I am twenty-six years old. The candies I love, however, are often significantly older than I am, even older than my parents, and, in some cases (what up, Tootsie Roll?) older than my grandparents as well. I suppose it’s easy to take the classics for granted, with so many new and delicious treats pouring onto the shelves each year, but I’m embarrassed to admit that my excitement for new and limited-edition candies had actually caused me to forget how much I loved the Nestle Crunch bar.
How could I forget the greatness of the Nestle Crunch? The crisped rice and milk chocolate bar to end all crisped rice and milk chocolate bars! The A-Team to Krackel’s B-Team! The bar that Peter Venkman rewards Egon Spengler with in Ghostbusters! Oh, sweet scary Zuul, how could such a thing have happened?
There are times when the universe comes together to shake the Crunch-neglecting sleep from your eyes. My time came today, when I opened a brand-new Nestle Crunch Crisp bar, and instantly fell back in love. The Crunch Crisp is absolutely delicious.
Composed of thin vanilla wafers filled with milk chocolate creme and coated in traditional Nestle Crunch fashion, the Crunch Crisp is at once familiar and new, a combination of cookie and candy that provides a unique munching sensation while still retaining the thick top layer of milk chocolate and crisped rice coating that is unmistakably Crunch.
A Crunch/wafer combination isn’t terribly new: Nestle has attempted this before, with their Crunch Stixx product. Unlike the Crunch Stixx, however, which, as Brian notes, are similar to Piroulines, the Nestle Crunch Crisp stays true to its candy bar predecessor in all its rectangular glory, thanks to a thick layer of classic Crunch coating that lines the top of the bar.
It would have been easy for Nestle to skimp on the top layer of Crunch coating, but they don’t, opting instead to provide a generous amount of classic Crunch flavor. This is extremely important, as many candy bars are expanding their lines without really staying true to the original. It is clear that the Nestle Crunch Crisp was developed with a great deal of respect toward the classic bar and its fans, which I appreciate.
The wafer cookie component of the bar is quite tasty. The wafers are light, crisp, and fresh, with a delicate vanilla flavor that complements the thin layers of chocolate creme filling. The filling is milky and perfectly proportioned: it remains within the cookie and does not overpower the overall chewing experience.
The bar is also perfectly named: between the rice coating and the wafer filling, there are multiple levels of crispy, crunchy, chocolately goodness going on here, which makes his bar a really great snacking experience.
Oh, Nestle Crunch. Can you ever forgive me? I know it’s been a while, and I’ve been cheating on you with various peanut butter products, but now that the Nestle Crunch Crisp has found its way into my life, I promise I’ll never forget you again. I’m even going to give you the Awesomely Addictive Award, because, as Venkman says to Spengler when handing him a Nestle Crunch bar, “You’ve earned it.”
PS: The Nestle Crunch Crisp Website is currently giving away free candy bar coupons to the first 2000 people who log on between 9-5 p.m. PST daily, while supplies last!
Buy Nestle Crunch Crisp Online:
- at Candy Direct