Monday, January 29, 2007

Twix Triple Chocolate

I have to admit that I’ve never been terribly fond of Twix bars. I know that they fill an important niche in the confectionery pantheon: a cookie, some caramel and a chocolate enrobing. I did quite like them when they were first introduced in 1979 in the United States but found that other crunchy caramelly chocolate candies (like the 100,000 Dollar Bar) fit my desires a little better.

I even gave the Classic and Peanut Butter Twix another try recently.

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I decided that the cookie is too sweet for me. I like the combination of textures and I rather like how “sandy” the cookie is, but it either needs a hit of salt in the cookie (like a shortbread) or in the caramel. The Peanut Butter Twix is a little closer to what I like, but even with the mellow peanut butter, it still ends up being too middle-of-the-road. I rather enjoyed the Dark Chocolate and think that was a great bar but really thought the White Chocolate was a move in the wrong direction.

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Enter Mars’ newest Limited Edition offering: Triple Chocolate. Yes, it’s all chocolate all the time with this bar. A chocolate cookie with a stripe of chocolate caramel covered in milk chocolate.

For such a chocolatey bar it didn’t smell much like chocolate. It smelled sweet and kind of like vanilla caramels. The bar as a whole has the familiar mix of textures with the crumbly/crunchy cookie bar, the soft and chewy caramel and then the smooth and sweet milk chocolate.

If it’s got triple the chocolate, it’s just not there for me. I wasn’t getting much in the chocolate realm at all (maybe I’m still on my dark chocolate high from the Fancy Food Show) ... just sweet. So sweet my throat hurt.

I wish they’d wrapped it in dark chocolate.

Note: Mars is now using PGPR in their chocolate as well (Hershey’s was the first company I noticed that changed their chocolate formulation). PGPR is an emulsifier like Soy Lecithin that’s usually derived from Castor Beans. The emulsifier keeps the chocolate smooth and flowing for the manufacture process and also replaces some of the cocoa butter.

Name: Limited Edition Triple Chocolate 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: 7-11 (Hollywood)
Price: $.89
Size: 2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 140
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, Cookie, United States, Mars, Limited Edition

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Comments
  1. There was a white chocolate Twix…ew. The triple chocolate one sounds kind of good, though. I’ll have to keep an eye out. I love original Twix.

    Comment by Grace on 1/29/07 at 8:36 am #
  2. Got to agree with you about Twix’s. We only get the plain one here in England and for good reason. Very middle of the road chocolate, been around for a long time but I hardly ever see people buy them. Not bad, per se, just not that great.

    Comment by Terry on 1/29/07 at 8:10 pm #
  3. For some reason I love Twix. But I usually only eat the mini ones, and I don’t know if I’d like the full size ones as much.  I remember when I was a kid they had Cookies & Cream Twix and I LOVED those.

    Comment by g on 1/30/07 at 5:27 am #
  4. I used to really enjoy the peanut butter Twix, but then they disappeared for many years (at least where I was living). They’re back now, but don’t appeal to me so much any more.

    Comment by Tricia on 1/31/07 at 6:05 pm #
  5. Back when Twix first put out the peanut butter version, they also had cookies & cream and chocolate fudge. I loved the chocolate fudge flavor… it tasted a lot like canned frosting, although thicker. We used to get all the varieties by the boxful. Now that I’m grown up though, I find Twix too sweet as well.

    Comment by Megan on 2/03/07 at 4:22 pm #
  6. I love the triple choc. Twix, that is when I can find them. My husband and I have searched high and low for them after I bought 3 at a gas station near home, only never to see them anywhere else. I hope to see them again but I guess if I don’t there are a million other treats to fill my insatiable sweet tooth.

    Comment by Judi on 2/03/07 at 9:43 pm #
  7. where can I buy a tripple choc twix please!!!! I NEED ONE NOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!Lucie from cardiff Wales U.K

    Comment by lucie on 1/15/08 at 11:37 am #
  8. Every once in a while the broad candybar market is penetrated with a heart stopping new coming. Not since the chocolate version of The Payday have I been so excited about a candybar. The Twix Triple Chocolate is simply good. No its not triple chocolate cake or Godiva Cheesecake, but it is its own unique Twix on a classic candy bar. If you ask me its a winner, a wonderful simplified combination of crunchy chocolate cookie, smooth caramal with a hint of chocolate and a rich thick milk chocolate shell best eaten cold.  Love it! Good job MARS.

    Comment by Harlan on 6/06/10 at 4:19 pm #
  9. Oh yeah.  I also had a challenge finding them locally.  However, I did find them at a new Dollar General. I bought a three week supply. I would be glad to share a portion of my personal stash.

    Comment by Harlan on 6/06/10 at 4:22 pm #
  10. how can we contact mars to bring back the ORIGINAL peanut Butter twix bar

    Comment by marielena on 11/01/10 at 10:06 pm #
  11. You could write to Mars Inc. at their headquarters the address is:
    Mars Inc.
    6885 Elm Street McLean, Virginia 22101

    and the web address is:
    http://www.mars.com/global/index.aspx

    On the web site there is a contact us page with a basic form and a space to write in a question/comment.

    Good luck and hope this helps. ~J

    Comment by Judi on 11/02/10 at 3:16 am #

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