Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Java Twix

Limited Edition Twix JavaOne the much anticipated Limited Edition items at the All Candy Expo (at least for me) was the new Java Twix.

The cookie and caramel covered in chocolate combination is pretty flexible and creating new versions of this doesn’t mess with the essential Twix-ness (just like there are many different cream and chocolate variations for the KitKat).

I’ve been searching for a good coffee flavored candy bar for years, for a country so obsessed with coffee it’s rather surprising that we don’t have one. (Yes, I’m aware of the Coffee Crisp and it just doesn’t do it for me.)

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The bar is the standard construction: a chocolate cookie with a stripe of coffee-flavored caramel covered in milk chocolate.

It smells sweet and a bit like caramel and graham crackers but not much like coffee at first.

Once broken in half and the caramel revealed it has a pleasant roasted-coffee aroma. The caramel is a bit salty with an actual authentic-tasting coffee flavor to it (in addition to the natural and artificial flavors they list espresso ground coffee as an ingredient). The chocolate cookie is crumbly and crunchy with it’s own salty contribution. The milk chocolate on the outside is super sweet but pulls it together.

I didn’t like the bar much when I first tried it out on the floor (I split a package with Ginny). But I have to admit that it was day two and I’d really only been eating candy for 36 hours (except for an awesome pile of shrimp at a party the night before).

Chocolate Twix MixBut with the clarity of a lone bar on my desk without the clutter of a gagillion other flavors in my mouth and a billion other conversations flitting by on the show floor ... I really like this bar. I think it’s the best Twix bar I’ve ever had. Yes, it’s still a little sweet for me, but in combination with some nearly black coffee, it’s growing on me.

You can expect these to start showing up later this year (reported release date is December 2007). In other news, if you were a fan of the Triple Chocolate Twix, it’s actually back in the miniature form. Mars released a few “autumn mixes” this year (that included the Vanilla, Strawberry & Mocha 3 Musketeers). The Twix one has regular Twix, Twix Dark Chocolate and Twix Triple Chocolate. I found them at RiteAid in the Halloween candy aisle.

I hope the Twix Java at least finds its way into a seasonal bag ... and in dark chocolate please!

UPDATE 9/29/2009: Mars has announced that TWIX Java will become part of their permanent line of candies. You can expect them in stores starting in April 2010.

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  3. Twix PB
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  5. Coffee Beat
Name: Limited Edition Java Twix
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: samples from All Candy Expo
Price: $.75 retail
Size: 2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 140
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, Cookie, Coffee, Marsr, United States, Limited Edition, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:11 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I’m looking forward to these, as any new coffee flavored candy is worth a try as far as I’m concerned. I like regular Twix, but certainly not enough to eat them on a regular basis. With coffee added, though, I’m optimistic!

    Comment by Nic on 10/02/07 at 11:40 am #
  2. I’ve been looking forward to this one.  I love coffee flavor, but I try not to drink too much coffee.. having it in candy form is just perfect.  I think that there is a market for coffee flavored bars so I hope to see more.

    Comment by Alicia on 10/02/07 at 1:33 pm #
  3. Have you tried the Choxie espresso truffle bar?

    Comment by Karen on 10/02/07 at 4:42 pm #
  4. I’m looking forward to trying this.  I’m glad it didn’t turn out to be Wrigley’s Kona Creme gum bad.

    Comment by Marvo on 10/02/07 at 6:16 pm #
  5. Very cool, I want to try it!  wink

    Comment by speedmaster on 10/03/07 at 2:50 am #
  6. Twix is my favorite candy bar! I may have to give this coffee one a try in December! Thanks for the great preview.

    Comment by Hillary on 10/03/07 at 6:48 am #
  7. Oh man, I’ve loved mocha anything since I got pregnant with my first child (I hated it before).  I can’t wait for this one.

    Comment by Karen on 10/04/07 at 5:25 am #
  8. This sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

    I just had a Perugina Cappuccino (truffle-type filled bar) and the coffee flavor was excellent. Would have been even better with dark not milk chocolate though.

    Comment by Carrie on 10/25/07 at 8:25 am #
  9. this is the most goodest thing i ever tryed i think ill have another

    Comment by racquel vaughn on 11/05/07 at 6:46 am #
  10. I tried my first TWIX JAVA today. WOW. This is nothing like any of the rest of the TWIX candy. Much better. Much much better. Such a shame it’s in a limited edition presentation right now. I’d suggest if you like coffee flavored candy, to indulge yourself and try a bar. Or two. Or more…..no telling when they’ll stop offering it.

    Comment by Tammy on 1/25/08 at 2:31 pm #
  11. I agree!  What a great candy bar.  I don’t even care for a regular Twix, but I’d buy Twix Java anytime.  I’ve only been able to find it once.  I hope this will become a permanent,not a limited edition, candy bar!
    Terry

    Comment by Terry on 2/12/08 at 2:23 pm #
  12. OMG!!!  I love this thing.  I have been dipping it in my coffee for the past week.  Tastes like a little bit of heaven.

    Comment by Kelly Kowal on 2/13/08 at 3:04 am #
  13. I just found one of these at a nearby convenience store and really liked it. In fact, I went and bought another one yesterday. I admit, it is a little on the sweet side (personally I think it would be even better with dark chocolate) but I love the coffee caramel!

    Comment by Carol on 2/22/08 at 10:09 am #
  14. I found this at the dollar store and I might say it is delicious. I wish that M&M Mars brought back the Cookies and Cream Twix.

    Comment by Lucinda on 2/23/08 at 2:15 pm #
  15. My boyfriend found this in the grocery store and we tried it and loved it!! But they are so hard to find. WIll they become more popular soon or in more stores?
    Whoever thought of them…. they are amazing

    Comment by Rachael on 2/27/08 at 1:59 pm #
  16. These candy bars are AMAZING!!!!! Why can’t they sell them all the time?  They are so much better than regular Twix and PB Twix.  If the public wants them bad enough and more people requests them wouldn’t they become all time instead of limited?  The greatest candy bar I’ve ever tasted.

    Comment by WANDA on 6/06/08 at 6:52 am #
  17. Discovered these recently in a vending machine where I was in a week-long training class—like chocolate, loooove coffee, not sure how strong the coffee-ness of the bar really is—but it rocked my world AND went really well *with* a cup of coffee.  I’m not a big candy person and usually eat half a bar and wrap up the rest for later or split it with someone, but found that impossible with the Twix Java. Really flavorful, more than just a wallop o’ chocolate and sugar.  I agree with another poster that it might be even better with dark chocolate.  Hope these become a more regular option.  Keeping my eyes peeled for them wherever I go now.

    Comment by spudchick on 6/16/08 at 9:42 am #
  18. I saw the java twix, once and decided ill jus try it.
    Its now my favorite candy bar!
    I LOVE them.

    They are realllly hard to find though.
    I saw a box of em one day and bought alllll 36
    =)

    hopefully they become permanent instead of limited.
    I’ve been trying to get lots of my friends to try it.
    Most have loved it =]

    Comment by Sarah on 11/23/08 at 2:07 pm #
  19. I am enjoying one right now.
    they have them for 39 cents at the 99 cent only stores located in CA. /AZ. / AND NV. by the cases.

    Comment by Janet on 1/30/09 at 7:37 pm #
  20. I haven’t seen these since early last year. :( I really wish They’d bring back the Java Twix as a regular candy bar.

    Comment by Michael on 2/10/09 at 1:01 pm #
  21. Where can I find the Java Twix in my/near area Buffal,NY 14059

    Comment by Eileen on 2/20/09 at 6:43 am #
  22. I found Twix Java at a dollar tree in Philadelphia MS. But now it is not there any more. And I can’t find it any where.  Howcome when there is some thing really good on th market, it only last a short while while all of this other stuff is still there?  Twix Java is one of the best bars I have ever had!  And I have tried them all almost. At least I try to try them all.

    Comment by Michael Howell on 3/01/10 at 5:22 am #
  23. Cybele's avatar

    Michael - you’re in luck! Mars is bringing back the Twix Java - be on the look out for it in April - but get it quick, as it’ll be a limited edition item.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/01/10 at 7:53 am #
  24. Thanks Cybele. I sure hope they do. I’ll start hunt for them now just in case thety come out early. smile

    Comment by Michael on 3/01/10 at 8:58 am #
  25. I just saw my first ‘Twix Java’ and it was in a Dollar Tree of all places. For some reason I have the best luck finding more of the new candy bars there.

    Comment by K on 5/16/10 at 12:21 am #
  26. i love twix java!!! i found by friend it was old long time ago i not know it was so so goooddddd hmmmm want back   i begging u back again   plsssss so goodd i look everywhere nowhere to buy :(  i not know u have limited selling or more sells twix java let me know i love taste so good hmmm i am from maine hard to find lol relay me in my email thanks!! smile

    Comment by darlene on 7/03/11 at 5:44 pm #
  27. I went to the Twix site to enter their contest, but couldn’t get past the Enter Your Info screen. What a rip!!!!

    Comment by jim on 3/09/13 at 8:39 pm #

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