Nestle’s Coffee Crisp is a bar that has a very dedicated fan base. When I first heard of it, it was though an online petition that was demanding it’s distribution back in the United States. I found it recently on the shelf at a convenience store I happened to be in, and I couldn’t help but wonder what all the hype was about.
It is described as a coffee center surrounded by light wafers and covered in milk chocolate. Sounds harmless enough, right? Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready quite for what I was about to taste.
It was greasy. Seriously, it gave me a gross feeling on my fingers on just handling the bar. I took a bite and it didn’t taste much of anything. I didn’t taste chocolate or coffee. Isn’t that supposed to be the point? I do feel obligated to say that the wafers were nice, at least. Perplexed as to why the bar lacked flavor and had such a strange texture, I turned it over to look at the ingredients list.
On the Nestle website they list the ingredients in plain view, so take a look for yourself:
“SUGAR, WHEAT FLOUR, MODIFIED PALM AND VEGETABLE OILS, MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS, UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE, COCOA BUTTER, SOYA LECITHIN, LACTOSE, COFFEE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, POLYGLYCEROL POLYRICINOLEATE, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOUR. MAY CONTAIN SALT, COCOA POWDER AND YEAST.”
Are they proud of this? Personally I’m not a fan of trans fats being on the ingredients list of my candy. Especially when they use it to cheapen the chocolate. Seeing cocoa butter on the list confuses me further: is this real chocolate or not? So now I know why it felt/tasted funny.
I can’t recommend this because I couldn’t even finish it. That’s unusual for a Candy Addict. Let me know when Nestle decides to ditch the trans fats and I’ll give this another go. For now, I’ll stick with Java Twix.
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