Twixin’ it up

9 06 2010

You may or may not know that I have been a big fan of chocolate candies for most, if not all, of my life.  I used to save room in my suitcase when we traveled so that I could bring tasty treats back from such strange places as Kingsport, Tennessee and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  I was definitely the first kid in California to be seen sporting Mars brand Mini’s in her lunchbox.  And one of the drawers in the kitchen of our home is dubbed “the chocolate drawer”.

A few years ago, reading this book made me laugh, made me cry, and rekindled my obsession with trying one of everything.

Behold the trio of deliciousness below:

“Triple Chocolate Twix” you say? “I’ve never heard of such a flavor. ”

Pshaw! In my childhood there was a similar flavor.  In fact! There were 4 different flavors of Twix: caramel (the now “standard” flavor), peanut butter, cookies’n’creme, and chocolate fudge.  The first of those 4 was the only Twix available until recently when the peanut butter regained regular distribution. And now they’ve [re-]introduced a confectionery delight similar to the chocolate fudge version I knew and loved.  Unfortunately, this Triple Chocolate Twix does not meet expectations.  It could be that my taste in chocolate has changed with age (most certainly), but I think the failure on the part of this new Twix is in the remaking of what was a successful treat.  The Chocolate Fudge Twix bar had a fudge-like (go figure) topping on the shortbread cookie – win! – where the Triple Chocolate Twix has chocolate caramel topping a chocolate cookie – meh.

I believe that the trouble lies in the implied promise that this new cookie confection is bursting in chocolate flavor, and it is not.  Twix! Bring back the flavors of my youth!! (And mail me a sample of your new Java flavor.)

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3 responses

10 06 2010
ALH

How were the PB ones? Those sound delicious.

12 06 2010
erlthegirl

The peanut butter ones are very tasty. It is hard to beat the awesome combination that is peanut butter and chocolate…

17 06 2010
Andrea

For a short but sweet summer they sold cookies n cream Twix at the corner store near my grandparents house. They were awesome. I have not seen them since.

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