Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: Nestle Coffee Crisp

Siblings are great for a lot of things – scapegoats, alibis, prank call recipients. I have one, and she’s a real gem. Nothing says “thinking of you” to me quite like the right piece of candy and after our 27 year relationship, this girl knows me like a book. Having been in Canada to ring in the New Year, my Sissy and Brother in Law brought me back the equivalent of chocolate gold. When they presented me with Nestle’s Coffee Crisp, I knew it was slated to be a good year.

I won’t play coy and pretend that this was my first time. This candy bar is amazing and I am proud to have had it before. It had been my earlier impression that I couldn’t get this particular candy bar in the United States, but after being reminded by last night’s taste exactly how amazing this candy bar is, I am thrilled to announce that these are available for purchase via for a pretty penny. It is so totally noted.

Let’s get down to it. This candy is the perfect size. It feels dense and substantial and it is not small in hand. Nowhere on the packaging does it say, “King Size” so there is limited guilt associated with this. There’s no indication that I should be sharing this and that’s great because I absolutely won’t be. The candy is described as alternating layers of vanilla wafer and a foamed coffee-flavored soft candy, covered with a milk chocolate outer layer. I’m sitting here glowing just remembering eating this.

Opening the wrapper, the first thing I noticed was the dreamy coffee smell wafting up to my nostrils. As a coffee lover, I was immediately drawn in. The next thing I noticed was the specific smell of the Nestle chocolate, mind you I haven’t even lifted the candy bar up anywhere near my face. The chocolate layer on the outside was on the thin side, but it didn’t crumble much as I took each bite. I’m not the neatest eater, so I for one can truly appreciate the sturdiness of this candy coating.

The most important part of this candy bar is the wafer layers intermingled with the coffee flavored soft candy. This is what makes the candy bar what it is. The chocolate, the wafers and the coffee flavor are all lighter in taste than they are in scent. Together, it creates a harmonious multi-flavored candy experience which is not to be missed. As the photo reveals, there are many layers to each bite. As with the chocolate, through each nibble the wafers didn’t crumble or become messy.

The wrapper says this has been Canada’s candy for the past 75 years and over three quarters of a decade, they most certainly got it right. If you’re up in Canada and want to see what all of my complimentary raving is aboot, eat a Coffee Crisp!

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