It’s not an everyday event that a new limited edition slips by me. I’m always searching for what the companies are coming out with next. Which is why I was so surprised to walk into my local convenience store and see a Snickers staring at me with a bright and different wrapper. It’s too bad no one with me had a camera, because the double take I made was nothing short of cinematic. How could a new Snickers show up without me knowing about it first?
The new candy on the block is Snickers Nut ‘n Butter Crunch. The wrapper is a bright red-orange with the description: “milk chocolate, peanuts and creamy peanut butter taste.” Sounds interesting! The aroma hints that there’s lots of peanut butter in there. It smells like a Reese’s: sweet chocolate and a salty roasted peanut butter aroma.
Biting into it I was more eager to see a cross-section than the taste. Interesting… they removed the caramel entirely. The peanut butter has been mixed in with the nougat and as a result it’s very very dense and chewy. The pieces of peanuts feel larger, but it’s been a long time since I’ve had a normal snickers, so it’s hard to say.
How does it taste? Well, like a Snickers still… even though two of the main components have been tampered with. I think it’s because the bar doesn’t taste of peanut butter… just more like the actual flavor of the peanuts have been enhanced. There’s more of a salty kick here (since the sweet caramel isn’t there to override it anymore) and the milk chocolate coating still holds its own.
I enjoyed this bar, even though I was expecting more of a peanut butter taste from it. It’s a nice, more nutty and powerful tasting bar. Is it possible that because of the strong peanut presence, Snickers is even more satisfying than ever? You’ll only know if you give it a try yourself!
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