEALING
    • 2 APPALLING
    • 1 INEDIBLE
    Brand: Nestle
    Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store (Hollywood)
    Price: $.33
    Size: 1.21 ounces
    Calories per ounce: 140
    Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, Peanuts, United States, Nestle, Kosher

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:20 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

    Comments
    1. I think you mean Chris at CandyCritic. wink

      Never been a big Butterfinger person….where’s my Zagnut?? :D

      Comment by Sera on 5/30/07 at 8:07 am #
    2. Cybele's avatar

      Oopsie! If there’s one thing that CandyAddict doesn’t have, it’s a Chris.

      Comment by Cybele on 5/30/07 at 8:11 am #
    3. I love the Butterfinger Stixx! They really are more like Butterfinger Crisps than a regular Butterfinger. I was lucky enough to get a free sample (full 6 piece box!) when Nestle launched the Stixx line. I’ve also tried the Nestle Crunch Stixx and I still like the Butterfinger one better.

      Comment by Restaurant Mom on 5/30/07 at 3:02 pm #
    4. Cybele's avatar

      Restuarant Mom - I still haven’t found the regular Crunch Stixx on sale yet. I’ll keep looking. I’m sure I prefer the dark though. These are probably good for tucking in a lunch or for a plane or something.

      Comment by Cybele on 6/01/07 at 10:47 am #
    5. These candy stixx are ok but I prefer the actual candy bar.

      Comment by Analia on 6/03/08 at 3:11 am #

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