The new Snickers Adventure Bar is a limited edition tie-in with the new Indian Jones movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Obviously, they aren’t available yet, but here at Candy Addict you’re getting a sneak peek! The packaging design is nice, with an image of Indy from the original trilogy posters on it.
The tag line on the side says “New Flavor Kick!” but doesn’t exactly say what. The back of the bar hints at the flavor combination with a description of a “cliffhanger kick of exotic spice and a hint of sweet coconut.” Sounds interesting! Also on the back the wrapper has “Arti-FACTs” on them which are Indiana Jones’ and Snickers’ information. The one I got was fact 8/8 and listed a scene location for Temple of Doom in Shanghai and claiming Snickers as the #1 selling bar in China.
Once unwrapped, the bar looks like a normal Snickers but it smells different right off the bat. The bar has a very strong coconut scent. The taste starts off like a normal Snickers bar: chewy nougat, sweet caramel, salty peanuts. A second or two after you start chewing the coconut flavor starts coming though. It’s not very powerful, but it’s not so subtle that you don’t notice it. The flavor is off though. It’s quite artificial and reminds me of how flavored coconut coffee syrups and bad tanning oils smell.
As for the spices, I couldn’t pin any down as I was eating the bar. There were so many flavors being tossed around in my mouth that it was hard to find them. I did finally notice them in the aftertaste of the bar, where I get a little cinnamon, a little coriander and a little pepper. It’s basically a chai flavoring. It’s something you really have to concentrate on to pick out though.
Overall I think the coconut makes the Snickers Adventure a little too sweet. The extra flavor just changes the rest of the bar and it loses that nice sweet/salty balance of the regular. It’s funny, but I think the name “adventure” fits this bar very well: it’s different enough to feel new and exciting yet once you’ve finished it, you’ll be eager and ready to return to the “normal.”
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