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Twix: Three Flavor Combinations in Perfect Sync

Feb 13, 2008
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Pros:Delicious flavor combination

Cons:None!

The Bottom Line: Twix is one of my all- time favorite candy bars.


I eat my share of sweet treats and even though I prefer ice cream to most any other sweet food, I still like most anything containing sugar and chocolate. One sweet indulgence food I love is chocolate candy bars and one of my favorites is Twix, a delicious candy bar with a combination of flavors.

Basic Characteristics of This Candy Bar:

Twix Candy Bars are made using three basic ingredients: Butter cookie, caramel, and milk chocolate. The butter cookie is found on the bottom of the Twix bar and it is covered with a layer of caramel on top. The combination is then coated in milk chocolate to complete the package.

Twix Candy Bars are long and narrow in shape, and are sold two bars to a package. There are several variations on the Twix Bar. A dark chocolate variety exists, and so do a white chocolate version and a peanut butter version.

Ingredients:

Twix Candy Bars are made using: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, PGPR, Artificial Flavors), Sugar, Enriched Wheat Flour, (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil and/or Palm Oil, Corn Syrup, Skim Milk, Dextrose, Less than 2%-salt, Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor.

Nutritional Analysis:

One serving of Twix (two bars, or one standard package) contains 280 calories, of which 130 are from fat. Further analysis indicates 11grams of saturated fat; 3 grams of protein; 5 mg of cholesterol; 27grams of sugar, 112 mg of sodium; and 1 gram of dietary fiber. Each serving provides 5% of the USRDA for Calcium; 3% of USRDA for Iron; and 1% USRDA for Vitamin A.

Final Thoughts:

Twix Candy Bars are one of my favorite sweet treats and they are a candy bar I have been eating since they were first introduced in the United States back in 1979. M&M Mars is the manufacturer of this candy bar, and Twix ranks among the tastiest candies made by this sweet snack giant.

What makes Twix so tasty is the balance between the chocolate, caramel, and cookies. Mars, Inc. likely tested many different variations of the flavor combinations until they found the one that worked best. No one flavor dominates Twix, and this is one of the many things I like about this candy bar. From the butter cookie, to the caramel, and then to the milk chocolate coating, everything seems in perfect sync.

Another thing I love about Twix is how easy it is to eat. Some candy manufacturers would have made the cookie component too crunchy or the caramel too chewy. But once again, Mars got the combination just right. The cookie is crisp, light, and tasty. The caramel is delicious without causing an endless workout of the jaw muscles. And the milk chocolate is smooth and creamy.

Because Twix Candy Bars are slightly smaller than others (the total weight of the bar is generally less than other candy bars), some consumers might feel a little cheated. This is part of the reason why Mars chose to include two bars in each package. The fact that there are two bars also makes this a good candy bar for sharing. You don’t need to pull the bar apart. There are already two separate bars: One for me and (if you’re lucky) one for you.

Twix Candy Bars contain slightly fewer calories compared to other candy bars. However, the calories are mostly from fat and there is only a trace of nutritional value. Also, the calorie count is meaningless of you have a bag of Twix bars in front of you. They are far too tasty to eat only a single pair, and many consumers (myself included) have to practice self- control in order to avoid devouring an entire multi- pack.

Overall, Twix Cookie/Candy Bars rank among my all- time favorites and they are one chocolate snack I have no intention of giving up. The combination of flavors is balanced to perfection; the texture is smooth and easily edible; and the taste of each food component is perfect, making Twix one of the best- tasting candy bars on the market today.


Recommend this product? Yes


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